rtl8723ae interferes with sound

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arsivci
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rtl8723ae interferes with sound

Postby arsivci » Mon Mar 25, 2013 7:36 pm

Can any one of those unfortunate souls with a rtl8723ae wireless nic confirm if the bloody realtek magnificent design interferes with sound playback? I would like to drop a message to linux wireless list if it is not something that happens to only me; maybe the info might help maintainers... and also a few mint users who have realtek nics.

Distro: LMDE, 64-bit cinnamon (it is not relevant, though)
NIC: RTL8723ae
Driver: rtl8723e, version 0012.0207.2013 (presumed to be the latest)
Sound-card: Intel 7 Series/C210
Driver: snd_hda_intel

As this wonderful piece of crap tries to connect and reconnect every now and then, whatever you're playing repeats itself for one split second. Has anyone else noticed a similar behaviour?
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Re: rtl8723ae interferes with sound

Postby potgieta » Mon Apr 22, 2013 10:38 am

Hi

Searched several forums but this one worked for me as I had errors with the make part in other forums. Here a part needs to be commented out on base.c, I just deleted part and it worked for me. http://mlkushan.blogspot.com/2012/10/ub ... s-not.html

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Re: rtl8723ae interferes with sound

Postby AlbertP » Mon Apr 22, 2013 11:06 am

I don't think sound and wifi are related in any way even if both are from Realtek. Are you sure it's not just stuttering a bit because of high CPU load?

Also, how did you install the rtl8723ae driver? From Realtek's website?
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Re: rtl8723ae interferes with sound

Postby giogrig » Mon Apr 22, 2013 7:30 pm

i have the sama wifi we're you find the drivers ? it's working good ?

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Re: rtl8723ae interferes with sound

Postby AlbertP » Tue Apr 23, 2013 8:24 am

What you could try is uninstalling the driver from Realtek's website ( @ giogrig: you don't need to uninstall anything of course), then installing compat-drivers. That's a package with drivers from newer Linux kernel versions which usually contain many improvements over Realtek's own ones.

Please download the package from here: https://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel ... 3-2.tar.xz
After extracting the XZ file, go to the folder where you extracted it, right-click > Open in Terminal, then run these commands to install it:

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./scripts/driver-select rtlwifi
make
sudo make install


@ giogrig: Please open a new topic if you have any further questions. This is arsivci's topic; even if the problem looks the same, it's still preferred to open a new topic for your questions (see the forum rules).
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