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Wifi installation LLite 4.2
« on: December 14, 2018, 02:03:07 AM »
 

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I have just had to reinstall LLite 4 as it started to go unstable, and eventually locked up.

I originally installed this version 2 months ago.  I tried everything I could think of to recover it before I did the re-install but without success,

I run separate "/" and "/home" partitions so was able to reinstall from the original live disk into the original partitions. Doing this meant that it re-started where it left off but I found it had lost the WIFI connection.  The wired connection was fine.  This has never been a problem before, the computer is over a decade old and has had many varied installations over the years, and has never missed a beat - touch wood!

Prior to doing the re-installation the WIFI worked from the live disk perfectly normally, as did the wired connection.

I have since tried everything I could think of including trying to install the proper drivers from a Github backport source but to no avail.  I also configured the WIFI manually to the usual SSID but that had no effect either.

The Network controller is a Realtech RTL8192CE PCie (Rev 01). This had been working perfectly since I built the machine over a decade ago, and still seems fine.

I have just loaded up LL 3.19, and the WIFI has worked perfectly from the start with no input from me, as has been the case up to now after every new O/S.

Any suggestions?  I have been at it for nearly 3 days now and I would like to be able to update eventually, although 3.19 is performing normally as I write this.
 


Re: Wifi installation LLite 4.2
« Reply #1 on: December 14, 2018, 07:55:08 AM »
 

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You've actually resolved your own issue. Stay on the 3.19 kernel, no harm in that. Upgrading or downgrading kernels to address specific hardware in Linux is a common resolution.

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Re: Wifi installation LLite 4.2
« Reply #2 on: December 14, 2018, 02:36:16 PM »
 

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Thank you for that. I will just have to keep an eye on future releases and see if the necessary drivers come back. Do you know off the top of your head which repo's would have changed to remove the functionality?
I had 4.2 running fine for a couple of months, and then it started to go unstable.
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Re: Wifi installation LLite 4.2
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I have no idea, that would be like looking for a needle in a hay stack.

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Re: Wifi installation LLite 4.2
« Reply #4 on: December 14, 2018, 11:55:15 PM »
 

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Thanks once more, and greetings from this side of "the ditch"!
I hope the "solved" above works
 

Re: Wifi installation LLite 4.2
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