Acer Switch 10E SW3-016 - Wifi driver help

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Acer Switch 10E SW3-016 - Wifi driver help

Post by heyitsabi » Sat Oct 20, 2018 12:37 pm

Hey guys, I am trying to get my laptop/laptap back to working state, I followed this guide https://gist.github.com/franga2000/2154d09f864894b8fe84
with some experiments I got the laptop to install Mint Mate edition and I love it! First time using Linux and I am really happy with it. So far I have got most of the things working other than brightness always being max and wifi not working at all.

For wifi I have tried some steps which I found of google and the above mentioned website:

attempt 1:
Reference --->
Hi, I had problems with installing wifi when following OP's advice. I found another solution on ubuntu forum:

sudo apt-get install build-essential linux-headers-generic git
git clone https://github.com/hadess/rtl8723as.git
cd rtl8723as
make
sudo make install
sudo depmod -a
sudo modprobe r8723bs # in original post there is "8723bs" but it was not working me, only with added "r"

Source: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2249936
I used the above steps, every code got executed without error I think as after entering nothing was returned by the system and I rebooted the system as well. Wifi was still not visible, no hardware detected

attempt 2:
After the above steps I went on reading how other users got their wifi to work, reference --->
I downloaded the .deb files and installed it and rebooted the system to check if it did the trick, still no wifi hardware found.

attempt 3:
reference --->
The wifi stuff wasn't working for me on 16.04, but I got it to work with this (with USB net plugged in):

cd /lib/firmware/brcm
wget https://github.com/jfwells/linux-asus-t ... 4-sdio.txt
I figured it out by doing dmesg | grep firm to see if I had any firmware errors.

Still no sound, though.
I did the above mentioned steps it downloaded the file and stored it but nothing happened. Everyone else seems to have issue with sound but I was lucky on that part and I fixed the sound issues sadly I am stuck with no wifi

attempt 4:
To get wifi working, I just had to push the drivers provided by AndyLavr and to modprobe
When I read this, I downloaded the files provided by AndyLavr on the website http://acerium.ru/english/ this one https://yadi.sk/d/XG1e_nEcyt6vJ
And pushed the drivers by using the code

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sudo modprobe r8723bs
Still no wifi.

I am pretty new to linux so I am sorry if I did something wrong and troubling you guys for my mistake. Any help with this regards will be appreciated from the bottom of my heart. Only way I can connect right now is to use a usb based router but it is an issue when I travel. With so many people having success getting their wifi to work, I was hoping that it won't be this hard.

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Re: Acer Switch 10E SW3-016 - Wifi driver help

Post by kc1di » Sun Oct 21, 2018 6:46 am

Hello heyitsabi and welcome to Linux Mint Forums,
Please go to a terminal and enter this command and post the output here so we will know what your actually working with.

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inxi -Nn
also this command

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rfkill list
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Re: Acer Switch 10E SW3-016 - Wifi driver help

Post by heyitsabi » Sun Oct 21, 2018 9:02 am

Thank you

Output of
inxi -Nn
is:

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Network:   Card: Failed to Detect Network Card!
and

Output of
rfkill list
is:

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0: acer-wireless: Wireless LAN
	Soft blocked: no
	Hard blocked: no
1: acer-bluetooth: Bluetooth
	Soft blocked: no
	Hard blocked: no
Also I forgot to mention I am using Linux Mint 19 Mate Edition.

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Re: Acer Switch 10E SW3-016 - Wifi driver help

Post by JeremyB » Sun Oct 21, 2018 9:15 am

See the wireless script link in my signature and post results, hopefully it will show some clues as to what is going on

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Re: Acer Switch 10E SW3-016 - Wifi driver help

Post by heyitsabi » Thu Oct 25, 2018 3:51 am

http://termbin.com/dp4q

Here is the output

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Re: Acer Switch 10E SW3-016 - Wifi driver help

Post by heyitsabi » Tue Nov 06, 2018 6:29 am

My wifi started working today, I did nothing to try and fix other than the above mentioned steps, till today my wifi was not working....out of no where I get a pop off notification saying about available wifi networks.

The only thing that I did was update my Linux Mint time to time via usb router.

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Re: Acer Switch 10E SW3-016 - Wifi driver help

Post by heyitsabi » Tue Nov 06, 2018 7:11 am

heyitsabi wrote:
Tue Nov 06, 2018 6:29 am
My wifi started working today, I did nothing to try and fix other than the above mentioned steps, till today my wifi was not working....out of no where I get a pop off notification saying about available wifi networks.

The only thing that I did was update my Linux Mint time to time via usb router.
So my system asked for another update, it had network-manager on the list, I did it and after reboot my wifi is not working anymore. I am confused what or why it started working and now it is not working anymore :(

Edit: I was so happy that my wifi started working, sadly it is back to normal now. Network card is not detected anymore. I have no idea how it started working though.

EDIT: I have been trying to make my wifi work and I found some where that in Fedora wifi works out of the box, I have downloaded and tried the LiveUSB session and wifi works in Fedora. Is there anyway we can find, why it is working in Fedora and not in Mint ? Like run some commands there to see why it is working ?

EDIT 2:So the laptop had wifi working two times, once in Linux mint after a reboot and once in Fedora but it went back to not detect my network card after reboot. No idea what is going on.

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