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New installation of Linux Mint 17.3, Wi-Fi is being spotty.

Posted: Tue Mar 01, 2016 1:23 pm
by commandrix
When I've just turned the laptop on, the Wi-Fi works, but then it'll stop working. The rfkill command shows that nothing is being blocked. This is what the iwconfig looks like right this second:
wlan0 IEEE 802.11bgn ESSID:off/any
Mode:Managed Access Point: Not-Associated Tx-Power=20 dBm
Retry short limit:7 RTS thr=2347 B Fragment thr:off
Power Management:off

lo no wireless extensions.
I'm guessing it's a problem with wlan0 but I have no idea where to go from here. I did disable Bluetooth because somebody suggested that it could be conflicting with the wlan, but it's not working.

Re: New installation of Linux Mint 17.3, Wi-Fi is being spotty.

Posted: Tue Mar 01, 2016 1:33 pm
by Pjotr
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:

Code: Select all

inxi -Fxz
(if you type: the letter F is a capital letter)

Press Enter.

Copy/paste the output in your next message.

Re: New installation of Linux Mint 17.3, Wi-Fi is being spotty.

Posted: Tue Mar 01, 2016 2:13 pm
by commandrix
Here's the output:
System: Host: heidi-Satellite-L15W-B Kernel: 3.19.0-32-generic x86_64 (64 bit gcc: 4.8.2)
Desktop: Cinnamon 2.8.6 (Gtk 3.10.8~8+qiana)
Distro: Linux Mint 17.3 Rosa
Machine: System: TOSHIBA product: Satellite L15W-B v: PSKVUU-00E00Y
Mobo: TOSHIBA model: MA20 Bios: TOSHIBA v: 1.00 date: 09/19/2014
CPU: Quad core Intel Pentium N3540 (-MCP-) cache: 1024 KB
flags: (lm nx sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx) bmips: 17305
clock speeds: max: 2665 MHz 1: 499 MHz 2: 499 MHz 3: 499 MHz
4: 499 MHz
Graphics: Card: Intel Atom Processor Z36xxx/Z37xxx Series Graphics & Display
bus-ID: 00:02.0
Display Server: X.Org 1.17.1 drivers: intel (unloaded: fbdev,vesa)
Resolution: 1366x768@60.0hz
GLX Renderer: Mesa DRI Intel Bay Trail
GLX Version: 3.0 Mesa 10.5.9 Direct Rendering: Yes
Audio: Card Intel Atom Processor Z36xxx/Z37xxx Series High Definition Audio Controller
driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 00:1b.0
Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: k3.19.0-32-generic
Network: Card: Realtek RTL8723BE PCIe Wireless Network Adapter
driver: rtl8723be port: e000 bus-ID: 02:00.0
IF: wlan0 state: down mac: <filter>
Drives: HDD Total Size: 128.0GB (26.2% used)
ID-1: /dev/sda model: TOSHIBA_THNSNJ12 size: 128.0GB
Partition: ID-1: / size: 113G used: 28G (26%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda2
ID-2: swap-1 size: 4.17GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap dev: /dev/sda3
RAID: No RAID devices: /proc/mdstat, md_mod kernel module present
Sensors: System Temperatures: cpu: 39.0C mobo: N/A
Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: N/A
Info: Processes: 168 Uptime: 2:16 Memory: 812.3/3835.4MB
Init: Upstart runlevel: 2 Gcc sys: 4.8.4
Client: Shell (bash 4.3.111) inxi: 2.2.28

Re: New installation of Linux Mint 17.3, Wi-Fi is being spotty.

Posted: Tue Mar 01, 2016 2:25 pm
by Pjotr
OK.... Try the rtlwifi_new driver from lwfinger:
https://sites.google.com/site/easylinux ... m-lwfinger
(item 9, right column)

Re: New installation of Linux Mint 17.3, Wi-Fi is being spotty.

Posted: Tue Mar 01, 2016 2:43 pm
by commandrix
I don't think my laptop is going to be able to do that without a reliable Wi-Fi connection. It doesn't have an Ethernet port.

EDIT: Got it downloaded -- don't bother asking me how the Wi-Fi held up long enough to do that. It's doing the "Make" thing now.