Networking problem - no wifi or ethernet connectivity

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Re: Networking problem - no wifi or ethernet connectivity

Postby biigii » 2019-07-26 05:51

hehe yes hope i have learnt a lesson now! this is third time that i have destroyed my Linux and had to reinstall everything
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Re: Networking problem - no wifi or ethernet connectivity

Postby biigii » 2019-07-26 05:52

ok i give up and install Buster now. thanks so much for trying to help though man.
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Re: Networking problem - no wifi or ethernet connectivity

Postby L_V » 2019-07-26 05:54

biigii wrote:this is third time that i have destroyed my Linux and had to reinstall everything

Really ? Then ... enough is enough.
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Re: Networking problem - no wifi or ethernet connectivity

Postby Deb-fan » 2019-07-26 06:05

Learn thee the raw power of chroot from live session/USB-etc.

What I'm suggesting, download a Bunsenlabs gnu/Linux iso create a usb, boot it up and see if it enables either of your network interfaces. If so chroot the messed up install by following the linked how-to. Then try
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sudo apt install -f


To see if apt can save your butt. Then
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sudo dpkg --configure -a


Read that whole BL thread, such as the part of using control + d key to exit the chroot etc.

Edit: Even though you're giving up, still posting this as it's good to know and already took the time to type this out on a damn android phone! :)
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Re: Networking problem - no wifi or ethernet connectivity

Postby L_V » 2019-07-26 06:18

You probably need two system partitions:
1 - a clean/stable one with Buster (not to play with, not to "force" anything).
2 - another one to play at linux and learn what to not do (you already have very good experience / congratulations)

I recommend you to use aptitude in command line for all update/install operations.
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Re: Networking problem - no wifi or ethernet connectivity

Postby biigii » 2019-07-26 06:43

GOT IT TO WORK AT LAST :)

manually downloaded and installed the three missing libraries, installed the network manager and then gnome network manager and boom! i got the network service back!!! very happy now, gotta get me a cold one now and do Buster :)

thanks again guys, specially L_V, you really helped me out.
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Re: Networking problem - no wifi or ethernet connectivity

Postby L_V » 2019-07-26 06:47

Great.
It's time to investigate aptitude program, especially with your ubuntu sources.list.
Be prepared for next lesson !
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Re: Networking problem - no wifi or ethernet connectivity

Postby Deb-fan » 2019-07-26 06:54

^LOL, Ubuntu in his sources.list?! Didn't bother clicking on the 48 cell phone shots of errors and info. OP you're going to need all the help you can get! :)

Edit: Wasn't very helpful but what's meant by that OP, if am understanding what LV said, you have a bunch of ppa's (meant for Ubuntu) etc in your sources.list? Mixing Debian and Ubuntu is a no, no. Aren't compatible anymore. Hey though respect people who aren't afraid to dig around and break stuff. Good way to learn, what and what not to do.
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Re: Networking problem - no wifi or ethernet connectivity

Postby biigii » 2019-07-28 21:45

thanks i appreciate your Edit and the helpful comment, and i respect and do prefer good practices and will remove the Ubuntu ppa from my source list. i guess that would mean any applications that have been installed using those ppa's on my Debian will be removed too? what should i do if i really needed a particular software installed which cant get via Debian ppa? cheers
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Re: Networking problem - no wifi or ethernet connectivity

Postby Head_on_a_Stick » 2019-07-30 14:24

biigii wrote:i respect and do prefer good practices and will remove the Ubuntu ppa from my source list. i guess that would mean any applications that have been installed using those ppa's on my Debian will be removed too?

No.

Try https://packages.debian.org/buster/apt-show-versions to see if you can weed out the bad dependencies but I think a reinstall from scratch is probably safer.

biigii wrote:what should i do if i really needed a particular software installed which cant get via Debian ppa?

Either use https://wiki.debian.org/CreatePackageFromPPA or package the software up yourself:

viewtopic.php?f=16&t=38976
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Re: Networking problem - no wifi or ethernet connectivity

Postby biigii » 2019-07-30 19:29

biigii wrote:Either use https://wiki.debian.org/CreatePackageFromPPA or package the software up yourself:

viewtopic.php?f=16&t=38976


thanks, very useful resource for me
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