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Old 09-14-2017, 07:24 PM   #1
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Question Wireless connection with HP-17 Laptop/Linux Mint 18.2


Two days ago, I bought a HP-Laptop 127-bs011dx. Everything works, except wireless (driver). NO indication of wireless on the screen. Connected via the ether net. Now using the desktop.

Ran lsusb. Realtek is the maker of the wireless device.
ID 0bda:b009 Realtek Semiconductor Cooperation.

My 1st LapTop. Would someone help address this problem. Have been on the HP site, very hard to move around on it.

Thanks in advance.

Bob
 
Old 09-14-2017, 08:02 PM   #2
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Hi!

try to put on a Terminal: "iwconfig" (without the quotes) and paste here what says.

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Old 09-15-2017, 05:43 PM   #3
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I run several 17" HP laptops you might want to try installing
b43-fwcutter
 
Old 09-17-2017, 03:22 PM   #4
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sudo apt-get install b43-fwcutter?
 
Old 09-17-2017, 03:23 PM   #5
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eno1 no wireless extensions

lo no wireless extensions


I think there is a HP switch???

Last edited by Bobrm2; 09-17-2017 at 03:25 PM. Reason: additional information
 
Old 09-18-2017, 07:20 AM   #6
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on my 17" HP laptop the switch is on the f12 key, light is orange off or blue on.
 
Old 09-18-2017, 09:09 AM   #7
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realtek != broadcom

$ sudo apt-get install firmware-realtek

Which might mean adjusting sources.list for non-free (or universe for ubuntu flavors).

$ sudo ifconfig -a
$ ip link show

It should show up there if it's working (or pretending to work). It might be called something like wlp1s0 or wlo1 instead of wlan0 on modern distros. At least it still starts with a "W".

I have the hp 15-ba053nr and it uses the rtl8723be module. Hardware wise it has connections for two antennae, but mine only has one antennae connected to the 2nd connector. Which means I have to pass a module parameter or the signal strength is too weak to be usable.

$ sudo modprobe -r rtl8723be
$ sudo modprobe rtl8723be ant_sel=2

Not that this applies to your hardware. Without more details.

$ lspci -nnk | grep -i net
Code:
01:00.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8101/2/6E PCI Express Fast/Gigabit Ethernet controller [10ec:8136] (rev 07)
02:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8723BE PCIe Wireless Network Adapter [10ec:b723]
The deets for my hardware.
 
Old 10-01-2017, 10:03 PM   #8
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Please excuse my delay, a bit under the weather.

I am posting the Terminal hoping for an explaination.

"bob@bob-HP-Laptop-17-bs0xx ~ $ sudo apt-get install firmware-realtek
[sudo] password for bob:
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
E: Unable to locate package firmware-realtek
bob@bob-HP-Laptop-17-bs0xx ~ $ sudo ifconfig -a
eno1 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 30:e1:71:35:74:85
inet addr:192.168.1.2 Bcast:192.168.1.255 Mask:255.255.255.0
inet6 addr: fe80::1dd4:75d3:fb7b:16fd/64 Scope:Link
UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:39093 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:40622 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
RX bytes:29639185 (29.6 MB) TX bytes:6832379 (6.8 MB)

lo Link encap:Local Loopback
inet addr:127.0.0.1 Mask:255.0.0.0
inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host
UP LOOPBACK RUNNING MTU:65536 Metric:1
RX packets:3340 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:3340 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
RX bytes:566042 (566.0 KB) TX bytes:566042 (566.0 KB)

bob@bob-HP-Laptop-17-bs0xx ~ $ ip link -show
Command "-show" is unknown, try "ip link help".
bob@bob-HP-Laptop-17-bs0xx ~ $ ip link show
1: lo: <LOOPBACK,UP,LOWER_UP> mtu 65536 qdisc noqueue state UNKNOWN mode DEFAULT group default qlen 1000
link/loopback 00:00:00:00:00:00 brd 00:00:00:00:00:00
2: eno1: <BROADCAST,MULTICAST,UP,LOWER_UP> mtu 1500 qdisc pfifo_fast state UP mode DEFAULT group default qlen 1000
link/ether 30:e1:71:35:74:85 brd ff:ff:ff:ff:ff:ff
bob@bob-HP-Laptop-17-bs0xx ~ $
""

Hoping for an explanation. Thank you
 
Old 10-02-2017, 10:56 AM   #9
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Hello, it's linux Mint or Linux Mint Debian edition?

Try to install firmware-linux-nonfree.

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Old 10-02-2017, 09:43 PM   #10
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non-free firmware is not available by default on debian. You have to change the sources.list file to have those. And apt-get update once that change is made. Plus flavor-updates entries and security ones, for ubuntu the naming is slightly different, like universe instead of contrib and non-free.

My sources.list for debian testing (buster), upgraded from stretch.

Code:
#deb http://httpredir.debian.org/debian stretch main
deb http://security.debian.org             testing/updates main contrib non-free
deb http://httpredir.debian.org/debian     testing         main contrib non-free
deb http://httpredir.debian.org/debian     testing-updates main contrib non-free
deb-src http://httpredir.debian.org/debian testing         main contrib non-free
deb-src http://httpredir.debian.org/debian testing-updates main contrib non-free
The first commented line is what was originally there unmodified, except for the comment (#) change.
 
Old 10-03-2017, 11:31 AM   #11
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Shadow_7 View Post
non-free firmware is not available by default on debian. You have to change the sources.list file to have those. And apt-get update once that change is made. Plus flavor-updates entries and security ones, for ubuntu the naming is slightly different, like universe instead of contrib and non-free.

My sources.list for debian testing (buster), upgraded from stretch.

Code:
#deb http://httpredir.debian.org/debian stretch main
deb http://security.debian.org             testing/updates main contrib non-free
deb http://httpredir.debian.org/debian     testing         main contrib non-free
deb http://httpredir.debian.org/debian     testing-updates main contrib non-free
deb-src http://httpredir.debian.org/debian testing         main contrib non-free
deb-src http://httpredir.debian.org/debian testing-updates main contrib non-free
The first commented line is what was originally there unmodified, except for the comment (#) change.
He is using linux mint, linux mint has that repos available for default, it is not Debian.
 
Old 10-03-2017, 08:49 PM   #12
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I am sorry to be so "Thick", however I'm in "software sources", and see nothing concerning "non-free". So, I'm tring apt-get install install firmware-linux-nonfree

??
Bob
 
Old 10-03-2017, 08:52 PM   #13
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unable to locate firmware-linux-nonfree
 
Old 10-04-2017, 06:20 AM   #14
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Code:
deb http://packages.linuxmint.com/ debian main upstream import

deb http://debian.linuxmint.com/latest testing main contrib non-free
deb-src http://debian.linuxmint.com/latest testing main contrib non-free
Something like that should be in your /etc/apt/sources.list file. Once that exists, then $(apt-get update) and try the other commands again. But it depends on what version you're using. testing? stable? sid? experimental? Lots of options. There's probably an IRC channel if you need more official / direct correspondence versus this post and wait and wait and wait forum.
 
Old 10-04-2017, 01:30 PM   #15
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Can you paste the sources list here?

Quote:
nano /etc/apt/sources.list
Going to ask again, it's linux mint, or linux mint Debian edition?
 
  


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