Wifi error with modual r8723bs

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Wifi error with modual r8723bs

Postby Oop » 2017-07-31 00:10

Hi, on installing Linux for the first time (on my Lenovo Idea pad 100s) I've had a wifi error. It seems to be trouble with installing the firmware.
hears some info.
Any help much appreciated.

rt18723be 94208 0
rtl18723ae 86016 0
btcoexist 114688 2 rtl8723be,rtl8723ae
rtl_pci 28672 2 rtl8723be,rtl8723ae
rtl8723_common 24576 2 rtl8723be,rtl8723ae
rtlwifi 73728 4 rtl_pci,rtl8723_common,rtl8723be,rtl8723ae
mac80211 671744 3 rtl_pci,rtlwifi,rtl8723be
cfg80211 532480 2 mac80211,rtlwifi

When entering

modprobe r8723bs

this error message results

modprobe: ERROR: could not insert 'r8723bs' : Exec format error

Much Thanks
Oop :)
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Re: Wifi error with modual r8723bs

Postby shep » 2017-07-31 00:21

The driver will not load without firmware. Debian does not put "non-free" firmware on the default installation images but it is available in the package firmware-realtek.

Option 1 is to install following these instructions.

Option 2 is to use unofficial installation images that include non-free firmware.

Debian has extensive documentation and there are multiple ways to setup your wireless. Web search using the terms "debian + wifi"
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Re: Wifi error with modual r8723bs

Postby kedaha » 2017-07-31 03:09

You may also find InstallingDebianOn/Lenovo/100S of interest.
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