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Realtek RTL8723BE : No scan results

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Re: Realtek RTL8723BE : No scan results

#21 Post by Mich-C » Mon Jun 04, 2018 2:24 pm

Alt wrote:
Mon Jun 04, 2018 8:21 am
2) Patched kernel with different value - connection can't be established
3) rtlwifi_new (without any patches) - connected immediately
Yes, Indeed I made my wifi working just using rtlwifi_new and creating the .conf file. I have never patched or recompiled kernels or things like that.. in fact some things are not very clear to me yet XD
P.S. which antenna did work for you?
Alt wrote:
Mon Jun 04, 2018 8:21 am
It would be awesome to have dkms package of rtlwifi_new.
For example... what would be the advantage of a dkms package instead of a .deb one for rtlwifi?

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Re: Realtek RTL8723BE : No scan results

#22 Post by Alt » Mon Jun 04, 2018 3:26 pm

Mich-C wrote:P.S. which antenna did work for you?
I "commented" (with #) all custom options so have no clue. WiFI just worked out of the box.
Disclaimer: I'm unable to read/understand the code. Although driver files didn't look much different from one's in mainline (compared rtl8723be folders with Meld). There's some renames, few additional (legacy?) lines here & there. So it's rather strange why almost identical kernel module didn't work well for me & some other users. Perhaps some changes/deletions were vital but only driver developers could figure out which ones & why.
Mich-C wrote:
Alt wrote:
Mon Jun 04, 2018 8:21 am
It would be awesome to have dkms package of rtlwifi_new.
For example... what would be the advantage of a dkms package instead of a .deb one for rtlwifi?
I talked about deb package with dkms builder.
Currently it's a trivial task to follow instructions and install driver from git. And I'd say it's pretty safe (if something goes wrong with new modules just reinstall kernel). The problem is that you'll have to manually repeat driver installation each time you install another kernel (because modules must placed at '/lib/modules/--some_kernel_name--/kernel/drivers/net/wireless/realtek/rtlwifi/').
Much easier just to install package once (like with NVidia or Broadcom driver) and it will automatically compile & replace original modules at each kernel installation. If something goes wrong, they remove package and restore original modules without kernel re-installation. If drivers will stop building with new kernel user will stay with original kernel modules.
But that's just my expectations, hopefully they're not wrong.

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Re: Realtek RTL8723BE : No scan results

#23 Post by Mich-C » Tue Jun 05, 2018 6:14 am

Thanks again Alt. Regarding bluetooth I'll try to disable it tomorrow following your steps.
Anway I noticed this strange lines during boot:

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[    13.933922] bluetooth hci0: firmware: failed to load rtl_bt/rtl8723be_config.bin (-2)

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[warn] Not starting NFS kernel daemon: no exports.   ... (warning)
What problems are these? :eek:

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Re: Realtek RTL8723BE : No scan results

#24 Post by richb » Tue Jun 05, 2018 6:16 am

I do know the second is not an issue. It appears if you have not setup NFS shares.

As to the first others will chime in.
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Re: Realtek RTL8723BE : No scan results

#25 Post by Alt » Mon Jul 02, 2018 12:52 pm

Kernel 4.17.3 (or maybe earlier 4.17.x) fixed my problem with connection. I guess it's worth checking current MX backport of Debian's kernel or Liquorix.

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