Intel Wireless 7265 - Network manager not working after upgrade

When I upgraded Plasma to 5.22, network manager stopped working on my laptop. When checking in terminal, the Wi-Fi hardware seemed to be up and running, but I did not have a connection. I ended up with a corrupted system and was not able to recover with Timeshift. I choose to reinstall the system. After the initial update, I got the same issue. This time I was able to recover the system to its original state and excluded Network manager from my upgrade list. This worked.

Has anyone experienced the same issue?

Side note: I did not experience this on my desktop. Only my laptop.

  Kernel: 5.10.43-1-lts x86_64 bits: 64
  compiler: gcc v: 11.1.0
  parameters: BOOT_IMAGE=/@/boot/vmlinuz-linux-lts
  rw [email protected] quiet splash
  systemd.unified_cgroup_hierarchy=1 loglevel=3
  Console: tty pts/0 wm: kwin_x11 DM: SDDM
  Distro: Garuda Linux base: Arch Linux
  Type: Desktop Mobo: N/A model: N/A serial: N/A
  UEFI: American Megatrends
  v: E.G140J.D8.E1.016.bin date: 11/29/2019
  ID-1: BAT0 charge: 24.1 Wh (85.2%)
  condition: 28.3/38.0 Wh (74.5%) volts: 7.6
  min: N/A model: GLK MRD Li-ion Battery
  type: Li-ion serial: <filter>
  status: Discharging
  Info: Quad Core model: Intel Celeron N4100
  bits: 64 type: MCP arch: Goldmont Plus
  family: 6 model-id: 7A (122) stepping: 1
  microcode: 36 cache: L1: 224 KiB L2: 4 MiB
  flags: lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2
  ssse3 vmx
  bogomips: 8755
  Speed: 2288 MHz min/max: 800/2400 MHz
  base/boost: 1100/2700 volts: 1.2 V
  ext-clock: 100 MHz Core speeds (MHz): 1: 2288
  2: 2288 3: 2288 4: 2288
  Vulnerabilities: Type: itlb_multihit
  status: Not affected
  Type: l1tf status: Not affected
  Type: mds status: Not affected
  Type: meltdown mitigation: PTI
  Type: spec_store_bypass mitigation: Speculative
  Store Bypass disabled via prctl and seccomp
  Type: spectre_v1 mitigation: usercopy/swapgs
  barriers and __user pointer sanitization
  Type: spectre_v2 mitigation: Enhanced IBRS,
  IBPB: conditional, RSB filling
  Type: srbds status: Not affected
  Type: tsx_async_abort status: Not affected
  Device-1: Intel UHD Graphics 605 driver: i915
  v: kernel bus-ID: 00:02.0 chip-ID: 8086:3185
  class-ID: 0300
  Device-2: Microdia Webcam Vitade AF type: USB
  driver: uvcvideo bus-ID: 1-7:4
  chip-ID: 0c45:6366 class-ID: 0e02
  Display: server: X.Org 1.20.11
  compositor: kwin_x11 driver: loaded: intel
  unloaded: modesetting alternate: fbdev,vesa
  display-ID: :0 screens: 1
  Screen-1: 0 s-res: 1920x1080 s-dpi: 96
  s-size: 508x285mm (20.0x11.2")
  s-diag: 582mm (22.9")
  Monitor-1: eDP1 res: 1920x1080 hz: 60 dpi: 157
  size: 310x170mm (12.2x6.7")
  diag: 354mm (13.9")
  renderer: Mesa Intel UHD Graphics 600 (GLK 2)
  v: 4.6 Mesa 21.1.2 direct render: Yes
  Device-1: Intel Celeron/Pentium Silver
  Processor High Definition Audio
  vendor: Realtek driver: snd_hda_intel
  v: kernel alternate: snd_soc_skl,snd_sof_pci
  bus-ID: 00:0e.0 chip-ID: 8086:3198
  class-ID: 0403
  Sound Server-1: ALSA v: k5.10.43-1-lts
  running: yes
  Sound Server-2: JACK v: 0.125.0 running: no
  Sound Server-3: PulseAudio v: 14.2 running: no
  Sound Server-4: PipeWire v: 0.3.30
  running: yes
  Device-1: Intel Wireless 7265 driver: iwlwifi
  v: kernel port: f040 bus-ID: 01:00.0
  chip-ID: 8086:095a class-ID: 0280
  IF: wlp1s0 state: down mac: <filter>
  Device-1: Intel Bluetooth wireless interface
  type: USB driver: btusb v: 0.8 bus-ID: 1-4:2
  chip-ID: 8087:0a2a class-ID: e001
  Report: bt-adapter ID: hci0 rfk-id: 0
  state: up address: <filter>
  Local Storage: total: 238.47 GiB
  used: 95.02 GiB (39.8%)
  ID-1: /dev/sda maj-min: 8:0 vendor: Netac
  model: SSD 256GB size: 238.47 GiB block-size:
  physical: 512 B logical: 512 B sata: 3.2
  speed: 6.0 Gb/s rotation: SSD serial: <filter>
  rev: 2A0 temp: 40 C scheme: GPT
  SMART: yes state: enabled health: PASSED
  on: 33d 4h cycles: 850 read: 26.2 MiB
  written: 30.2 MiB
  ID-1: / raw-size: 39.06 GiB
  size: 39.06 GiB (100.00%)
  used: 13.03 GiB (33.3%) fs: btrfs
  block-size: 4096 B dev: /dev/sda1 maj-min: 8:1
  ID-2: /boot/efi raw-size: 515 MiB
  size: 514 MiB (99.80%) used: 560 KiB (0.1%)
  fs: vfat block-size: 512 B dev: /dev/sda3
  maj-min: 8:3
  ID-3: /home raw-size: 191.41 GiB
  size: 187.4 GiB (97.91%) used: 82 GiB (43.8%)
  fs: ext4 block-size: 4096 B dev: /dev/sda2
  maj-min: 8:2
  ID-4: /var/log raw-size: 39.06 GiB
  size: 39.06 GiB (100.00%)
  used: 13.03 GiB (33.3%) fs: btrfs
  block-size: 4096 B dev: /dev/sda1 maj-min: 8:1
  ID-5: /var/tmp raw-size: 39.06 GiB
  size: 39.06 GiB (100.00%)
  used: 13.03 GiB (33.3%) fs: btrfs
  block-size: 4096 B dev: /dev/sda1 maj-min: 8:1
  Kernel: swappiness: 10 (default 60)
  cache-pressure: 75 (default 100)
  ID-1: swap-1 type: partition size: 7.5 GiB
  used: 0 KiB (0.0%) priority: -2 dev: /dev/sda4
  maj-min: 8:4
  ID-2: swap-2 type: zram size: 1.9 GiB
  used: 0 KiB (0.0%) priority: 32767
  dev: /dev/zram0
  ID-3: swap-3 type: zram size: 1.9 GiB
  used: 0 KiB (0.0%) priority: 32767
  dev: /dev/zram1
  ID-4: swap-4 type: zram size: 1.9 GiB
  used: 0 KiB (0.0%) priority: 32767
  dev: /dev/zram2
  ID-5: swap-5 type: zram size: 1.9 GiB
  used: 0 KiB (0.0%) priority: 32767
  dev: /dev/zram3
  System Temperatures: cpu: 43.0 C mobo: N/A
  Fan Speeds (RPM): N/A
  Processes: 225 Uptime: 22m wakeups: 1
  Memory: 7.59 GiB used: 3.58 GiB (47.2%)
  Init: systemd v: 248 tool: systemctl
  Compilers: gcc: 11.1.0 clang: 12.0.0 Packages:
  pacman: 1406 lib: 344 Shell: fish (sudo)
  v: 3.2.2 default: Bash v: 5.1.8
  running-in: alacritty inxi: 3.3.04

Please, like always, post your

inxi -Faz

Check also if this can help.
Plasma network manager got updated in 5.22 so maybe the widget must be re-added


Thanks for the reminder. added above.

Status is down ,

systemctl enable --now ???

??? driver name???
@tbg know better than me.


It seems the driver Is loaded iwlwifi
Probably it would help the sequence of steps that he often proposes as initial troubleshooting, eg.

nmcli networking off
sleep 1
sudo systemctl stop NetworkManager
sleep 1
sudo rmmod -v iwlwifi
sleep 1
sudo rfkill unblock wifi
sleep 1
sudo modprobe iwlwifi
sleep 3
sudo systemctl start NetworkManager
sleep 2
sudo nmcli networking on
sleep 2
nmcli r wifi off
sleep 2
nmcli r wifi on

But of course tailored for this case...


What if you try the following?
ip link set wlp1s0 up

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It is working now. I re-installed the nm-applet (@filo ), and ran, to be sure, the systemctl command (@SGS After reboot it worked as expected.

I am not sure if it has anything to do with the problem, but I decided to uninstall the Zen kernel and am using the lts-kernel now.

Thx a lot!


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