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I can not get my Realtek 8723 chip to work

asked 2012-06-11 19:21:09 +0000

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I recently bought a new computer and after getting my secondary OS up and running smoothly it is time to install my primary OS - Linux.

I have installed Fedora 17 KDE and everything seems to work splendidly, except for the fact that the wireless does not seem to run.

Running lshw -C network -numeric gives the following output:

*-network UNCLAIMED     
   description: Network controller
   product: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. [10EC:8723]
   vendor: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. [10EC]
   physical id: 0
   bus info: pci@0000:03:00.0
   version: 00
   width: 64 bits
   clock: 33MHz
   capabilities: pm msi pciexpress bus_master cap_list
   configuration: latency=0
   resources: ioport:d000(size=256) memory:f7900000-f7903fff

I have searched on Google and found this AskUbuntu question on this exact matter and I have downloaded the two files linked in that reply that another seemingly got his card working with.

These files are:

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/57056576/DRIVERS/REALTEK/8723AE8723AULinuxsupport0419.tar.gz http://dl.dropbox.com/u/57056576/DRIVERS/REALTEK/rtl92ce92se92de8723aelinuxmac80211_0006.0514.2012.tar.gz

After downloading them I ran

yum install make gcc kernel-header kernel-devel patch

and extracted the folders into ~/Documents and tried to run make

This in turn gave the following error:


and exited with error 2

This is how far I have gotten and I can't seem to find what I should do next.

rtlwifi is not loaded on my current system.

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answered 2013-05-09 11:12:36 +0000

I struggle to compile this sources for Fedora 18 but I found a solution, just take the latest source from: github.com/lwfinger

make & make install

So this works well for me.

And I wrote a small blog post (l33tsource.com/blog/2013/05/08/Yoga-with-WLAN.html) about it.

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answered 2013-12-25 19:56:28 +0000

I also have a Yoga (11s, i7 3689Y) and I am still struggling with this problem: I installed Fedora 20 (the xfce spin) and the latest driver from http://github.com/lwfinger

When I run make, I get this error message: make ARCH=x86_64 CROSS_COMPILE= -C /lib/modules/3.11.10-301.fc20.x86_64/build M=/home/username/Desktop/rtl8723au modules make: * /lib/modules/3.11.10.-301.fc20.x86_64/build: No such file or directory

Can anybody help? Thanks!

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I've seen that I am missing the kernel sources (I installed the xfce spin of Fedora 20). How can I install the kernel sources without re-installing Linux?

Linefader ( 2013-12-26 12:31:59 +0000 )edit

answered 2012-10-21 20:32:29 +0000

To solve this, comment the line 320 in base.c file, and recompile.

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answered 2012-06-20 19:28:59 +0000

I received the same compiler error that you mention, though the driver I used I received after emailing Realtek directly (though I do not see any reason why they should differ). I "fixed" this problem by commenting out the line of the error (i.e.: /* IEEE80211_HW_BEACON_FILTER | */) - it is a flag specified in a bit mask, though that does not really make it any more valid of a solution. Anyways, I was able to compile successfully after this change (make; make install). After rebooting, I was able to see networks, but could only connect to unsecured networks. I do not know how to get secured wireless network connections to work (both WEP and WPA appear to not work).

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Asked: 2012-06-11 19:21:09 +0000

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