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wifi problems with sonya

Posted: Thu Nov 23, 2017 11:50 am
by kristijonas
Hi all, I've just installed the latest version of linux mint sonya on a new pavilion laptop and there seems to be no way to connect to wifi, wired network works fine. Any suggestions? I'm a relatively new linux user.

rfkill list all:
hci0: Bluetooth
Soft blocked: no
Hard blocked: no

and that's all;

lspci:

02:00.0 Network controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. Device d723

any help much appreciated!

Re: wifi problems with sonya

Posted: Thu Nov 23, 2017 11:59 am
by JeremyB
Unfortunately that device cannot be used in Linux as the manufacturer has not released the source code to the kernel developer yet. It is expected by the end of the year. It will likely show up at www.github.com/lwfinger somewhere

Re: wifi problems with sonya

Posted: Thu Nov 23, 2017 1:18 pm
by kristijonas
thanks a lot, i'll keep checking!

Re: wifi problems with sonya

Posted: Thu Nov 23, 2017 5:06 pm
by Spearmint2
kristijonas wrote:thanks a lot, i'll keep checking!
Until then, buy a USB wifi device that actually works on plugin to a linux box.

I prefer this one.

Re: wifi problems with sonya

Posted: Sun Nov 26, 2017 3:21 pm
by kristijonas
great idea, thanks!

Re: wifi problems with sonya

Posted: Sat Dec 23, 2017 7:57 am
by JeremyB
In terminal check uname -r if your kernel is lower than 4.11, do

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sudo apt-get install build-essential dkms git
git clone -b 4.10-down https://github.com/jeremyb31/rtl8723de.git
sudo dkms add ./rtl8723de
sudo dkms install rtl8723de/5.1.1.8_21285.20171026_COEX20170111-1414
Then reboot

If you have kernel 4.11 and newer do

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sudo apt-get install build-essential dkms git
git clone https://github.com/jeremyb31/rtl8723de.git
sudo dkms add ./rtl8723de
sudo dkms install rtl8723de/5.1.1.8_21285.20171026_COEX20170111-1414
Then reboot

Source code was from https://github.com/smlinux/rtl8723de but it had dkms.conf issues

Re: wifi problems with sonya

Posted: Thu Dec 28, 2017 6:10 am
by kristijonas
problem solved!! thanks a lot!

Re: wifi problems with sonya

Posted: Thu Feb 01, 2018 11:32 am
by AndaMan
JeremyB wrote:In terminal check uname -r if your kernel is lower than 4.11, do

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sudo apt-get install build-essential dkms git
git clone -b 4.10-down https://github.com/jeremyb31/rtl8723de.git
sudo dkms add ./rtl8723de
sudo dkms install rtl8723de/5.1.1.8_21285.20171026_COEX20170111-1414
Then reboot

If you have kernel 4.11 and newer do

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sudo apt-get install build-essential dkms git
git clone https://github.com/jeremyb31/rtl8723de.git
sudo dkms add ./rtl8723de
sudo dkms install rtl8723de/5.1.1.8_21285.20171026_COEX20170111-1414
Then reboot

Source code was from https://github.com/smlinux/rtl8723de but it had dkms.conf issues
Just wanted to say thanks so much for this Jeremy, you really saved the day for me! I would have basically not been able to use Linux Mint with my machine in absence of it! Really appreciate the effort people like yourself put into the Linux community.
Incidentally, what is it with wifi cards? Maybe I've been unlucky but I have had issues on 3 machines now with wifi drivers specifically, I'm assuming there must be just a silly amount of different ones out there and just hard to produce enough working drivers?