Yesterday I installed AL-2018.12.17 and it feels lighter and faster. Itś great!! I have a few small issues though! Homefolder has no folders for Downloads, Documents, and so on. Is that intensional? I personally like obmenu-generator, but It took me a couple of hours to get that working. (a few packages were missing). And finally to the strange thing. I have a bcm43228 wifi-card and according to arch-wiki (and other wikis) I should be using b43 or prop. broadcom-wl. I installed wl and did not blacklist at first because the driver takes care of that. I got interface but could not connect. It just tries to connect for a while and then stops. Spent a few hours on this last night, blacklisting, uninstalling, reinstalling etc. Today I tried b43 and now it works. The strange thing is that the driver in use is bcma, which isnt supposed to support bcm43228!
My old “summerinstall” of AL2018.07 I was able to use broadcom-wl (dkms) and it worked very well and with double speed!
A little lost here! Anyone with similar experience?
I wonder if your network manager has installed correctly. But, as @altman suggested, install inxi. Then do a inxi -N and post the results. I have a feeling we may have to do modification to some of your default settings. I had trouble using WiFi through my VPN service. In order to get it to work, I had to make modifications to the network manager and the VPN config file.
Hi @womp, no I said that I had that problem. I was just saying that I had that issue because of the network manager was causing my issues. I was saying that your issue may be with the network manager not allowing your WiFi to connect. But, it’s interesting that you can connect with your VPN service and yet having issues with your WiFi…Interesting bug with WPA_supplicant.
But I’m glad to hear you got it fixed.