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Hotspot Connectivity Issues

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Hotspot Connectivity Issues

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Post by bnleez » Tue Jan 08, 2019 9:04 am

I am running MX Linux 18 on a DELL desktop and am unable to setup hotspot for mobile devices to connect via WiFi. I use the same configuration settings for other Linux distros (Linux Mint, etc.) with no issues. Any suggestions?

Benjamin

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Re: Hotspot Connectivity Issues

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Post by fehlix » Tue Jan 08, 2019 9:36 am

bnleez wrote:
Tue Jan 08, 2019 9:04 am
.. unable to setup hotspot for mobile devices to connect via WiFi.
I use the same configuration settings for other Linux distros
Please provide information about, how you tried to do this.
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Re: Hotspot Connectivity Issues

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Post by bnleez » Tue Jan 08, 2019 10:07 am

Here is quick system info...

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System:    Host: mx Kernel: 4.19.0-1-amd64 x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 6.3.0 
           Desktop: Xfce 4.12.3 Distro: MX-18_x64 Continuum Dec 20  2018 
           base: Debian GNU/Linux 9 (stretch) 
Machine:   Type: Desktop System: Dell product: OptiPlex 3030 AIO v: 00 serial: <filter> 
           Mobo: Dell model: 0F96C8 v: A00 serial: <filter> BIOS: Dell v: A09 date: 08/16/2016 
CPU:       Topology: Quad Core model: Intel Core i5-4590S bits: 64 type: MCP arch: Haswell 
           rev: 3 L2 cache: 6144 KiB 
           flags: lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx bogomips: 23945 
           Speed: 3210 MHz min/max: 800/3700 MHz Core speeds (MHz): 1: 3210 2: 2367 3: 2367 
           4: 2356 
Graphics:  Device-1: Intel Xeon E3-1200 v3/4th Gen Core Processor Integrated Graphics 
           vendor: Dell driver: i915 v: kernel bus ID: 00:02.0 
           Display: x11 server: X.Org 1.19.2 driver: modesetting unloaded: fbdev,vesa 
           resolution: 1600x900~60Hz, 1440x900~60Hz 
           OpenGL: renderer: Mesa DRI Intel Haswell Desktop v: 4.5 Mesa 18.2.6 
           direct render: Yes 
Audio:     Device-1: Intel 8 Series/C220 Series High Definition Audio vendor: Dell 
           driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel bus ID: 00:1b.0 
           Device-2: Logitech Webcam C250 type: USB driver: snd-usb-audio,uvcvideo bus ID: 1-6:4 
           Sound Server: ALSA v: k4.19.0-1-amd64 
Network:   Device-1: Intel Wireless 7260 driver: iwlwifi v: kernel port: f040 bus ID: 02:00.0 
           IF: wlan0 state: up mac: <filter> 
           Device-2: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet vendor: Dell 
           driver: r8169 v: kernel port: e000 bus ID: 03:00.0 
           IF: eth0 state: up speed: 1000 Mbps duplex: full mac: <filter> 
Drives:    Local Storage: total: 465.76 GiB used: 28.18 GiB (6.0%) 
           ID-1: /dev/sda vendor: Seagate model: ST500LM021-1KJ152 size: 465.76 GiB 
Partition: ID-1: / size: 455.45 GiB used: 28.18 GiB (6.2%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda1 
           ID-2: swap-1 size: 2.00 GiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%) fs: swap dev: /dev/sda2 
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 41.0 C mobo: N/A 
           Fan Speeds (RPM): N/A 
Repos:     Active apt repos in: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/antix.list 
           1: deb http://iso.mxrepo.com/antix/stretch stretch main
           Active apt repos in: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/debian-stable-updates.list 
           1: deb http://ftp.mx.debian.org/debian/ stretch-updates main contrib non-free
           Active apt repos in: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/debian.list 
           1: deb http://ftp.mx.debian.org/debian/ stretch main contrib non-free
           2: deb http://security.debian.org/ stretch/updates main contrib non-free
           Active apt repos in: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/google-chrome.list 
           1: deb [arch=amd64] http://dl.google.com/linux/chrome/deb/ stable main
           Active apt repos in: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/google-earth-pro.list 
           1: deb http://dl.google.com/linux/earth/deb/ stable main
           Active apt repos in: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/insync.list 
           1: deb http://apt.insynchq.com/ubuntu precise non-free contrib
           Active apt repos in: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/mendeleydesktop.list 
           1: deb https://desktop-download.mendeley.com/download/apt stable main
           Active apt repos in: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/mx.list 
           1: deb http://mxrepo.com/mx/repo/ stretch main non-free
           Active apt repos in: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/skype-stable.list 
           1: deb [arch=amd64] https://repo.skype.com/deb stable main
           No active apt repos in: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/various.list 
Info:      Processes: 214 Uptime: 1h 19m Memory: 7.71 GiB used: 3.57 GiB (46.3%) Init: SysVinit 
           runlevel: 5 Compilers: gcc: 6.3.0 Shell: bash v: 4.4.12 inxi: 3.0.29 

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Re: Hotspot Connectivity Issues

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Post by timkb4cq » Tue Jan 08, 2019 10:38 am

Mint & Ubuntu use systemd as their init system. MX-18 uses sysvinit.
I suspect the hotspot utility you use has a service that normally uses systemd commands to start up.

But unless you let us know what software/procedure/scripts you are using to provide a hotspot, we have no way to track that down.
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Re: Hotspot Connectivity Issues

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Post by cjos » Thu Jan 10, 2019 10:54 am

bnleez wrote:
Tue Jan 08, 2019 9:04 am
I am running MX Linux 18 on a DELL desktop and am unable to setup hotspot for mobile devices to connect via WiFi. I use the same configuration settings for other Linux distros (Linux Mint, etc.) with no issues. Any suggestions?

Benjamin
Hi,
I have a very similar problem to you with my INSPIRON 32 bit. I have not been able to use WiFi since it was switched off without explanation loading Mint.
I got some very angry Forum guys telling me to buy a Ethernet device and forget the wifi. My problem is that I am in a very rural area with awful reception, so I have to go into a City restaurant and beg for a power point to connect the Ethernet.
Have you been able to get your WiFi going, if so How?
Many thanks
Cjos

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