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    Question No wireless after 12.10 installation

    Hey everybody,
    I just installed Ubuntu 12.10 on a toshiba satellite c850d that had Windows 8 pre-installed. For some reason there is no sign of the wireless in the top panel or in the network settings. I have been poking around but haven't found anything that works yet. Below is the output from lspci -nn | grep 0280. Any help would be great, Thanks.

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    colin@colin-Satellite-C850D:~$ lspci -nn | grep 0280
    02:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. Device [10ec:8723]

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    Re: No wireless after 12.10 installation

    Hi colmeweb,
    Please look at the following similar thread
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showpost.php...50&postcount=6


    Regards,
    Abhinav

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    Re: No wireless after 12.10 installation

    Your wireless card is a Realtek 8723.

    Check this out:

    http://askubuntu.com/questions/13963...not-recognized

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    Re: No wireless after 12.10 installation

    Hey Abhinav I followed those steps but on the last one (sudo modprobe rtl8723e) I got

    Code:
    root@colin-Satellite-C850D:/home/colin/rtl_92ce_92se_92de_8723ae_linux_mac80211_0006.0514.2012# sudo modprobe rtl8723e
    FATAL: Module rtl8723e not found.
    I tried it without the e and go the same response, any advice.

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    Re: No wireless after 12.10 installation

    I believe in later versions of the driver it is renamed. Please try:
    Code:
    sudo modprobe rtl8723ae
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    Re: No wireless after 12.10 installation

    Nope rtl8723ae not the answer

    How long does this take? After I went through the sequence I tried to close the terminal and it said that it was still working. Also there is a # sign after the ~ that I haven't noticed before.
    Last edited by colmeweb; December 28th, 2012 at 02:00 AM.

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    Re: No wireless after 12.10 installation

    How long does this take? After I went through the sequence I tried to close the terminal and it said that it was still working. Also there is a # sign after the ~ that I haven't noticed before.
    The little # means you are running as root. The terminal is complaining about closing because when you issued the command 'sudo su' you asked to run some commands as root, also known as super-user. The terminal wants to be sure you are done. You could and should tell it you are done with:
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    exit
    Then the terminal will close without complaint.
    Nope rtl8723ae not the answer
    Please go through the compile process again and see what module it builds at the end of 'make', like this:
    CC /home/chili/Desktop/Forum/compat-drivers-2012-12-04/drivers/net/wireless/rtlwifi/rtl8192c/rtl8192c-common.mod.o
    LD [M] /home/chili/Desktop/Forum/compat-drivers-2012-12-04/drivers/net/wireless/rtlwifi/rtl8192c/rtl8192c-common.ko
    CC /home/chili/Desktop/Forum/compat-drivers-2012-12-04/drivers/net/wireless/rtlwifi/rtl8192ce/rtl8192ce.mod.o
    LD [M] /home/chili/Desktop/Forum/compat-drivers-2012-12-04/drivers/net/wireless/rtlwifi/rtl8192ce/rtl8192ce.ko
    CC /home/chili/Desktop/Forum/compat-drivers-2012-12-04/drivers/net/wireless/rtlwifi/rtl8192cu/rtl8192cu.mod.o
    LD [M] /home/chili/Desktop/Forum/compat-drivers-2012-12-04/drivers/net/wireless/rtlwifi/rtl8192cu/rtl8192cu.ko
    CC /home/chili/Desktop/Forum/compat-drivers-2012-12-04/drivers/net/wireless/rtlwifi/rtl8192de/rtl8192de.mod.o
    LD [M] /home/chili/Desktop/Forum/compat-drivers-2012-12-04/drivers/net/wireless/rtlwifi/rtl8192de/rtl8192de.ko
    CC /home/chili/Desktop/Forum/compat-drivers-2012-12-04/drivers/net/wireless/rtlwifi/rtl8192se/rtl8192se.mod.o
    LD [M] /home/chili/Desktop/Forum/compat-drivers-2012-12-04/drivers/net/wireless/rtlwifi/rtl8192se/rtl8192se.ko
    CC /home/chili/Desktop/Forum/compat-drivers-2012-12-04/drivers/net/wireless/rtlwifi/rtl8723ae/rtl8723ae.mod.o
    LD [M] /home/chili/Desktop/Forum/compat-drivers-2012-12-04/drivers/net/wireless/rtlwifi/rtl8723ae/rtl8723ae.ko
    CC /home/chili/Desktop/Forum/compat-drivers-2012-12-04/drivers/net/wireless/rtlwifi/rtlwifi.mod.o
    LD [M] /home/chili/Desktop/Forum/compat-drivers-2012-12-04/drivers/net/wireless/rtlwifi/rtlwifi.ko
    CC /home/chili/Desktop/Forum/compat-drivers-2012-12-04/net/mac80211/mac80211.mod.o
    LD [M] /home/chili/Desktop/Forum/compat-drivers-2012-12-04/net/mac80211/mac80211.ko
    CC /home/chili/Desktop/Forum/compat-drivers-2012-12-04/net/rfkill/rfkill-regulator.mod.o
    LD [M] /home/chili/Desktop/Forum/compat-drivers-2012-12-04/net/rfkill/rfkill-regulator.ko
    CC /home/chili/Desktop/Forum/compat-drivers-2012-12-04/net/wireless/cfg80211.mod.o
    LD [M] /home/chili/Desktop/Forum/compat-drivers-2012-12-04/net/wireless/cfg80211.ko
    make[1]: Leaving directory `/usr/src/linux-headers-3.5.0-21-generic'
    It will be rtl87-something-.ko. Modprobe the module without the .ko extension. If 'make' ended in an error, the module never actually got built. Post the error(s) here and we'll troubleshoot.
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    Re: No wireless after 12.10 installation

    Quote Originally Posted by colmeweb View Post
    Hey Abhinav I followed those steps but on the last one (sudo modprobe rtl8723e) I got

    Code:
    root@colin-Satellite-C850D:/home/colin/rtl_92ce_92se_92de_8723ae_linux_mac80211_0006.0514.2012# sudo modprobe rtl8723e
    FATAL: Module rtl8723e not found.
    I tried it without the e and go the same response, any advice.
    Hi colmeweb,
    Sorry for the late response. Now the real doctor chili555 is with you.

    And Thankyou chili555 for joining this discussion.

    Regards,
    Abhinav

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    Re: No wireless after 12.10 installation

    Let's load the module and see if there are any complaints:
    Code:
    sudo modprobe rtl8723ae
    dmesg | grep rtl
    ls /etc/modprobe.d
    Thanks.
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    Re: No wireless after 12.10 installation

    Here's the output

    Code:
    colin@Satellite-C850D:~$ sudo modprobe rtl8723ae
    [sudo] password for colin: 
    colin@Satellite-C850D:~$ dmesg | grep rtl
    [   17.759782] rtl8723ae: Using firmware rtlwifi/rtl8723fw_B.bin
    [   17.811073] rtlwifi: Firmware rtlwifi/rtl8723fw_B.bin not available
    colin@Satellite-C850D:~$ ls /etc/modprobe.d
    alsa-base.conf           blacklist-framebuffer.conf   blacklist-watchdog.conf
    blacklist-ath_pci.conf   blacklist-modem.conf         iwlwifi.conf
    blacklist.conf           blacklist-oss.conf           vmwgfx-fbdev.conf
    blacklist-firewire.conf  blacklist-rare-network.conf
    colin@Satellite-C850D:~$

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