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No Wifi on Hp Bw088ax with mint 18.3 clean install

Posted: Fri Feb 02, 2018 2:12 pm
by rkgui
I am here a newbie, installed linux mint and replaced windows 10 from my laptop hp 15 bwo88ax amd a9 , now the issue is i can connect internet through cable but not with Wifi, iwconfig says no wireless extension. rfkill list all says only about bluetooth only, network controller is showing unclaimed, realtek , with no model number. please help me with this. it is a clean install

Re: No Wifi on Hp Bw088ax with mint 18.3 clean install

Posted: Fri Feb 02, 2018 2:43 pm
by JeremyB
Post results from terminal for

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lspci -nnk | grep -iA3 net; uname -r

Re: No Wifi on Hp Bw088ax with mint 18.3 clean install

Posted: Fri Feb 02, 2018 4:16 pm
by Minusgrad
Hi, Im in the same situation as rkgui (with HP notebook 17-bs510ng)

terminal says:

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02:00.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet Controller [10ec:8168] (rev 15)
	DeviceName: Hanksville Gbe Lan Connection
	Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet Controller [103c:833d]
	Kernel driver in use: r8169
	Kernel modules: r8169
03:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. Device [10ec:d723]
	Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device [103c:8319]
4.13.0-32-generic
help is appreciated, thanks

Re: No Wifi on Hp Bw088ax with mint 18.3 clean install

Posted: Fri Feb 02, 2018 6:21 pm
by JeremyB
Minusgrad wrote:Hi, Im in the same situation as rkgui (with HP notebook 17-bs510ng)

terminal says:

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02:00.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet Controller [10ec:8168] (rev 15)
	DeviceName: Hanksville Gbe Lan Connection
	Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet Controller [103c:833d]
	Kernel driver in use: r8169
	Kernel modules: r8169
03:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. Device [10ec:d723]
	Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device [103c:8319]
4.13.0-32-generic
help is appreciated, thanks
For that with the 4.13 kernel, in terminal do

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

Re: No Wifi on Hp Bw088ax with mint 18.3 clean install

Posted: Sat Feb 03, 2018 4:38 am
by Minusgrad
It worked, thank you JeremyB!

Re: No Wifi on Hp Bw088ax with mint 18.3 clean install

Posted: Mon Feb 05, 2018 10:36 am
by russellz
Worked for me as well on my new HP Laptop 17-ak0xx.

Thanks Jeremy. Could you please explain what those commands did. I'm still trying to learn!

Russell

Re: No Wifi on Hp Bw088ax with mint 18.3 clean install

Posted: Mon Feb 05, 2018 5:57 pm
by JeremyB
Basically we just copied source code from github and used dkms to compile and install it. When you use dkms it will normally recompile the source code when you install a newer kernel as long as you stay within the same kernel series, like if you have 4.4.0-52 and update to 4.4.0-112 will usually work but I would expect it to fail if you went from 4.4.0-52 to 4.13.0-32 but it all depends on the source code and what kernel changes were made

Re: No Wifi on Hp Bw088ax with mint 18.3 clean install

Posted: Tue Feb 06, 2018 4:08 am
by russellz
Thanks, I upgraded to 10.13.0 before following your instructions.

Russell

Re: No Wifi on Hp Bw088ax with mint 18.3 clean install

Posted: Thu Nov 01, 2018 3:13 pm
by Minusgrad
Hi JeremyB,

i just updated to 4.15.0-38 and now I have the same issue again. Can you help again?
Is the wifi driver overwritten with every kernel update?

your repository rtl8723de on github apparently doesnt work with kernel 4.15:

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sudo dkms install rtl8723de/5.1.1.8_21285.20171026_COEX20170111-1414

Creating symlink /var/lib/dkms/rtl8723de/5.1.1.8_21285.20171026_COEX20170111-1414/source ->
                 /usr/src/rtl8723de-5.1.1.8_21285.20171026_COEX20170111-1414

DKMS: add completed.

Kernel preparation unnecessary for this kernel.  Skipping...

Building module:
cleaning build area....
'make' all KVER=4.15.0-38-generic....(bad exit status: 2)
ERROR (dkms apport): binary package for rtl8723de: 5.1.1.8_21285.20171026_COEX20170111-1414 not found
Error! Bad return status for module build on kernel: 4.15.0-38-generic (x86_64)
Consult /var/lib/dkms/rtl8723de/5.1.1.8_21285.20171026_COEX20170111-1414/build/make.log for more information.
Minusgrad

Re: No Wifi on Hp Bw088ax with mint 18.3 clean install

Posted: Fri Nov 02, 2018 5:47 am
by JeremyB
For the 4.15 kernels use

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sudo apt-get install dkms git build-essential
git clone -b extended https://github.com/lwfinger/rtlwifi_new.git
sudo dkms add ./rtlwifi_new
sudo dkms install rtlwifi-new/0.6
sudo cp -r rtlwifi_new/firmware/rtlwifi/ /lib/firmware/rtlwifi
echo "options rtl8723de ant_sel=2" | sudo tee /etc/modprobe.d/rtl8723de.conf