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Old 03-15-2024, 10:39 AM   #1
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Unhappy ChromeOs Flex no wifi HP 245 G6

Hi members.
Recently I isntalled ChromeOS Flex in a HP 245 G6 Notebook.
Everything went ok until I wanted to connect to the wifi.
When I turned the switch ON, it goes to off automatically, and obviously, my computer doesn´t connect to the internet.
Is there some way to fix this issue?
Appreciate all your help!
Old 03-16-2024, 01:42 PM   #2
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Maybe chromeos flex has not enabled your wifi chip to work yet. I think they are still in the building stage as a beta release.

Might wanna contact them and see.

I run a regular linux install on my chromebook. As you can tell. My wifi works.

$ inxi -zv7
  Kernel: 6.1.60-antix.1-amd64-smp arch: x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc
    v: 12.2.0 clocksource: tsc Desktop: IceWM v: 3.4.5 dm: slimski v: 1.5.0
    Distro: antiX-23.1-runit_x64-full Arditi del Popolo 26 January 2024
    base: Debian GNU/Linux 12 (bookworm)
  Type: Laptop System: GOOGLE product: Candy v: 1.0
    serial: <superuser required> Chassis: type: 9 serial: <superuser required>
  Mobo: GOOGLE model: Candy v: 1.0 serial: <superuser required>
    UEFI: coreboot v: MrChromebox-4.18.1 date: 10/27/2022
  ID-1: BAT0 charge: 38.6 Wh (93.5%) condition: 41.3/44.5 Wh (92.9%)
    volts: 12.4 min: 11.4 model: Samsung DELL XK type: Li-ion serial: <filter>
    status: discharging cycles: 104
  System RAM: total: 4 GiB available: 3.75 GiB used: 1.26 GiB (33.6%)
  RAM Report: permissions: Unable to run dmidecode. Root privileges
  Info: dual core model: Intel Celeron N2840 bits: 64 type: MCP
    smt: <unsupported> arch: Silvermont rev: 8 cache: L1: 112 KiB L2: 1024 KiB
  Speed (MHz): avg: 974 high: 1083 min/max: 500/2582 cores: 1: 866 2: 1083
    bogomips: 8666
  Flags: 3dnowprefetch acpi aperfmperf apic arat arch_perfmon bts clflush
    cmov constant_tsc cpuid cx16 cx8 de ds_cpl dtes64 dtherm dts epb ept erms
    est flexpriority fpu fxsr ht ibpb ibrs ida lahf_lm lm mca mce md_clear
    mmx monitor movbe msr mtrr nonstop_tsc nopl nx pae pat pbe pclmulqdq pdcm
    pebs pge pni popcnt pse pse36 pti rdrand rdtscp rep_good sep smep ss sse
    sse2 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 stibp syscall tm tm2 tpr_shadow tsc tsc_adjust
    tsc_deadline_timer tsc_known_freq tsc_reliable vme vmx vnmi vpid
    xtopology xtpr
  Device-1: Intel Atom Processor Z36xxx/Z37xxx Series Graphics & Display
    driver: i915 v: kernel arch: Gen-7 ports: active: eDP-1 empty: DP-1,HDMI-A-1
    bus-ID: 00:02.0 chip-ID: 8086:0f31 class-ID: 0300
  Device-2: Suyin Integrated_Webcam_HD driver: uvcvideo type: USB rev: 2.0
    speed: 480 Mb/s lanes: 1 bus-ID: 1-3:3 chip-ID: 064e:c236 class-ID: 0e02
  Display: server: X.Org v: driver: X: loaded: modesetting
    unloaded: fbdev,vesa dri: crocus gpu: i915 display-ID: :0.0 screens: 1
  Screen-1: 0 s-res: 1366x768 s-dpi: 96 s-size: 361x203mm (14.21x7.99")
    s-diag: 414mm (16.31")
  Monitor-1: eDP-1 model: AU Optronics 0x235c res: 1366x768 hz: 60 dpi: 136
    size: 256x144mm (10.08x5.67") diag: 294mm (11.6") modes: 1366x768
  API: EGL v: 1.5 hw: drv: intel crocus platforms: device: 0 drv: crocus
    device: 1 drv: swrast gbm: drv: crocus surfaceless: drv: crocus x11:
    drv: crocus inactive: wayland
  API: OpenGL v: 4.2 vendor: intel mesa v: 22.3.6 glx-v: 1.4 es-v: 3.0
    direct-render: yes renderer: Mesa Intel HD Graphics (BYT)
    device-ID: 8086:0f31
  Device-1: Intel Atom Processor Z36xxx/Z37xxx Series High Definition Audio
    driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel bus-ID: 00:1b.0 chip-ID: 8086:0f04
    class-ID: 0403
  API: ALSA v: k6.1.60-antix.1-amd64-smp status: kernel-api with: apulse
    type: pulse-emulator
  Server-1: PipeWire v: 1.0.3 status: active with: 1: pipewire-pulse
    status: active 2: wireplumber status: active 3: pipewire-alsa type: plugin
    4: pw-jack type: plugin
  Device-1: Intel Wireless 7260 driver: iwlwifi v: kernel pcie:
    speed: 2.5 GT/s lanes: 1 bus-ID: 01:00.0 chip-ID: 8086:08b1 class-ID: 0280
  IF: wlan0 state: up mac: <filter>
  IP v4: <filter> scope: global broadcast: <filter>
  IP v6: <filter> scope: link
  WAN IP: <filter>
  Device-1: Intel Bluetooth wireless interface driver: btusb v: 0.8 type: USB
    rev: 2.0 speed: 12 Mb/s lanes: 1 bus-ID: 1-4:5 chip-ID: 8087:07dc
    class-ID: e001
  Report: hciconfig ID: hci0 rfk-id: 1 state: up address: <filter> bt-v: 4.0
    lmp-v: 6 sub-v: e00 hci-v: 6 rev: e00 class-ID: 6c010c
  Message: No logical block device data found.
  Message: No RAID data found.
  Local Storage: total: 72.63 GiB used: 27.74 GiB (38.2%)
  ID-1: /dev/mmcblk0 vendor: SanDisk model: SD64G size: 57.95 GiB tech: SSD
    serial: <filter> scheme: MBR
  ID-2: /dev/mmcblk1 vendor: Hynix model: HAG2e size: 14.68 GiB tech: SSD
    serial: <filter> fw-rev: 0x7 scheme: GPT
  Message: No optical or floppy data found.
  ID-1: / size: 12.56 GiB used: 5.34 GiB (42.5%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/mmcblk1p4
    label: rootantiX23.1 uuid: 79bb9810-2cfd-4fbd-b89a-5ebbb7d90a31
  ID-2: /boot/efi size: 598.8 MiB used: 288 KiB (0.0%) fs: vfat
    dev: /dev/mmcblk1p2 label: EFI-SYSTEM uuid: 9528-51EE
  ID-3: /home size: 56.74 GiB used: 22.41 GiB (39.5%) fs: ext4
    dev: /dev/mmcblk0p1 label: N/A uuid: e4dc9da1-50f6-4052-a587-ebf5fddaf0c4
  ID-1: swap-1 type: partition size: 1001 MiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%) priority: -2
    dev: /dev/mmcblk1p3 label: swap uuid: 4b8cb26c-a024-4248-a7a0-84a2681b0d9f
  ID-1: /dev/mmcblk1boot0 size: 4 MiB fs: <superuser required> label: N/A
    uuid: N/A
  ID-2: /dev/mmcblk1boot1 size: 4 MiB fs: <superuser required> label: N/A
    uuid: N/A
  ID-3: /dev/mmcblk1p1 size: 256 MiB fs: vfat label: EFI-SYSTEM
    uuid: 1EA0-224A
  Hub-1: 1-0:1 info: hi-speed hub with single TT ports: 6 rev: 2.0
    speed: 480 Mb/s lanes: 1 chip-ID: 1d6b:0002 class-ID: 0900
  Hub-2: 1-2:2 info: Genesys Logic Hub ports: 4 rev: 2.0 speed: 480 Mb/s
    lanes: 1 power: 100mA chip-ID: 05e3:0610 class-ID: 0900
  Device-1: 1-2.3:4 info: Microchip Composite HID + CDC APP-ESS14-1
    type: HID,abstract (modem),CDC-data driver: cdc_acm,hid-generic,usbhid
    interfaces: 3 rev: 2.0 speed: 12 Mb/s lanes: 1 power: 500mA
    chip-ID: 04d8:0b28 class-ID: 0a00 serial: <filter>
  Device-2: 1-3:3 info: Suyin Integrated_Webcam_HD type: video
    driver: uvcvideo interfaces: 2 rev: 2.0 speed: 480 Mb/s lanes: 1
    power: 500mA chip-ID: 064e:c236 class-ID: 0e02
  Device-3: 1-4:5 info: Intel Bluetooth wireless interface type: bluetooth
    driver: btusb interfaces: 2 rev: 2.0 speed: 12 Mb/s lanes: 1 power: 100mA
    chip-ID: 8087:07dc class-ID: e001
  Hub-3: 2-0:1 info: super-speed hub ports: 1 rev: 3.0 speed: 5 Gb/s
    lanes: 1 chip-ID: 1d6b:0003 class-ID: 0900
  System Temperatures: cpu: 37.0 C mobo: N/A
  Fan Speeds (rpm): N/A
  Processes: 133 Uptime: 17m wakeups: 0 Init: runit v: N/A runlevel: 2
  Compilers: gcc: 12.2.0 alt: 12 Packages: pm: dpkg pkgs: 1734 Shell: Bash
  v: 5.2.15 running-in: roxterm inxi: 3.3.31
Edit: Just so you know it not just me that thinks this.

In general, I agree with the OP on this. My issue with ChromeOS flex is the same issue that Linux had for years. It lacks SOOOOO much support for hardware. If you've got a laptop you want to use ChromeOS Flex on, you're out of luck if the wifi card is:

Intel AX200
Intel AX210
Intel BE200
Qualcomm QCNFA725/765
AMD/MediaTek RZ608/MT7921
AMD/MediaTek RZ616/MT7922
GarbageTek 8825

None of those wifi cards, last I checked (about 3 months ago), were supported in the latest build of ChromeOS Flex at the time.

Last edited by rokytnji; 03-16-2024 at 01:50 PM.
Old 03-16-2024, 01:59 PM   #3
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ChromeOS != ChromeOS Flex
Flex is designed to work on a PCs and Macs versus a Chromebook.

Google certifies and maintains a list of devices that you can use with flex. I don't see the HP 245 as being certified so if it does not work as is you probably will not get support from Google.

Why not install linux on your HP?


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