i can't find "additional drivers" in mint 18

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i can't find "additional drivers" in mint 18

Postby asiam » Sat Dec 09, 2017 5:39 am

hi all
i downloaded mint 18 "mate" from the official site but i ci wantan't find "additional drivers" because i want to uninstall the current WiFi driver and install a new one
thank you

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Re: i can't find "additional drivers" in mint 18

Postby deepakdeshp » Sat Dec 09, 2017 7:12 am

Is there any particular reason for changing the driver?if you don't find it in drivers,that means it is built in the kernel and will be difficult to uninstall
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Re: i can't find "additional drivers" in mint 18

Postby asiam » Sat Dec 09, 2017 3:38 pm

deepakdeshp wrote:Is there any particular reason for changing the driver?if you don't find it in drivers,that means it is built in the kernel and will be difficult to uninstall


My Wi-Fi signal is really weak I just moved to Linux today I searched and found solutions but no one worked for me there was a package which could install windows's driver on Linux but I should uninstall Linux's
I'm absolute beginner so I don't know what I should do I'm just trying.

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Re: i can't find "additional drivers" in mint 18

Postby Moem » Sat Dec 09, 2017 3:57 pm

asiam wrote:there was a package which could install windows's driver on Linux but I should uninstall Linux's

That's not going to work, because Windows drivers do not work in Linux.
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Re: i can't find "additional drivers" in mint 18

Postby asiam » Sat Dec 09, 2017 4:07 pm

Moem wrote:That's not going to work, because Windows drivers do not work in Linux.


thanks a lot, is there a method to update my current driver or solve this issue?

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Re: i can't find "additional drivers" in mint 18

Postby Pjotr » Sat Dec 09, 2017 4:14 pm

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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inxi -Nn

and:

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iwconfig
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Re: i can't find "additional drivers" in mint 18

Postby asiam » Sat Dec 09, 2017 5:10 pm

Pjotr wrote: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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inxi -Nn

and:

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iwconfig

thanks so much for you help
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> inxi -Fxz
System:    Host: abdullahsiam-HP-Notebook Kernel: 4.10.0-38-generic x86_64 (64 bit gcc: 5.4.0)
           Desktop: Cinnamon 3.6.6 (Gtk 3.18.9-1ubuntu3.3)
           Distro: Linux Mint 18.3 Sylvia
Machine:   System: HP product: HP Notebook v: Type1ProductConfigId
           Mobo: HP model: 8136 v: 31.35 Bios: Insyde v: F.1E date: 12/25/2015
CPU:       Dual core Intel Core i5-6200U (-HT-MCP-) cache: 3072 KB
           flags: (lm nx sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx) bmips: 9600
           clock speeds: max: 2800 MHz 1: 829 MHz 2: 505 MHz 3: 1540 MHz
           4: 552 MHz
Graphics:  Card-1: Intel Sky Lake Integrated Graphics bus-ID: 00:02.0
           Card-2: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD/ATI] Sun XT [Radeon HD 8670A/8670M/8690M / R5 M330]
           bus-ID: 01:00.0
           Display Server: X.Org 1.18.4 drivers: ati,radeon,intel (unloaded: fbdev,vesa)
           Resolution: 1366x768@60.32hz
           GLX Renderer: Mesa DRI Intel HD Graphics 520 (Skylake GT2)
           GLX Version: 3.0 Mesa 17.0.7 Direct Rendering: Yes
Audio:     Card Intel Sunrise Point-LP HD Audio
           driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 00:1f.3
           Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: k4.10.0-38-generic
Network:   Card-1: Realtek RTL8101/2/6E PCI Express Fast/Gigabit Ethernet controller
           driver: r8169 v: 2.3LK-NAPI port: 4000 bus-ID: 02:00.0
           IF: enp2s0 state: down mac: <filter>
           Card-2: Realtek RTL8723BE PCIe Wireless Network Adapter
           driver: rtl8723be port: 3000 bus-ID: 03:00.0
     IF: wlp3s0 state: down mac: <filter>
Drives:    HDD Total Size: 500.1GB (1.9% used)
           ID-1: /dev/sda model: WDC_WD5000LPCX size: 500.1GB
Partition: ID-1: / size: 46G used: 5.3G (12%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda4
           ID-2: swap-1 size: 4.09GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap dev: /dev/sda6
RAID:      No RAID devices: /proc/mdstat, md_mod kernel module present
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 29.8C mobo: 27.8C gpu: 35.0
           Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: N/A
Info:      Processes: 204 Uptime: 3 min Memory: 760.2/3849.1MB
           Init: systemd runlevel: 5 Gcc sys: 5.4.0
           Client: Shell (bash 4.3.481) inxi: 2.2.35

>rfkill list all

0: phy0: Wireless LAN
   Soft blocked: no
   Hard blocked: no
1: hci0: Bluetooth
   Soft blocked: no
   Hard blocked: no

> inxi -Nn

Network:   Card-1: Realtek RTL8101/2/6E PCI Express Fast/Gigabit Ethernet controller driver: r8169
           IF: enp2s0 state: down mac: 70:5a:0f:66:9b:1a
           Card-2: Realtek RTL8723BE PCIe Wireless Network Adapter driver: rtl8723be
           IF: wlp3s0 state: down mac: 44:1c:a8:3b:50:8f

>iwconfig

enp2s0    no wireless extensions.

wlp3s0    IEEE 802.11  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.


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Re: i can't find "additional drivers" in mint 18

Postby Pjotr » Sat Dec 09, 2017 7:05 pm

Try the rtlwifi_new driver from lwfinger:
https://sites.google.com/site/easylinux ... m-lwfinger
(item 9, right column)
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Re: i can't find "additional drivers" in mint 18

Postby asiam » Sat Dec 09, 2017 8:56 pm

Unfortunately nothing changed :'(


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