I installed Mate 16.04 on my HP Pavilion a week or two ago. Initially wifi worked fine but then it would sometimes fail to reconnect after a suspend. I googled and, based on what I found, added “blacklist rt2800pci” to blacklist.conf. That appeared to solve the problem
Today I cannot get any wifi connection at all, not even after a reboot. I booted into Windows and wifi was fine. I booted from a USB with the same version of Mate on it and wifi was fine. I rebooted again - to the installed Mate - and there’s nothing.
Here’s the output from lshw:
[email protected]:~$ sudo lshw -C NETWORK *-network UNCLAIMED description: Network controller product: RT3290 Wireless 802.11n 1T/1R PCIe vendor: Ralink corp. physical id: 0 bus info: [email protected]:01:00.0 version: 00 width: 32 bits clock: 33MHz capabilities: pm msi pciexpress bus_master cap_list configuration: latency=0 resources: memory:c2510000-c251ffff *-network description: Ethernet interface product: RTL8101/2/6E PCI Express Fast/Gigabit Ethernet controller vendor: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. physical id: 0 bus info: [email protected]:02:00.0 logical name: eno1 version: 07 serial: a4:5d:36:7f:da:33 size: 10Mbit/s capacity: 100Mbit/s width: 64 bits clock: 33MHz capabilities: pm msi pciexpress msix vpd bus_master cap_list rom ethernet physical tp mii 10bt 10bt-fd 100bt 100bt-fd autonegotiation configuration: autonegotiation=on broadcast=yes driver=r8169 driverversion=2.3LK-NAPI duplex=half firmware=rtl8106e-1_0.0.1 06/29/12 latency=0 link=no multicast=yes port=MII speed=10Mbit/s resources: irq:25 ioport:3000(size=256) memory:c2404000-c2404fff memory:c2400000-c2403fff memory:c2410000-c241ffff
I’d be grateful for any help in solving this.