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Linux Mint Wifi Issue

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So I'm new to Linux, decided to install Linux Mint onto my spare HP Laptop to learn.
From the get go I've installed all the stuff Linux Mint has recommended by default yet it does not give me a Wifi option to connect to my wifi.
My ethernet cable works fine so I'm using that in the meantime to search through the net.
Any idea why Linux does not recognize my wifi or display the wifi as an option?
Last edited by karlchen on Thu Oct 08, 2020 7:23 am, edited 2 times in total.
Reason: Thread moved from "Main Edition" (Ubuntu based) to "LMDE4", which is what the thread starter uses
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Re: Linux Mint Wifi Issue

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Re: Linux Mint Wifi Issue

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System:    Host: linux-muhammed Kernel: 4.19.0-11-amd64 x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 8.3.0 Desktop: Cinnamon 4.6.7 
           wm: muffin dm: LightDM Distro: LMDE 4 Debbie base: Debian 10.2 buster 
Machine:   Type: Laptop System: HP product: HP 245 G6 Notebook PC v: N/A serial: <filter> Chassis: type: 10 serial: <filter> 
           Mobo: HP model: 8324 v: 22.26 serial: <filter> UEFI: AMI v: F.26 date: 07/23/2018 
Battery:   ID-1: BAT0 charge: 24.9 Wh condition: 31.2/31.2 Wh (100%) volts: 11.5/10.9 model: HP Primary serial: <filter> 
           status: Discharging 
CPU:       Topology: Dual Core model: AMD E2-9000e RADEON R2 4 COMPUTE CORES 2C+2G bits: 64 type: MCP arch: Excavator 
           L2 cache: 1024 KiB 
           flags: lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 sse4a ssse3 svm bogomips: 5988 
           Speed: 1095 MHz min/max: 1100/1500 MHz Core speeds (MHz): 1: 1103 2: 1101 
Graphics:  Device-1: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD/ATI] Stoney [Radeon R2/R3/R4/R5 Graphics] vendor: Hewlett-Packard 
           driver: amdgpu v: kernel bus ID: 00:01.0 chip ID: 1002:98e4 
           Display: x11 server: X.Org 1.20.4 driver: amdgpu,ati unloaded: fbdev,modesetting,vesa resolution: 1366x768~60Hz 
           OpenGL: renderer: AMD STONEY (DRM 3.27.0 4.19.0-11-amd64 LLVM 7.0.1) v: 4.5 Mesa 18.3.6 direct render: Yes 
Audio:     Device-1: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD/ATI] vendor: Hewlett-Packard driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel bus ID: 00:01.1 
           chip ID: 1002:15b3 
           Device-2: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] Family 15h Audio vendor: Hewlett-Packard driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel 
           bus ID: 00:09.2 chip ID: 1022:157a 
           Sound Server: ALSA v: k4.19.0-11-amd64 
Network:   Device-1: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet vendor: Hewlett-Packard driver: r8169 v: kernel 
           port: e000 bus ID: 02:00.0 chip ID: 10ec:8168 
           IF: eno1 state: up speed: 1000 Mbps duplex: full mac: <filter> 
           Device-2: Realtek RTL8723DE 802.11b/g/n PCIe Adapter vendor: Hewlett-Packard driver: N/A port: d000 bus ID: 03:00.0 
           chip ID: 10ec:d723 
Drives:    Local Storage: total: 223.58 GiB used: 11.87 GiB (5.3%) 
           ID-1: /dev/sda vendor: Western Digital model: WDS240G2G0A-00JH30 size: 223.58 GiB speed: 6.0 Gb/s serial: <filter> 
Partition: ID-1: / size: 211.27 GiB used: 11.87 GiB (5.6%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda3 
           ID-2: swap-1 size: 7.64 GiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%) fs: swap dev: /dev/sda2 
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 38.5 C mobo: N/A gpu: amdgpu temp: 38 C 
           Fan Speeds (RPM): N/A 
Info:      Processes: 176 Uptime: 56m Memory: 7.32 GiB used: 1.09 GiB (14.8%) Init: systemd v: 241 runlevel: 5 Compilers: 
           gcc: 8.3.0 alt: 8 Shell: bash v: 5.0.3 running in: gnome-terminal inxi: 3.0.32 
I've copied other solutions of people with the same problem so I might have made my issue worse because none of them worked out lol
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Re: Linux Mint Wifi Issue

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You need the wifi driver, try #7 here:
https://easylinuxtipsproject.blogspot.c ... k.html#ID7
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Re: Linux Mint Wifi Issue

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muhammed@linux-muhammed:~/rtw88$ sudo make install
make -C /lib/modules/4.19.0-11-amd64/build M=/home/muhammed/rtw88 modules
make[1]: Entering directory '/usr/src/linux-headers-4.19.0-11-amd64'
Building modules, stage 2.
MODPOST 10 modules
make[1]: Leaving directory '/usr/src/linux-headers-4.19.0-11-amd64'
Making backups
tar: /lib/modules/4.19.0-11-amd64/kernel/drivers/net/wireless/realtek/rtw88: Cannot stat: No such file or directory
tar: Exiting with failure status due to previous errors
make: *** [Makefile:83: install] Error 2


I get an error here which I'm guessing is the reason why the whole thing doesnt work
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Re: Linux Mint Wifi Issue

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Ok, it might have something to do with the LMDE kernel. Perhaps JeremyB will know how best to proceed.

Meanwhile, can we see:

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 rfkill list && mokutil --sb-state 
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Re: Linux Mint Wifi Issue

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muhammed@linux-muhammed:~$ rfkill list && mokutil --sb-state
0: hci0: Bluetooth
Soft blocked: no
Hard blocked: no
SecureBoot disabled



Thanks
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Re: Linux Mint Wifi Issue

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Ok, those are good, so wait for JeremyB or someone who knows more about LMDE than I do.
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Re: Linux Mint Wifi Issue

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hey Turk_Movement i'm no expert but does anything happens if you just run the command make from the directory your in before you run the sudo make install?
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Re: Linux Mint Wifi Issue

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Hi, yes it does, this is exactly what it does...

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muhammed@linux-muhammed:~/rtw88$  make
make -C /lib/modules/4.19.0-11-amd64/build M=/home/muhammed/rtw88 modules
make[1]: Entering directory '/usr/src/linux-headers-4.19.0-11-amd64'
  CC [M]  /home/muhammed/rtw88/main.o
  CC [M]  /home/muhammed/rtw88/mac80211.o
  CC [M]  /home/muhammed/rtw88/util.o
  CC [M]  /home/muhammed/rtw88/debug.o
  CC [M]  /home/muhammed/rtw88/tx.o
  CC [M]  /home/muhammed/rtw88/rx.o
  CC [M]  /home/muhammed/rtw88/mac.o
  CC [M]  /home/muhammed/rtw88/phy.o
  CC [M]  /home/muhammed/rtw88/coex.o
  CC [M]  /home/muhammed/rtw88/efuse.o
  CC [M]  /home/muhammed/rtw88/fw.o
  CC [M]  /home/muhammed/rtw88/ps.o
  CC [M]  /home/muhammed/rtw88/sec.o
  CC [M]  /home/muhammed/rtw88/wow.o
  CC [M]  /home/muhammed/rtw88/bf.o
  CC [M]  /home/muhammed/rtw88/regd.o
  LD [M]  /home/muhammed/rtw88/rtw_core.o
  CC [M]  /home/muhammed/rtw88/rtw8822b.o
  CC [M]  /home/muhammed/rtw88/rtw8822b_table.o
  LD [M]  /home/muhammed/rtw88/rtw_8822b.o
  CC [M]  /home/muhammed/rtw88/rtw8822be.o
  LD [M]  /home/muhammed/rtw88/rtw_8822be.o
  CC [M]  /home/muhammed/rtw88/rtw8822c.o
  CC [M]  /home/muhammed/rtw88/rtw8822c_table.o
  LD [M]  /home/muhammed/rtw88/rtw_8822c.o
  CC [M]  /home/muhammed/rtw88/rtw8822ce.o
  LD [M]  /home/muhammed/rtw88/rtw_8822ce.o
  CC [M]  /home/muhammed/rtw88/rtw8723d.o
  CC [M]  /home/muhammed/rtw88/rtw8723d_table.o
  LD [M]  /home/muhammed/rtw88/rtw_8723d.o
  CC [M]  /home/muhammed/rtw88/rtw8723de.o
  LD [M]  /home/muhammed/rtw88/rtw_8723de.o
  CC [M]  /home/muhammed/rtw88/rtw8821c.o
  CC [M]  /home/muhammed/rtw88/rtw8821c_table.o
  LD [M]  /home/muhammed/rtw88/rtw_8821c.o
  CC [M]  /home/muhammed/rtw88/rtw8821ce.o
  LD [M]  /home/muhammed/rtw88/rtw_8821ce.o
  CC [M]  /home/muhammed/rtw88/pci.o
  LD [M]  /home/muhammed/rtw88/rtw_pci.o
  Building modules, stage 2.
  MODPOST 10 modules
  CC      /home/muhammed/rtw88/rtw_8723d.mod.o
  LD [M]  /home/muhammed/rtw88/rtw_8723d.ko
  CC      /home/muhammed/rtw88/rtw_8723de.mod.o
  LD [M]  /home/muhammed/rtw88/rtw_8723de.ko
  CC      /home/muhammed/rtw88/rtw_8821c.mod.o
  LD [M]  /home/muhammed/rtw88/rtw_8821c.ko
  CC      /home/muhammed/rtw88/rtw_8821ce.mod.o
  LD [M]  /home/muhammed/rtw88/rtw_8821ce.ko
  CC      /home/muhammed/rtw88/rtw_8822b.mod.o
  LD [M]  /home/muhammed/rtw88/rtw_8822b.ko
  CC      /home/muhammed/rtw88/rtw_8822be.mod.o
  LD [M]  /home/muhammed/rtw88/rtw_8822be.ko
  CC      /home/muhammed/rtw88/rtw_8822c.mod.o
  LD [M]  /home/muhammed/rtw88/rtw_8822c.ko
  CC      /home/muhammed/rtw88/rtw_8822ce.mod.o
  LD [M]  /home/muhammed/rtw88/rtw_8822ce.ko
  CC      /home/muhammed/rtw88/rtw_core.mod.o
  LD [M]  /home/muhammed/rtw88/rtw_core.ko
  CC      /home/muhammed/rtw88/rtw_pci.mod.o
  LD [M]  /home/muhammed/rtw88/rtw_pci.ko
make[1]: Leaving directory '/usr/src/linux-headers-4.19.0-11-amd64'
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Re: Linux Mint Wifi Issue

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Appreciate all the help btw guys, so far this community seems really active and really helpful. Hope to gain more knowledge on Linux so that I can open up pathways and help others too.
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Re: Linux Mint Wifi Issue

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So does it work now if you do:

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 sudo make install 

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 rm -v -R --interactive=never ~/rtw88 
Reboot
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Re: Linux Mint Wifi Issue

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Nope doesnt work unfortunately
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Re: Linux Mint Wifi Issue

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Odd, the make command seems to have worked, so not sure why the others don't.
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Re: Linux Mint Wifi Issue

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Could it be the reason that the laptop never really shuts down or restarts? It goes into a forever black screen while it's still powered up, I have to manually press power off and on to get it working.
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Re: Linux Mint Wifi Issue

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Try

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sudo apt-get install git dkms
git clone https://github.com/smlinux/rtl8723de.git -b current
dkms add ./rtl8723de
dkms install rtl8723de/5.1.1.8_21285.20171026_COEX20170111-1414
depmod -a
Reboot
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Re: Linux Mint Wifi Issue

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muhammed@linux-muhammed:~$ sudo apt-get install git dkms
[sudo] password for muhammed:
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
dkms is already the newest version (2.6.1-4).
git is already the newest version (1:2.20.1-2+deb10u3).
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 1 not upgraded.
muhammed@linux-muhammed:~$ git clone https://github.com/smlinux/rtl8723de.git -b current
fatal: destination path 'rtl8723de' already exists and is not an empty directory.
muhammed@linux-muhammed:~$ sudo dkms add ./rtl8723de
Error! DKMS tree already contains: rtl8723de-5.1.1.8_21285.20171026_COEX20170111-1414
You cannot add the same module/version combo more than once.
muhammed@linux-muhammed:~$ sudo dkms install rtl8723de/5.1.1.8_21285.20171026_COEX20170111-1414

Kernel preparation unnecessary for this kernel. Skipping...

Building module:
cleaning build area...
'make' all KVER=4.19.0-11-amd64....(bad exit status: 2)
Error! Bad return status for module build on kernel: 4.19.0-11-amd64 (x86_64)
Consult /var/lib/dkms/rtl8723de/5.1.1.8_21285.20171026_COEX20170111-1414/build/make.log for more information.
muhammed@linux-muhammed:~$ depmod -a
depmod: ERROR: openat(/lib/modules/4.19.0-11-amd64, modules.dep.2949.128408.1602311951, 301, 644): Permission denied
depmod: ERROR: openat(/lib/modules/4.19.0-11-amd64, modules.dep.bin.2949.128408.1602311951, 301, 644): Permission denied
depmod: ERROR: openat(/lib/modules/4.19.0-11-amd64, modules.alias.2949.128408.1602311951, 301, 644): Permission denied
depmod: ERROR: openat(/lib/modules/4.19.0-11-amd64, modules.alias.bin.2949.128408.1602311951, 301, 644): Permission denied
depmod: ERROR: openat(/lib/modules/4.19.0-11-amd64, modules.softdep.2949.128408.1602311951, 301, 644): Permission denied
depmod: ERROR: openat(/lib/modules/4.19.0-11-amd64, modules.symbols.2949.128408.1602311951, 301, 644): Permission denied
depmod: ERROR: openat(/lib/modules/4.19.0-11-amd64, modules.symbols.bin.2949.128408.1602311951, 301, 644): Permission denied
depmod: ERROR: openat(/lib/modules/4.19.0-11-amd64, modules.builtin.bin.2949.128408.1602311951, 301, 644): Permission denied
depmod: ERROR: openat(/lib/modules/4.19.0-11-amd64, modules.devname.2949.128408.1602311951, 301, 644): Permission denied


Sorry for all the text but I'm getting multiple errors so its best if I show the whole process.
At this point I feel like trying out another Linux Distro and seeing if Wifi works there, not sure why its acting up, could be the laptop itself.
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Re: Linux Mint Wifi Issue

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Lets see the errors on the build

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cat /var/lib/dkms/rtl8723de/5.1.1.8_21285.20171026_COEX20170111-1414/build/make.log
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Re: Linux Mint Wifi Issue

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muhammed@linux-muhammed:~$ cat /var/lib/dkms/rtl8723de/5.1.1.8_21285.20171026_COEX20170111-1414/build/make.log
DKMS make.log for rtl8723de-5.1.1.8_21285.20171026_COEX20170111-1414 for kernel 4.19.0-11-amd64 (x86_64)
Sat 10 Oct 2020 07:47:00 PM AEDT
make ARCH=x86_64 CROSS_COMPILE= -C /lib/modules/4.19.0-11-amd64/build M=/var/lib/dkms/rtl8723de/5.1.1.8_21285.20171026_COEX20170111-1414/build modules
make[1]: Entering directory '/usr/src/linux-headers-4.19.0-11-amd64'
CC [M] /var/lib/dkms/rtl8723de/5.1.1.8_21285.20171026_COEX20170111-1414/build/core/rtw_cmd.o
In file included from /var/lib/dkms/rtl8723de/5.1.1.8_21285.20171026_COEX20170111-1414/build/include/osdep_service.h:42,
from /var/lib/dkms/rtl8723de/5.1.1.8_21285.20171026_COEX20170111-1414/build/include/drv_types.h:32,
from /var/lib/dkms/rtl8723de/5.1.1.8_21285.20171026_COEX20170111-1414/build/core/rtw_cmd.c:22:
/var/lib/dkms/rtl8723de/5.1.1.8_21285.20171026_COEX20170111-1414/build/include/osdep_service_linux.h: In function ‘_init_timer’:
/var/lib/dkms/rtl8723de/5.1.1.8_21285.20171026_COEX20170111-1414/build/include/osdep_service_linux.h:287:8: error: ‘_timer’ {aka ‘struct timer_list’} has no member named ‘data’
ptimer->data = (unsigned long)cntx;
^~
/var/lib/dkms/rtl8723de/5.1.1.8_21285.20171026_COEX20170111-1414/build/include/osdep_service_linux.h:288:2: error: implicit declaration of function ‘init_timer’; did you mean ‘_init_timer’? [-Werror=implicit-function-declaration]
init_timer(ptimer);
^~~~~~~~~~
_init_timer
In file included from /var/lib/dkms/rtl8723de/5.1.1.8_21285.20171026_COEX20170111-1414/build/include/drv_types.h:35,
from /var/lib/dkms/rtl8723de/5.1.1.8_21285.20171026_COEX20170111-1414/build/core/rtw_cmd.c:22:
/var/lib/dkms/rtl8723de/5.1.1.8_21285.20171026_COEX20170111-1414/build/include/wifi.h: At top level:
/var/lib/dkms/rtl8723de/5.1.1.8_21285.20171026_COEX20170111-1414/build/include/wifi.h:1006: warning: "IEEE80211_MAX_AMPDU_BUF" redefined
#define IEEE80211_MAX_AMPDU_BUF 0x40

In file included from /var/lib/dkms/rtl8723de/5.1.1.8_21285.20171026_COEX20170111-1414/build/include/osdep_service_linux.h:86,
from /var/lib/dkms/rtl8723de/5.1.1.8_21285.20171026_COEX20170111-1414/build/include/osdep_service.h:42,
from /var/lib/dkms/rtl8723de/5.1.1.8_21285.20171026_COEX20170111-1414/build/include/drv_types.h:32,
from /var/lib/dkms/rtl8723de/5.1.1.8_21285.20171026_COEX20170111-1414/build/core/rtw_cmd.c:22:
/usr/src/linux-headers-4.19.0-11-common/include/linux/ieee80211.h:1451: note: this is the location of the previous definition
#define IEEE80211_MAX_AMPDU_BUF 0x100

cc1: some warnings being treated as errors
make[4]: *** [/usr/src/linux-headers-4.19.0-11-common/scripts/Makefile.build:309: /var/lib/dkms/rtl8723de/5.1.1.8_21285.20171026_COEX20170111-1414/build/core/rtw_cmd.o] Error 1
make[3]: *** [/usr/src/linux-headers-4.19.0-11-common/Makefile:1545: _module_/var/lib/dkms/rtl8723de/5.1.1.8_21285.20171026_COEX20170111-1414/build] Error 2
make[2]: *** [Makefile:146: sub-make] Error 2
make[1]: *** [Makefile:8: all] Error 2
make[1]: Leaving directory '/usr/src/linux-headers-4.19.0-11-amd64'
make: *** [Makefile:1884: modules] Error 2
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Re: Linux Mint Wifi Issue

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dkms uninstall rtl8723de/5.1.1.8_21285.20171026_COEX20170111-1414
dkms remove rtl8723de/5.1.1.8_21285.20171026_COEX20170111-1414 --all
sudo rm -r /usr/src/rtl8723de-5.1.1.8_21285.20171026_COEX20170111-1414
cd rtl8723de
git pull
See if it updates anything, some of those errors were from older code
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