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RTL8723BE HP STREAM 11 [SOLVED]

Post by jfbourdeau » Sun May 03, 2015 11:03 am

My HP Stream 11 Wirelesss connection is not stable

I tried the following command found in another forum and since then, now wireless network

Here is the command I tried, and How can I undo it : I AM NEW TO LINUX
herecho "options rtl8723be fwlps=N ips=N" | sudo tee /etc/modprobe.d/rtl8723be.conf

My Card :

01:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8723BE PCIe Wireless Network Adapter [10ec:b723]
Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device [103c:2231]
Kernel driver in use: rtl8723

For now I am using a CISCO usb adapter ( Wi Fi)

Tks !

JF
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Re: RTL8723BE HP STREAM 11

Post by jfbourdeau » Sun May 03, 2015 2:00 pm

ok I delete the config file and it's now ok
But I am still stucked with the internal wifi network card droping often

JF
Any options to install a better driver ? in UBUNTU I knew how to install the manufacturer driver, can we do the same with MINT ?

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Re: RTL8723BE HP STREAM 11

Post by JeremyB » Sun May 03, 2015 4:26 pm

jfbourdeau wrote:ok I delete the config file and it's now ok
But I am still stucked with the internal wifi network card droping often

JF
Any options to install a better driver ? in UBUNTU I knew how to install the manufacturer driver, can we do the same with MINT ?
If it can be done in Ubuntu you should be able to do it in Mint

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Re: RTL8723BE HP STREAM 11

Post by jfbourdeau » Mon May 04, 2015 10:51 am

Everyone,

In Ubuntu there was an option (TAB)_ where we could see additionnel drivers ( Video, NIC, Mouse etc from Manufacturer),

Does a such thing existe in Mint, so I can replace the default driver for my HP Stream 11 ? For now I am using a USB Network card CISCO to solve the problem but it's using one of my only 2 USB ports

JF
TKS Jeremy for your help

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Re: RTL8723BE HP STREAM 11

Post by jfbourdeau » Mon May 04, 2015 11:14 am

When using the USB wifi card, i am experience same problems
WiFi drop after a while and i can't see wifu networks

JF

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Re: RTL8723BE HP STREAM 11

Post by JeremyB » Mon May 04, 2015 1:05 pm

I am not at my computer but you should't have to search through too many of my posts to find one on installing backports from 3.19 rc1

Just be sure it is one with

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make defconfig-rtlwifi

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Re: RTL8723BE HP STREAM 11

Post by jfbourdeau » Mon May 11, 2015 10:50 am

I am not at my computer but you should't have to search through too many of my posts to find one on installing backports from 3.19 rc1

Just be sure it is one with
What does installing backports mean ?

JF
I installed the last kernel available and still have problem with my Wireless connection dropping
I install a CISCO USB network card (WiFi) when build in WiFi drop and it work for a while... But at some point i have to reboot

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Re: RTL8723BE HP STREAM 11

Post by JeremyB » Mon May 11, 2015 4:29 pm

jfbourdeau wrote:
I am not at my computer but you should't have to search through too many of my posts to find one on installing backports from 3.19 rc1

Just be sure it is one with
What does installing backports mean ?

JF
I installed the last kernel available and still have problem with my Wireless connection dropping
I install a CISCO USB network card (WiFi) when build in WiFi drop and it work for a while... But at some point i have to reboot
Backports is a way to use the modules from newer kernels without installing an entire kernel

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sudo apt-get install build-essential linux-headers-generic

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wget https://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/projects/backports/2015/03/13/backports-20150313.tar.xz

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tar xvfJ backports-20150313.tar.xz

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cd backports-20150313

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make defconfig-rtlwifi

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make

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sudo make install
Reboot

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Re: RTL8723BE HP STREAM 11

Post by jfbourdeau » Mon May 11, 2015 4:44 pm

Tks... I followed every steps

At the end here is what I got with the last command :

jeff@jeff-HP-Stream-Notebook-PC-11 ~/backports-20150313 $ sudo make install
Building modules, stage 2.
MODPOST 18 modules
INSTALL /home/jeff/backports-20150313/compat/compat.ko
Can't read private key
INSTALL /home/jeff/backports-20150313/drivers/net/wireless/rtlwifi/btcoexist/btcoexist.ko
Can't read private key
INSTALL /home/jeff/backports-20150313/drivers/net/wireless/rtlwifi/rtl8188ee/rtl8188ee.ko
Can't read private key
INSTALL /home/jeff/backports-20150313/drivers/net/wireless/rtlwifi/rtl8192c/rtl8192c-common.ko
Can't read private key
INSTALL /home/jeff/backports-20150313/drivers/net/wireless/rtlwifi/rtl8192ce/rtl8192ce.ko
Can't read private key
INSTALL /home/jeff/backports-20150313/drivers/net/wireless/rtlwifi/rtl8192cu/rtl8192cu.ko
Can't read private key
INSTALL /home/jeff/backports-20150313/drivers/net/wireless/rtlwifi/rtl8192de/rtl8192de.ko
Can't read private key
INSTALL /home/jeff/backports-20150313/drivers/net/wireless/rtlwifi/rtl8192ee/rtl8192ee.ko
Can't read private key
INSTALL /home/jeff/backports-20150313/drivers/net/wireless/rtlwifi/rtl8192se/rtl8192se.ko
Can't read private key
INSTALL /home/jeff/backports-20150313/drivers/net/wireless/rtlwifi/rtl8723ae/rtl8723ae.ko
Can't read private key
INSTALL /home/jeff/backports-20150313/drivers/net/wireless/rtlwifi/rtl8723be/rtl8723be.ko
Can't read private key
INSTALL /home/jeff/backports-20150313/drivers/net/wireless/rtlwifi/rtl8723com/rtl8723-common.ko
Can't read private key
INSTALL /home/jeff/backports-20150313/drivers/net/wireless/rtlwifi/rtl8821ae/rtl8821ae.ko
Can't read private key
INSTALL /home/jeff/backports-20150313/drivers/net/wireless/rtlwifi/rtl_pci.ko
Can't read private key
INSTALL /home/jeff/backports-20150313/drivers/net/wireless/rtlwifi/rtl_usb.ko
Can't read private key
INSTALL /home/jeff/backports-20150313/drivers/net/wireless/rtlwifi/rtlwifi.ko
Can't read private key
INSTALL /home/jeff/backports-20150313/net/mac80211/mac80211.ko
Can't read private key
INSTALL /home/jeff/backports-20150313/net/wireless/cfg80211.ko
Can't read private key
DEPMOD 3.16.0-37-generic
depmod will prefer updates/ over kernel/ -- OK!
Note:
You may or may not need to update your initramfs, you should if
any of the modules installed are part of your initramfs. To add
support for your distribution to do this automatically send a
patch against "update-initramfs.sh". If your distribution does not
require this send a patch with the '/usr/bin/lsb_release -i -s'
("Ubuntu") tag for your distribution to avoid this warning.

Your backported driver modules should be installed now.

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Re: RTL8723BE HP STREAM 11

Post by JeremyB » Mon May 11, 2015 4:46 pm

That is normal to see the private key message unless you are a kernel developer

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Re: RTL8723BE HP STREAM 11

Post by jfbourdeau » Mon May 11, 2015 5:09 pm

Since I applied what you shared
- network drop faster (stop functionning)
- my USB WireLEss card ( CIsco) is not recognized anymore (it was the most stable , betterthan te build in card)

I do appreciate your help but how I could UNdo what i did ?

JF
Tks for your patience

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Re: RTL8723BE HP STREAM 11

Post by JeremyB » Mon May 11, 2015 5:22 pm

jfbourdeau wrote:Since I applied what you shared
- network drop faster (stop functionning)
- my USB WireLEss card ( CIsco) is not recognized anymore (it was the most stable , betterthan te build in card)

I do appreciate your help but how I could UNdo what i did ?

JF
Tks for your patience
Undoing it is easy, change directory into the source directory and then sudo make uninstall

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cd backports-20150313

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sudo make uninstall
Reboot

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Re: RTL8723BE HP STREAM 11

Post by jfbourdeau » Mon May 11, 2015 5:38 pm

TKS Jeremy !!!

JF
I am a former IT consultant, come from the PC, Windows world and I am impress about how the linux cummunity is friendly and help eachother.

As for my wireless problem what would be your best guess from expêrience : one of fure kernal or or updates will probably fix my HP Stream 11 driver problem ? (I know the laptop is quite new )

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Re: RTL8723BE HP STREAM 11

Post by JeremyB » Mon May 11, 2015 6:20 pm

Larry Finger(guy in charge of realtek modules for linux kernel) has recently updated his github site so that might be worth a try

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sudo apt-get install git

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git clone https://github.com/lwfinger/rtlwifi_new.git

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cd rtlwifi_new

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make

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sudo make install
Reboot and if it doesn't work either

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cd rtlwifi_new

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sudo make uninstall
At least this one shouldn't interfere with your other adapter

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Re: RTL8723BE HP STREAM 11

Post by jfbourdeau » Mon May 11, 2015 10:59 pm

I installed then new driver
At reboot I was ok for both WiFi Card

I will let you know how it goes TKS !

JF
Where or how can I be updated of new driver are being released for my laptop ? ( Mailing list, forums)

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Re: RTL8723BE HP STREAM 11

Post by jfbourdeau » Tue May 12, 2015 12:17 am

Eureka !

The new realtek driver seemed to have solved my problems ! Didn't lost my WiFi connection for hours

JFB
Happy Linux HP Stream 11 user....

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Re: RTL8723BE HP STREAM 11

Post by JeremyB » Tue May 12, 2015 4:47 am

jfbourdeau wrote:I installed then new driver
At reboot I was ok for both WiFi Card

I will let you know how it goes TKS !

JF
Where or how can I be updated of new driver are being released for my laptop ? ( Mailing list, forums)
I guess you could check https://github.com/lwfinger/rtlwifi_new to see when the last change was made

If you ever change your kernel version you will need to

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cd rtlwifi_new

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make clean

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make

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sudo make install

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