SOLVED: Wifi issue RTL8825AE (RTW89)

Greetings Wizards of the Garuda Team,

i just installed Garuda and everything is working fine except Wifi. Under "garuda-inxi" i get this:

Network:
Device-1: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet
vendor: Lenovo driver: r8169 v: kernel pcie: gen: 1 speed: 2.5 GT/s
lanes: 1 port: 3000 bus-ID: 05:00.0 chip-ID: 10ec:8168 class-ID: 0200
IF: enp5s0 state: down mac:
Device-2: Realtek RTL8852AE 802.11ax PCIe Wireless Network Adapter
vendor: Lenovo driver: N/A pcie: gen: 1 speed: 2.5 GT/s lanes: 1 port: 2000
bus-ID: 06:00.0 chip-ID: 10ec:8852 class-ID: 0280
IF-ID-1: enp7s0f3u2u1 state: unknown speed: -1 duplex: half mac:

Seems to be a driver issue. Wifi is enabled in Bios, "rtw89-dkms-git" is installed.
In Garuda Network Assistant it says Wifi is enabled.

Im not a complete Newb when it comes to PCs or Linux, tell me what you need to assist me with my problem.

(Since im new to this board i appreciate if you tell me any errors i made in this post and how i can do it better in the future.)

Thanks in advance,
Magamarc

Can we have your

garuda-inxi

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[[email protected] ~]$ garuda-inxi
System:
Kernel: 5.15.34-1-lts arch: x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 11.2.0
parameters: BOOT_IMAGE=/@/boot/vmlinuz-linux-lts
root=UUID=0407b720-47fc-4a27-8c58-a9fa44e7fc6c rw [email protected]
quiet quiet splash rd.udev.log_priority=3 vt.global_cursor_default=0
loglevel=3
Desktop: KDE Plasma v: 5.24.4 tk: Qt v: 5.15.3 wm: kwin_x11 vt: 1
dm: SDDM Distro: Garuda Linux base: Arch Linux
Machine:
Type: Laptop System: LENOVO product: 82NW v: Legion 5 15ACH6A
serial: Chassis: type: 10 v: Legion 5 15ACH6A
serial:
Mobo: LENOVO model: LNVNB161216 v: SDK0T76463 WIN
serial: UEFI: LENOVO v: G9CN23WW date: 09/01/2021
Battery:
ID-1: BAT0 charge: 84.0 Wh (100.0%) condition: 84.0/80.0 Wh (105.0%)
volts: 17.5 min: 15.4 model: Celxpert L20C4PC1 type: Li-poly
serial: status: full
CPU:
Info: model: AMD Ryzen 5 5600H with Radeon Graphics bits: 64 type: MT MCP
arch: Zen 3 family: 0x19 (25) model-id: 0x50 (80) stepping: 0
microcode: 0xA50000C
Topology: cpus: 1x cores: 6 tpc: 2 threads: 12 smt: enabled cache:
L1: 384 KiB desc: d-6x32 KiB; i-6x32 KiB L2: 3 MiB desc: 6x512 KiB
L3: 16 MiB desc: 1x16 MiB
Speed (MHz): avg: 3095 high: 4158 min/max: 1200/4280 boost: enabled
scaling: driver: acpi-cpufreq governor: performance cores: 1: 2479 2: 2815
3: 3795 4: 4158 5: 2851 6: 3161 7: 3542 8: 3269 9: 2730 10: 3313 11: 2356
12: 2681 bogomips: 79052
Flags: avx avx2 ht lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 sse4a ssse3 svm
Vulnerabilities:
Type: itlb_multihit status: Not affected
Type: l1tf status: Not affected
Type: mds status: Not affected
Type: meltdown status: Not affected
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: Retpolines, IBPB: conditional, IBRS_FW,
STIBP: always-on, RSB filling
Type: srbds status: Not affected
Type: tsx_async_abort status: Not affected
Graphics:
Device-1: AMD Navi 23 [Radeon RX 6600/6600 XT/6600M] vendor: Lenovo
driver: amdgpu v: kernel pcie: gen: 4 speed: 16 GT/s lanes: 16 ports:
active: none empty: DP-1, DP-2, HDMI-A-1, eDP-1 bus-ID: 03:00.0
chip-ID: 1002:73ff class-ID: 0300
Device-2: AMD Cezanne vendor: Lenovo driver: amdgpu v: kernel pcie:
gen: 3 speed: 8 GT/s lanes: 16 link-max: gen: 4 speed: 16 GT/s ports:
active: eDP-2 empty: none bus-ID: 07:00.0 chip-ID: 1002:1638
class-ID: 0300
Display: x11 server: X.org v: 1.21.1.3 with: Xwayland v: 22.1.1
compositor: kwin_x11 driver: X: loaded: amdgpu unloaded: modesetting,radeon
alternate: fbdev,vesa gpu: amdgpu display-ID: :0 screens: 1
Screen-1: 0 s-res: 1920x1080 s-size: <missing: xdpyinfo>
Monitor-1: eDP-2 mapped: eDP-1 model: LG Display 0x06a5 built: 2020
res: 1920x1080 hz: 165 dpi: 142 gamma: 1.2 size: 344x194mm (13.54x7.64")
diag: 395mm (15.5") ratio: 16:9 modes: max: 1920x1080 min: 640x480
OpenGL: renderer: AMD RENOIR (LLVM 13.0.1 DRM 3.42 5.15.34-1-lts)
v: 4.6 Mesa 22.0.1 direct render: Yes
Audio:
Device-1: AMD Navi 21/23 HDMI/DP Audio driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel
pcie: gen: 4 speed: 16 GT/s lanes: 16 bus-ID: 03:00.1 chip-ID: 1002:ab28
class-ID: 0403
Device-2: AMD ACP/ACP3X/ACP6x Audio Coprocessor vendor: Lenovo
driver: N/A alternate: snd_pci_acp3x, snd_rn_pci_acp3x, snd_pci_acp5x pcie:
gen: 3 speed: 8 GT/s lanes: 16 link-max: gen: 4 speed: 16 GT/s
bus-ID: 07:00.5 chip-ID: 1022:15e2 class-ID: 0480
Device-3: AMD Family 17h/19h HD Audio vendor: Lenovo
driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel pcie: gen: 3 speed: 8 GT/s lanes: 16
link-max: gen: 4 speed: 16 GT/s bus-ID: 07:00.6 chip-ID: 1022:15e3
class-ID: 0403
Sound Server-1: ALSA v: k5.15.34-1-lts running: yes
Sound Server-2: JACK v: 1.9.21 running: no
Sound Server-3: PulseAudio v: 15.0 running: yes
Sound Server-4: PipeWire v: 0.3.50 running: no
Network:
Device-1: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet
vendor: Lenovo driver: r8169 v: kernel pcie: gen: 1 speed: 2.5 GT/s
lanes: 1 port: 3000 bus-ID: 05:00.0 chip-ID: 10ec:8168 class-ID: 0200
IF: enp5s0 state: down mac:
Device-2: Realtek RTL8852AE 802.11ax PCIe Wireless Network Adapter
vendor: Lenovo driver: N/A pcie: gen: 1 speed: 2.5 GT/s lanes: 1 port: 2000
bus-ID: 06:00.0 chip-ID: 10ec:8852 class-ID: 0280
IF-ID-1: enp7s0f3u2u1 state: unknown speed: -1 duplex: half mac:
Bluetooth:
Device-1: Qualcomm Android type: USB driver: rndis_host v: kernel
bus-ID: 1-2.1:7 chip-ID: 05c6:f00e class-ID: 0a00 serial:
Report: This feature requires one of these tools: hciconfig/bt-adapter
Device-2: Realtek Bluetooth Radio type: USB driver: btusb v: 0.8
bus-ID: 3-4:2 chip-ID: 0bda:4852 class-ID: e001 serial:
Report: ID: hci0 rfk-id: 2 state: up address: N/A
Drives:
Local Storage: total: 476.94 GiB used: 43.46 GiB (9.1%)
SMART Message: Required tool smartctl not installed. Check --recommends
ID-1: /dev/nvme0n1 maj-min: 259:0 vendor: Micron model: MTFDHBA512QFD
size: 476.94 GiB block-size: physical: 512 B logical: 512 B
speed: 31.6 Gb/s lanes: 4 type: SSD serial: rev: 0011P6LN
temp: 37.9 C scheme: GPT
Partition:
ID-1: / raw-size: 476.64 GiB size: 476.64 GiB (100.00%)
used: 43.46 GiB (9.1%) 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: 476.64 GiB size: 476.64 GiB (100.00%)
used: 43.46 GiB (9.1%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/nvme0n1p2 maj-min: 259:2
ID-4: /var/log raw-size: 476.64 GiB size: 476.64 GiB (100.00%)
used: 43.46 GiB (9.1%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/nvme0n1p2 maj-min: 259:2
ID-5: /var/tmp raw-size: 476.64 GiB size: 476.64 GiB (100.00%)
used: 43.46 GiB (9.1%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/nvme0n1p2 maj-min: 259:2
Swap:
Kernel: swappiness: 133 (default 60) cache-pressure: 100 (default)
ID-1: swap-1 type: zram size: 13.57 GiB used: 2 MiB (0.0%) priority: 100
dev: /dev/zram0
Sensors:
System Temperatures: cpu: N/A mobo: N/A
Fan Speeds (RPM): N/A
GPU: device: amdgpu temp: 37.0 C device: amdgpu temp: 38.0 C mem: 36.0 C
fan: 1 watts: 4.00
Info:
Processes: 302 Uptime: 38m wakeups: 1 Memory: 13.57 GiB
used: 3.87 GiB (28.5%) Init: systemd v: 250 tool: systemctl Compilers:
gcc: 11.2.0 Packages: pacman: 1215 lib: 443 Shell: Bash v: 5.1.16
running-in: konsole inxi: 3.3.15
Garuda (2.6.1-3):
System install date: 2022-04-20
Last full system update: 2022-04-20 ↻
Is partially upgraded: No
Relevant software: NetworkManager
Windows dual boot: Probably (Run as root to verify)
Snapshots: Snapper
Failed units:

As you have updated i would reboot

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Ok did, nothing changed.

Hi there, welcome!
Have you already tried with a different kernel?
linux-zen, linux, etc...
You could also check the suggestions in the last Lenovo legion 5 pro here
https://wiki.archlinux.org/title/Laptop/Lenovo#Legion_series

Realtek RTL8852AE WiFi 6 802.11ax PCIE Adapter requires linux-firmware and rtw89-dkms-gitAUR.

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No, i will try now and come back later.

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Fixed!
Thank you very much im so happy :smiley: I got this Laptop today, instantly banished Win 11 and now im ready to dive into the magical world that is Garuda and Elden Ring.

What i did:
sudo pacman -S linux

reboot, Grub automatically switched to the new Kernel.

Done!

Again thanks alot <3

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To avoid problems in the future with other stuff, it's always advisable to install also the headers of the kernel of your choice (linux-headers in this case)

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