sarathjayanthan
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RPi3 with Ubuntu Mate shows "WiFi Networks device not ready"

Wed Jul 25, 2018 12:01 pm

Hello,

I am using Raspberry Pi 3 with Ubuntu Mate 16. RPi 3 is connected with GUI (Monitor, Keyboard, Mouse) . I tried setting up WiFi Network in RPi3 but the tab is inactive (it shows "WiFi Networks device not ready").
Could anyone tell me how I can set up the WiFi? (Wired Internet works, by the way)
Thanks for any help.

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Re: RPi3 with Ubuntu Mate shows "WiFi Networks device not ready"

Wed Jul 25, 2018 12:59 pm

The problem described in this link is similar to what I have mentioned above : https://www.reddit.com/r/linux4noobs/co ... not_ready/

I tried the same steps as explained in the link, but I am unable to run : sudo apt-get install bcmwl-kernel-source
It gives me an error : unable to locate package. So, what is the corresponding command for Ubuntu Mate 16? Any leads would be very helpful.

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Re: RPi3 with Ubuntu Mate shows "WiFi Networks device not ready"

Wed Jul 25, 2018 1:34 pm

Ubuntu is not a supported OS, so does the same issue happen in Raspbian?
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Re: RPi3 with Ubuntu Mate shows "WiFi Networks device not ready"

Wed Jul 25, 2018 2:00 pm

jamesh wrote:
Wed Jul 25, 2018 1:34 pm
Ubuntu is not a supported OS, so does the same issue happen in Raspbian?
Here's a question for you:

Suppose that it did (work in Raspbian). How would that help OP?

(Given that OP's objective is to use Ubuntu)
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Re: RPi3 with Ubuntu Mate shows "WiFi Networks device not ready"

Wed Jul 25, 2018 2:06 pm

n67 wrote:
Wed Jul 25, 2018 2:00 pm
jamesh wrote:
Wed Jul 25, 2018 1:34 pm
Ubuntu is not a supported OS, so does the same issue happen in Raspbian?
Here's a question for you:

Suppose that it did (work in Raspbian). How would that help OP?

(Given that OP's objective is to use Ubuntu)
If it does work, then that means the HW is not faulty, and the fault lies with the Ubuntu distribution, not the Pi itself. As simple and as obvious as that.

There is a secondary point, if it only goes wrong in Ubuntu, then we (RPF) no longer need to investigate the issue. We generally only investigate issues that occur in Raspbian, since that is our OS.
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Re: RPi3 with Ubuntu Mate shows "WiFi Networks device not ready"

Wed Jul 25, 2018 2:08 pm

n67 wrote:
Wed Jul 25, 2018 2:00 pm
jamesh wrote:
Wed Jul 25, 2018 1:34 pm
Ubuntu is not a supported OS, so does the same issue happen in Raspbian?
Here's a question for you:

Suppose that it did (work in Raspbian). How would that help OP?

(Given that OP's objective is to use Ubuntu)
Apparently you have no idea how to solve problems...

Obviously it would mean it's not a hardware problem and if no one here can pinpoint it OP's next step would be to ask on the Mate forum ;)

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Re: RPi3 with Ubuntu Mate shows "WiFi Networks device not ready"

Wed Jul 25, 2018 2:51 pm

I have installed Umbuntu Mate on a Raspberry Pi 3B without an issue. Moving the micro SD card with Umbuntu Mate to a Raspberry Pi 3B+, I was able to boot the device but not connect to a wireless network. I attribute this to the new WiFi chip and the lack of a needed driver to work with the new hardware in Umbuntu Mate.

I also had problems updating the system using the default update tool but using the installed version Synaptic I was able to select and apply the updates.
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Re: RPi3 with Ubuntu Mate shows "WiFi Networks device not ready"

Wed Jul 25, 2018 2:55 pm

gkaiseril wrote:
Wed Jul 25, 2018 2:51 pm
I have installed Umbuntu Mate on a Raspberry Pi 3B without an issue. Moving the micro SD card with Umbuntu Mate to a Raspberry Pi 3B+, I was able to boot the device but not connect to a wireless network. I attribute this to the new WiFi chip and the lack of a needed driver to work with the new hardware in Umbuntu Mate.
Sounds very likely.
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Re: RPi3 with Ubuntu Mate shows "WiFi Networks device not ready"

Wed Jul 25, 2018 3:47 pm

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I could respond to this nonsense, but the net result would just be that we both get banned.

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Re: RPi3 with Ubuntu Mate shows "WiFi Networks device not ready"

Wed Jul 25, 2018 3:52 pm

n67 wrote:
Wed Jul 25, 2018 3:47 pm
DirkS wrote:
Wed Jul 25, 2018 2:08 pm
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I could respond to this nonsense, but the net result would just be that we both get banned.
Well, JamesH seemed to agree with me that not all of my response was nonsense...
And if you respond inappropriately it would be you who would be banned, not me

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Re: RPi3 with Ubuntu Mate shows "WiFi Networks device not ready"

Wed Jul 25, 2018 9:28 pm

Can I recommend adding N67 to your forum "foes" list, it makes the whole forum experience a lot nicer not having to read N67's junk unless someone quotes it.
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Re: RPi3 with Ubuntu Mate shows "WiFi Networks device not ready"

Thu Jul 26, 2018 5:13 pm

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Wed Jul 25, 2018 9:28 pm
Can I recommend adding N67 to your forum "foes" list, it makes the whole forum experience a lot nicer not having to read N67's junk unless someone quotes it.
Yes, please do. Everyone will benefit from your having done so.
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Thu Jul 26, 2018 5:35 pm

Done, banned him for two weeks.... He was on our "foes list", like forever, and this isn't his first ban, he is always on the edge of being banned permanently, but that would just create a new sockpuppet.
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