Wifi Button missing after update

Today, after restarting my laptop I noticed some automatic updates were being applied prior to login. I then ran the steps to reset the hashes before being able to login again, as expected. This I have done before.

But now I notice that the wifi button, usually positioned on the top right is missing. Also, the light on the wifi kill switch is not on anymore. Its positioned to the right. Settings->Network is also not showing the wifi option, just wired.

I’ve no idea how to get it back the Wi-Fi, or what caused the issue. My only guess is that is is somehow related to the update. Would appreciate any help you can provide to troubleshoot. Below are my system specs

Librem14 Laptop
Operating system: PureOS
Release: 10
Codename: Byzantium
Kernel: Linux 5.10.0-19-amd64
Architecture: x86-64

lspci | grep - i network (returns nothing)
lspci | grep -i wireless (returns nothing)
lspci | grep - i Wifi (nothing)
I saw these above commands mentioned on another chat related to wifi.

I know this sounds dumb, but have you tried toggling the kill switch on and off?

Yip tried that.

You could look in the file /var/log/apt/history.log to see if the kernel was updated. Maybe there is a new kernel version that breaks wifi for you.

Thanks Skalman.

Update: After restarting my laptop for the second time, the wifi button light is now back on this morning and the wifi option is appearing on the top right. Wifi working fine again.
I’m none the wiser as to what happened.
I do recall running sudo apt update and sudo apt upgrade yesterday right before the shutdown, so maybe that did the trick.

Anyway, I think this query can be closed now

I think that the person who started the thread (you in this case) can select to mark the thread “resolved” or similar, not sure exactly what it is called.

I think: the OP needs to select a specific post within the topic as the “solution”.

In this case, I think the solution was post 5 (reboot a couple of times), which is a pretty good first option for any problem with any operating system. :wink: