Toshiba Satellite s855-50: no ethernet, no wireless

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Toshiba Satellite s855-50: no ethernet, no wireless

Postby Prometheus722 on Sat Sep 22, 2012 12:28 am

I bought a Toshiba Satellite s855-50 for school and I cannot get an internet connection through mint. Neither wifi or ethernet works. I have win7 pre-installed and it (obviously) works fine. I know very little about linux so I don't know where to start. I tried using a usb wifi adapter but it was not recognized. here is the output from mintwifi:

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* I. scanning WIFI PCI devices...
-- Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. Device 8723
==> PCI ID = 10ec:8723
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* II. querying ndiswrapper...
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* III. querying iwconfig...
lo no wireless extensions.

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* IV. querying ifconfig...
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:16436 Metric:1
RX packets:28 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:28 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
RX bytes:1920 (1.9 KB) TX bytes:1920 (1.9 KB)

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* V. querying DHCP...
[sudo] password for *****:
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* VI. querying nslookup google.com...
;; connection timed out; no servers could be reached

Does anyone know what to do?
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Re: Toshiba Satellite s855-50: no ethernet, no wireless

Postby caf4926 on Sat Sep 22, 2012 1:09 am

Please let us see the result of

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lspci -nnk | grep -iA2 net
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Re: Toshiba Satellite s855-50: no ethernet, no wireless

Postby Prometheus722 on Sat Sep 22, 2012 2:02 am

caf4926 wrote:Please let us see the result of

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lspci -nnk | grep -iA2 net


That command outputs :

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07:00.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Atheros Communications Inc. AR8161 Gigabit Ethernet [1969:1091] (rev 10)
   Subsystem: Toshiba America Info Systems Device [1179:ff1e]
08:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. Device [10ec:8723]
   Subsystem: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. Device [10ec:0723]
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Re: Toshiba Satellite s855-50: no ethernet, no wireless

Postby caf4926 on Sat Sep 22, 2012 2:17 am

No drivers showing there, so not good.

What version of Mint

It's extremely unusual for wired connection not to work. It never happened to me.
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Re: Toshiba Satellite s855-50: no ethernet, no wireless

Postby Prometheus722 on Sat Sep 22, 2012 2:34 am

caf4926 wrote:No drivers showing there, so not good.

What version of Mint

It's extremely unusual for wired connection not to work. It never happened to me.


I know, i've installed several different distros before and ethernet always worked. I installed the latest version, 13.

I should also mention, i installed it from a flash drive. i put the image on the drive using unetbootin. It didn't have an option for 13, only version 10. It seemed to work so i went forward with it. Is there some way that unetbootin didn't copy some newer drivers from the image to the drive?

Also, the laptop is a new model, Realtek doesn't even have official wireless drivers yet. Let me know if you can think of some solution. thanks for the help so far.
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Re: Toshiba Satellite s855-50: no ethernet, no wireless

Postby caf4926 on Sat Sep 22, 2012 3:35 am

But are you saying you have installed a version of Mint on this machine before?

There is a media check option on the boot menu - when you boot the cd/usb to check if it is good
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