LinuxQuestions.org
Help answer threads with 0 replies.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie
User Name
Password
Linux - Newbie This Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question? If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!

Notices


Reply
  Search this Thread
Old 07-12-2015, 04:09 AM   #31
JaseP
Senior Member
 
Registered: Jun 2002
Location: Eastern PA, USA
Distribution: K/Ubuntu 18.04-14.04, Scientific Linux 6.3-6.4, Android-x86, Pretty much all distros at one point...
Posts: 1,802

Rep: Reputation: 157Reputation: 157

The wifi is getting sluggish because the open source drivers have fixes which upstream has not accepted (once wifi is working passably, they mark bug reports as "will not fix."). I would get dropped packets, etc. all the time until I switched to the proprietary drivers for my module. Once I did,... the Wifi errors went away. It was a little more research to obtain the proper BT firmware files and manually install them to the correct system directory, to get bluetooth working...

You need to do the same...

If there are no PPAs for your module,... you'll need to do a manual install (make [on the downloaded sources], modprobe, etc.). Then, you'll need to extract the firmware for the BT portion of the module, and install that manually to the proper firware directory (named correctly as well).

Your other choice is to dump the hardware wifi/blue-tooth module for one that works out-of-box with most distros. Wifi/BT modules are about $35(US)...
 
Old 07-12-2015, 04:46 AM   #32
Shadow_7
Senior Member
 
Registered: Feb 2003
Distribution: debian
Posts: 4,001
Blog Entries: 1

Rep: Reputation: 846Reputation: 846Reputation: 846Reputation: 846Reputation: 846Reputation: 846Reputation: 846
Initially, before the wifi support got better I opted to buy a usb to ethernet adapter $30 at radio shack. I don't have anything bluetooth so it doesn't matter to me if that works or not. The ethernet option is almost required when doing a fresh install on the device. Since you need a network to get the network drivers and firmware of said drivers.
 
Old 07-12-2015, 10:12 AM   #33
jfhendfg
Member
 
Registered: Jun 2015
Posts: 150

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: Disabled
Hey I wasn't trying to ignore or offend anybody my apologies if you feel that way.
I may have not mentioned this but I do not know what you mean by proprietary drivers.
I've looked everywhere for support for this module, in and outside of the repositories.
I tried troytan, firmware-realtek, lwfinger, and the dkms repo mentioned earlier. What did I miss?

JaseP would you also mind elaborating that a little more?
The manual install bit, thank you!

Last edited by jfhendfg; 07-12-2015 at 10:15 AM.
 
Old 07-12-2015, 10:20 AM   #34
ardvark71
LQ Veteran
 
Registered: Feb 2015
Location: Oregon, USA
Distribution: Lubuntu 14.04, Windows Vista
Posts: 6,277
Blog Entries: 3

Rep: Reputation: 841Reputation: 841Reputation: 841Reputation: 841Reputation: 841Reputation: 841Reputation: 841
Quote:
Originally Posted by jfhendfg View Post
I may have not mentioned this but I do not know what you mean by proprietary drivers.
Hi...

Generally, this means drivers that are issued by the company who manufactured the chip(set) in question, not the ones that are written by those in the Linux or Open Source community.

Regards...
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Having trouble installing HP printer drivers aps5253 Linux - Newbie 5 11-04-2011 09:34 PM
Trouble installing nvidia drivers dustin2128 Slackware 15 11-02-2010 09:50 AM
trouble installing ethernet drivers sbcdivision63 Linux - Newbie 8 11-05-2003 03:56 PM
Having trouble installing nvidia drivers hbbtstar Linux - Software 3 08-29-2003 01:20 PM
Having trouble installing NVIDIA drivers. funkenbooty Linux - Newbie 6 07-27-2003 08:40 PM

LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:37 AM.

Main Menu
Advertisement
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration