Unable to input WPA password to connect to Wifi

System:    Kernel: 5.14.3-zen1-1-zen x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 11.1.0
           parameters: BOOT_IMAGE=/@/boot/vmlinuz-linux-zen
           root=UUID=5b92c9fa-a496-4b7e-a55b-81b7620b6267 rw [email protected] quiet
           root=/dev/mapper/luks-9e854319-ff59-4e98-8fbd-fd4a9cc814c9 splash
           rd.udev.log_priority=3 vt.global_cursor_default=0
           resume=/dev/mapper/luks-d52fdf15-b3e0-44b5-ada6-f55e90ab0333 loglevel=3
           Desktop: sway 1.6.1 vt: 1 dm: N/A Distro: Garuda Linux base: Arch Linux
Machine:   Type: Laptop System: LENOVO product: 20W60006MX v: ThinkPad P15s Gen 2i
           serial: <filter> Chassis: type: 10 serial: <filter>
           Mobo: LENOVO model: 20W60006MX v: SDK0J40697 WIN serial: <filter> UEFI: LENOVO
           v: N34ET42W (1.42 ) date: 08/12/2021
Battery:   ID-1: BAT0 charge: 57.5 Wh (99.8%) condition: 57.6/57.0 Wh (101.0%) volts: 13.1
           min: 11.5 model: Sunwoda 5B10W51823 type: Li-poly serial: <filter>
           status: Unknown cycles: 4
CPU:       Info: Quad Core model: 11th Gen Intel Core i7-1165G7 bits: 64 type: MT MCP
           arch: Tiger Lake family: 6 model-id: 8C (140) stepping: 1 microcode: 88 cache:
           L2: 12 MiB
           flags: avx avx2 lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx bogomips: 44851
           Speed: 792 MHz min/max: 400/4700 MHz Core speeds (MHz): 1: 792 2: 3608 3: 1883
           4: 1657 5: 976 6: 2801 7: 1087 8: 913
           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: Enhanced IBRS, IBPB: conditional, RSB filling
           Type: srbds status: Not affected
           Type: tsx_async_abort status: Not affected
Graphics:  Device-1: Intel TigerLake-LP GT2 [Iris Xe Graphics] vendor: Lenovo driver: i915
           v: kernel bus-ID: 00:02.0 chip-ID: 8086:9a49 class-ID: 0300
           Device-2: NVIDIA TU117GLM [Quadro T500 Mobile] vendor: Lenovo driver: nouveau
           v: kernel bus-ID: 01:00.0 chip-ID: 10de:1fbb class-ID: 0302
           Device-3: IMC Networks Integrated Camera type: USB driver: uvcvideo
           bus-ID: 3-4:3 chip-ID: 13d3:5406 class-ID: fe01 serial: <filter>
           Display: wayland server: X.Org compositor: sway v: 1.6.1 driver:
           loaded: nouveau note: n/a (using device driver) display-ID: :0 screens: 1
           Screen-1: 0 s-res: 1920x1080 s-dpi: 96 s-size: 508x286mm (20.0x11.3")
           s-diag: 583mm (23")
           Monitor-1: XWAYLAND0 res: 1920x1080 hz: 60 dpi: 143 size: 340x190mm (13.4x7.5")
           diag: 389mm (15.3")
           OpenGL: renderer: Mesa Intel Xe Graphics (TGL GT2) v: 4.6 Mesa 21.2.1
           direct render: Yes
Audio:     Device-1: Intel Tiger Lake-LP Smart Sound Audio vendor: Lenovo
           driver: sof-audio-pci-intel-tgl alternate: snd_hda_intel,snd_sof_pci_intel_tgl
           bus-ID: 00:1f.3 chip-ID: 8086:a0c8 class-ID: 0403
           Sound Server-1: ALSA v: k5.14.3-zen1-1-zen running: yes
           Sound Server-2: sndio v: N/A running: no
           Sound Server-3: JACK v: 1.9.19 running: no
           Sound Server-4: PulseAudio v: 15.0 running: no
           Sound Server-5: PipeWire v: 0.3.35 running: yes
Network:   Device-1: Intel Ethernet I219-V vendor: Lenovo driver: e1000e v: kernel
           port: efa0 bus-ID: 00:1f.6 chip-ID: 8086:15fc class-ID: 0200
           IF: enp0s31f6 state: down mac: <filter>
           Device-2: Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX210/AX211/AX411 160MHz driver: iwlwifi v: kernel
           port: 3000 bus-ID: 09:00.0 chip-ID: 8086:2725 class-ID: 0280
           IF: wlan0 state: up mac: <filter>
Drives:    Local Storage: total: 983.68 GiB used: 15.66 GiB (1.6%)
           SMART Message: Required tool smartctl not installed. Check --recommends
           ID-1: /dev/nvme0n1 maj-min: 259:0 vendor: Samsung model: MZVLB1T0HBLR-000L7
           size: 953.87 GiB block-size: physical: 512 B logical: 512 B speed: 31.6 Gb/s
           lanes: 4 type: SSD serial: <filter> rev: 5M2QEXF7 temp: 45.9 C scheme: GPT
           ID-2: /dev/sda maj-min: 8:0 type: USB vendor: Lexar model: USB Flash Drive
           size: 29.81 GiB block-size: physical: 512 B logical: 512 B type: SSD
           serial: <filter> rev: 1100 scheme: GPT
Partition: ID-1: / raw-size: 919.42 GiB size: 919.42 GiB (100.00%) used: 15.66 GiB (1.7%)
           fs: btrfs dev: /dev/dm-0 maj-min: 254:0
           mapped: luks-9e854319-ff59-4e98-8fbd-fd4a9cc814c9
           ID-2: /boot/efi raw-size: 260 MiB size: 256 MiB (98.46%) used: 706 KiB (0.3%)
           fs: vfat dev: /dev/nvme0n1p1 maj-min: 259:1
           ID-3: /home raw-size: 919.42 GiB size: 919.42 GiB (100.00%)
           used: 15.66 GiB (1.7%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/dm-0 maj-min: 254:0
           mapped: luks-9e854319-ff59-4e98-8fbd-fd4a9cc814c9
           ID-4: /var/log raw-size: 919.42 GiB size: 919.42 GiB (100.00%)
           used: 15.66 GiB (1.7%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/dm-0 maj-min: 254:0
           mapped: luks-9e854319-ff59-4e98-8fbd-fd4a9cc814c9
           ID-5: /var/tmp raw-size: 919.42 GiB size: 919.42 GiB (100.00%)
           used: 15.66 GiB (1.7%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/dm-0 maj-min: 254:0
           mapped: luks-9e854319-ff59-4e98-8fbd-fd4a9cc814c9
Swap:      Kernel: swappiness: 133 (default 60) cache-pressure: 100 (default)
           ID-1: swap-1 type: zram size: 31.08 GiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%) priority: 100
           dev: /dev/zram0
           ID-2: swap-2 type: partition size: 34.19 GiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%) priority: -2
           dev: /dev/dm-1 maj-min: 254:1 mapped: luks-d52fdf15-b3e0-44b5-ada6-f55e90ab0333
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 44.0 C mobo: N/A
           Fan Speeds (RPM): fan-1: 3886
Info:      Processes: 288 Uptime: 1m wakeups: 72 Memory: 31.08 GiB used: 1.92 GiB (6.2%)
           Init: systemd v: 249 tool: systemctl Compilers: gcc: 11.1.0 clang: 12.0.1
           Packages: 1181 pacman: 1175 lib: 286 snap: 6 Shell: fish v: 3.3.1 default: Bash
           v: 5.1.8 running-in: alacritty inxi: 3.3.06

When trying to connect to a Wifi network I get the following error, and am not even able to attempt to input a password: 2021 09 16 T15 40 38,186069587 03 00 — Postimages

Also, is there no GUI for connecting to a VPN like an .ovpn file? There is one on both the KDE/Gnome version of Garuda. Though it looks like Sway does not come with one sadly... Could someone recommend one? I need to change VPN very often so having a small taskbar icon or something like on the other environments was perfect.

For the connman problem:

For VPN settings, you could check here:
But if you need seamless VPN integration, I think it would be better to replace connman with Network Manager and configure it accordingly:


Thanks so much for the reply. I've been able to get network manager to work quite well, however the nm-applet indicator for the top taskbar won't start at boot. Any idea to get it to do this? Without that applet I need to use the cmdline.

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Have you already checked the suggestions in the Arch Wiki?


Thanks I did. I had some serious issues however with Sway later on that I had to stop using it. Mainly that the colours were completely borked and I was getting errors after package updates that the backend couldn't communicate with the display socket. I think that there's just too many out-of-the-box problems with the Sway version of Garuda sadly :frowning:

This is a known bug with Connman. You can install connman-git as a workaround or switch to using Network Manager.