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Title: Fix for the Realtek RTL8723BE driver in Ubuntu Trusty
Post by: chemicalfan on May 21, 2015, 12:29:54 pm
I claim absolutely no credit for this, and I apologise if this is a duplicate of instructions contained within other posts on this forum, but hopefully this will save someone from despair at some point. Instructions are on a blog post here - http://www.dedoimedo.com/computers/ubuntu-trusty-realtek.html (http://www.dedoimedo.com/computers/ubuntu-trusty-realtek.html)

This blog looks pretty decent, worth a lunchtime read  :)
Title: Re: Fix for the Realtek RTL8723BE driver in Ubuntu Trusty
Post by: Mark Greaves (PCNetSpec) on May 21, 2015, 12:52:07 pm
Ahh, nice .. larry finger to the rescue again .. dude deserves a Linux Wireless Knighthood :)

We need to get this info to donwatson .. I think his onboard card was one of those .. and that's certainly his symptoms.

IIRC, we tried the driver config settings but we didn't try compiling the driver from larry finger

[EDIT]

The instructions for compiling the Larry Finger (lwfinger) driver on that link are no longer valid .. he's moved all the realtek drivers to a central git repo.
they'd now need to read
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sudo apt-get install linux-headers-generic build-essential git 
mkdir rtlwifi-lwfinger
cd rtlwifi-lwfinger
git clone http://github.com/lwfinger/rtlwifi_new
cd rtlwifi_new
make
sudo make install
which builds and installs the drivers for
rtl8192ce, rtl8192se, rtl8192de, rtl8188ee, rtl8192ee, rtl8723ae, rtl8723be, and rtl8821ae
all in one go
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