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by rfd
Sun Aug 05, 2018 4:35 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Linux Mint and laptops
Replies: 67
Views: 1978

Re: Linux Mint and laptops

i wish that i was smart enuf to start such a thread many Many MANY years ago when i became a linux convert. i've wasted money on acer, hp, assus, toshiba, and other such linux NON-friendly machines. i currently have all of those machines running mint, but with a LOT of effort and help from this foru...
by rfd
Sat Jul 28, 2018 7:09 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Linux Mint and laptops
Replies: 67
Views: 1978

Linux Mint and laptops

Which laptop brands/models will work best with Linux Mint? Only interested in internet browsing, youtube, facebook, emails, and office apps. Small screen 14" to 15". Needs to work well with WiFi & LAN. A few USB ports would be needed - but no gaming, no large hard drive, or special multi-media needs...
by rfd
Thu Jul 05, 2018 6:34 am
Forum: Wireless
Topic: wifi and HP Pavilion
Replies: 17
Views: 961

Re: wifi and HP Pavilion

whoa! much better! thank you!!!!
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by rfd
Thu Jul 05, 2018 6:23 am
Forum: Wireless
Topic: wifi and HP Pavilion
Replies: 17
Views: 961

Re: wifi and HP Pavilion

the results of running that code ... rosco@rosco-HP-Laptop-15-bs0xx ~ $ cd /lib/firmware/rtlwifi rosco@rosco-HP-Laptop-15-bs0xx /lib/firmware/rtlwifi $ sudo wget https://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/firmware/linux-firmware.git/plain/rtlwifi/rtl8723defw.bin [sudo] password for rosco: --201...
by rfd
Wed Jul 04, 2018 9:32 am
Forum: Wireless
Topic: wifi and HP Pavilion
Replies: 17
Views: 961

Re: wifi and HP Pavilion

rosco@rosco-HP-Laptop-15-bs0xx ~ $ wget -N -t 5 -T 10 https://github.com/UbuntuForums/wireless-info/raw/master/wireless-info && chmod +x wireless-info && ./wireless-info --2018-07-04 09:30:55-- https://github.com/UbuntuForums/wireless-info/raw/master/wireless-info Resolving github.com (github.com)....
by rfd
Wed Jul 04, 2018 9:20 am
Forum: Wireless
Topic: wifi and HP Pavilion
Replies: 17
Views: 961

Re: wifi and HP Pavilion

help .... ?
by rfd
Mon Jul 02, 2018 7:44 pm
Forum: Wireless
Topic: wifi and HP Pavilion
Replies: 17
Views: 961

Re: wifi and HP Pavilion

after the reboot, wireless is recognized but is "unavailable". a rescan for networks doesn't work. rosco@rosco-HP-Laptop-15-bs0xx ~ $ git clone -b extended https://github.com/lwfinger/rtlwifi_new.git Cloning into 'rtlwifi_new'... remote: Counting objects: 5835, done. remote: Compressing objects: 100...
by rfd
Mon Jul 02, 2018 6:32 pm
Forum: Wireless
Topic: wifi and HP Pavilion
Replies: 17
Views: 961

Re: wifi and HP Pavilion

jeremy, yer fix worked perfectly for months but i think i screwed up the wifi after installing a newer kernal, backed out but still no go .... ack!!! rosco@rosco-HP-Laptop-15-bs0xx ~ $ uname -a; dkms status Linux rosco-HP-Laptop-15-bs0xx 4.15.0-24-generic #26~16.04.1-Ubuntu SMP Fri Jun 15 14:35:08 U...
by rfd
Sat Feb 03, 2018 6:41 pm
Forum: Wireless
Topic: wifi and HP Pavilion
Replies: 17
Views: 961

Re: wifi and HP Pavilion

prefecto! thank you!!
by rfd
Sat Feb 03, 2018 6:34 pm
Forum: Wireless
Topic: wifi and HP Pavilion
Replies: 17
Views: 961

Re: wifi and HP Pavilion

done. still no wifi. [sudo] password for rosco: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done dkms is already the newest version (2.2.0.3-2ubuntu11.5). git is already the newest version (1:2.7.4-0ubuntu1.3). 0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 ...
by rfd
Sat Feb 03, 2018 6:19 pm
Forum: Wireless
Topic: wifi and HP Pavilion
Replies: 17
Views: 961

Re: wifi and HP Pavilion

rosco@rosco-HP-Laptop-15-bs0xx ~ $ uname -a; dkms status Linux rosco-HP-Laptop-15-bs0xx 4.13.0-32-generic #35~16.04.1-Ubuntu SMP Thu Jan 25 10:13:43 UTC 2018 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux ndiswrapper, 1.60, 4.10.0-38-generic, x86_64: installed ndiswrapper, 1.60, 4.13.0-32-generic, x86_64: installed
by rfd
Sat Feb 03, 2018 5:20 pm
Forum: Wireless
Topic: wifi and HP Pavilion
Replies: 17
Views: 961

wifi and HP Pavilion

hp pavilion with mint 18.3 installed, ethernet works fine, but no wifi. reading through threads in this forum for fixes here's where i'm still at with no wifi ... rosco@rosco-HP-Laptop-15-bs0xx ~ $ lspci -nnk | grep -iA2 net 01:00.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8111...
by rfd
Sat Dec 09, 2017 6:31 pm
Forum: Wireless
Topic: Mint not recognizing HP laptop bluetooth
Replies: 19
Views: 533

Re: Mint not recognizing HP laptop bluetooth

yer gonna love (or hate!) this - i just now moved the pau07 to another port and realized what happened ... there's a teeny tiny WPS switch embedded on its side ... DOH!!!! how embarassing!!!
by rfd
Sat Dec 09, 2017 5:17 pm
Forum: Wireless
Topic: Mint not recognizing HP laptop bluetooth
Replies: 19
Views: 533

Re: Mint not recognizing HP laptop bluetooth

ok, this is freaky - i pulled out the pau07, plugged it back in and wifi instantly came alive. not a clue why, but i'm not complaining ... maybe a flaky dongle, i'll see.

much obliged for your time and assistance, JeremyB!
by rfd
Sat Dec 09, 2017 2:39 pm
Forum: Wireless
Topic: Mint not recognizing HP laptop bluetooth
Replies: 19
Views: 533

Re: Mint not recognizing HP laptop bluetooth

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by rfd
Sat Dec 09, 2017 2:30 pm
Forum: Wireless
Topic: Mint not recognizing HP laptop bluetooth
Replies: 19
Views: 533

Re: Mint not recognizing HP laptop bluetooth

nada.
by rfd
Sat Dec 09, 2017 1:46 pm
Forum: Wireless
Topic: Mint not recognizing HP laptop bluetooth
Replies: 19
Views: 533

Re: Mint not recognizing HP laptop bluetooth

JeremyB wrote:Isn't the Panda PAU 7 working?
lights up, but not recognized by mint.
by rfd
Sat Dec 09, 2017 1:35 pm
Forum: Wireless
Topic: Mint not recognizing HP laptop bluetooth
Replies: 19
Views: 533

Re: Mint not recognizing HP laptop bluetooth

Well the drivers are loaded for the USB wifi, the bluetooth likely doesn't have firmware yet for it to work and the realtek bluetooth module likely needs an update where to get such drivers and firmware that are compatible with mint? As far as I know the firmware and drivers don't exist yet for tha...
by rfd
Sat Dec 09, 2017 12:58 pm
Forum: Wireless
Topic: Mint not recognizing HP laptop bluetooth
Replies: 19
Views: 533

Re: Mint not recognizing HP laptop bluetooth

JeremyB wrote:Well the drivers are loaded for the USB wifi, the bluetooth likely doesn't have firmware yet for it to work and the realtek bluetooth module likely needs an update
where to get such drivers and firmware that are compatible with mint?

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