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by seanrsolutions
Wed Aug 17, 2016 3:20 pm
Forum: Wireless
Topic: ath10k wireless for Alienware 15 R2 problems
Replies: 7
Views: 647

Re: ath10k wireless for Alienware 15 R2 problems

When I did a fresh install of linux mint and installed the firmware using: wget http://mirrors.kernel.org/ubuntu/pool/main/l/linux-firmware/linux-firmware_1.160_all.deb sudo dpkg -i linux-firmware_1.158_all.deb Wireless installed perfectly and does not bog my system down at all. I also have an Alien...
by seanrsolutions
Wed Aug 17, 2016 3:06 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: No Ethernet and Wifi connection on ALienware 15 R2
Replies: 24
Views: 2374

Re: No Ethernet and Wifi connection on ALienware 15 R2

Ok... So I had this same exact issue. Linux Mint 18 fresh install has the ethernet working on the Alienware 15 r2 however the WIFI is not working "out of the box". By downloading firmware with wget http://mirrors.kernel.org/ubuntu/pool/main/l/linux-firmware/linux-firmware_1.160_all.deb sudo dpkg -i ...
by seanrsolutions
Fri Jul 01, 2016 6:42 pm
Forum: Graphics Cards & Monitors
Topic: Question on installing proprietary nvidia cards
Replies: 2
Views: 286

Re: Question on installing proprietary nvidia cards

I apologize for the post. After looking more into it I realized that by installing the proprietary drivers for both I am able to switch between Intel and Nvidia gfx therefore saving the battery when needing to. All that is required is to log out and back in. Hopefully an admin can erase the post.
by seanrsolutions
Fri Jul 01, 2016 3:51 pm
Forum: Graphics Cards & Monitors
Topic: Question on installing proprietary nvidia cards
Replies: 2
Views: 286

Question on installing proprietary nvidia cards

I'm so happy to install Linux back on my machine. Just had a question about the drivers. I was wondering if leaving the drivers as the open-source drivers would save battery. I know that Windows uses the intel chip for graphics processing and then switches to the nvidia when a substantial workload i...
by seanrsolutions
Fri Jul 01, 2016 3:44 pm
Forum: Wireless
Topic: killer wireless-ac 1535 not working correctly [Solved]
Replies: 6
Views: 1417

Re: killer wireless-ac 1535 not working correctly

There is a new way to install firmware and it includes one file you are missing wget http://mirrors.kernel.org/ubuntu/pool/main/l/linux-firmware/linux-firmware_1.158_all.deb sudo dpkg -i linux-firmware_1.158_all.deb Jeremy!!!! You are a life saver!!! That did fix it. I was on a liveusb working with...
by seanrsolutions
Fri Jul 01, 2016 1:05 pm
Forum: Wireless
Topic: killer wireless-ac 1535 not working correctly [Solved]
Replies: 6
Views: 1417

Re: killer wireless-ac 1535 not working correctly

Is there a way to reload the drivers without rebooting the system? Or must I reboot the system in order for the changes to take effect?
by seanrsolutions
Fri Jul 01, 2016 9:52 am
Forum: Wireless
Topic: killer wireless-ac 1535 not working correctly [Solved]
Replies: 6
Views: 1417

killer wireless-ac 1535 not working correctly [Solved]

So after some excitement for linux mint 18 I decided to try it out. I waited for 18 because of the new kernel since my laptops wireless card required the new kernel. So once installing mint the wireless card was picked up. lspci 00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Sky Lake Host Bridge/DRAM Regist...
by seanrsolutions
Sun Feb 07, 2016 4:40 pm
Forum: Wireless
Topic: WiFi disconnection Qualcomm Atheros QCA9565 / AR9565
Replies: 10
Views: 5352

I had the same issue not being able to get my wireless working. Unfortunately I needed a newer kernel (4.2) and backports to get it installed. I had to use Ubuntu 15.10. Until mint releases it's OS with a new kernel I'm stuck with Ubuntu.

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by seanrsolutions
Thu Feb 04, 2016 11:16 am
Forum: Wireless
Topic: killer wireless & backport installation
Replies: 1
Views: 625

killer wireless & backport installation

I am working on installing backports for my network card to function under linux. After doing much searching many say to use backport for my alienware 15 r2 laptop to get it working. I am not so much a newbie on linux however I've never dealt with backports. I am getting a lot of permission denied m...

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