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HP Omen Desktop PC combination wifi and bluetooth driver?

#1 Post by CauseOfKernelPanic »

Hello fellow Debian users,
I have been having a problem with my new Debian installation on my HP Omen PC. After a lot of headache (desktop ate the cpu, black screen of death, install errors) I finally got it to work, however I have yet to find a fix to get the wifi/bluetooth card to function. While I can use the Ethernet card and a cheap USB wifi card that I bought for a Raspberry PI, these are not always practical solutions for me and I do not have any bluetooth (which I used a lot previously). I have searched a lot of DuckDuckGo and the forums, and attempted to use the man command.

If anyone knows of a fix, this would be great!

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Re: HP Omen Desktop PC combination wifi and bluetooth driver

#2 Post by arochester »

I am using an HP Stream at the moment. Bluetooth is shown to me by lsusb, not lspci.
What is the output of the two commands

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lsusb |grep Bluetooth
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lspci |grep Bluetooth
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My built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth are Broadcom and both seem underpowered, so I use a dongle.

I have found the Arch Wiki most helpful. https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Bluetooth

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Re: HP Omen Desktop PC combination wifi and bluetooth driver

#3 Post by RU55EL »

CauseOfKernelPanic wrote:[...] After a lot of headache (desktop ate the cpu, black screen of death, install errors) I finally got it to work, however I have yet to find a fix to get the wifi/bluetooth card to function. [...]
Did you get asked for non-free firmware during installation?

2.2 Devices Requiring Firmware

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Re: HP Omen Desktop PC combination wifi and bluetooth driver

#4 Post by CauseOfKernelPanic »

arochester wrote:I am using an HP Stream at the moment. Bluetooth is shown to me by lsusb, not lspci.
What is the output of the two commands

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lsusb |grep Bluetooth
and

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lspci |grep Bluetooth
.

My built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth are Broadcom and both seem underpowered, so I use a dongle.

I have found the Arch Wiki most helpful. https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Bluetooth
Both commands return empty

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Re: HP Omen Desktop PC combination wifi and bluetooth driver

#5 Post by CauseOfKernelPanic »

RU55EL wrote:
CauseOfKernelPanic wrote:[...] After a lot of headache (desktop ate the cpu, black screen of death, install errors) I finally got it to work, however I have yet to find a fix to get the wifi/bluetooth card to function. [...]
Did you get asked for non-free firmware during installation?

2.2 Devices Requiring Firmware
Can't quite remember, maybe I did, but probably not.

If it helps, I had one error in the install software phase, but having had to reinstall multiple times I knew that restarting the section seemed to make everything work.

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Re: HP Omen Desktop PC combination wifi and bluetooth driver

#6 Post by arochester »

Both commands return empty
Odd. Did you use capital "B" for Bluetooth?

What is the total output from

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lspci
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lsusb
Can you Copy and Paste here please?

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#7 Post by CauseOfKernelPanic »

arochester wrote:
Both commands return empty
Odd. Did you use capital "B" for Bluetooth?

What is the total output from

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lspci
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lsusb
Can you Copy and Paste here please?
lspci returns:
00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation 8th Gen Core Processor Host Bridge/DRAM Registers (rev 07)
00:01.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation Skylake PCIe Controller (x16) (rev 07)
00:14.0 USB controller: Intel Corporation 200 Series/Z370 Chipset Family USB 3.0 xHCI Controller
00:14.2 Signal processing controller: Intel Corporation 200 Series PCH Thermal Subsystem
00:16.0 Communication controller: Intel Corporation 200 Series PCH CSME HECI
00:17.0 SATA controller: Intel Corporation 200 Series PCH SATA controller [AHCI mode]
00:1b.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 200 Series PCH PCI Express Root Port (rev f0)
00:1c.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 200 Series PCH PCI Express Root Port (rev f0)
00:1c.5 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 200 Series PCH PCI Express Root Port (rev f0)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation Z370 Chipset LPC/eSPI Controller
00:1f.2 Memory controller: Intel Corporation 200 Series/Z370 Chipset Family Power Management Controller
00:1f.3 Audio device: Intel Corporation 200 Series PCH HD Audio
00:1f.4 SMBus: Intel Corporation 200 Series/Z370 Chipset Family SMBus Controller
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: NVIDIA Corporation GP104 [GeForce GTX 1070] (rev a1)
01:00.1 Audio device: NVIDIA Corporation GP104 High Definition Audio Controller (rev a1)
02:00.0 Non-Volatile memory controller: Toshiba America Info Systems Device 0116
03:00.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet Controller (rev 16)
04:00.0 Network controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8821CE 802.11ac PCIe Wireless Network Adapter
lsusb returns:
Bus 002 Device 004: ID 1058:10b8 Western Digital Technologies, Inc. Elements Portable (WDBU6Y, WDBUZG)
Bus 002 Device 003: ID 059f:106b LaCie, Ltd Rugged Mini HDD
Bus 002 Device 002: ID 0451:8140 Texas Instruments, Inc. TUSB8041 4-Port Hub
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0003 Linux Foundation 3.0 root hub
Bus 001 Device 007: ID 1b1c:1b2d Corsair
Bus 001 Device 006: ID 0bda:0153 Realtek Semiconductor Corp. 3-in-1 (SD/SDHC/SDXC) Card Reader
Bus 001 Device 005: ID 0951:16ed Kingston Technology
Bus 001 Device 003: ID 1b1c:1b12 Corsair
Bus 001 Device 010: ID 0bda:b00a Realtek Semiconductor Corp.
Bus 001 Device 009: ID 096e:085b Feitian Technologies, Inc.
Bus 001 Device 008: ID 046d:0825 Logitech, Inc. Webcam C270
Bus 001 Device 004: ID 7392:7811 Edimax Technology Co., Ltd EW-7811Un 802.11n Wireless Adapter [Realtek RTL8188CUS]
Bus 001 Device 002: ID 0451:8142 Texas Instruments, Inc. TUSB8041 4-Port Hub
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub


By the way, it is not a USB card, I have 1 USB card in temporarily that I borrowed, which works fine. I want to get the internal card working, and I am fine using nonfree software if I have to.
Also, I did use a capital B for Bluetooth.

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Re: HP Omen Desktop PC combination wifi and bluetooth driver

#8 Post by arochester »

Which specific model of HP Omen do you have?

You don't need to have an external USB to use lsusb. Sometimes it shows internal USB.

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#9 Post by RU55EL »

Looks like non-free firmware is needed for the 802.11n Wireless Adapter [Realtek RTL8188CUS].

firmware-realtek (Assuming Debian Stable)

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#10 Post by CauseOfKernelPanic »

RU55EL wrote:Looks like non-free firmware is needed for the 802.11n Wireless Adapter [Realtek RTL8188CUS].

firmware-realtek (Assuming Debian Stable)
Tried installing - didn't fix even after reboot.
Now my monitor(connected over HDMI, DisplayPort does not work due to a GPU problem) consistently displays at the wrong aspect ratio (4:3 instead of 16:9) even after uninstall.

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#11 Post by arochester »

Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8821CE 802.11ac PCIe Wireless Network Adapter
is a bit of a oddball and is not sorted by firmware-realtek.

You need to look at things like
https://github.com/tomaspinho/rtl8821ce
https://github.com/realtekofflinedriver ... einstaller

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CauseOfKernelPanic wrote:
RU55EL wrote:Looks like non-free firmware is needed for the 802.11n Wireless Adapter [Realtek RTL8188CUS].

firmware-realtek (Assuming Debian Stable)
Tried installing - didn't fix even after reboot.
Now my monitor(connected over HDMI, DisplayPort does not work due to a GPU problem) consistently displays at the wrong aspect ratio (4:3 instead of 16:9) even after uninstall.
By the way, I fixed the monitor error by installing the NVIDIA Drivers through apt. Now I have decent graphics! :D

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#13 Post by RU55EL »

I'm glad you got your video display adapter working correctly! I'm sorry that I steered you wrong with your wifi adapter.

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#14 Post by CauseOfKernelPanic »

RU55EL wrote:I'm glad you got your video display adapter working correctly! I'm sorry that I steered you wrong with your wifi adapter.
Its fine. Stuff like this happens.

By the way, I am now looking into PCIe wifi cards. Is anyone able to suggest one that is available new in the UK (at a decent price) and has 802.11ac support that works with Debian?

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#15 Post by arzgi »

CauseOfKernelPanic wrote:
By the way, I am now looking into PCIe wifi cards. Is anyone able to suggest one that is available new in the UK (at a decent price) and has 802.11ac support that works with Debian?
This kind on questions are better for search engines. like duckduckgo for example. I'd try first 'PCIe wifi +linux' and then narrowing.

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#16 Post by CauseOfKernelPanic »

RU55EL wrote:Looks like non-free firmware is needed for the 802.11n Wireless Adapter [Realtek RTL8188CUS].

firmware-realtek (Assuming Debian Stable)
I should mention that this actually got the bluetooth working, but not wifi.

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#17 Post by CauseOfKernelPanic »

Also, I have now got some Ubiquiti Unifi (yes, I know they violate the GPL, but I didn't know that when I bought them) access points and am using them as a wireless bridge. They have been rock-solid so far. (So make this low priority for answers unless you stumble upon a solution for my wifi card or get asked by others)

Also, my specific pc model is an HP Omen 880 gaming pc. I wasn't sure at the time, but have had more gpu trouble (tried reflashing the VBIOS to fix the displayport, and bricked it) and had to go on to HP's site to check my warranty (entering the serial number told me what it was). Sadly, I had warranty, which didn't cover reflashing the GPU.

Came back to the forum because reinstalling Debian, and need to remember what I did last time.

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