Solved How to Uninstall a Driver_ No wireless connection after generic driver installed

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I should have paid more attention to what I was doing. I have a lot of things I'm trying to get done. A wireless connection is my only option. I'm overwhelmed with things that need to be done asap, I need the internet to do them and I don't have a clear memory of exactly what I did or what I was supposed to do.

It seems to me that the fastest way to fix my problem is to undo what I did, if it's that simple (@wizardfromoz no snap shots) or use live Linux.

I haven't been able to find the information I need to give you to better to you what happened. As best I can recall

For a few days I've been getting an alert for a driver. Something about the wireless adapter not working. "Ignore something " , the proprietary driver wasn't working. Something about the generic driver.

I installed the generic driver.
Before rebooting...
Something about Secure Boot being enabled,
MOK enrollment
Make up a password
I would be guided through the process.

I made the password
Rebooted

I was presented with the boot menu.
I selected boot as normal.

Now I can't connect to any wireless network at all. The wireless network icon is not in the panel. I've looked through apps trying to figure out how to fix this without any luck.


I'm using an HP 14 laptop I'm not sure if the websites with the specs for this laptop are accurate and I don't see what I'm looking for.
This should be correct

I'm attaching pictures .

I CANNOT use a wired connection. It's my phone, not the laptop preventing me from doing it.
 

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I also tried this...
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I inserted my USB with Linux installation files. Nothing happened.
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Morning Sherri - connecting via phone is beyond my paygrade, never had a need for it.

It's my phone, not the laptop preventing me from doing it.

1. Better give us details on the phone brand, model and so on.

2.
(@wizardfromoz no snap shots)

Is GParted installed on this, if so, can you provide a snapshot?

3. How are you communicating with us at the moment?

@atanere is on your timezone, he may have some ideas, likewise @Condobloke is on mine, they are now notified.

Others may happen along, I hope.

Wiz
 
Morning Sherri - connecting via phone is beyond my paygrade, never had a need for it.



1. Better give us details on the phone brand, model and so on.

It's not the phone. I can't connect to ANY wireless network at all.

I mentioned my phone in case someone suggests tethering.

Is GParted installed on this, if so, can you provide a snapshot?

I will check in just a moment

3. How are you communicating with us at the moment?

Going back and forth between my phone and my tablet.
 
OK thanks, I'm just rebooting into Virginia for another Member.
 
GNOME Disks might do, or else a Live Mint USB stick's GParted.

Just wanted to see if Timeshift might have stored a snapshot somewhere, but if you are sure it hasn't, no worries.
 
I tried this and now I'm online using my laptop.

After I installed the generic driver, I was told there was one more thing I would have to do because Secure Boot was enabled.

I disabled Secure Boot.

I'm going to take a snap shot now!
 


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