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Old 12-07-2017, 02:30 AM   #16
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congratulations!
now, to make it permanent.
if you have a file /etc/modprobe.d/modprobe.conf on your system, you can add that line to it.
@ondoho, this is right. I forgot to mention it. I searched the net and found this command that created a file /etc/modprobe.d/rtl8723be.conf with the right option on it:
Code:
echo "options rtl8723be ant_sel=1" | sudo tee /etc/modprobe.d/rtl8723be.conf
thanks


@Jinkels, I've been using Android for years and Linux for 3 days. In these 3 days I have already exceeded the amount of time I have ever spent on Android to solve problems.

I think ppl in the Linux world are so used to using the terminal that they think it's ok. Which it might be. It's how you look at it. Like I said, and up to a point, it seems like a philosophical issue. What doesn't change is that it is like using Unix back in the 70s.

Computers should reach a state when you will just explain to them what you want (with voice, with a touch etc.), like when you talk to a friend. And of course, they should just work. In every aspect. Hardware-vice and Software-vice. (We shouldn't even be differentiating between these two.) We're just not there, yet. We're in the caveman era. It's just that when you are a caveman you don't really realize that you are actually passing through your caveman era. The future will know, of course.

Now, if you are happy with the cryptic commands, that's ok. I'm sure that thousands of people, most probably milions, are happy with using the terminal, too. And this is why that approach remains. But I cannot help dreaming of a day where you won't need to look into the computer's innards to make it work. Or spend days with a blue face, like you said, wanting to smash the damn thing (be it a smartphone, be it a desktop) against the wall, or ask for advice and study long threads, blindly trying out cryptic commands you don't understand, till you get it to work kind of properly.

I remember having a black and white TV, as a kid, without even a remote control. I remember having at home one of those old telephones with the rotating disk. In an era where there was no internet around. I have lived through the internet revolution and I have seen the cellphone revolution. I have seen much progres in many aspects. I am just surprised that we use computers so heavily, for decades, and we still need to pay so much effort to get the to work.

I think that the whole architecture of computers' is wrong. But then again, that's seems like an easily outspoken aphorism.

Please, don't take it that I blame Linux. It's just my general view on things.

Like I said, it seems I'll be using Linux on my laptop and I will most probably install it on other computers, too.

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Old 12-07-2017, 03:36 AM   #17
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@ondoho, this is right. I forgot to mention it. I searched the net and found this command that created a file /etc/modprobe.d/rtl8723be.conf with the right option on it:
Code:

echo "options rtl8723be ant_sel=1" | sudo tee /etc/modprobe.d/rtl8723be.conf

thanks
I did also explain that to you in post #10
 
Old 12-07-2017, 05:23 AM   #18
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Indeed. You noticed that changes had to become permanent:
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This can then be made permanent, so that the driver is loaded with this option at boot. This involves creating a custom file in the /etc/modprobe.d/ directory eg /etc/modprobe.d/rtl8723be.conf with something like
Code:
options rtl8723be ips=0 ant_sel=2
but then I had to find out how to create that custom file.

Thanks a lot for all your help. You practically solved my problem!
 
Old 12-07-2017, 01:23 PM   #19
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I think that the whole architecture of computers' is wrong. But then again, that's seems like an easily outspoken aphorism.
I don't know. Of everything I have seen so far about software which does automatically what it understands that is what I want I am not impressed. Sometimes it understands correctly and if all conditions are fulfilled it might do its thing. The problem starts when the software makes the wrong assumptions about what I want. Although that usually can be corrected. If not all conditions are met, say because another software component fails, it might simply not do what you want and it might also be impossible to correct it.

I agree that it is better that software just does what you mean. But if it doesn't IMHO it is better if you can use some cryptic commands to make it happen anyway. With other software where I cannot enter the cryptic gibberish like Android, iShit, Windows and Mac I feel quite helpless. After I swiped all the icons back and forth and it still doesn't work that is the end of it.

Back to your wireless problem, I must admit the driver is not perfect in that it did not simply work. This was something so simple that the driver should have detected this and make auto adjustments. And in addition the driver should still enable the parameters to adjust the antenna configuration if you want to have it differently for any reason.

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Old 12-08-2017, 03:10 PM   #20
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Question Am *I* both: Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde?

IF only VBox supported $$$$iDevices/$0AndroidThings,
then I could swipe thru LQ, speak posts,
and potentially change the source-code of the
only two binary files which odd_I like to run:
a kernel plus busybox (to play basic_CLI)

p.s. oh, is there a monster-computer inside them friendly cell-tablets?
'root' my what? (I'm sure I don't have an /etc/passwd file)
Plus, I hear that's 'illegal' & voids my warranty
(like IF I remove that tag from my pillow)
Code:
/ # ps|egrep -v ']$| udhcpc | /bin/sh$'
PID   USER     TIME   COMMAND
    1 0          0:09 init
 5433 0          0:00 nc -l
 5277 0          0:00 telnetd -l /bin/sh -p 32769
 5667 0          0:00 ps
/ # rm /etc/passwd
rm: can't remove '/etc/passwd': No such file or directory
/ #

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