I was following a tutorial on how to install arch, and my wifi-menu command suddenly stopped working after I edited pacman.conf and added a new user. I don't know if this is the cause, and I doubt it, but it was at that point that I started getting THIS:

The output

Everytime I run wifi-menu.

Output of systemctl status [email protected]: Output

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    Did you follow the error directive and read what was printed to the journal?
    – jasonwryan
    Commented Aug 17, 2016 at 18:16
  • @jasonwryan yes but it wasn't very informative... Commented Aug 17, 2016 at 18:17
  • Please don't paste images of text. You can get more information with journalctl _PID=XXX
    – jasonwryan
    Commented Aug 17, 2016 at 19:10
  • @jasonwryan I had to.... And what pid do i enter? Commented Aug 17, 2016 at 19:31
  • The PID that is printed in the journal status...
    – jasonwryan
    Commented Aug 17, 2016 at 20:50

1 Answer 1


Boot from USB installation stick, mount your directories, chroot into your system. Then execute:

pacman -S iw wpa_supplicant dialog

Then reboot into your system and try

wifi-menu -o


Actually, you might want to try another solution - for example, try networkmanager. You can read about it and execute:

pacman -S networkmanager

systemctl stop netctl@virgin

systemctl disable netctl@virgin

systemctl start NetworkManager

systemctl enable NetworkManager
  • I already had all the dependencies installed, so that didn't help... Commented Aug 17, 2016 at 18:20
  • Then do what the system wants: provide the output of systemctl status netctl@virgin. It could be a hardware issue. Commented Aug 17, 2016 at 18:23
  • okay... But I cant copy and paste so I'll add a photo. Is that ok? Commented Aug 17, 2016 at 18:24
  • Yes, update your initial question. Commented Aug 17, 2016 at 18:24
  • oh, and also during boot when it says dhcpcd start job running it ends in a failure... Hope that helps. Commented Aug 17, 2016 at 18:56

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