WiFi is turned off when lid is opened

Hi there!

My WiFi is being turned off when I open my Notebook.

As I'm using that Notebook also as IPTV device for my TV I need it to stay active also when the notebook is closed, what I already managed.
But another issue appears:

Each time I open the lid the wifi is being deactivated and needs to be reactivated by hand.

I tried a lot but nothing succeeded :thinking:

At last I changed the WiFi power save settings:


from 4 to 2

wifi.powersave = 2

but that had no effect.

Where is the switch I need to toggle to keep the WiFi alive when I open my notebook lid?

Thank you! :pray:


Here are two possible solutions:

One is that opening the lid is activating Airplane Mode:

The second possible fix is to disable randomization:

Thank you but that didt really help:

the Fedora help

the evtest stopped:

And on


  1. had to use apt instead of dnf
  2. couldnt find


but found


which already had

wifi.powersave = 2


I tried
wifi.powersave = 1
(NM_SETTING_WIRELESS_POWERSAVE_IGNORE (1): don't touch existing setting)

But the WiFi was still goin off when I opened the lid.

Sorry but thats not the solution :wink:

Yes, I should have been on top of things and pointed that out.

You are supposed to create that file.

Make the config file /etc/NetworkManager/conf.d/90-disable-randomization.conf with the following content...

Ok guys,

your incomplete hints made Zorin to lose the WiFi and there is no network manager but the next hint is to crate it myself from the air. Lol!
I am on my mobile now and will install manjaro tomorrow because zorin makes to much issues.

Have a good time

Certainly. Here is the Manjaro thread for that issue:

Hopefully, it is helpful.

Hi to all!

sorry if that sounds like an accusation!
I didn't mean to offend anyone here! The Zorin developers did a great job!
However, with this constantly popping up network problem, this is an extremely annoying problem!

I've already tried out about 5-8 Debian mostly Ubuntu derivatives and had Manjaro before, but there were problems there too. It's just a bit better documented than Zorin :wink:

There will probably be no way around the fact that I will finally deal with Gentoo if I want a Linux that is both adapted to my needs and also perfectly matched to the hardware!

I will use Majaro to finally get involved with Gentoo!

Thank you for your work.

greetings and good luck,

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Network is often an essential system. Having it behave unreliably is extremely infuriating.
For as many distros as you have tried, I wonder if using an inexpensive Wifi Dongle might be the most efficient possible solution to the issue.

Zorin OS is a good solid distro but there are many good distros out there. The beauty of Linux is finding what suits you best. You don't have to be using Zorin OS to use this forum. This forum may address Zorin OS Specific troubleshooting and we may not always be able to help with Manjaro or Gentoo or other Distro specific troubleshooting.

Thank You @Aravisian,

I got a FritzBox Wifi Dongle but I dont really like to use it because it takes space and could break off just because I could bump into it in passing. The notebook itself isn't luxury hardware either, I only paid €250 for it, but I like it because it's thin and has an integrated SSD hard drive of with 1TB.

I have now installed Manjaro again and think I'll see how I get along with it. I used to have it too 5 years ago, but I didn't like it, I'd rather have Aptitude than Pacman, but the resources, documentation and help have gotten a lot better in the last few years.

But I won't leave the Zorin forum and I've also learned a lot from Zorin, e.g. about Gnome ...

Thanks for your help,

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