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Lenovo G40-30 no wifi

Posted: Sun Jul 08, 2018 11:08 am
by jabbadabbadahat2
Hello I recently switched from win10 to ubuntu on my laptop. This laptop is low end as hell so I decided to switch to mint. Found it less resource consuming. Sadly somehow my wifi card isn't available here despite that on ubuntu everything was ok (even on live cd version).

I'm using:

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DISTRIB_ID=LinuxMint
DISTRIB_RELEASE=17
DISTRIB_CODENAME=qiana
DISTRIB_DESCRIPTION="Linux Mint 17 Qiana"
NAME="Ubuntu"
VERSION="14.04.5 LTS, Trusty Tahr"
ID=ubuntu
ID_LIKE=debian
PRETTY_NAME="Ubuntu 14.04.5 LTS"
VERSION_ID="14.04"
also lspci:

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02:00.0 Network controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8723BE PCIe Wireless Network Adapter
03:00.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet Controller (rev 10)


I'm currently using 8lvl wireless adapter.

Please help me :)

Re: Lenovo G40-30 no wifi

Posted: Sun Jul 08, 2018 11:18 am
by JeremyB
That is a decent enough computer, I think it could work in LM 19

To fix it in LM 17, in terminal do

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echo "blacklist ideapad-laptop" | sudo tee /etc/modprobe.d/ideapad-laptop.conf
Reboot

Re: Lenovo G40-30 no wifi

Posted: Sun Jul 08, 2018 11:31 am
by jabbadabbadahat2
Sadly, didn't work. I still have to plug adapter for wifi.



My purpose of this laptop is for arduino and python learning + youtube.

Re: Lenovo G40-30 no wifi

Posted: Sun Jul 08, 2018 12:22 pm
by JeremyB
See the wireless script link in my signature and post results

Re: Lenovo G40-30 no wifi

Posted: Sun Jul 08, 2018 12:49 pm
by jabbadabbadahat2

Re: Lenovo G40-30 no wifi

Posted: Sun Jul 08, 2018 12:54 pm
by JeremyB
I would switch to Linux Mint 19 as the kernel modules(drivers) are a lot better, your kernel is 4 years old now. In Mint 19 it isn't necessary to blacklist ideapad-laptop as the module was changed

Re: Lenovo G40-30 no wifi

Posted: Sun Jul 08, 2018 12:56 pm
by jabbadabbadahat2
since i still have nothing installed here and you say that distro will run smoothly I can give it a go. Could you recommend me from where should I get it?

Re: Lenovo G40-30 no wifi

Posted: Sun Jul 08, 2018 1:04 pm
by JeremyB
https://www.linuxmint.com/download.php
Pick whatever you want as long as it 64 bit