Newbie here. I have been disto hopping for 8 weeks or so. Kubuntu works fantastic with no network issues at all, but I really want to use an Arch distro, Manjaro locks up in 20 seconds after install and I can never get it to work.
I think EOS is great, it blows away Kubuntu speed wise. I really enjoy using Arch Linux as I have learned so much But I am at my wits end trying to get Wifi and Bluetooth working.
I constantly have trouble with WiFi and VPN asking for password over and over. I finally just started going into the Network settings delete the WiFi or VPN connection and start new ones. Then with fingers crossed connect again Just deleting the connections seems to be the best solution at the moment. Of course my network adapter is Broadcom BCM4313. I am not sure if the WL driver is correct.
With Bluetooth, I followed the Wiki article multiple times. No joy connection to Bose Quiet Comfort II’s It shows a connection then immediately shows disconnection. I used Blueberry and removed and installed Blueman. No change
It’s a better idea to ask about the problem you’re having rather than guilt people into helping. This sort of topic title is an immediate turn-off for many people, and your assertion that you just want to use any Arch-based distro means you’re even being disingenuous about this basic fact.
Essentially, treat people here with a little respect.
The broadcom BCM4313 0x4727 is a mac80211-based SoftMAC driver. It works on wl kernel module.
Should automatically work. I would follow what @joekamprad suggests to set up the bluetooth properly as it can be sometimes a bit of a challenge and this is the best way to get it working. The issues you are having with WiFi & VPN asking for password over and over relate to your VPN set up which we have no control over. I would set it up and get everything working and then try getting the VPN setup working. I would definitely update the UEFI Bios first.
The bcm4313 is a particularly bad Broadcom adapter. I wouldn’t expect a great Linux experience using that adapter. If you desire to run Linux avoid Broadcom adapters and look for hardware that the manufacturer releases open source drivers. Generally most people consider Intel and Atheros as the best purchase options if intending to run Linux.
Gosh, I just used that subject line to get attention. I thought just using a standard "no wifi or BT would get overlooked possibly. No disrespect intended at all. But I did think it would get a few extra clicks!
I am a total newbie using Linux for a few months mostly on Mint, Kubuntu. So this is a big stretch for me to use a terminal. Fun though!
To update the Bios, I need to swap out the SSD for one with Windows installed. I am not dual booted. Later today I will try. Thanks for the link Der Doktor
Using Der Doktor’s instructions on BT I was able to get the headset connected, but audio comes out of the speakers. BT connection seems intermittant. It connects and disconnects at times but it does at least connect now.
Zut (I use the original code-CW-, Morse Code ;-))
All fine with your post title but not needed here as I do not see any question that gets ignored… in some rare cases user provide no real info and no one understand the question… but also in such cases, someone will hint and ask back to provide better info.
Seems cynical. Apart from wondering what makes your post so special, how many threads on this forum go unanswered? It’s pretty much zero - you can tell that by looking down the Latest threads: https://forum.endeavouros.com/latest .
Something else to consider is what happens if everyone uses the same approach to getting attention? Lots of threads with ambiguous and non-descriptive titles that people can’t use as reference in the future - many “personal” threads by people who think their problem is unique or urgent or whatever.
Anyhow, before I get lambasted for not being friendly I’ll leave this thread in Joe’s capable hands.
I can’t upgrade the Bios. Lenovo will only upgrade thru Windows 8.1 and I have 10 on the machine. I deleted Windows 7 about a year ago. So the Bios will have to stay. So for now I will retreat to Kubuntu with tail between legs
Thanks for your time trying to help. Much appreciated.
I would like to pick up a new/used laptop to use with Endeavour OS, any recommendations? Not a gamer, just general use.
Unfortunately I noticed that many Thinkpads have a dos boot disk option. But Lenovo eliminated the choice with newer lines of laptops.
So lesson here is to make sure you do all your security and bios updates prior to switching away from Windows.
We had lots of hardware compatibility issues at even IBM switch between various OS. So we started certifying motherboard and devices firmware with OS. Back then Redhat, Os2 warp and merlin, and maybe up to Windows 2000 when I worked there.
I think the Bios update for your system is the last one they put out and there shouldn’t be any reason you can’t update it to that one. Just because it’s listed under Windows 8.1 doesn’t mean you can’t update it. You hardware is old enough that it was never going to see Windows 10 but you obviously are able to install it on there.