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#1 2020-02-10 21:17:27

kapqa
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Registered: 2019-01-02
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(lenovo t400/ ascii) no wifi recognized

Hello ,

i installed today a fresh Devuan Ascii on a Vintage Lenovo T400 and installed the WiFi module with firmware-iwlwifi.

However, Wireless status LED is inactive after reboot and no connections are shown.
The Bluetooth Status LED is green however, but it seems that XFCE4 has no Bluetooth packages installed and although i installed all Bluez* packages, no Bluetooth Manager is shown in the Taskbar.

The card is a iNTEL WIFI LINK 5300 and clearly functions under Debian Wheezy.

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#2 2020-02-10 22:40:08

kapqa
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Re: (lenovo t400/ ascii) no wifi recognized

I reverted back to Devuan Jessie, and there the Wifi + Bluetooth are recognized and installed out of the box (with WIFI hardware-switch set ON).

Probably never saw so many connections WIFI available on my computer at once; a bit scary.



The problem now is with Bluetooth as i am trying to access my MacMiniServer via NAP (Network Access Point - PAN)


on Gnome this function is available and functions well, albeit slow with the Bluetooth 2.1 card (surfing with around 100kb/s)



to achieve this i am trying to install all available packages as i did on gnome, but it would complain





sudo apt-get install bluez*
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
Note, selecting 'bluespike' for regex 'bluez*'
Note, selecting 'compass-blueprint-plugin' for regex 'bluez*'
Note, selecting 'jquery-jplayer-bluemonday' for regex 'bluez*'
Note, selecting 'bluefish-unstable' for regex 'bluez*'
Note, selecting 'python2.7-lightblue' for regex 'bluez*'
Note, selecting 'bluedevil' for regex 'bluez*'
Note, selecting 'pulseaudio-module-bluetooth-dbg' for regex 'bluez*'
Note, selecting 'ruby-bluefeather' for regex 'bluez*'
Note, selecting 'bluefish-unstable-data' for regex 'bluez*'
Note, selecting 'python-bluetooth' for regex 'bluez*'
Note, selecting 'bluetooth' for regex 'bluez*'
Note, selecting 'bluez-network' for regex 'bluez*'
Note, selecting 'bluefish' for regex 'bluez*'
Note, selecting 'bluez-firmware' for regex 'bluez*'
Note, selecting 'blueproximity' for regex 'bluez*'
Note, selecting 'bluez-test-scripts' for regex 'bluez*'
Note, selecting 'python-bluez' for regex 'bluez*'
Note, selecting 'blueman' for regex 'bluez*'
Note, selecting 'libbluetooth3' for regex 'bluez*'
Note, selecting 'bluez-cups' for regex 'bluez*'
Note, selecting 'libgnome-bluetooth13' for regex 'bluez*'
Note, selecting 'libnet-bluetooth-perl' for regex 'bluez*'
Note, selecting 'libbluetooth3-dbg' for regex 'bluez*'
Note, selecting 'bluez-utils' for regex 'bluez*'
Note, selecting 'bluez-pan' for regex 'bluez*'
Note, selecting 'bluez-alsa' for regex 'bluez*'
Note, selecting 'bluefish-plugins' for regex 'bluez*'
Note, selecting 'libbluetooth3-dev' for regex 'bluez*'
Note, selecting 'libbluetooth-dev' for regex 'bluez*'
Note, selecting 'python2.7-bluez' for regex 'bluez*'
Note, selecting 'qtdeclarative5-qtbluetooth-plugin' for regex 'bluez*'
Note, selecting 'bluez-obexd' for regex 'bluez*'
Note, selecting 'libpam-blue' for regex 'bluez*'
Note, selecting 'bluez' for regex 'bluez*'
Note, selecting 'bluez-gnome' for regex 'bluez*'
Note, selecting 'bluefish-data' for regex 'bluez*'
Note, selecting 'bluemindo' for regex 'bluez*'
Note, selecting 'libbluedevil2' for regex 'bluez*'
Note, selecting 'bluemon' for regex 'bluez*'
Note, selecting 'bluez-tools' for regex 'bluez*'
Note, selecting 'libqt5bluetooth5' for regex 'bluez*'
Note, selecting 'pulseaudio-module-bluetooth' for regex 'bluez*'
Note, selecting 'libbluedevil-dev' for regex 'bluez*'
Note, selecting 'libgnome-bluetooth-dev' for regex 'bluez*'
Note, selecting 'gnome-bluetooth' for regex 'bluez*'
Note, selecting 'gir1.2-gnomebluetooth-1.0' for regex 'bluez*'
Note, selecting 'libgnome-bluetooth8' for regex 'bluez*'
Note, selecting 'kdebluetooth' for regex 'bluez*'
Note, selecting 'bluez-serial' for regex 'bluez*'
Note, selecting 'bluez-dbg' for regex 'bluez*'
Note, selecting 'qml-module-qtbluetooth' for regex 'bluez*'
Note, selecting 'bluez-audio' for regex 'bluez*'
Note, selecting 'python-lightblue' for regex 'bluez*'
Note, selecting 'bluez-hcidump' for regex 'bluez*'
Note, selecting 'bluefish-dbg' for regex 'bluez*'
Note, selecting 'bluez-input' for regex 'bluez*'
Note, selecting 'ruby-bluecloth' for regex 'bluez*'
Note, selecting 'libbluetooth-dev' instead of 'libbluetooth3-dev'
Note, selecting 'python-bluez' instead of 'python-bluetooth'
Note, selecting 'python-bluez' instead of 'python2.7-bluez'
Note, selecting 'python-lightblue' instead of 'python2.7-lightblue'
blueman is already the newest version.
bluetooth is already the newest version.
bluetooth set to manually installed.
bluez is already the newest version.
libbluetooth3 is already the newest version.
libbluetooth3 set to manually installed.
Some packages could not be installed. This may mean that you have
requested an impossible situation or if you are using the unstable
distribution that some required packages have not yet been created
or been moved out of Incoming.
The following information may help to resolve the situation:

The following packages have unmet dependencies:
gnome-bluetooth : Depends: libpam-systemd but it is not installable
                   Recommends: gnome-control-center but it is not going to be installed
E: Unable to correct problems, you have held broken packages.



any idea on how to overcome this=?


Thanks

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#3 2020-02-11 06:07:47

Head_on_a_Stick
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Re: (lenovo t400/ ascii) no wifi recognized

^ Is the gnome-bluetooth package on the Devuan blacklist? I don't have time to check myself.

kapqa wrote:

However, Wireless status LED is inactive after reboot and no connections are shown

Did you check rfkill?


"Il semble que la perfection soit atteinte non quand il n'y a plus rien à ajouter, mais quand il n'y a plus rien à retrancher." — Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

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#4 2020-02-11 21:54:21

kapqa
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Re: (lenovo t400/ ascii) no wifi recognized

no, but it did check with wicd network manager, to no avail.

maybe i should have let the hardware switch on during installation, i don't know; maybe i made an error.

with jessie it functions.

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#5 2020-02-12 05:50:56

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Re: (lenovo t400/ ascii) no wifi recognized

kapqa wrote:

no

So try

# rfkill unblock all

"Il semble que la perfection soit atteinte non quand il n'y a plus rien à ajouter, mais quand il n'y a plus rien à retrancher." — Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

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#6 2020-02-12 10:24:37

kapqa
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Re: (lenovo t400/ ascii) no wifi recognized

well, in the meantime i downgraded to jessie devuan (where wifi worked ootb) and then upgraded from there to ascii; now the wifi is there.
don't know if previously i made an error or the wifi was just not there or just hidden.

(solution)
works for me.
thanks alot

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