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Old 06-28-2019, 03:57 AM   #1
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No internet detection or connection on ASUS T100TA with LXLE 16.04


Greetings all! I am a Linux newbie. I have a little experience with Mint, Linux Lite, and Ubuntu, but those would not work on my ASUS T100TA netbook. After much trial and error I was able to load LXLE. It looks good, boots fast, and everything seems to work except the internet. It doesn't detect or connect to it by wifi, bluetooth, connecting my android phone by usb, and it has no port to connect to an ethernet cable. I suspect some sort of driver is missing, but I don't know how to troubleshoot it. I've searched online, trying different commands in the terminal, but I don't really know what I am doing. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance!
 
Old 06-28-2019, 07:29 AM   #2
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Greetings all! I am a Linux newbie. I have a little experience with Mint, Linux Lite, and Ubuntu, but those would not work on my ASUS T100TA netbook. After much trial and error I was able to load LXLE. It looks good, boots fast, and everything seems to work except the internet. It doesn't detect or connect to it by wifi, bluetooth, connecting my android phone by usb, and it has no port to connect to an ethernet cable. I suspect some sort of driver is missing, but I don't know how to troubleshoot it. I've searched online, trying different commands in the terminal, but I don't really know what I am doing. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance!
It would help to know some system specs to start with. It's possible you might be missing some firmware for your wifi hardware, but that's just a possibility until we know more about your system.

Could you open a terminal window and post the results of the following commands using CODE tags;

Code:
lspci -nnk | grep -A3 -i net
dmesg | grep -i firmware
 
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Thanks for your patience and sorry for the delay in getting back. I don't get to work on this every day-just when I get the chance. When I enter what you suggested in the terminal I get the following:
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Old 07-03-2019, 02:24 PM   #4
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Thanks for your patience and sorry for the delay in getting back. I don't get to work on this every day-just when I get the chance. When I enter what you suggested in the terminal I get the following:
Well you do have a firmware failed download error message there, which would support the theory that your machine is missing firmware files. I'm not sure if it's related to your wifi or not though.

Try and install a package called "linux-firmware" and then restart your machine, then see if you get any wifi interface. You can download the package manually on another machine, use the package manager to install it if need be.

Also next time, try to post command output in plain text using CODE tags, rather than screenshots.
 
Old 07-05-2019, 01:51 PM   #5
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you for some reason have a linux kernel that tried to load firmware and failed (compiled by a linux OS maker, a "unix OS distributor")

IT COULD HAVE PERMANENTLY DAMAGED YOUR MACHINE but we hope that the coders and manufacturers co-operated to avoid that (i would not make any bets, though - infact i might suggest the opposite on a darker day)

USE A DIFFERENT LINUX OS, FREEBSD, the one you have is trying unwise things or is simply outdate

another option is don't run unix directly on your hardware: run ubuntu under win10, macports under imac (note apple runs unix so, do you gnu on it?), use freebsd on your hardware not linux, or run linux or freebsd or both using "virtualization"

but i again will repeat: if a linux kernel dealt to you is, without your permission, trying to update your hardware and throwing errors while doing it: your PC or LAPTOP may be damaged already
 
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ASUS T100TA netbook is an asian device (every release is different there are no "standards") - made by the same people who do allot of the "firmware hacking" in linux. little or none of the firmware work is "certified". there is allot of changes approved that are later repealed, fixed and re-broken, etc. it's a mess.

You can run your machine without any firmware updates - but the free drivers often have less capability.

THE KEY HERE IS - you should never try to update hardware with a "firmware update" unless you are told by people in the know that it's harmless and works. you would do it if you bought an NVIDIA card and NVIDIA corp themselves made the firmware hack and suggested to you, the customer, to use it for your particular graphics card model.

otherwise - you don't load firmware hacks. why is because while it may be safe to fail an upload on one (wifi) card it may destroy a (newer) wifi card or the bus or both.
 
Old 07-05-2019, 02:17 PM   #7
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you for some reason have a linux kernel that tried to load firmware and failed (compiled by a linux OS maker, a "unix OS distributor")

IT COULD HAVE PERMANENTLY DAMAGED YOUR MACHINE but we hope that the coders and manufacturers co-operated to avoid that (i would not make any bets, though - infact i might suggest the opposite on a darker day)

USE A DIFFERENT LINUX OS, FREEBSD, the one you have is trying unwise things or is simply outdate

another option is don't run unix directly on your hardware: run ubuntu under win10, macports under imac (note apple runs unix so, do you gnu on it?), use freebsd on your hardware not linux, or run linux or freebsd or both using "virtualization"
Where do get your nonsense from ?

@vowl, I seriously doubt the above. I would not pay any attention to the above. You don't need to use another system, and FreeBSD is NOT a Linux distribution to start with.
 
  


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