[SOLVED] usb wireless new install lmde3

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[SOLVED] usb wireless new install lmde3

Post by Chek » Mon Sep 10, 2018 9:54 pm

Hi all,

I have a fresh install of LMDE3 and I would like some help getting my wireless usb working. Because of location I cannot keep a Ethernet cable plugged in.

lsusb

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htpc@htpc-1:~$ lsusb
Bus 008 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 006 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 005 Device 003: ID 04b3:310c IBM Corp. Wheel Mouse
Bus 005 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 004 Device 003: ID 04f3:0103 Elan Microelectronics Corp. ActiveJet K-2024 Multimedia Keyboard
Bus 004 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 007 Device 003: ID 0bda:0111 Realtek Semiconductor Corp. RTS5111 Card Reader Controller
Bus 007 Device 002: ID 0bda:b812 Realtek Semiconductor Corp. 
Bus 007 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 007 Device 002: ID 0bda:b812 Realtek Semiconductor Corp.

I've read some old posts for other os versions but nothing seems to apply, that I have found yet.

can you help?
Last edited by Chek on Wed Sep 12, 2018 8:57 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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- Gigabyte Brix: GB-BXi5-5200, 8G Ram, Intel HD Graphics 5500, LMDE 3
- Lenovo M58P: Core 2 E8400, 4G Ram , NVIDIA GT218 [GeForce 210], LMDE 3

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Re: usb wireless new install lmde3

Post by AZgl1500 » Mon Sep 10, 2018 10:46 pm

buy one of the Panda PAU06 or 09 USB WiFi adapters.

the drivers are included in the kernels for Mint.


Best Buy has them in stock if you have access to them,
Amazon, TigerDirect, Newegg also have them if you can wait a while for delivery.

here is a list of Linux compatible USB WiFi adapters

https://www.wirelesshack.org/top-linux- ... pters.html

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Re: usb wireless new install lmde3

Post by Chek » Mon Sep 10, 2018 10:55 pm

Thanks for the info.

Before I buy another one, hopefully someone knows how to get the one I have working.
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- Gigabyte Brix: GB-BXi5-5200, 8G Ram, Intel HD Graphics 5500, LMDE 3
- Lenovo M58P: Core 2 E8400, 4G Ram , NVIDIA GT218 [GeForce 210], LMDE 3

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Re: usb wireless new install lmde3

Post by administrollaattori » Tue Sep 11, 2018 1:38 pm

Chek wrote:
Mon Sep 10, 2018 9:54 pm

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Bus 007 Device 002: ID 0bda:b812 Realtek Semiconductor Corp. 
https://sites.google.com/site/easylinux ... /reserve-7

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Re: usb wireless new install lmde3

Post by Chek » Wed Sep 12, 2018 6:37 pm

Thanks for the link but it doesn't apply to my chipset.

0bda:b812 Realtek RTL8812BU Wireless 802.11ac 2x2 USB 3.0 NIC

Anymore suggestions on getting it to work?
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- Gigabyte Brix: GB-BXi5-5200, 8G Ram, Intel HD Graphics 5500, LMDE 3
- Lenovo M58P: Core 2 E8400, 4G Ram , NVIDIA GT218 [GeForce 210], LMDE 3


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Re: usb wireless new install lmde3

Post by Chek » Wed Sep 12, 2018 8:54 pm

Thank you that worked.

Bus 007 Device 002: ID 0bda:b812 Realtek Semiconductor Corp.
0bda:b812 Realtek RTL8812BU Wireless 802.11ac 2x2 USB 3.0 NIC

I followed these steps from the link what was provided:

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sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install build-essential git
git clone https://github.com/cilynx/rtl88x2BU_WiFi_linux_v5.2.4.4_25643.20171212_COEX20171012-5044.git
cd rtl88x2BU_WiFi_linux_v5.2.4.4_25643.20171212_COEX20171012-5044
VER=$(cat ./version)
sudo rsync -rvhP ./ /usr/src/rtl88x2bu-${VER}
sudo dkms add -m rtl88x2bu -v ${VER}
sudo dkms build -m rtl88x2bu -v ${VER}
sudo dkms install -m rtl88x2bu -v ${VER}
sudo modprobe 88x2bu
I did it on a test machine, an old lenovo g570, because I didn't want to corrupt the fresh install I have on my desktop.

The trial on the laptop worked immediately without issue.

However when I repeated the steps for the desktop it all worked to the point where I can see available networks but when i try to connect it keeps prompting for authentication... I will make another post for this. viewtopic.php?f=249&t=277493

Thank you to everyone who gave suggestions, I appreciate all the help.
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- Gigabyte Brix: GB-BXi5-5200, 8G Ram, Intel HD Graphics 5500, LMDE 3
- Lenovo M58P: Core 2 E8400, 4G Ram , NVIDIA GT218 [GeForce 210], LMDE 3

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Post by Curtrey » Tue Oct 09, 2018 2:24 pm

The above USB adapter works well on both Betsie and windows 7. As I had some spare room on my Hard Disk I downloaded Cindi (LMDE 3).

Installation was no problem but I can't get the WiFi to work. It sees the networks including the one I use (TalkTalk) but as soon as I try to log on it closes when I put in my wireless password. Also the picture in the bottom of the screen indicates ethernet and not WiFi.

Any help please

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Re: [SOLVED] usb wireless new install lmde3

Post by trytip » Tue Oct 09, 2018 2:55 pm

try this, is how i had to edit to get my wifi to work. it would see the networks but would not connect.
open: /etc/NetworkManager/NetworkManager.conf and add this to the bottom of text:

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[device]
wifi.scan-rand-mac-address=no
reboot
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Re: [SOLVED] usb wireless new install lmde3

Post by Curtrey » Thu Oct 11, 2018 4:15 pm

Please tell me how to alter the networkmanager.conf. As I am not the owner it will not allow me to make additions

Thank you

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Re: [SOLVED] usb wireless new install lmde3

Post by JeremyB » Thu Oct 11, 2018 5:12 pm

Try

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sudo sed -i 's/wifi.scan-rand-mac-address=yes/wifi.scan-rand-mac-address=no/' /etc/NetworkManager/NetworkManager.conf

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Re: [SOLVED] usb wireless new install lmde3

Post by Curtrey » Fri Oct 12, 2018 4:04 am

Thank you but having copied your command line and pasted it into the terminal, I don't know what to do next. The response was to ask me for my password and when I gave it nothing more happened as it seems to expect a further command
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Re: [SOLVED] usb wireless new install lmde3

Post by trytip » Fri Oct 12, 2018 10:19 am

it is asking for the root password (just as windows wants your admin password) do you know your root password?
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Re: [SOLVED] usb wireless new install lmde3

Post by Curtrey » Sat Oct 13, 2018 3:33 am

yes. I'll have to close this Betsey and open Cindy. Will revert to you tonight.

Thank you

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Re: [SOLVED] usb wireless new install lmde3

Post by Curtrey » Sat Oct 13, 2018 3:59 am

Thought I would just press-on.
After typing the command you suggest in a terminal the response was as before

> ( I put in my root password but only got another)
>

so I am stuck again

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Re: [SOLVED] usb wireless new install lmde3

Post by JeremyB » Sat Oct 13, 2018 2:35 pm

I don't know as the command works perfect for me

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Re: [SOLVED] usb wireless new install lmde3

Post by trytip » Sat Oct 13, 2018 8:10 pm

did you forget your root password? does apt update work in Terminal

there's a workaround of editing files on root partition, just boot with a live mint and edit it that way if i remember correctly the live mint will not ask you for root password. but the command @JeremyB posted will not work in live unless you point it to it's location.
so just edit it with a text editor
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Re: [SOLVED] usb wireless new install lmde3

Post by Curtrey » Mon Oct 15, 2018 5:04 am

I have opened the NetworkManager.conf and appended "wifi.scan-rand-mac-address=no".
I shut down the system and reopened and the appendment remained as I had hoped. But it made no difference. The USB adapter stills sees the networks but won't connect. Should I be configuring the additional command in the "conf" file.to make the system see it?

I have ordered a Panda wifi adapter from the USA as none seem to be available in the UK. Several weeks to delivery by which time we will probably be on LMDE4!!!!!!!!

Yours aye

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Re: [SOLVED] usb wireless new install lmde3

Post by trytip » Tue Oct 16, 2018 12:32 am

did you use the correct input ? can you post the content of /etc/NetworkManager/NetworkManager.conf

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[device]
wifi.scan-rand-mac-address=no
Should I be configuring the additional command in the "conf" file.to make the system see it?
i don't understand what this means
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