Post by john connolly Post by King Beowulf
boot, also sometimes referred to as as legacy boot.
Thanks for the replies. I am continuing this thread because I have
different problem with another hp laptop.
BTW, I did fumble through the installation that I asked about earlier.
Recently I received another HP laptop as a Christmas present. I have
installed the most recent slackware-current distro on it and it boots
with elilo successfully. My current problem is that I cannot get it to
find a wifi connection. It has the same Realtek wifi hardware
(RTL8111/8168/8411) as the other laptop. Dmesg tells me that the Gigabit
Ethernet driver 2.3LK-WAPI driver loads on BOTH laptops. However wicd on
the older laptop finds my wifi and connects successfully but the newer
one doesn't. It just reports that no wireless networks are found. Both
laptops report "mii 1 r8169" under lsmod, so AFIK they are both loading
the same module. I am really stumped here so any suggestions are welcome.
Thanks and Merry Christmas, jwc
Again, thanks for the replies. The laptop that works has an internal
Intel wifi adapter. I don't know what driver it uses but it must load
automatically. The new laptop that I am struggling with has a Realtek
wifi adapter. I found a 2015 debian source
(https://wiki.debian.org/rtl819x) that states that the r8192e_pci kernel
module is needed for Realtek 802.11n wireless LAN chips. For the kernel
that I am using, 4.9.67 #2 SMP, the module in question is present. I
tried to load it with modprobe but that didn't work. When I used insmod
I got an error message (unknown symbol in module). I don't know if this
is a wild goose chase or not, but that is where I am now.
BTW, using windows10 on this laptop gets me to the wifi source without a
problem, so this is not a hardware issue.
Thanks and blessings, jwc