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    Question RTL8723B WIfi driver problem

    Hello everyone

    i am facing a weird wifi problem

    i have low end laptop Chinese "Zed Air 2" RTL8723B

    running Linux mint 19 based on Ubuntu 18.04

    the wifi was running perfectly on stock windows 10 (photo atttached)

    on linux mint direclty after instullation it does see wifi networks sometimes and sometimes it does not see any
    when it does see wifi networks i cant connectat all.

    i tried couple of posts but with no luck

    this is the last thing i tried https://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2333979 i did exactly as MR chili555 suggested

    after couple of reboots i can successfully connect to my network but after another reboot it wont see wifi networks any more

    Code:
    user@user-pc:~$ dmesg | grep -i rtl
    [    7.343296] Bluetooth: hci0: rtl: examining hci_ver=06 hci_rev=000b lmp_ver=06 lmp_subver=8723
    [    7.343300] Bluetooth: hci0: rtl: loading rtl_bt/rtl8723b_config.bin
    [    7.349156] bluetooth hci0: Direct firmware load for rtl_bt/rtl8723b_config.bin failed with error -2
    [    7.349163] Bluetooth: hci0: rtl: loading rtl_bt/rtl8723b_fw.bin
    [    7.546818] usb 1-7: rtl8723bu_parse_efuse: dumping efuse (0x200 bytes):
    [    7.546923] usb 1-7: RTL8723BU rev E (SMIC) 1T1R, TX queues 3, WiFi=1, BT=1, GPS=0, HI PA=0
    [    7.546925] usb 1-7: RTL8723BU MAC: 54:c9:df:43:cf:8b
    [    7.546928] usb 1-7: rtl8xxxu: Loading firmware rtlwifi/rtl8723bu_nic.bin
    [    8.338913] usbcore: registered new interface driver rtl8xxxu
    [    8.499026] RTL871X: module init start
    [    8.499032] RTL871X: rtl8723bu v4.3.6.11_12942.20141204_BTCOEX20140507-4E40
    [    8.499033] RTL871X: rtl8723bu BT-Coex version = BTCOEX20140507-4E40
    [    8.499116] usbcore: registered new interface driver rtl8723bu
    [    8.499117] RTL871X: module init ret=0
    [   11.311774] rtl8xxxu 1-7:1.2 wlx54c9df43cf8b: renamed from wlan0
    any help is highly appreciated

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    Re: RTL8723B WIfi driver problem

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    Re: RTL8723B WIfi driver problem

    Update the kernel to at least 4.15.0-54 and do
    Code:
    echo "options rtl8723be ant_sel=2" | sudo tee /etc/modprobe.d/rtl8723be.conf
    Reboot

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    Re: RTL8723B WIfi driver problem

    thanks for fast replay

    i am already running 4.15.0-54

    $ uname -r
    4.15.0-54-generic

    echo "options rtl8723be ant_sel=2" | sudo tee /etc/modprobe.d/rtl8723be.conf
    options rtl8723be ant_sel=2

    i did that then rebooted still the same problem

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    Re: RTL8723B WIfi driver problem

    May we see:
    Code:
    lsusb
    lsmod
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    Re: RTL8723B WIfi driver problem

    Hi chili555, wireless script results https://termbin.com/on4f

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    Re: RTL8723B WIfi driver problem

    We're not sure what we are seeing here. Are we seeing the results of the working USB adapter or the not-working-sometimes adapter. Please remove the adapter that you suspect is working fine and reboot. Next, run and post the wireless script again.
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    Re: RTL8723B WIfi driver problem

    hello

    i ran the following with no external wifi dongle attached

    Code:
    user@user-pc:~$ lsusb
    Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0003 Linux Foundation 3.0 root hub
    Bus 001 Device 005: ID 1908:2311 GEMBIRD 
    Bus 001 Device 004: ID 0bda:b720 Realtek Semiconductor Corp. 
    Bus 001 Device 002: ID 0bda:0129 Realtek Semiconductor Corp. RTS5129 Card Reader Controller
    Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
    user@user-pc:~$ lsmod
    Module                  Size  Used by
    rfcomm                 77824  16
    ccm                    20480  0
    joydev                 24576  0
    spi_pxa2xx_platform    24576  0
    8250_dw                16384  0
    hid_multitouch         20480  0
    bnep                   20480  2
    intel_rapl             20480  0
    intel_telemetry_pltdrv    20480  0
    intel_punit_ipc        16384  1 intel_telemetry_pltdrv
    intel_telemetry_core    16384  1 intel_telemetry_pltdrv
    intel_pmc_ipc          20480  1 intel_telemetry_pltdrv
    x86_pkg_temp_thermal    16384  0
    intel_powerclamp       16384  0
    coretemp               16384  0
    kvm_intel             212992  0
    kvm                   598016  1 kvm_intel
    irqbypass              16384  1 kvm
    crct10dif_pclmul       16384  0
    crc32_pclmul           16384  0
    ghash_clmulni_intel    16384  0
    pcbc                   16384  0
    aesni_intel           188416  0
    aes_x86_64             20480  1 aesni_intel
    crypto_simd            16384  1 aesni_intel
    glue_helper            16384  1 aesni_intel
    cryptd                 24576  3 crypto_simd,ghash_clmulni_intel,aesni_intel
    intel_cstate           20480  0
    nls_iso8859_1          16384  1
    intel_rapl_perf        16384  0
    snd_hda_codec_hdmi     49152  1
    snd_hda_codec_realtek   106496  1
    snd_hda_codec_generic    73728  1 snd_hda_codec_realtek
    input_leds             16384  0
    serio_raw              16384  0
    lpc_ich                24576  0
    snd_soc_skl            90112  0
    snd_soc_skl_ipc        65536  1 snd_soc_skl
    snd_hda_ext_core       24576  1 snd_soc_skl
    snd_soc_sst_dsp        32768  1 snd_soc_skl_ipc
    snd_soc_sst_ipc        16384  1 snd_soc_skl_ipc
    snd_soc_acpi           16384  1 snd_soc_skl
    snd_soc_core          241664  1 snd_soc_skl
    snd_compress           20480  1 snd_soc_core
    ac97_bus               16384  1 snd_soc_core
    snd_pcm_dmaengine      16384  1 snd_soc_core
    8723bu                897024  0
    arc4                   16384  2
    uvcvideo               86016  0
    videobuf2_vmalloc      16384  1 uvcvideo
    videobuf2_memops       16384  1 videobuf2_vmalloc
    videobuf2_v4l2         24576  1 uvcvideo
    videobuf2_core         40960  2 videobuf2_v4l2,uvcvideo
    videodev              184320  3 videobuf2_core,videobuf2_v4l2,uvcvideo
    media                  40960  2 videodev,uvcvideo
    rtl8xxxu              122880  0
    rtsx_usb_ms            20480  0
    mac80211              778240  1 rtl8xxxu
    memstick               16384  1 rtsx_usb_ms
    btusb                  45056  0
    r8188eu               421888  0
    btrtl                  16384  1 btusb
    btbcm                  16384  1 btusb
    btintel                16384  1 btusb
    bluetooth             548864  43 btrtl,btintel,btbcm,bnep,btusb,rfcomm
    snd_hda_intel          40960  3
    ecdh_generic           24576  1 bluetooth
    snd_hda_codec         126976  4 snd_hda_codec_generic,snd_hda_codec_hdmi,snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_codec_realtek
    snd_hda_core           81920  7 snd_hda_codec_generic,snd_hda_codec_hdmi,snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_ext_core,snd_hda_codec,snd_hda_codec_realtek,snd_soc_skl
    cfg80211              622592  3 mac80211,8723bu,r8188eu
    snd_hwdep              20480  1 snd_hda_codec
    snd_pcm                98304  8 snd_hda_codec_hdmi,snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_ext_core,snd_hda_codec,snd_soc_core,snd_soc_skl,snd_hda_core,snd_pcm_dmaengine
    snd_seq_midi           16384  0
    snd_seq_midi_event     16384  1 snd_seq_midi
    snd_rawmidi            32768  1 snd_seq_midi
    snd_seq                65536  2 snd_seq_midi,snd_seq_midi_event
    snd_seq_device         16384  3 snd_seq,snd_seq_midi,snd_rawmidi
    snd_timer              32768  2 snd_seq,snd_pcm
    idma64                 20480  6
    mei_me                 40960  0
    virt_dma               16384  1 idma64
    intel_lpss_pci         20480  0
    intel_lpss             16384  1 intel_lpss_pci
    mei                    90112  1 mei_me
    snd                    81920  19 snd_hda_codec_generic,snd_seq,snd_seq_device,snd_hda_codec_hdmi,snd_hwdep,snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_codec,snd_hda_codec_realtek,snd_timer,snd_compress,snd_soc_core,snd_pcm,snd_rawmidi
    processor_thermal_device    16384  0
    intel_soc_dts_iosf     16384  1 processor_thermal_device
    soundcore              16384  1 snd
    mac_hid                16384  0
    intel_hid              16384  0
    int3400_thermal        16384  0
    sparse_keymap          16384  1 intel_hid
    int3403_thermal        16384  0
    int340x_thermal_zone    16384  2 int3403_thermal,processor_thermal_device
    acpi_thermal_rel       16384  1 int3400_thermal
    dptf_power             16384  0
    int3406_thermal        16384  0
    sch_fq_codel           20480  5
    parport_pc             36864  0
    ppdev                  20480  0
    lp                     20480  0
    parport                49152  3 parport_pc,lp,ppdev
    ip_tables              28672  0
    x_tables               40960  1 ip_tables
    autofs4                40960  2
    btrfs                1122304  0
    xor                    24576  1 btrfs
    zstd_compress         163840  1 btrfs
    raid6_pq              114688  1 btrfs
    dm_mirror              24576  0
    dm_region_hash         20480  1 dm_mirror
    dm_log                 20480  2 dm_region_hash,dm_mirror
    rtsx_usb_sdmmc         28672  0
    rtsx_usb               20480  2 rtsx_usb_sdmmc,rtsx_usb_ms
    mmc_block              36864  3
    i915                 1617920  15
    i2c_algo_bit           16384  1 i915
    drm_kms_helper        167936  1 i915
    psmouse               147456  0
    syscopyarea            16384  1 drm_kms_helper
    sysfillrect            16384  1 drm_kms_helper
    sysimgblt              16384  1 drm_kms_helper
    i2c_hid                20480  0
    fb_sys_fops            16384  1 drm_kms_helper
    ahci                   40960  0
    drm                   401408  6 drm_kms_helper,i915
    libahci                32768  1 ahci
    sdhci_pci              32768  0
    hid                   118784  2 i2c_hid,hid_multitouch
    sdhci                  49152  1 sdhci_pci
    video                  45056  2 int3406_thermal,i915
    pinctrl_broxton        40960  3
    Last edited by coffeecat; September 5th, 2019 at 06:12 PM. Reason: quote -> code tags

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    Re: RTL8723B WIfi driver problem

    @fraizor, I've changed the BBCode quote tags to code tags for your terminal output in order to restore columnar formatting. Please use code tags, not quote tags, for terminal output and for posting the contents of config files. There's a link in my sig if you need it.

    Also, please re-read chili555's last post.
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    Re: RTL8723B WIfi driver problem

    hello

    please find attached script output when wifi doungle not attachedwireless-info.tar.gz


    sorry forgot to reboot
    here is the output after reboot with no doungle
    wireless-info.tar.gz
    Last edited by fraizor; September 5th, 2019 at 08:38 PM.

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