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[SOLVED] 19.1 Installation problems: no wireless connection

Posted: Fri May 17, 2019 11:47 pm
by jdmckay
Hi,

Installing latest (19.1) version of LM Cinnamon on a new HP laptop, model: 14-cl0061st.

Live CD gave me no wifi connection, I'm doing fine with wifi on older laptop on this network. I did clean install successfully.

Reading a few other threads, expected to be able to use driver manager to update from Live CD. Rebooted fresh install, loaded Live CD. However, driver manager comes up blank. Details box says:
E:The repository 'cdrom://Linux Mint 19.1 _Tessa_ - Release amd64 20181217 bionic Release' does not have a Release file.
My video info:
~$ lspci -nnk | grep -iA3 net
02:00.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet Controller [10ec:8168] (rev 15)
Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet Controller [103c:849e]
Kernel driver in use: r8169
Kernel modules: r8169
05:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. Device [10ec:d723]
Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device [103c:8319]
Any help appreciated.

Re: 19.1 Installation problems: no wireless connection

Posted: Sat May 18, 2019 5:02 am
by Pjotr
jdmckay wrote:
Fri May 17, 2019 11:47 pm
Installing latest (19.1) version of LM Cinnamon on a new HP laptop, model: 14-cl0061st.
Try this:
1. Establish temporary internet connection by other means;
2. Update Manager - panel: View - Linux kernels
Install the latest kernel of the 5.0 series. Then reboot.

Re: 19.1 Installation problems: no wireless connection

Posted: Sat May 18, 2019 5:09 am
by Moem
Mod note:
The question posted by glennisen can now be found here.

Re: 19.1 Installation problems: no wireless connection

Posted: Sat May 18, 2019 12:43 pm
by jdmckay
1. Establish temporary internet connection by other means;
2. Update Manager - panel: View - Linux kernels
Install the latest kernel of the 5.0 series. Then reboot.
Did not do the trick.

I long ago gave away all my Ethernet cables. Borrowed one from a neighbor. Going to reinstall with Ethernet connection and 3rd party drivers checked, see what happens. Will let you know.

Re: 19.1 Installation problems: no wireless connection

Posted: Sat May 18, 2019 2:03 pm
by jdmckay
1. Establish temporary internet connection by other means;
2. Update Manager - panel: View - Linux kernels
Install the latest kernel of the 5.0 series. Then reboot.
Ok, did that with another fresh install. Did not work.

Any suggestions?

see what I can find w/Google.

Re: 19.1 Installation problems: no wireless connection

Posted: Sat May 18, 2019 3:53 pm
by Pjotr
Please generate an overview of your system like this:
- Launch a terminal window (this is how to launch a terminal window);
- make the terminal window full screen, to avoid chopped lines;
- Copy/paste this command into the terminal:

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inxi -Fxz
(if you type: the letter F is a capital letter)

Press Enter.

Copy/paste the output in your next message.

Do the same with the following four commands:

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rfkill list all

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iwconfig

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lsusb

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lspci

Re: 19.1 Installation problems: no wireless connection

Posted: Sat May 18, 2019 7:37 pm
by jdmckay

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$ inxi -Fxz
System:    Host: HP Kernel: 5.0.0-15-generic x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 7.3.0 Desktop: Cinnamon 4.0.10 
           Distro: Linux Mint 19.1 Tessa base: Ubuntu 18.04 bionic 
Machine:   Type: Laptop System: HP product: HP Laptop 14-ck0xxx v: Type1ProductConfigId serial: <filter> 
           Mobo: HP model: 849E v: KBC Version 76.22 serial: <filter> UEFI: Insyde v: F.31 date: 11/16/2018 
Battery:   ID-1: BAT0 charge: 42.4 Wh condition: 42.4/42.4 Wh (100%) model: Hewlett-Packard Primary status: Full 
CPU:       Topology: Quad Core model: Intel Pentium Silver N5000 bits: 64 type: MCP arch: Goldmont Plus rev: 1 
           L2 cache: 4096 KiB 
           flags: lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx bogomips: 8755 
           Speed: 906 MHz min/max: 800/2700 MHz Core speeds (MHz): 1: 870 2: 927 3: 1034 4: 884 
Graphics:  Device-1: Intel vendor: Hewlett-Packard driver: i915 v: kernel bus ID: 00:02.0 
           Display: x11 server: X.Org 1.19.6 driver: modesetting unloaded: fbdev,vesa resolution: 1366x768~60Hz 
           OpenGL: renderer: Mesa DRI Intel UHD Graphics 605 (Geminilake) v: 4.5 Mesa 18.2.8 direct render: Yes 
Audio:     Device-1: Intel vendor: Hewlett-Packard driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel bus ID: 00:0e.0 
           Sound Server: ALSA v: k5.0.0-15-generic 
Network:   Device-1: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet vendor: Hewlett-Packard driver: r8169 v: kernel 
           port: 2000 bus ID: 02:00.0 
           IF: eno1 state: up speed: 1000 Mbps duplex: full mac: <filter> 
           Device-2: Realtek vendor: Hewlett-Packard driver: N/A port: 1000 bus ID: 05:00.0 
Drives:    Local Storage: total: 494.88 GiB used: 15.32 GiB (3.1%) 
           ID-1: /dev/sda vendor: Seagate model: ST500LM030-1RK17D size: 465.76 GiB 
           ID-2: /dev/sdb type: USB vendor: SanDisk model: Cruzer Fit size: 29.11 GiB 
Partition: ID-1: / size: 456.96 GiB used: 15.31 GiB (3.4%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda2 
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 53.0 C mobo: N/A 
           Fan Speeds (RPM): N/A 
Info:      Processes: 187 Uptime: 7m Memory: 7.57 GiB used: 925.4 MiB (11.9%) Init: systemd runlevel: 5 Compilers: gcc: 7.4.0 
           Shell: bash v: 4.4.19 inxi: 3.0.27 
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$ rfkill list all
0: hci0: Bluetooth
	Soft blocked: no
	Hard blocked: no

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$ iwconfig
lo        no wireless extensions.

eno1      no wireless extension.

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$ lsusb
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0003 Linux Foundation 3.0 root hub
Bus 001 Device 004: ID 0bda:b009 Realtek Semiconductor Corp. 
Bus 001 Device 003: ID 0408:5362 Quanta Computer, Inc. 
Bus 001 Device 002: ID 3938:1080  
Bus 001 Device 005: ID 0781:5571 SanDisk Corp. Cruzer Fit
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub

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$ lspci
00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Device 31f0 (rev 03)
00:00.1 Signal processing controller: Intel Corporation Device 318c (rev 03)
00:00.3 System peripheral: Intel Corporation Device 3190 (rev 03)
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Device 3184 (rev 03)
00:0e.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation Device 3198 (rev 03)
00:0f.0 Communication controller: Intel Corporation Device 319a (rev 03)
00:12.0 SATA controller: Intel Corporation Device 31e3 (rev 03)
00:13.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation Device 31d8 (rev f3)
00:13.2 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation Device 31da (rev f3)
00:13.3 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation Device 31db (rev f3)
00:14.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation Device 31d6 (rev f3)
00:14.1 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation Device 31d7 (rev f3)
00:15.0 USB controller: Intel Corporation Device 31a8 (rev 03)
00:17.0 Signal processing controller: Intel Corporation Device 31b4 (rev 03)
00:17.3 Signal processing controller: Intel Corporation Device 31ba (rev 03)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation Device 31e8 (rev 03)
00:1f.1 SMBus: Intel Corporation Device 31d4 (rev 03)
02:00.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet Controller (rev 15)
05:00.0 Network controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. Device d723

Re: 19.1 Installation problems: no wireless connection

Posted: Sun May 19, 2019 11:24 pm
by jdmckay
I followed instructions posted https://unixblogger.com/how-to-get-your ... ted-guide/, as it was suggested on other threads.

Did not work.

Re: 19.1 Installation problems: no wireless connection

Posted: Mon May 20, 2019 4:25 am
by Pjotr
Probably an RTL8723DE chipset. Try the driver from lwfinger (extended edition):
https://easylinuxtipsproject.blogspot.c ... k.html#ID8
(item 8 )

As it's an HP, you might afterwards also need to do this:
https://easylinuxtipsproject.blogspot.c ... k.html#ID2
(item 2)

<SOLVED> Re: 19.1 Installation problems: no wireless connection

Posted: Mon May 20, 2019 2:50 pm
by jdmckay
Probably an RTL8723DE chipset. Try the driver from lwfinger (extended edition):
https://easylinuxtipsproject.blogspot.c ... k.html#ID8
(item 8 )

As it's an HP, you might afterwards also need to do this:
https://easylinuxtipsproject.blogspot.c ... k.html#ID2
Works great. After doing 2nd step, I have stronger signal then any other computer in the house. :D