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Another Realtek Wifi with random slowdowns.
« on: June 20, 2020, 02:26:36 pm »
I just realized that I really just need to follow the instructions from my post that I made from Peppermint 9 on the same issue.

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« Last Edit: June 20, 2020, 03:00:19 pm by Brotherred »
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Re: Another Realtek Wifi with random slowdowns.
« Reply #1 on: June 20, 2020, 03:13:19 pm »
https://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v5.8-rc1/

So I am lost in finding the proper packages for Peppermint 10 or something. The recommended packages from my old thread seen here, https://forum.peppermintos.com/index.php/topic,9600.0.html are not available.

Just when I thought I could use my own old post, I am now still lost.

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Re: Another Realtek Wifi with random slowdowns.
« Reply #2 on: June 21, 2020, 01:25:29 am »
Hi Brotherred,

You should stay away from Release Candidate (rc) kernels (such as v5.8-rc1) unless you really know what you are doing!  ;) People with experience advise waiting until a kernel has reached its first stable point release. That means v5.8.1 (not v5.8, which is still not considered a stable point release).  A release candidate can often work very well, but there are much higher probablilities of problems than with stable releases -- which is why these are called Release Candidates::)

Release v5.8-rc1 should not be used because it failed during its self-test. You can see this when closely reading the page entry for it. Here is a copy of it:

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Test amd64/build succeeded (rc=0, on=amd64, time=0:18:24, log=amd64/log)
   amd64/linux-headers-5.8.0-050800-generic_5.8.0-050800.202006142031_amd64.deb
   amd64/linux-headers-5.8.0-050800-lowlatency_5.8.0-050800.202006142031_amd64.deb
   amd64/linux-headers-5.8.0-050800_5.8.0-050800.202006142031_all.deb
   amd64/linux-image-unsigned-5.8.0-050800-generic_5.8.0-050800.202006142031_amd64.deb
   amd64/linux-image-unsigned-5.8.0-050800-lowlatency_5.8.0-050800.202006142031_amd64.deb
   amd64/linux-modules-5.8.0-050800-generic_5.8.0-050800.202006142031_amd64.deb
   amd64/linux-modules-5.8.0-050800-lowlatency_5.8.0-050800.202006142031_amd64.deb
 
 Test amd64/self-tests failed (rc=2, on=amd64, time=0:00:21, log=amd64/self-tests/log)

Look closely at the last line, where it tells you that the amd64 kernel failed its self-test.

In addition, I would never install any software (and especially not the kernel) if I could not at least get checksums to give me some confidence that I am installing software that has not been changed by someone with malicious intent. For the v5.8-rc1 you will find that the checksums file does not give a checksum for any of the kernel packages.  ;)

You have been warned. Proceed at your own risk. 

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Re: Another Realtek Wifi with random slowdowns.
« Reply #3 on: June 21, 2020, 11:09:10 am »
Ok so two things.

1. You recommended that I do that very thing, noting that it was risky in regards to the same problem on my Peppermint 9 instance. Now I have reinstalled with Peppermint 10. But you were the one that said that I needed that rc, then and it solved my problem then. I just mean to say that you seem to be at odds to your own advice in the linked post.

2. In the end however I don't care what I use. I just know that my wifi is dropping out and I need to fix it.

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Re: Another Realtek Wifi with random slowdowns.
« Reply #4 on: June 21, 2020, 01:17:29 pm »
Ok so two things.

1. You recommended that I do that very thing, noting that it was risky in regards to the same problem on my Peppermint 9 instance. Now I have reinstalled with Peppermint 10. But you were the one that said that I needed that rc, then and it solved my problem then. I just mean to say that you seem to be at odds to your own advice in the linked post.


Be careful, Brotherred: I did not tell you to use anything. I said you could try it -- and that suggestion is not the same thing as telling you to use it.  ;) I assume that you always check your downloads for security reasons. Obviously you don't. My mistake on top of your mistake.  ::)

Also note: I did not tell you or anyone to even try a release candidate kernel. So don't start putting words into my mouth that actually are your own.  ;)

 Have fun and I hope that you solve your problem.

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« Last Edit: June 21, 2020, 01:21:22 pm by Slim.Fatz »
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Re: Another Realtek Wifi with random slowdowns.
« Reply #5 on: June 26, 2020, 10:01:01 pm »
So this thread is all about how that recommendation does not work here on Peppermint 10, just as I said in my second post.

I may need to seek help at linuxquestions.org
Because this does not seem to be productive.

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« Last Edit: June 26, 2020, 10:11:12 pm by Brotherred »
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Re: Another Realtek Wifi with random slowdowns.
« Reply #6 on: June 28, 2020, 08:57:34 am »
Hi Brotherred, it appears your problem is kernel related, at least that's my take on it. Check out this site for a list of linux kernels and try a few that are pre your current kernel. you can delete them if they don't help.
https://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/?C=N;O=D
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