the network icon in the Pixel menu bar says no wireless, however WiFi is connected and working, or so it seems. It's not a massive deal as it's actually working - I'd just like to be able to use the Pixel Desktop to change WiFi settings.

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iwgetid and ifconfig seem to show Wifi is connected just fine.

OS: Raspbian GNU/Linux 10 (buster) armv7l Raspberry Pi 4 Model B Rev 1.1 Kernel: 4.19.97-v7l+ CPU: BCM2835 (4) @ 1.500GHz Memory: 1340MiB / 3956MiB

edit; suggestion about DHCPCD, I don't recall having done anything to break it, it seems OK going by systemctl status;


  • You presumably have done something to break dhcpcd but as you have provided no details of what you did who knows – Milliways Apr 27 '20 at 22:01
  • Pixel is DEAD, Long Live RPD – Milliways Apr 28 '20 at 2:01
  • @Milliways thanks, the name change passed me by somehow, RPD it is. – sackoverflow Apr 28 '20 at 9:48

You could try removing the desktop tool and re-installing it:

sudo apt update
sudo apt remove wpagui
sudo apt install wpagui

To start it

sudo wpa_gui

My Buster box currently reports:

wpagui/stable 2:2.7+git20190128+0c1e29f-6+deb10u1 armhf

Not sure if this will help or make it worse so please have a backup of the SD card :-)

  • thanks for the suggestion, that didn't make any difference unfortunately – sackoverflow May 14 '20 at 15:37

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