WI-FI & Dual boot issues on 19.3.

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WI-FI & Dual boot issues on 19.3.

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Subsequent to the demise of my dedicated Mint 19.1 laptop I decided to install a new 19.3 ISO alongside a Windows 10 Home H.P. laptop.....It installed fine, but then I discovered I could use Linux Mint to access (and open) a great number of files from the Windows 10 partition......Given that I use Linux to prevent Microsoft from nosing around my activities, I'm a little miffed that since Linux can apparently, access my Windows OS, maybe Microsoft can access my Mint OS.

And secondly (apologies if this comment should be uploaded elsewhere), I now find out that the 19.3 Mint WI-FI connectivity process does not, and cannot function on HP notebooks...Maybe I'm mistaken though......Comments (on both issues) would be appreciated.
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Re: WI-FI & Dual boot issues on 19.3.

Post by Koning Mint »

your issue is...?
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Re: WI-FI & Dual boot issues on 19.3.

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For wifi, It would help to see your system info. Post results of:

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 inxi -Fxz 

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 rfkill list 

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 mokutil --sb-state 
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Re: WI-FI & Dual boot issues on 19.3.

Post by Kester »

Hi Bally1001,

I can't say anything about your WiFi issue as I don't use WiFi but I can reassure you about Linux being able to access your Windows partition.

Linux sees it as just another partition and file storage area. Presumably the Windows partition is formatted ntfs and Linux can see partitions of that format as well as its native Ext2, Ext3 and Ext4 format partitions etc. So if you have the appropriate programs installed in Linux then Windows files with compatible formats can be read and edited while you are in your Linux part of your dual boot system. There's nothing untoward about that as it's basically the same as Windows programs being able to access files not only on the C: partition but also in, say, a D: partition if you set one up in Windows for your data files.

Windows, however, normally cannot see Ext partitions (I say 'normally', because I believe there are drivers that can be installed in Windows to allow it to see Linux partitions but I am not sure if this is entirely a trouble free solution). Both Windows and Linux can see and read and write to FAT32 which is the common format used with USB memory sticks and SD cards.

If you have security worries about files, you can easily password protect them individually or store them in a password protected folder.
Last edited by Kester on Tue Apr 21, 2020 12:55 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: WI-FI & Dual boot issues on 19.3.

Post by Koning Mint »

Kester wrote:
Tue Apr 21, 2020 11:33 am
Hi Bally1001,

I can't say anything about your WiFi issue as I don't use WiFi but I can reassure you about Linux being able to access your Windows partition.

Linux sees it as just another partition and file storage area. Presumably the Windows partition is formatted ntfs and Linux can see partitions of that format as well as its native Ext2, Ext3 and Ext4 format partitions etc. So if you have the appropriate programs installed in Linux then Windows files with compatible formats can be read and edited while you are in your Linux part of your dual boot syatem. There's nothing untoward about that as it's basically the same as Windows programs being able to access files not only on the C: partition but also in, say, a D: partition if you set one up in Windows for your data files.

Windows, however, normally cannot see Ext partitions (I say 'normally', because I believe there are drivers that can be installed in Windows to allow it to see Linux partitions but I am not sure if this is entirely a trouble free solution). Both Windows and Linux can see and read and write to FAT32 which is the common format used with USB memory sticks and SD cards.

If you have security worries about files, you can easily password protect them individually or store them in a password protected folder.
nikszeggend antwoord.
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Re: WI-FI & Dual boot issues on 19.3.

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Koning Mint, "nikszeggend antwoord".

Some of us try to help fellow forum members and some of us seek help from members of forums like this. I try to help when I can and I often post requests for help too so what is your purpose for posting in this thread? You don't seem to be contributing anything of substance and, quite honestly, if I haven't interpreted you incorrectly, you come across as negative and somewhat immature as exemplified by your animated avatar.
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Re: WI-FI & Dual boot issues on 19.3.

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@ "sleeper12"

Thanks for your reply.

1) inxi -Fxz:-

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******@******-HP-Laptop-15-da0xxx:~$ sudo inxi -Fxz
System:
  Host: *******-HP-Laptop-15-da0xxx Kernel: 5.0.0-32-generic x86_64 bits: 64 
  compiler: gcc v: 7.4.0 Desktop: Cinnamon 4.4.5 
  Distro: Linux Mint 19.3 Tricia base: Ubuntu 18.04 bionic 
Machine:
  Type: Laptop System: HP product: HP Laptop 15-da0xxx 
  v: Type1ProductConfigId serial: <filter> 
  Mobo: HP model: 84AA v: 82.41 serial: <filter> UEFI: Insyde v: F.19 
  date: 05/06/2019 
Battery:
  ID-1: BAT1 charge: 36.8 Wh condition: 40.2/41.9 Wh (96%) 
  model: COMPAL PABAS0241231 status: Discharging 
CPU:
  Topology: Dual Core model: Intel Celeron N4000 bits: 64 type: MCP 
  arch: Goldmont Plus rev: 1 L2 cache: 4096 KiB 
  flags: lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx bogomips: 4377 
  Speed: 796 MHz min/max: 800/2600 MHz Core speeds (MHz): 1: 796 2: 796 
Graphics:
  Device-1: Intel vendor: Hewlett-Packard driver: i915 v: kernel 
  bus ID: 00:02.0 
  Display: server: X.Org 1.20.4 driver: modesetting unloaded: fbdev,vesa 
  resolution: 1366x768~60Hz 
  OpenGL: renderer: Mesa DRI Intel UHD Graphics 600 (Geminilake 2x6) 
  v: 4.5 Mesa 19.0.8 direct render: Yes 
Audio:
  Device-1: Intel vendor: Hewlett-Packard driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel 
  bus ID: 00:0e.0 
  Sound Server: ALSA v: k5.0.0-32-generic 
Network:
  Device-1: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet 
  vendor: Hewlett-Packard driver: r8169 v: kernel port: 2000 bus ID: 01:00.0 
  IF: eno1 state: down mac: <filter> 
  Device-2: Realtek vendor: Hewlett-Packard driver: N/A port: 1000 
  bus ID: 02:00.0 
Drives:
  Local Storage: total: 119.24 GiB used: 27.74 GiB (23.3%) 
  ID-1: /dev/sda vendor: SanDisk model: SD9SN8W-128G-1006 size: 119.24 GiB 
  temp: 38 C 
Partition:
  ID-1: / size: 46.01 GiB used: 27.68 GiB (60.2%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda5 
Sensors:
  System Temperatures: cpu: 46.0 C mobo: N/A 
  Fan Speeds (RPM): N/A 
Info:
  Processes: 169 Uptime: 1m Memory: 3.67 GiB used: 611.1 MiB (16.3%) 
  Init: systemd runlevel: 5 Compilers: gcc: 7.4.0 Shell: bash v: 4.4.20 
  inxi: 3.0.32 
******@******-HP-Laptop-15-da0xxx:~$ 
2) mokutil --sb-state

******@*****-HP-Laptop-15-da0xxx:~$ sudo mokutil --sb-state
[sudo] password for ******:
SecureBoot enabled


3) rfkill list

*******@******-HP-Laptop-15-da0xxx:~$ sudo rfkill list
[sudo] password for ******:
0: hci0: Bluetooth
Soft blocked: yes
Hard blocked: no
******@******-HP-Laptop-15-da0xxx:~$ sudo rfkill list
0: hci0: Bluetooth
Soft blocked: yes
Hard blocked: no
******@******-HP-Laptop-15-da0xxx:~$

Thanks
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Re: WI-FI & Dual boot issues on 19.3.

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What about results for

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lspci -nnk | grep -iA3 net
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Re: WI-FI & Dual boot issues on 19.3.

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Hi Jeremy B

.......Results for:- lspci -nnk | grep -iA3 net

******@******-HP-Laptop-15-da0xxx:~$ sudo lspci -nnk | grep -iA3 net
[sudo] password for ******:
01:00.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet Controller [10ec:8168] (rev 15)
Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet Controller [103c:84ad]
Kernel driver in use: r8169
Kernel modules: r8169
02:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. Device [10ec:d723]
Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device [103c:8319]
*******@******-HP-Laptop-15-da0xxx:~$

Thanks for you reply.
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Re: WI-FI & Dual boot issues on 19.3.

Post by JeremyB »

Go into BIOS settings and disable Secure Boot, then do

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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/
echo "options rtl8723de ant_sel=2" | sudo tee /etc/modprobe.d/rtl8723de.conf
Reboot
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Re: WI-FI & Dual boot issues on 19.3.

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Hi JeremyB,

It looks like it failed at the last post, copy enclosed:-

Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
dkms is already the newest version (2.3-3ubuntu9.7).
The following additional packages will be installed:
g++ g++-7 git-man libc-dev-bin libc6-dev liberror-perl libstdc++-7-dev
Suggested packages:
g++-multilib g++-7-multilib gcc-7-doc libstdc++6-7-dbg git-daemon-run
| git-daemon-sysvinit git-doc git-el git-email git-gui gitk gitweb git-cvs
git-mediawiki git-svn glibc-doc libstdc++-7-doc
The following NEW packages will be installed:
build-essential g++ g++-7 git git-man libc-dev-bin libc6-dev liberror-perl
libstdc++-7-dev
0 upgraded, 9 newly installed, 0 to remove and 22 not upgraded.
Need to get 18,6 MB of archives.
After this operation, 96,1 MB of additional disk space will be used.
Do you want to continue? [Y/n] Y
Get:1 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic/main amd64 libc-dev-bin amd64 2.27-3ubuntu1 [71,8 kB]
Get:2 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic/main amd64 libc6-dev amd64 2.27-3ubuntu1 [2.587 kB]
Get:3 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic-updates/main amd64 libstdc++-7-dev amd64 7.5.0-3ubuntu1~18.04 [1.471 kB]
Get:4 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic-updates/main amd64 g++-7 amd64 7.5.0-3ubuntu1~18.04 [9.697 kB]
Get:5 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic-updates/main amd64 g++ amd64 4:7.4.0-1ubuntu2.3 [1.568 B]
Get:6 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic/main amd64 build-essential amd64 12.4ubuntu1 [4.758 B]
Get:7 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic/main amd64 liberror-perl all 0.17025-1 [22,8 kB]
Ign:8 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic-updates/main amd64 git-man all 1:2.17.1-1ubuntu0.5
Ign:9 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic-updates/main amd64 git amd64 1:2.17.1-1ubuntu0.5
Ign:8 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic-updates/main amd64 git-man all 1:2.17.1-1ubuntu0.5
Err:9 http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic-updates/main amd64 git amd64 1:2.17.1-1ubuntu0.5
404 Not Found [IP: 91.189.88.152 80]
Ign:8 http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic-updates/main amd64 git-man all 1:2.17.1-1ubuntu0.5
Err:8 http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic-updates/main amd64 git-man all 1:2.17.1-1ubuntu0.5
404 Not Found [IP: 91.189.88.152 80]
Fetched 13,9 MB in 12s (1.133 kB/s)
E: Failed to fetch http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/ ... .5_all.deb 404 Not Found [IP: 91.189.88.152 80]
E: Failed to fetch http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/ ... _amd64.deb 404 Not Found [IP: 91.189.88.152 80]
E: Unable to fetch some archives, maybe run apt-get update or try with --fix-missing?
******@******-HP-Laptop-15-da0xxx:~$

Thanks.
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Re: WI-FI & Dual boot issues on 19.3.

Post by sleeper12 »

Try as it says:

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 sudo apt update 
Or

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 sudo apt update --fix-missing 
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Re: WI-FI & Dual boot issues on 19.3.

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@ Sleeper12,

Thanks for your comment.
Yes, I tried that.......The "missing" command updated all that was 'missing' but still the OS won't seek out a WI-FI signal.....Out of curiosity, I changed the disk and installed another which already had Zorin (Lite) installed as its only OS.....The WI-FI signal was sought and picked up perfectly.....I don't use Zorin though because it is a little unstable.
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Re: WI-FI & Dual boot issues on 19.3.

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I don't know if it will make any difference, but try the #8 instructions here:
https://easylinuxtipsproject.blogspot.c ... k.html#ID8
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Re: WI-FI & Dual boot issues on 19.3.

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@ Sleeper12,

Hi,
Yes, I've seen this article before......Even if it were to solve the issue, with the frequent updates it is too much hassle trying to deselect certain of them combined with the possibility of screwing things up trying to circumnavigate the problem.....I've just resigned myself to using only the ethernet cable with 19.3.....If Zorin were more stable, and as WI-FI connectivity is not an issue with that OS, it would be my preferred choice.....Which is a shame.
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