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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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Re: Hotspot Connectivity Issues

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Post by cjos » Sun Feb 10, 2019 10:02 am

fehlix wrote:
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.
Hi,
I still have connection problems, however, I just reinstalled the OS only to find that the "wifi on" light is now switched on, but still no connection!
Having to use my old Mac to communicate with you is a serious pain, especially when I have such a good MX OS.
I do not know what else to do.
However, I must thank all of you that have responded, from that learning perspective, it has been most helpful,
Kind regards,
Cjos

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Re: Hotspot Connectivity Issues

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Post by Richard » Sun Feb 10, 2019 1:35 pm

My cellphone with Android provides a capability to provide a Hotspot for wifi connection for my laptop.

When I had wired Ethernet I used a router to provide wifi for our cellphones.

Since I've only used MX for the last 4 years I'm not aware of an application for a Hotspot from a computer except by router. But then, I'm sure there is much that I'm not aware of. Sounds like a great idea. I'll have to Google it.
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Re: Hotspot Connectivity Issues

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Post by Richard » Sun Feb 10, 2019 1:40 pm

Laptop: MX18.1: Thinkpad T430: DualCore, Intel i5-3320M, Ivy Bridge, 8GB RAM, 4.19.0-1-amd64, 119GB SSD 840PRO, Intel Graphics-Audio-Network
Netbook: MX18.1, antiX17.3: AsusTek EeePC 1005HA: Intel DualCore Atom N270, 1GB RAM, 4.19.0-1-686, 150GB HDD

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Re: Hotspot Connectivity Issues

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Post by Stevo » Sun Feb 10, 2019 7:06 pm

cjos wrote:
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
cjos, please start a separate thread for your wi-fi problem instead of hijacking this unrelated one. Make sure to include your "quick system info"!

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Re: Hotspot Connectivity Issues

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Post by cjos » Wed Feb 13, 2019 6:28 am

sorry for highjacking a visitors thread.

My wifi problems have slightly improved, with the "switched on light now working" but I still get "Hmm. We're having trouble finding that site".

I have just had contact from the TP-Link, but they have just responded with "I am assuming you are using a network adapter. If so the likely culprit is that your new version of Linux is not compatible with your current driver. Please make sure the kernel in use is also compatible with the driver being used. Keep in mind TP-Link's Linux compatibility ls limited and we unfortunately do not provide support for the OS itself.

If you are using a compatible kernel with the driver we would recommend uninstalling and reinstalling the driver"

Is it a kernel problem?

Cjo

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