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need Realtek 8723 driver via Windows

Postby GekkoRoman on Sun Dec 30, 2012 1:37 am

My new laptop has a Realtek 8723 network controller. I just installed Mint 13 and need a driver, but I have no wired internet on that machine. I am sending from a Windows machine. Can I find a linux driver and put it on a USB drive and transfer it? I've seen other posts for this driver, but all the solutions have been apt-get this or that, which I can't do at the moment. The Toshiba website only has a Win 8 driver.

Much thanks.

Edit: Here, I'll be a good boy.
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02:00.0 Network controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. Device 8723
   Subsystem: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. Device 0723
   Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 11
01:00.0 Ethernet controller: Atheros Communications Inc. AR8162 Fast Ethernet (rev 10)
   Subsystem: Toshiba America Info Systems Device ff1e
   Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 3
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Re: need Realtek 8723 driver via Windows

Postby caf4926 on Sun Dec 30, 2012 3:11 am

The fact that neither wired or wireless work is bad news IMO.

If it were mine, I'd probably just buy myself a cheap USB wireless that I know works
Eg: Tenda Wireless-N150 USB Adapter
I have one, my Son uses it and it's fantastic.
Ebay should turn something up

There is an option to windows drivers with ndiswrapper but in my experience they are poor.
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Re: need Realtek 8723 driver via Windows

Postby GekkoRoman on Sun Dec 30, 2012 3:23 am

The wireless card worked in Windows just fine. It's brand new. I don't have wired because I don't have access to the ethernet. My landlord provides wireless. I'm sort of thinking of bringing my laptop some other place I can plug in and see if it would connect that way.
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Re: need Realtek 8723 driver via Windows

Postby caf4926 on Sun Dec 30, 2012 3:31 am

I don't doubt it works in windows
But the devices look to be poorly supported by your vendor/s in Linux

Hence my comments.

The wired device in that output doesn't seem to have a driver loaded either, so I can't see it working.. But sure, try it if you can.
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Re: need Realtek 8723 driver via Windows

Postby GekkoRoman on Sun Dec 30, 2012 3:38 am

Ah, I see what you're saying. Could you educate me on the output? What indicates whether or not the driver is loaded?

Much thanks.

Edit: I think I understand. lspci -k should list the Kernel driver in use, but nothing is showing for either. Is that it?
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Re: need Realtek 8723 driver via Windows

Postby caf4926 on Sun Dec 30, 2012 3:53 am

This is from my eeepc

01:00.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Atheros Communications Inc. AR8132 Fast Ethernet [1969:1062] (rev c0)
Subsystem: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. Device [1043:838a]
Kernel driver in use: atl1c
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02:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Ralink corp. RT3090 Wireless 802.11n 1T/1R PCIe [1814:3090]
Subsystem: AzureWave Device [1a3b:1087]
Kernel driver in use: rt2800pci


I made bold the kernel module
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Re: need Realtek 8723 driver via Windows

Postby caf4926 on Sun Dec 30, 2012 3:55 am

Yes

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lspci -nnk

will list all your hardware and kernel module if any

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Re: need Realtek 8723 driver via Windows

Postby GekkoRoman on Sun Dec 30, 2012 4:36 am

caf4926 wrote:
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Oh, wow. That's wonderful. Thanks.
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Re: need Realtek 8723 driver via Windows

Postby tambura_man on Wed Jan 02, 2013 7:18 pm

Hi! I also had problems with realtek 8723, there is a solution for that -> http://askubuntu.com/questions/139632/w ... recognized

This is what I did with fresh installed LMDE and it works:
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wget -O- http://dl.dropbox.com/u/57056576/DRIVERS/REALTEK/rtl_92ce_92se_92de_8723ae_linux_mac80211_0006.0514.2012.tar.gz | tar -xz
cd rtl_92ce_92se_92de_8723ae_linux_mac80211_0006.0514.2012
make
sudo make install
sudo modprobe rtl8723e
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