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Old 06-06-2015, 09:13 AM   #1
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[Question] rtl8723be driver issues on Archlinux


Hi all,

First of all, I don't know this is the right place to ask my question. If it isn't, apologies.

I have a notebook (HP pavilion 15-p132nd) with win8.1 pre-installed. First thing I did like, a month or two ago, was formatting the whole drive and started installing Archlinux. The installation wasn't the problem. Every piece of hardware installed without any use of manually compiling driver.

My only problem is the Wifi-driver. It's the rtl8723be driver. It works, but not very well. My connection on linux is very unstable and isn't going higher than about 1200 kb/s. And the worst of all, every minute or so, my connection is timed out and I have to wait a few minutes before I've got my internet back. My wireless manager in Gnome doesn't seem to disconnect when this happens..

Tried everything, but nothing worked. So, of course without any happiness, I jumped back to windows. My wireless speed in windows is very stable, around 3-6 mb/s (megabytes). So I think it's a driver issue. On the internet I found nothing else but trouble with this piece of hardware, but no solution for a stable connection.

I tried compiling my own driver, I'm not that kind of a noob, but compiling isn't my strongest thing. Tried ndiswrapper but couldn't get this installed. Also tried ndiswrapper to make my windows driver work, but I can't get it to work, because the package in the Aur (Arch User Repository) is flagged out of date. This package requires I downgrade my kernel.

Does anyone else have/had the same problem (and maybe even a fix/workaround)?
 
Old 06-06-2015, 09:14 AM   #2
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https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php...ae.2Frtl8723be
 
Old 06-06-2015, 09:16 AM   #3
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Hi, thanks for the quick reply.
Tried that and didn't work
 
Old 06-06-2015, 09:17 AM   #4
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tried ndiswrapper to make my windows driver work, but I can't get it to work, because the package in the Aur (Arch User Repository) is flagged out of date. This package requires I downgrade my kernel.
Read the top comment on the AUR page and modify the PKGBUILD accordingly.
https://aur.archlinux.org/packages/n.../?comments=all
 
Old 06-06-2015, 09:40 AM   #5
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OK, I succesfully installed ndiswrapper from aur, but now I'm looking for my *.inf and *.sys file of my driver. I downloaded the setup file from the HP Support site, but I can't find those files in the setup.

I did mention I'm not a noob, but I'm questioning myself right now
 
Old 06-07-2015, 03:37 AM   #6
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I don't know what the problem was, but I updated my system (silly me, I didn't update it after installing ) and now the pre-installed driver works fine.

Thnx for the help !
 
Old 06-07-2015, 06:48 AM   #7
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You're welcome.

Please mark the thread as [SOLVED] using the forum tools.

For future reference, always ensure your Arch system is fully updated before starting a support thread (read the news page first!):
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# pacman -Syu
 
Old 06-07-2015, 08:03 PM   #8
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Hi roytje...

Whooops, looks like you accidentally chose [QUESTION] instead of [SOLVED]

Glad your problem is solved, though.

Regards...
 
  


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