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Old 12-03-2017, 06:35 PM   #1
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Hello, trying to get wifi on HP Notebook - 15-ba026nd


Hi to those reading,

im a noob, the only command line i know out of my head is sudo su and apt-get update, just so you all know that.

laptop specs > https://support.hp.com/id-en/document/c05243152

preferences - systemdrivers
i only see amd64-micro code
thought about installing wlan0, but i dont realy know how to and if it will work.

appreciate the help and time.
Greetings,
Naijerana
 
Old 12-03-2017, 06:38 PM   #2
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OK,
Code:
$ lspci
and see which wireless adapter you have. Then, install the firmware for it.
 
Old 12-04-2017, 03:59 AM   #3
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did that and all i got was > $: command not found < i even sudo su it,

and i have linux mint 18.3 cinnamon 64bit
version cinnamon 3.6.6
linux systemcore 4.10.0-40-generic
processor amd a8-7410 apu with amd radeon r5 graphics x 4
memory 4.8 gib
disk 242.8 gib
graphic card advanced micro devices,inc. [amd/ati] mullins [radeon r4/r5 graphics]
 
Old 12-04-2017, 10:05 PM   #4
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After searching for "802.11b/g/n (1x1)" from HP's list of specs for this machine, I found this. Looks as if it might be a Broadcom product.

That it didn't show up in lspci is mildly concerning though.
 
Old 12-05-2017, 11:12 AM   #5
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i think i was read something about broadcom being somewhat bitchy with the software give away for linux.
 
Old 12-05-2017, 10:14 PM   #6
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Broadcom can be a little difficult to set up, but it can be made to work with a little extra effort. Nevertheless, if the wireless adapter is functional, it should appear in an lspci.

This link about setting up Broadcom in Linux is getting a bit dated, but is still generally valid. https://www.linuxquestions.org/quest...ux-4175434970/
 
Old 12-05-2017, 11:23 PM   #7
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I thnk it should be clarified that only Broadcom wireless is difficult in Linux. The wired adapters are easy to get working.

The wireless may be turned off in the BIOS/UEFI setup. That's the only reason I can think of that it wouldn't show up with lspci. Or is it that you don't have lspci installed. If not, it's in the pciutils package. Install that.
 
Old 12-05-2017, 11:30 PM   #8
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Post the output of:
Code:
lspci
And for future reference, you do not include the "$" in the commands you are asked to run; it's just an indication of the command prompt you will see in a terminal.
 
Old 12-06-2017, 05:04 AM   #9
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i just did the lspci withouth the $ then i get this:

00:00.0 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Device 1566
00:01.0 VGA compatible controller: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] Mullins [Radeon R4/R5 Graphics] (rev 45)
00:01.1 Audio device: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] Kabini HDMI/DP Audio
00:02.0 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Device 156b
00:02.1 PCI bridge: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Family 16h Processor Functions 5:1
00:02.4 PCI bridge: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Family 16h Processor Functions 5:1
00:02.5 PCI bridge: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Family 16h Processor Functions 5:1
00:08.0 Encryption controller: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Device 1537
00:10.0 USB controller: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] FCH USB XHCI Controller (rev 11)
00:11.0 SATA controller: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] FCH SATA Controller [AHCI mode] (rev 39)
00:12.0 USB controller: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] FCH USB EHCI Controller (rev 39)
00:13.0 USB controller: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] FCH USB EHCI Controller (rev 39)
00:14.0 SMBus: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] FCH SMBus Controller (rev 42)
00:14.2 Audio device: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] FCH Azalia Controller (rev 02)
00:14.3 ISA bridge: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] FCH LPC Bridge (rev 11)
00:14.7 SD Host controller: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] FCH SD Flash Controller (rev 01)
00:18.0 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Device 1580
00:18.1 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Device 1581
00:18.2 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Device 1582
00:18.3 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Device 1583
00:18.4 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Device 1584
00:18.5 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Device 1585
02:00.0 Network controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8723BE PCIe Wireless Network Adapter
03:00.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8101/2/6E PCI Express Fast/Gigabit Ethernet controller (rev 07)
 
Old 12-06-2017, 09:07 AM   #10
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Install the firmware-realtek package.
 
Old 12-06-2017, 12:16 PM   #11
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oke and where do i found the linux package for that??
 
Old 12-07-2017, 02:23 AM   #12
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for debian

$ sudo apt-get install firmware-realtek

or visit the site:

http://packages.debian.org

There's also a github for that wifi driver

$ git clone https://github.com/lwfinger/rtlwifi_new.git

But mostly the firmware doesn't ship with a lot of distros by default. The driver is already there kernel wise.

$ apt-file find firmware/rtlwifi
Code:
firmware-realtek: /lib/firmware/rtlwifi/rtl8188efw.bin
firmware-realtek: /lib/firmware/rtlwifi/rtl8188eufw.bin
firmware-realtek: /lib/firmware/rtlwifi/rtl8192cfw.bin
firmware-realtek: /lib/firmware/rtlwifi/rtl8192cfwU.bin
firmware-realtek: /lib/firmware/rtlwifi/rtl8192cfwU_B.bin
firmware-realtek: /lib/firmware/rtlwifi/rtl8192cufw.bin
firmware-realtek: /lib/firmware/rtlwifi/rtl8192cufw_A.bin
firmware-realtek: /lib/firmware/rtlwifi/rtl8192cufw_B.bin
firmware-realtek: /lib/firmware/rtlwifi/rtl8192cufw_TMSC.bin
firmware-realtek: /lib/firmware/rtlwifi/rtl8192defw.bin
firmware-realtek: /lib/firmware/rtlwifi/rtl8192eefw.bin
firmware-realtek: /lib/firmware/rtlwifi/rtl8192eu_nic.bin
firmware-realtek: /lib/firmware/rtlwifi/rtl8192eu_wowlan.bin
firmware-realtek: /lib/firmware/rtlwifi/rtl8192sefw.bin
firmware-realtek: /lib/firmware/rtlwifi/rtl8712u.bin
firmware-realtek: /lib/firmware/rtlwifi/rtl8723aufw_A.bin
firmware-realtek: /lib/firmware/rtlwifi/rtl8723aufw_B.bin
firmware-realtek: /lib/firmware/rtlwifi/rtl8723aufw_B_NoBT.bin
firmware-realtek: /lib/firmware/rtlwifi/rtl8723befw.bin
firmware-realtek: /lib/firmware/rtlwifi/rtl8723befw_36.bin
firmware-realtek: /lib/firmware/rtlwifi/rtl8723bs_bt.bin
firmware-realtek: /lib/firmware/rtlwifi/rtl8723bs_nic.bin
firmware-realtek: /lib/firmware/rtlwifi/rtl8723bs_wowlan.bin
firmware-realtek: /lib/firmware/rtlwifi/rtl8723bu_nic.bin
firmware-realtek: /lib/firmware/rtlwifi/rtl8723bu_wowlan.bin
firmware-realtek: /lib/firmware/rtlwifi/rtl8723fw.bin
firmware-realtek: /lib/firmware/rtlwifi/rtl8723fw_B.bin
firmware-realtek: /lib/firmware/rtlwifi/rtl8821aefw.bin
firmware-realtek: /lib/firmware/rtlwifi/rtl8821aefw_29.bin
firmware-realtek: /lib/firmware/rtlwifi/rtl8821aefw_wowlan.bin
 
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I thnk it should be clarified that only Broadcom wireless is difficult in Linux. The wired adapters are easy to get working.
Good point. Thanks for correcting my omission.
 
  


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