I am having some troubles with the
wifi on my laptop which has Manjaro installed on it.
Right now, the wifi seems to be working well. It connects at a great speed, and works flawlessly. However, at random points, specifically after rebooting, waking the laptop after sleep, logging off and logging back on, etc. the wifi seems to fail.
By fail, I mean that the wifi symbol shows only an Ethernet icon [I'm using KDE on a thinkpad], and wifi seems to be disabled. After enabling it, the wifi indicator on my laptop turns back on, which is a good sign, and the laptop tries to connect to established networks, only for it to be stuck on
configuring interface, slowly before saying that the network could not be found from my network interface
wlp3s0. I know this isn't a problem with the wifi, because if I reboot, occasionally, it starts working again.
An odd occasion I noticed that could be a wrong assumption on my part is that whenever I tried installing
network-manager-applet, the wifi stayed in the same state as mentioned above, without ever connecting to the internet. I might be wrong, but I've rebooted almost 5 times with that application installed, and the wifi never worked during that time.
I do not know which logs to publish, so if logs are needed, please tell me which logs you would like, cause I have no idea what is going on...
Output of inxi -b:
System: Host: Kilimanjaro Kernel: 4.14.44-1-MANJARO x86_64 bits: 64 Desktop: KDE Plasma 5.12.5 Distro: Manjaro Linux 17.1.10 Hakoila Machine: Type: Laptop System: LENOVO product: 4180AJ3 v: ThinkPad T420 serial: N/A Mobo: LENOVO model: 4180AJ3 serial: N/A UEFI: LENOVO v: 83ET63WW (1.33 ) date: 07/29/2011 Battery: ID-1: BAT0 charge: 49.2 Wh condition: 88.9/94.0 Wh (95%) CPU: Dual Core: Intel Core i5-2520M type: MT MCP speed: 1465 MHz min/max: 800/3200 MHz Graphics: Card-1: Intel 2nd Generation Core Processor Family Integrated Graphics driver: i915 v: kernel Display: x11 server: X.Org 1.19.6 driver: intel unloaded: fbdev,modesetting,vesa resolution: 1600x900~60Hz OpenGL: renderer: Mesa DRI Intel Sandybridge Mobile v: 3.3 Mesa 18.0.4 Network: Card-1: Intel 82579LM Gigabit Network Connection driver: e1000e Card-2: Intel Centrino Advanced-N 6205 [Taylor Peak] driver: iwlwifi Drives: HDD Total Size: 298.09 GiB used: 21.71 GiB (7.3%) Info: Processes: 174 Uptime: 2h 18m Memory: 7.68 GiB used: 3.12 GiB (40.6%) Shell: zsh inxi: 3.0.08
dmesg | grep wifi:
> $ dmesg | grep wifi [ 10.065654] iwlwifi 0000:03:00.0: can't disable ASPM; OS doesn't have ASPM control [ 10.444074] iwlwifi 0000:03:00.0: loaded firmware version 188.8.131.52 op_mode iwldvm [ 10.862651] iwlwifi 0000:03:00.0: CONFIG_IWLWIFI_DEBUG disabled [ 10.862652] iwlwifi 0000:03:00.0: CONFIG_IWLWIFI_DEBUGFS disabled [ 10.862653] iwlwifi 0000:03:00.0: CONFIG_IWLWIFI_DEVICE_TRACING enabled [ 10.862655] iwlwifi 0000:03:00.0: Detected Intel(R) Centrino(R) Advanced-N 6205 AGN, REV=0xB0 [ 11.882735] iwlwifi 0000:03:00.0 wlp3s0: renamed from wlan0 [ 22.196811] iwlwifi 0000:03:00.0: Radio type=0x1-0x2-0x0 [ 22.486210] iwlwifi 0000:03:00.0: Radio type=0x1-0x2-0x0 [ 22.592118] iwlwifi 0000:03:00.0: Radio type=0x1-0x2-0x0 [ 22.882684] iwlwifi 0000:03:00.0: Radio type=0x1-0x2-0x0 [ 34.932749] iwlwifi 0000:03:00.0: Radio type=0x1-0x2-0x0 [ 35.223230] iwlwifi 0000:03:00.0: Radio type=0x1-0x2-0x0 [ 68.048540] iwlwifi 0000:03:00.0: Radio type=0x1-0x2-0x0 [ 68.339801] iwlwifi 0000:03:00.0: Radio type=0x1-0x2-0x0 [ 95.296969] iwlwifi 0000:03:00.0: Radio type=0x1-0x2-0x0 [ 95.586325] iwlwifi 0000:03:00.0: Radio type=0x1-0x2-0x0