Can't connect to Wifi, No icon in Garuda Gnome - Marvell Microsoft Surface

Hello Users,

Issue: I cannot see the wifi icon after i installed garuda gnome in my system, hence i am not able to connect to my WiFi. I guess it's a driver problem, but I don't know i'm new at this. I have pasted the 'garuda-inxi' output below

Output(garuda-inxi):

System:
  Kernel: 5.17.4-zen1-1-zen arch: x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 11.2.0
    parameters: BOOT_IMAGE=/@/boot/vmlinuz-linux-zen
    root=UUID=d03e7f7a-bf2e-4e42-954b-c47e7ce6f178 rw [email protected]
    quiet quiet splash rd.udev.log_priority=3 vt.global_cursor_default=0
    resume=UUID=fbf3c9cf-5180-4824-affd-d2ffc50f6dd6 loglevel=3
  Desktop: GNOME v: 42.1 tk: GTK v: 3.24.34 wm: gnome-shell dm: GDM v: 42.0
    Distro: Garuda Linux base: Arch Linux
Machine:
  Type: Laptop System: Microsoft product: Surface Laptop 2
    v: 124000000000000000000000D:F B: F:U C: P:C1 S:
    serial: <superuser required> Chassis: type: 9
    serial: <superuser required>
  Mobo: Microsoft model: Surface Laptop 2 serial: <superuser required>
    UEFI: Microsoft v: 139.3982.768 date: 12.14.2021
Battery:
  ID-1: BAT1 charge: 35.0 Wh (98.9%) condition: 35.4/45.2 Wh (78.2%)
    volts: 8.8 min: 7.6 model: DYN M1005922 type: Li-ion serial: <filter>
    status: charging cycles: 938
CPU:
  Info: model: Intel Core i5-8250U bits: 64 type: MT MCP arch: Coffee Lake
    family: 6 model-id: 0x8E (142) stepping: 0xA (10) microcode: 0xEC
  Topology: cpus: 1x cores: 4 tpc: 2 threads: 8 smt: enabled cache:
    L1: 256 KiB desc: d-4x32 KiB; i-4x32 KiB L2: 1024 KiB desc: 4x256 KiB
    L3: 6 MiB desc: 1x6 MiB
  Speed (MHz): avg: 800 min/max: 400/3400 scaling: driver: intel_pstate
    governor: powersave cores: 1: 800 2: 800 3: 800 4: 800 5: 800 6: 800 7: 800
    8: 800 bogomips: 28800
  Flags: avx avx2 ht lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx
  Vulnerabilities:
  Type: itlb_multihit status: KVM: VMX disabled
  Type: l1tf
    mitigation: PTE Inversion; VMX: conditional cache flushes, SMT vulnerable
  Type: mds mitigation: Clear CPU buffers; SMT vulnerable
  Type: meltdown mitigation: PTI
  Type: spec_store_bypass
    mitigation: Speculative Store Bypass disabled via prctl
  Type: spectre_v1
    mitigation: usercopy/swapgs barriers and __user pointer sanitization
  Type: spectre_v2 mitigation: Retpolines, IBPB: conditional, IBRS_FW,
    STIBP: conditional, RSB filling
  Type: srbds mitigation: Microcode
  Type: tsx_async_abort status: Not affected
Graphics:
  Device-1: Intel UHD Graphics 620 vendor: Microsoft driver: i915 v: kernel
    ports: active: eDP-1 empty: DP-1, DP-2, HDMI-A-1, HDMI-A-2 bus-ID: 00:02.0
    chip-ID: 8086:5917 class-ID: 0300
  Display: x11 server: X.Org v: 21.1.3 with: Xwayland v: 22.1.1
    compositor: gnome-shell driver: X: loaded: modesetting
    alternate: fbdev,intel,vesa gpu: i915 display-ID: :0 screens: 1
  Screen-1: 0 s-res: 2256x1504 s-dpi: 96 s-size: 596x397mm (23.46x15.63")
    s-diag: 716mm (28.19")
  Monitor-1: eDP-1 model: Panasonic VVX14T092N00 serial: <filter>
    built: 2018 res: 2256x1504 hz: 60 dpi: 198 gamma: 1.2
    size: 290x190mm (11.42x7.48") diag: 343mm (13.5") ratio: 3:2
    modes: 2256x1504
  Message: Unable to show GL data. Required tool glxinfo missing.
Audio:
  Device-1: Intel Xeon E3-1200 v5/E3-1500 v5/6th Gen Core Processor Imaging
  Unit
    driver: ipu3-imgu alternate: ipu3_imgu bus-ID: 00:05.0 chip-ID: 8086:1919
    class-ID: 0480
  Device-2: Intel CSI-2 Host driver: ipu3-cio2 alternate: ipu3_cio2
    bus-ID: 00:14.3 chip-ID: 8086:9d32 class-ID: 0480
  Device-3: Intel Sunrise Point-LP HD Audio driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel
    alternate: snd_soc_skl bus-ID: 00:1f.3 chip-ID: 8086:9d71 class-ID: 0403
  Sound Server-1: ALSA v: k5.17.4-zen1-1-zen running: yes
  Sound Server-2: PulseAudio v: 15.0 running: no
  Sound Server-3: PipeWire v: 0.3.51 running: yes
Network:
  Device-1: Marvell 88W8897 [AVASTAR] 802.11ac Wireless driver: mwifiex_pcie
    v: 1.0 pcie: gen: 1 speed: 2.5 GT/s lanes: 1 bus-ID: 02:00.0
    chip-ID: 11ab:2b38 class-ID: 0200
  IF-ID-1: enp0s20f0u1 state: unknown speed: -1 duplex: half mac: <filter>
Drives:
  Local Storage: total: 119.24 GiB used: 11.29 GiB (9.5%)
  SMART Message: Required tool smartctl not installed. Check --recommends
  ID-1: /dev/nvme0n1 maj-min: 259:0 vendor: SK Hynix
    model: BC501 NVMe 128GB size: 119.24 GiB block-size: physical: 512 B
    logical: 512 B speed: 15.8 Gb/s lanes: 2 type: SSD serial: <filter>
    rev: 80000C00 temp: 43.9 C scheme: GPT
Partition:
  ID-1: / raw-size: 110.15 GiB size: 110.15 GiB (100.00%)
    used: 11.28 GiB (10.2%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/nvme0n1p2 maj-min: 259:2
  ID-2: /boot/efi raw-size: 300 MiB size: 299.4 MiB (99.80%)
    used: 576 KiB (0.2%) fs: vfat dev: /dev/nvme0n1p1 maj-min: 259:1
  ID-3: /home raw-size: 110.15 GiB size: 110.15 GiB (100.00%)
    used: 11.28 GiB (10.2%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/nvme0n1p2 maj-min: 259:2
  ID-4: /var/log raw-size: 110.15 GiB size: 110.15 GiB (100.00%)
    used: 11.28 GiB (10.2%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/nvme0n1p2 maj-min: 259:2
  ID-5: /var/tmp raw-size: 110.15 GiB size: 110.15 GiB (100.00%)
    used: 11.28 GiB (10.2%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/nvme0n1p2 maj-min: 259:2
Swap:
  Kernel: swappiness: 133 (default 60) cache-pressure: 100 (default)
  ID-1: swap-1 type: partition size: 8.8 GiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%)
    priority: -2 dev: /dev/nvme0n1p3 maj-min: 259:3
  ID-2: swap-2 type: zram size: 7.68 GiB used: 60 MiB (0.8%) priority: 100
    dev: /dev/zram0
Sensors:
  System Temperatures: cpu: 49.0 C pch: 45.0 C mobo: N/A
  Fan Speeds (RPM): N/A
Info:
  Processes: 287 Uptime: 23m wakeups: 6 Memory: 7.68 GiB
  used: 3.68 GiB (47.9%) Init: systemd v: 251 tool: systemctl Compilers:
  gcc: 12.1.0 Packages: pacman: 1074 lib: 300 flatpak: 0 Shell: fish v: 3.4.1
  default: Bash v: 5.1.16 running-in: gnome-terminal inxi: 3.3.16
Garuda (2.6.3-2):
  System install date:     2022-05-25
  Last full system update: 2022-05-25
  Is partially upgraded:   No
  Relevant software:       NetworkManager
  Windows dual boot:       Probably (Run as root to verify)
  Snapshots:               Snapper
  Failed units:

Hi there, welcome.
I hope this is valid also for your model:

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According to the ArchWiki you may need to run a special kernel with patches to work with M$ surface devices:

ArchWiki - Microsoft Surface Book 2

Detailed installation and setup guide

You may still need to install the Marvell firmware package @filo linked, however it may already be included with the linux-surface kernel patches.

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