(Solved) I can't get the wifi working
@Lakotaubp, thanks. Where do I find this "dev channel check wifi"? Is this an app from Open-Store? Or is it a package from Ubuntu? I'll assume the former... perhaps wifiscanner will do something. I'll have to figure out how to install it via my desktop with adb.
Also, it could be a hardware issue with my phone. So, perhaps I should try to install LineageOS on it to test.
I think he meant :
1- Install the dev channel
2- Check if the wifi works
3- Go back to stable channel
@AppLee Oh. Is this an option in the Recovery program?
@MarkG_108 It's in the system settings.
You go to
Updates, then at the bottom click on
Update settings, then tap on
Thanks, @AppLee. However, the problem is that it's not currently connected to the internet, so it can't connect to the dev channel to install it.
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@MarkG_108 Try the installer
Okay, doing a factory reset from the Recovery utility failed. But, doing a fresh install did fix the wifi. I'm not sure what broke it in the first place, but it is now working. So, problem solved.
mark@debian:~/Templates/Nexus5/ubuntutouchinstall$ adb shell phablet@ubuntu-phablet:~$ nmcli g STATE CONNECTIVITY WIFI-HW WIFI WWAN-HW WWAN connected full enabled enabled enabled enabled phablet@ubuntu-phablet:~$
Well, a reinstallation fixed this, but I think I discovered why it stopped working in the first place. I was attempting to install Anbox on it, and, apparently, from this bug report, that can mess up Wi-Fi: https://github.com/ubports/ubuntu-touch/issues/1264
Some time ago, I had previously installed Anbox on my Ubuntu Touch phone, and that didn't affect Wi-Fi. So, this bug seems to be new.
@MarkG_108 had the same problem mentioned in the first post: System Settings -> Wi-Fi only shows "Previous networks", no Wi-Fi button. Also dekko2 crashed when I tap on a mail subject in the list to open. Dekko2 had been running fine before, although sometimes I had to restart the phone.
Never saw this before and restart did not solve the problem.
I had three apps installed: dekko2, sudoku js (played often), fishy shooter (never tried this). It appeared sudoku js suddenly had disappeared.
I uninstalled dekko2 and fishy shooter, restarted and the problem was gone: System Settings -> Wi-Fi showed the Wi-Fi button again ... magic ...
Running Ubuntu 16.04 (OTA-12) on OPO.
@ut yesterday again had the same problem: no Wi-Fi button in System Settings -> Wi-Fi. It appears there is also a Wi-Fi button in System Settings -> Battery but toggling this did not appear to change anything (but maybe i am inpatient). Discovered another Wi-Fi button in the top (notifications) bar -> Network. Switching this to On gave me Wi-Fi again and the Wi-Fi button magically reappeared in System Settings -> Wi-Fi.
My pinephone UBports edition just came in the mail. Out of the box, no wifi networks detected. WIFI is enabled, no networks are being detected. there are buttons for 'connect to hidden network...' and 'previous networks'.
@jcress410 Haha same here no wifi.
@ToxyPoxy Did you double check the kill switches on the back?
@dcmken Yes at the same time I took the plastic for the battery connectors away installed a sim card and after that everything is working. "JUST LIKE MAGIC"