New Lenovo miss wi-fi drivers

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New Lenovo miss wi-fi drivers

Postby danileo82 » Thu Oct 26, 2017 10:14 am

Hi everybody! I recently bought my new lenovo and installed linux mint.
But it gave me two problems: first, I have a warning saying that we are in "software rendering mode",
the second is that it does not see wireless, so it does not connect to the internet.
It's a dual boot: on windows everything works properly. The Internet works.
The 2 problems are related to drivers, which are not seen by linux mint.
I saw this and this but unfortunately I cannot use ethernet right now.
So I cannot install the drivers because I cannot use the build-essential and download the drivers from internet!
Maybe I can put from another computer the drivers, but please, let me know: how can I import all the necessary from a USB pen?
How can I import build-essential from another computer? Is it possible?

Dani

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Re: New Lenovo miss wi-fi drivers

Postby Pjotr » Thu Oct 26, 2017 10:17 am

a. 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.

b. Do the same with the following three commands:

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rfkill list all

and:

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iwconfig

and:

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inxi -Nn
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Re: New Lenovo miss wi-fi drivers

Postby danileo82 » Thu Oct 26, 2017 10:28 am

I hope you are an automatic message, but if not, please read it.
I can do it if you really want.
But if you read my post you can understand that I am writing from another computer...

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Re: New Lenovo miss wi-fi drivers

Postby Pjotr » Thu Oct 26, 2017 10:41 am

danileo82 wrote:I hope you are an automatic message, but if not, please read it.
I can do it if you really want.
But if you read my post you can understand that I am writing from another computer...

I'm not an automatic message, and I strongly encourage you to do as I wrote earlier.

Of course on the problematic machine in question, not on another machine. I can wait. :wink:
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Re: New Lenovo miss wi-fi drivers

Postby danileo82 » Thu Oct 26, 2017 11:32 am

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Re: New Lenovo miss wi-fi drivers

Postby danileo82 » Thu Oct 26, 2017 11:36 am

Sorry for the small picture.
If you cannot read I can write it step by step but it takes me an hour...I can do it tomorrow.

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Re: New Lenovo miss wi-fi drivers

Postby Pjotr » Thu Oct 26, 2017 11:58 am

danileo82 wrote:Sorry for the small picture.
If you cannot read I can write it step by step but it takes me an hour...I can do it tomorrow.

Use www.postimage.org for bigger images.
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Re: New Lenovo miss wi-fi drivers

Postby JeremyB » Thu Oct 26, 2017 5:43 pm

That wifi is not yet supported in any linux distro as Realtek has not provided the source code for the driver.

Pjotr, it seems to be a Realtek 8821ce device

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Re: New Lenovo miss wi-fi drivers

Postby danileo82 » Thu Oct 26, 2017 10:02 pm

JeremyB wrote:That wifi is not yet supported in any linux distro as Realtek has not provided the source code for the driver.
Pjotr, it seems to be a Realtek 8821ce device


Do you intend the Realtek card? I saw this page that explains how to do. Is it right?
But I need internet to fix it.
If is it the right way, how can I import this from a USB card?

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Re: New Lenovo miss wi-fi drivers

Postby JeremyB » Fri Oct 27, 2017 5:09 am

That device is ethernet, not wireless

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Re: New Lenovo miss wi-fi drivers

Postby danileo82 » Fri Oct 27, 2017 10:57 am

That wifi is not yet supported in any linux distro as Realtek has not provided the source code for the driver.
That device is ethernet, not wireless

Now I understood.
And so, please, what can I do?
I mean: I saw this page that people with the same problem 2 years ago.
Is this my wi-fi drivers?

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Re: New Lenovo miss wi-fi drivers

Postby JeremyB » Fri Oct 27, 2017 5:17 pm

It might be but it would likely require compiling an entire kernel, something I have not attempted in a couple years. I don't know if it would work even if compiled as I cannot find the Realtek file this is based on rtl8821CE_WiFi_linux_v5.2.5_23431.20170824_COEX20170310-1212.tar.gz

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Re: New Lenovo miss wi-fi drivers

Postby danileo82 » Fri Oct 27, 2017 10:07 pm

Another question:
No, excuse me, wait a sec.
You said

That device is ethernet, not wireless


so that link was JUST for a not connected computer? But that is impossible.

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Re: New Lenovo miss wi-fi drivers

Postby JeremyB » Sat Oct 28, 2017 6:07 am

danileo82 wrote:Another question:
No, excuse me, wait a sec.
You said

That device is ethernet, not wireless


so that link was JUST for a not connected computer? But that is impossible.

That page explains how to install a driver for a Realtek ethernet device, not a wireless card fix

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Re: New Lenovo miss wi-fi drivers

Postby danileo82 » Sat Oct 28, 2017 8:52 am

Ok, and so I have no chance to fix my wireless?

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Re: New Lenovo miss wi-fi drivers

Postby JeremyB » Sat Oct 28, 2017 9:06 am

You could email Realtek and ask when the Linux module for the rtl8821ce is going to be released wlanfae@realtek.com

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Re: New Lenovo miss wi-fi drivers

Postby Moem » Sat Oct 28, 2017 9:14 am

In the meantime, you could use a WiFi USB dongle. Many of them work out of the box with Mint. I have one that has a RTL8188 chip and does not need any drivers (apart from what is already present in Mint).
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Re: New Lenovo miss wi-fi drivers

Postby JeremyB » Sat Oct 28, 2017 9:46 am

Moem wrote:In the meantime, you could use a WiFi USB dongle. Many of them work out of the box with Mint. I have one that has a RTL8188 chip and does not need any drivers (apart from what is already present in Mint).

In addition, see viewtopic.php?f=53&t=247426

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Re: New Lenovo miss wi-fi drivers

Postby danileo82 » Wed Nov 01, 2017 10:17 pm

I wrote to Realtek and they did not answer me.
Thank you, for the moment maybe a WiFi USB is a solution.


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