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#1 2016-01-16 04:37:17

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No wifi on startup netctl-auto (works after suspend) [Solved]

I am currently dual booting arch on a mid 2010 macbook pro and using netctl-auto for wifi connections. I have installed the broadcom drivers and can connect to the internet but there is some sort of bug preventing any sort of connection on reboot. After a reboot an automatic connection is not made and disabling then re-enabling all profiles does not help. It is necessary to suspend the laptop by closing the lid and the reopening it. After this netctl-auto connects to an available profile. Hopefully someone has an idea of what might be causing this problem and can point me in the right direction. Thanks in advance.

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#2 2016-01-16 10:03:22

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Re: No wifi on startup netctl-auto (works after suspend) [Solved]

Moving to "Networking, Server, and Protection".

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#3 2016-01-16 10:44:06

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Re: No wifi on startup netctl-auto (works after suspend) [Solved]

I had similar issue with netctl-auto, but I was able to connect with 'netctl-auto switch-to [profile-name]'.

However using netctl-auto makes difficult to manipulate connections manually like adding and starting new profile with wifi-menu, unless we stop and disable netctl-auto. Now I have simply enabled one commonly used netctl profile (home wifi), and other I connect manually.


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#4 2016-01-16 13:23:15

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Re: No wifi on startup netctl-auto (works after suspend) [Solved]

Perhaps you have conflicting services.

What is the output of:

systemctl list-unit-files|grep enabled
netctl list

Is there anything in the journal?


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#5 2016-01-16 17:45:42

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Re: No wifi on startup netctl-auto (works after suspend) [Solved]

Thanks!!

When checking the enabled services I had the following list.

acpid.service                       		enabled 
autovt@.service                           	enabled 
getty@.service                            	enabled 
laptop-mode.service                        	enabled 
netctl-auto@.service                       	enabled 
netctl-ifplugd@.service                    	enabled 
netctl@wlp2s0\x2dR\x26E\x20Wifi.services 	enabled ****
ufw.service                                	enabled 
remote-fs.target                           	enabled

I wasn't able to disable **** service for some reason and when I checked journalctl I found the following:

 Profile 'wlp2s0-R&E Wifi' does not exist or is not readable 

Previously I had been using netctl rather than netctl-auto and I simply deleted one of the profiles and forgot to actually disable that profile. There was a symbolic link remaining to the deleted profile and it was causing issues.

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#6 2016-01-16 18:22:35

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Re: No wifi on startup netctl-auto (works after suspend) [Solved]

Looks like I posted too quickly last time. I am still not connecting to the wifi network after a reboot. I still have to suspend the laptop after a reboot before the wifi will work correctly. I can't seem to find anything helpful in the logs either.

Jan 16 11:15:36 arch kernel: wlan0: Broadcom BCM432b 802.11 Hybrid Wireless Controller 6.30.223.271 (r587334)
Jan 16 11:15:36 arch kernel: wl 0000:02:00.0 wlp2s0: renamed from wlan0
Jan 16 11:15:36 arch systemd[1]: Found device BCM4322 802.11a/b/g/n Wireless LAN Controller (AirPort Extreme).
Jan 16 11:15:36 arch systemd[1]: Starting Automatic wireless network connection using netctl profiles...
Jan 16 11:15:36 arch netctl-auto[446]: Included profile 'REWiFi'
Jan 16 11:15:36 arch netctl-auto[446]: Included profile 'CUeduroam'
Jan 16 11:15:36 arch netctl-auto[446]: Included profile 'CUWiFi'
Jan 16 11:15:36 arch laptop_mode[312]: Device "eth0" does not exist.
Jan 16 11:15:36 arch laptop_mode[312]: Cannot find device "eth0"

Any other ideas?

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#7 2016-01-16 21:03:51

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Re: No wifi on startup netctl-auto (works after suspend) [Solved]

Let's get this clear:

You have a network connection (to which profile?) when you first start the machine, right?

Then if you reboot the machine, the connection is not working on startup and requires that you suspend & wake the machine to get it working, correct?

Check the status of your netctl services and the contents of the journal (`journalctl -xf`) immediately after rebooting and immediately after waking from suspend and see what the differences are.

The above posted log output has a message from laptop-mode-tools (I think), does disabling that make the problem go away?


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#8 2016-01-18 14:57:52

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Re: No wifi on startup netctl-auto (works after suspend) [Solved]

Clarification

  • Any time the machine is shutdown or after a reboot there is no connection to wifi until a suspend/wake sequence

  • The network it should connect to is REWiFi.

  • I had this problem before installing laptop mode tools but I tried disabling it and the problem is still there.

Output after restart

-- The start-up result is done.
Jan 18 07:47:23 arch kernel: ERROR @wl_notify_scan_status : wlp2s0 Scan_results error (-22)
Jan 18 07:47:23 arch systemd[662]: Started Sound Service.
-- Subject: Unit UNIT has finished start-up
-- Defined-By: systemd
-- Support: http://lists.freedesktop.org/mailman/listinfo/systemd-devel
-- 
-- Unit UNIT has finished starting up.
-- 
-- The start-up result is done.
Jan 18 07:47:29 arch kernel: ERROR @wl_notify_scan_status : wlp2s0 Scan_results error (-22)
Jan 18 07:47:34 arch kernel: ERROR @wl_notify_scan_status : wlp2s0 Scan_results error (-22)
Jan 18 07:47:39 arch kernel: ERROR @wl_notify_scan_status : wlp2s0 Scan_results error (-22)
Jan 18 07:47:44 arch kernel: ERROR @wl_notify_scan_status : wlp2s0 Scan_results error (-22)

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● netctl-auto@wlp2s0.service - Automatic wireless network connection using netctl profiles
   Loaded: loaded (/usr/lib/systemd/system/netctl-auto@.service; enabled; vendor preset: disabled)
   Active: active (running) since Mon 2016-01-18 07:47:16 MST; 1min 21s ago
     Docs: man:netctl.special(7)
  Process: 496 ExecStart=/usr/bin/netctl-auto start %I (code=exited, status=0/SUCCESS)
    Tasks: 2 (limit: 512)
   CGroup: /system.slice/system-netctl\x2dauto.slice/netctl-auto@wlp2s0.service
           ├─630 wpa_supplicant -q -B -P /run/wpa_supplicant_wlp2s0.pid -i wlp2s0 -D nl80211,wext -c/run/network/wpa_supplica...
           └─632 wpa_actiond -p /run/wpa_supplicant -i wlp2s0 -P /run/network/wpa_actiond_wlp2s0.pid -a /usr/lib/network/auto...

Jan 18 07:47:15 arch systemd[1]: Starting Automatic wireless network connection using netctl profiles...
Jan 18 07:47:15 arch netctl-auto[496]: Included profile 'REWiFi'
Jan 18 07:47:15 arch netctl-auto[496]: Included profile 'CUeduroam'
Jan 18 07:47:15 arch netctl-auto[496]: Included profile 'CUWiFi'
Jan 18 07:47:16 arch wpa_actiond[632]: Starting wpa_actiond session for interface 'wlp2s0'
Jan 18 07:47:16 arch systemd[1]: Started Automatic wireless network connection using netctl profiles.

Output after suspend

-- Logs begin at Fri 2016-01-08 09:49:52 MST. --
Jan 18 07:49:26 arch acpid[307]: 1 client rule loaded
Jan 18 07:49:29 arch kernel: ata2: SATA link up 3.0 Gbps (SStatus 123 SControl 300)
Jan 18 07:49:29 arch kernel: ata2.00: ACPI cmd ef/10:03:00:00:00:a0 (SET FEATURES) filtered out
Jan 18 07:49:29 arch kernel: ata2.00: ACPI cmd ef/10:03:00:00:00:a0 (SET FEATURES) filtered out
Jan 18 07:49:29 arch kernel: ata2.00: configured for UDMA/133
Jan 18 07:49:29 arch wpa_actiond[632]: Interface 'wlp2s0' connected to network 'R&E Wifi'
Jan 18 07:49:29 arch dhcpcd[7778]: DUID 00:01:00:01:1e:22:a6:f4:c4:2c:03:38:b5:2d
Jan 18 07:49:29 arch dhcpcd[7778]: wlp2s0: IAID 39:b5:9d:90
Jan 18 07:49:30 arch dhcpcd[7778]: wlp2s0: rebinding lease of 10.0.1.2
Jan 18 07:49:30 arch dhcpcd[7778]: wlp2s0: probing address 10.0.1.2/24
Jan 18 07:49:34 arch dhcpcd[7778]: wlp2s0: leased 10.0.1.2 for 86400 seconds
Jan 18 07:49:34 arch dhcpcd[7778]: wlp2s0: adding route to 10.0.1.0/24
Jan 18 07:49:34 arch dhcpcd[7778]: wlp2s0: adding default route via 10.0.1.1
Jan 18 07:49:35 arch dhcpcd[7778]: forked to background, child pid 8066

********************

● netctl-auto@wlp2s0.service - Automatic wireless network connection using netctl profiles
   Loaded: loaded (/usr/lib/systemd/system/netctl-auto@.service; enabled; vendor preset: disabled)
   Active: active (running) since Mon 2016-01-18 07:47:16 MST; 2min 43s ago
     Docs: man:netctl.special(7)
  Process: 496 ExecStart=/usr/bin/netctl-auto start %I (code=exited, status=0/SUCCESS)
    Tasks: 3 (limit: 512)
   CGroup: /system.slice/system-netctl\x2dauto.slice/netctl-auto@wlp2s0.service
           ├─ 630 wpa_supplicant -q -B -P /run/wpa_supplicant_wlp2s0.pid -i wlp2s0 -D nl80211,wext -c/run/network/wpa_supplic...
           ├─ 632 wpa_actiond -p /run/wpa_supplicant -i wlp2s0 -P /run/network/wpa_actiond_wlp2s0.pid -a /usr/lib/network/aut...
           └─8066 dhcpcd -4 -q -t 30 -K -L wlp2s0

Jan 18 07:47:16 arch wpa_actiond[632]: Starting wpa_actiond session for interface 'wlp2s0'
Jan 18 07:47:16 arch systemd[1]: Started Automatic wireless network connection using netctl profiles.
Jan 18 07:49:29 arch wpa_actiond[632]: Interface 'wlp2s0' connected to network 'R&E Wifi'
Jan 18 07:49:29 arch dhcpcd[7778]: DUID 00:01:00:01:1e:22:a6:f4:c4:2c:03:38:b5:2d
Jan 18 07:49:29 arch dhcpcd[7778]: wlp2s0: IAID 39:b5:9d:90
Jan 18 07:49:30 arch dhcpcd[7778]: wlp2s0: rebinding lease of 10.0.1.2
Jan 18 07:49:30 arch dhcpcd[7778]: wlp2s0: probing address 10.0.1.2/24
Jan 18 07:49:34 arch dhcpcd[7778]: wlp2s0: leased 10.0.1.2 for 86400 seconds
Jan 18 07:49:34 arch dhcpcd[7778]: wlp2s0: adding route to 10.0.1.0/24
Jan 18 07:49:34 arch dhcpcd[7778]: wlp2s0: adding default route via 10.0.1.1

After a shutdown/reboot there is wlp2s0 Scan_results error (-22) which I'm assuming is the problem. Any ideas what might be causing this or how to fix it?

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#9 2016-01-18 22:39:15

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Re: No wifi on startup netctl-auto (works after suspend) [Solved]

Can we see the output of:

ls -l /etc/systemd/system/multi-user.target.wants

Are you sure you have the correct Broadcom driver?


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#10 2016-01-18 22:56:17

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Re: No wifi on startup netctl-auto (works after suspend) [Solved]

Are you sure you have the correct Broadcom driver?

Network Conroller

 Broadcom Corporation BCM4322 802.11a/b/g/n Wireless LAN Controller [14e4:432b] (rev 01) 

I am using the broadcom-wl package from the AUR. I have never blacklisted the BR43 or BR43legacy drivers but I'm not sure if I would need to since I have never used them.

Requested output:

>> ls -l /etc/systemd/system/multi-user.target.wants
total 0
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 37 Jan 10 09:21 acpid.service -> /usr/lib/systemd/system/acpid.service
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 43 Jan 18 08:03 laptop-mode.service -> /usr/lib/systemd/system/laptop-mode.service
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 44 Jan 16 09:54 netctl-auto@wlp2s0.service -> /usr/lib/systemd/system/netctl-auto@.service
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 40 Jan  8 08:42 remote-fs.target -> /usr/lib/systemd/system/remote-fs.target
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 35 Jan 10 22:09 ufw.service -> /usr/lib/systemd/system/ufw.service

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#11 2016-01-18 23:28:15

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Re: No wifi on startup netctl-auto (works after suspend) [Solved]

@ docbroke

However using netctl-auto makes difficult to manipulate connections manually like adding and starting new profile with wifi-menu, unless we stop and disable netctl-auto. Now I have simply enabled one commonly used netctl profile (home wifi), and other I connect manually.

netctl-auto also has options for manual control, such as  "switch-to [profilename]"
in my case, adding connections through the "wifi-menu" command also works when netctl-auto is enabled. its output is "the interface is controlled by netctl-auto", but then after ~ 10 seconds netctl-auto establishes a connection.

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#12 2016-01-19 12:13:56

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Re: No wifi on startup netctl-auto (works after suspend) [Solved]

Well I have no idea what's going on here sad

Do you experience the same problems with NetworkManager or systemd-networkd?


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#13 2016-01-20 03:05:33

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Re: No wifi on startup netctl-auto (works after suspend) [Solved]

Well I switched to network manager and everything works fine now. I don't know what was going on with netctl-auto but I guess I just won't use it. Thanks for the help.

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