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Re: Internet on laptop
« Reply #15 on: April 27, 2020, 03:45:17 am »
Hi Steve M,

Maybe this article can help you get started with networking.  ;) It is written specifically for Ubuntu, but most of it should be applicable to PeppermintOS as well.

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Re: Internet on laptop
« Reply #16 on: April 27, 2020, 03:58:31 am »
Thanks, that's given me something to aim at.
I'm a bit uncertain even about how to get the ethernet working, but I'll  give it a try.

Ethernet *should* be plug and play.

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Re: Internet on laptop
« Reply #17 on: April 27, 2020, 05:57:31 am »
this thread might be able to help you, hopefully someone better at the compiling side of things can jump in

https://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Notebook-Wireless-and-Networking/Realtek-8723DE-wifi-module-amp-Bluetooth-Linux-driver/td-p/6477307
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Re: Internet on laptop
« Reply #18 on: April 27, 2020, 07:33:43 am »
Well, the cable got me online.
I seem to have updated some things and managed to download a few programs.
I've gone back to my PC now and tried to get online with the wifi and no joy still.

I'll post the new inxi -Fz which is showing a lot more stuff now.

I don't see any Broadcom. Is this something a need to download? I couldn't find it.

Here's the inxi -Fz
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System:    Host: stevem-HP-Laptop-15-db0xxx Kernel: 5.0.0-37-generic x86_64
           bits: 64
           Desktop: N/A Distro: Peppermint Ten
Machine:   Device: laptop System: HP product: HP Laptop 15-db0xxx v: Type1ProductConfigId serial: N/A
           Mobo: HP model: 84AC v: 85.20 serial: N/A
           UEFI: Insyde v: F.10 date: 05/31/2018
Battery    BAT1: charge: 40.9 Wh 100.0% condition: 40.9/41.0 Wh (100%)
CPU:       Dual core AMD E2-9000e RADEON R2 4 COMPUTE CORES 2C+2G (-MCP-)
           cache: 2048 KB
           clock speeds: max: 1500 MHz 1: 1192 MHz 2: 1176 MHz
Graphics:  Card: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD/ATI] Stoney [Radeon R2/R3/R4/R5 Graphics]
           Display Server: x11 (X.Org 1.20.4 )
           drivers: ati,amdgpu (unloaded: modesetting,fbdev,vesa)
           Resolution: 1920x1080@60.10hz
           OpenGL: renderer: AMD STONEY (DRM 3.27.0, 5.0.0-37-generic, LLVM 8.0.0)
           version: 4.5 Mesa 19.0.8
Audio:     Card-1 Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] Family 15h (Models 60h-6fh) Audio Controller
           driver: snd_hda_intel
           Card-2 Advanced Micro Devices [AMD/ATI] Device 15b3
           driver: snd_hda_intel
           Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: k5.0.0-37-generic
Network:   Card-1: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCIE Gigabit Ethernet Controller
           driver: r8169
           IF: enp2s0 state: down mac: <filter>
           Card-2: Realtek RTL8723DE 802.11b/g/n PCIe Adapter
           IF: N/A state: N/A mac: N/A
Drives:    HDD Total Size: 1000.2GB (0.9% used)
           ID-1: /dev/sda model: ST1000LM035 size: 1000.2GB
Partition: ID-1: / size: 916G used: 8.0G (1%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda2
RAID:      No RAID devices: /proc/mdstat, md_mod kernel module present
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 37.4C mobo: N/A gpu: 37.0
           Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: N/A
Info:      Processes: 171 Uptime: 10 min Memory: 404.3/3892.5MB
           Client: Shell (bash) inxi: 2.3.56
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Re: Internet on laptop
« Reply #19 on: April 27, 2020, 08:05:14 am »
Maybe this article can help you get started with networking. 


Thanks. Tried that and doesn't work. WHen I get tot he 'device show'  stage I get nothing showing. no IP4 code.

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Re: Internet on laptop
« Reply #20 on: April 27, 2020, 08:16:47 am »
this thread might be able to help you, hopefully someone better at the compiling side of things can jump in

https://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Notebook-Wireless-and-Networking/Realtek-8723DE-wifi-module-amp-Bluetooth-Linux-driver/td-p/6477307

It say make sure git is installed. I tried 'apt install git' and fails.
I tried 'sudo apt install git' and it asks me for password but doesn't accept any keyboard presses, so I can't enter password.

 

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Re: Internet on laptop
« Reply #21 on: April 27, 2020, 09:27:22 am »
Since you are new to linux and the forums, I took the liberty of encasing your terminal output in your previous posts using the # button above the heads of the laughing and angry emoji men in the message compose window. This ensures proper and familiar formatting for the forum moderators working on everyone's issues.

Now here's the critical bit:


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Network:   Card-1: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCIE Gigabit Ethernet Controller
           driver: r8169
           IF: enp2s0 state: down mac: <filter>
           Card-2: Realtek RTL8723DE 802.11b/g/n PCIe Adapter

Card 1 is your ethernet card, this should work simply by plugging in your ethernet cable with no other input from you.

Card 2 is your wifi card, which also uses Realtek drivers... let me track down @PCNetSpec's tutorial on those...
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Re: Internet on laptop
« Reply #22 on: April 27, 2020, 09:33:18 am »
After reinserting the ethernet cable and swapping out my Realtek driver for yours: lets say we start where @PCNetSpec started with me, shall we?

Any particular reason you're not just installing it via the repos:
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sudo apt-get install rtl8723DE-dkms?

if 8723DE-dkms returns an error, change it to rtl8723de-dkms... if it appears to complete the process, log out and back in or reboot...

EDIT!! I left out the rtl in front of 8723de-dkms...
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Re: Internet on laptop
« Reply #23 on: April 27, 2020, 12:04:55 pm »
funny enough i looked for that in synaptic and there is no sign of it
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Re: Internet on laptop
« Reply #24 on: April 27, 2020, 12:14:58 pm »
funny enough i looked for that in synaptic and there is no sign of it

no sign of what @rayzer?

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Re: Internet on laptop
« Reply #25 on: April 27, 2020, 12:20:47 pm »
I don't know what's happening , but whenever I try a sudo command it asks me for my password but I can't enter it. Keyboard doesn't respond.

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Re: Internet on laptop
« Reply #26 on: April 27, 2020, 12:37:14 pm »
I think I may have installed the drivers.

Still no wifi.

What else can I try?


 

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Re: Internet on laptop
« Reply #27 on: April 27, 2020, 12:38:58 pm »


Card 2 is your wifi card, which also uses Realtek drivers... let me track down @PCNetSpec's tutorial on those... [/color]

Is there a link to this tutorial? I tried to search for it and can't find it.

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Re: Internet on laptop
« Reply #28 on: April 27, 2020, 12:51:12 pm »
I was waiting to see if the initial reference worked... you'd need to log out and back in to see...
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Re: Internet on laptop
« Reply #29 on: April 27, 2020, 12:53:06 pm »
I don't know what's happening , but whenever I try a sudo command it asks me for my password but I can't enter it. Keyboard doesn't respond.

hmmm ... other than making sure your mouse cursor is focused in the terminal, I'm not sure what's going on with that... 
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