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Old 02-09-2015, 08:52 PM   #1
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Smile RTL8723BE Lenovo G50-70


Hello everyone,

I recently finished installing Scientific Linux 6.6 on my newly purchased Lenovo G50-70. I'm unable to get the wifi working

lspci reveals the following:

Code:
02:00.0 Network controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8723BE PCIe Wireless Network Adapter
I googled the wifi card model number and I came upon this page:

http://unix.stackexchange.com/questi...n-ubuntu-14-04

I tried git cloning this repo: https://github.com/lwfinger/rtlwifi_new and installing the gcc and kernel-devel packages but when I attempt to make I receive this:

Code:
[jobalcaen@kimura rtlwifi_new]$ make
make -C /lib/modules/2.6.32-504.8.1.el6.x86_64/build M=/home/jobalcaen/git/rtlwifi_new modules
make[1]: Entering directory `/usr/src/kernels/2.6.32-504.8.1.el6.x86_64'
  CC [M]  /home/jobalcaen/git/rtlwifi_new/pci.o
/home/jobalcaen/git/rtlwifi_new/pci.c: In function ‘rtl_pci_tx_chk_waitq_insert’:
/home/jobalcaen/git/rtlwifi_new/pci.c:1600: error: ‘struct <anonymous>’ has no member named ‘sta’
/home/jobalcaen/git/rtlwifi_new/pci.c: In function ‘rtl_pci_tx’:
/home/jobalcaen/git/rtlwifi_new/pci.c:1650: error: ‘struct <anonymous>’ has no member named ‘sta’
make[2]: *** [/home/jobalcaen/git/rtlwifi_new/pci.o] Error 1
make[1]: *** [_module_/home/jobalcaen/git/rtlwifi_new] Error 2
make[1]: Leaving directory `/usr/src/kernels/2.6.32-504.8.1.el6.x86_64'
make: *** [all] Error 2
My kernel version:
Code:
Linux kimura 2.6.32-504.8.1.el6.x86_64 #1 SMP Tue Jan 27 13:39:10 CST 2015 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux
I've also read that I might need to use backports, but my attempts at installing backports have failed.

I'm not sure where to go from here and would appreciate any help.

Thanks,
Joel
 
Old 02-09-2015, 10:17 PM   #2
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I did some searching and found out that the driver for the RTL8723BE is in the 3.15 Linux kernel.
Often times installing a newer version of the kernel helps hardware issue's most of the time.

These links are a start:
The rtl8723be module is included in the mainline Linux kernel since version 3.15.
https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php...tion#rtl8723be

This link might help too.
https://ask.fedoraproject.org/en/que...-card-working/

I looked on the Realtek website and I couldn't find a driver for your card; sorry.

HTH
 
Old 02-09-2015, 10:55 PM   #3
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Not sure why adding the repo isn't working for you.
Some repo's are disabled by default to prevent a certain things for some reason. So it may be that it has to be enabled.(the backport that you mean)

Did you try adding it to the /etc/yum.conf file?

https://access.redhat.com/documentat...ositories.html

Maybe another member running Scientific Linux will chime in and help.
Sorry I don't know more.
 
Old 02-17-2015, 08:13 AM   #4
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Thanks for the help. I fixed it by installing Ubuntu 14.04 LTS which supported the card right out of the box.
 
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Thanks for the help. I fixed it by installing Ubuntu 14.04 LTS which supported the card right out of the box.
Your Welcome. Glad your laptop is working.

It's nice to have a distro that works out of the box with your pc's architecture.-
 
  


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