[ILUG-BOM] debian : with closed drivers : any particular variant?

Mayuresh Kathe mayuresh at kathe.in
Mon Nov 19 13:21:06 IST 2018


it's a r8169 on a lenovo thinkpad e470 (i5 model).

On 2018-11-19 01:01 PM, Dhruva lokegaonkar wrote:
> Can you tell us what WiFi card your laptop has (or what laptop you use)
> WiFi should work fine out of the box but some cards need special
> drivers sometimes (like realtek)
> 
> On 19 November 2018 11:47:29 AM IST, Mayuresh Kathe <mayuresh at kathe.in> 
> wrote:
>> hi,
>> 
>> i installed debian 9 on my laptop and it isn't supporting the wifi
>> sub-system.
>> i tried minimal-install of fedora 29 and the wifi is supported but
>> remains unconfigured.
>> so basically, the wifi drivers do exist under linux, just not under
>> stock debian.
>> 
>> is there any particular variant of debian (other than ubuntu and
>> derivates) i should try out to check if it would support wifi
>> networking
>> under my laptop?
>> 
>> thanks,
>> 
>> ~mayuresh
>> 
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> Dhruva Lokegaonkar
> dhruva at lokegaonkar.in



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