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terry1966

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  1. wow you have a lot of wifi hot spots near you, think there's only 5 near me. and yes that looks perfect so assume everything is as good now in linux as it is in windows, regarding wifi. which os? so things are working good now and you don't feel the need to look into anything else?
  2. ok. if possible make sure everything is up to date with leap and also add the packman repository. how close to the wifi access point are you, don't forget the further away it is the weaker the signal is going to be anyway. i'm in the same room as my router and why i got a 70/70 signal when i tested. must admit though going by those results, it does seem to me like you don't have the new driver installed correctly yet. also is everything else working ok now? main concern is that you can boot into windows any time you like without problems and can also boot into leap when you feel like trying to sort through it's issues, so you don't feel the need to keep re-install things and starting from scratch any more.
  3. the reason you can't access the windows partition when in linux i believe is because when you left the windows os it shuts down in such a way that makes booting windows again fast, (called fast startup.) it's a sort of hibernate and not a full shutdown of the os and locks the partition. so the answer to that is to not use fast startup. http://www.howtogeek.com/243901/the-pros-and-cons-of-windows-10s-fast-startup-mode/ ok when that's done you shouldn't have any more problems booting either windows or leap, plus you should now be able to access the windows partition when in leap. now onto the wifi driver. did it make and install ok, did you add the options file? lets see what results you get for each ant_sel option, so you run these commands. sudo modprobe -v rtl8723be ant_sel=0 sudo iwlist wlan0 scan | egrep "SSID|level" we want something like this :- "Quality=70/70 Signal level=-28 dBm" where it shows the quality=70/70 for your ssid, then we know it works and your using the correct option for best wifi reception. sudo modprobe -v rtl8723be ant_sel=1 sudo iwlist wlan0 scan | egrep "SSID|level" sudo modprobe -v rtl8723be ant_sel=2 sudo iwlist wlan0 scan | egrep "SSID|level" regardless of wifi strength first thing i'd do is a zypper -v up, to make sure default install is fully upto date with latest kernel, after that you will probably need to make the wifi driver again and test if it installed a new kernel. sounds like a graphics driver problem, easy option for now is to turn off screen saver and any screen power saving options, then we'll work on that later.
  4. that doesn't really tell us what issues you had that made you think you needed to reinstall both leap and windows. i think you need to slow down and not get to click happy. in my opinion there was no reason to re-install either leap or windows. no idea why leap only offered you the chance to only install to windows partition but during leap install have you ever used the expert partitioning? in there you could see what partitions are on the drive and then just re-install leap to the partitions it's already used. errors during make usually just mean missing dependencies, when i install suse i always add the patterns for linux kernel development kde development base development c/c++ development then i usually find i have no problems when it comes to making my drivers. don't be in such a rush and take notes, stop when unsure, post what you've done so far then carry on when you have an answer. never used a laptop with uefi and windows 10 on it, so no experience with what problems windows 10 may cause when dual booting but i'm sure we can work any issues out just as long as you can be a bit more patient and post the problems before trying to fix them and starting from scratch all the time.
  5. why what's the specific problem? are you having any problems with dual booting besides the wifi in suse? like are you having problems logging into either os on start up, if so explain them and i'm sure there's a simple solution just finding it sometimes can be a hassle. there really shouldn't be a need to keep re-installing suse for example. personally as long as you can boot into both operating systems then i'd leave suse on there and just work on any linux issues when you feel like it, and when you don't just log into the windows os and use that. as i said before though it's up to you but if you decide to try again sometime then we'll be here to try and help. just for info any pc that came with windows i would always leave windows os and recovery partitions on there and just set up a dual boot system that way when it came time to sell or give the pc away i wouldn't need to spend hours restoring it to factory condition.
  6. to be honest from my understanding the ant_sel option makes no difference without first installing the newer driver. instructions are open a terminal and enter each of these commands git clone https://github.com/lwfinger/rtlwifi_new you'll now see a new folder in your home directory called rtlwifi_new. cd rtlwifi_new git checkout rock.new_btcoex make sudo make install sudo modprobe -rv rtl8723be sudo modprobe -v rtl8723be ips=0 ant_sel=0 see what it works like now. if it now works fine then i think all you need in the config file is options rtl8723be ips=0 ant_sel=0 if still have problems then try the ant_sel=1 or 2 and test each time. you will need to follow instructions from the cd rtlwifi_new command every time your kernel is updated and breaks things so your wifi has a weak signal and the driver needs to be installed again to get a strong signal. (until of course the new kernel includes the latest driver. which is kernel 4.7 i believe.)
  7. what have you done so far to try and fix weak signal, slow connection? did you try making the driver and did you add the file to modprobe.d? i take it everything else works fine and it's only wifi your having problems with.
  8. ok. just for info, with a uefi dual boot, there are 2 ways to make sure it shows the grub menu on boot, first and best way in my opinion is what you've done and set it in the uefi and 2nd way is when in windows use bcdedit command. with secure boot enabled :- bcdedit /set {bootmgr} path \EFI\opensuse\shim.efi with secure boot disabled :- bcdedit /set {bootmgr} path \EFI\opensuse\grbx64.efi more info here :- https://tweakhound.com/2015/11/04/dual-boot-opensuse-leap-and-windows-10-uefi/ as to the weak wifi signal, try adding a file named "rtl8723be.conf" (without quotes.) with this line in it. options rtl8723be ips=N fwlps=N swlps=N swenc=Y disable_watchdog=Y ant_sel=2 msi=1 in the /etc/modprobe.d/ folder. no idea what all the options are for without more research, but worth a try to see if it helps you anyway, and if it doesn't you can always delete the file.
  9. ok. lets start from beginning then. you shouldn't need to tap F9 to get an option to boot into leap if you have a dual boot setup, so sounds like you don't have a dualboot setup and just have leap installed on a flash drive (not recommended, way to many problems running from a flash drive in my experience.) which you boot by using the F9 key. just to check though in windows go into disk management and take a screenshot of your hard drives partitions and post it in next reply. once i see that we'll decide on what to do next, depending on what you want. creating a dualboot system will not overwrite your windows os and the first thing you'd do is shrink the windows 10 partition, leaving a certain amount of space free which is where the suse os will get installed, once installed the first thing you'd see is a menu to boot either leap or windows 10 without the need to tap any F keys. after install which os you set to boot as default if you don't make a choice is up to you but will be suse until you change it.
  10. sounds like you may have more than 1 install of leap on that drive, you happy with how things are now or do you want us to look at anything? what did you need to do to get the wifi working?
  11. upto you kurt, if you decide to work on things then let us know. including make and model of laptop. seems there are a few known issues with that driver depending on laptop that a newer driver version fixes but is not included in kernel yet. some info here :- https://github.com/lwfinger/rtlwifi_new/issues/88
  12. i made lots of edits to previous post that you may have missed so please make sure you read everything there. paste the terminal into a file saved on the windows partition then you can simply copy and paste from there into your reply's. depends on what encryption is being used but without checking i'd say it's usually "wpa-psk" in yast, and "wpa-psk2 personal" in manager. and for mode type in network manager again without testing i'd select infrastructure. but really you shouldn't need to manually add your network, and it should show up by doing a scan. ok will need to look into that, as long as wifi networks show up then you know the driver is installed and the device is up and running, and if it doesn't connect we'll need to figure out why. if you've manually added a wifi network connection go into settings and delete them all so we're starting clean.
  13. just for future reference kurt, you can just copy out of the terminal and then paste it into a reply, (preferable using a code box, <> next to quote icon.) linux-lm5d:/home/leap42.1 # ifconfig -a eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:1F:D0:DB:F0:E5 inet addr:192.168.1.2 Bcast:192.168.1.255 Mask:255.255.255.0 inet6 addr: fe80::21f:d0ff:fedb:f0e5/64 Scope:Link UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1 RX packets:433727 errors:0 dropped:4 overruns:0 frame:0 TX packets:253943 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0 collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000 RX bytes:575092048 (548.4 Mb) TX bytes:21149585 (20.1 Mb) lo Link encap:Local Loopback inet addr:127.0.0.1 Mask:255.0.0.0 inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host UP LOOPBACK RUNNING MTU:65536 Metric:1 RX packets:654 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0 TX packets:654 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0 collisions:0 txqueuelen:0 RX bytes:37076 (36.2 Kb) TX bytes:37076 (36.2 Kb) wlan0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:1F:33:FE:16:E8 UP BROADCAST MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1 RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0 TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0 collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000 RX bytes:0 (0.0 TX bytes:0 (0.0 things look ok, just the eth0 and wlan0 are shutdown so i think it's just a case of configuring it to start them. (should have "UP BROADCAST MULTICAST MTU=1500 Metric:1" if started i believe, plus an ip address when connected of course. i assume you want to use network manager and not yast, go into yast under network settings, global options make sure networkmanager service is selected where it says network setup method. click ok and exit yast. now in the task bar bottom right you should see the networks icon, click on it and in the popup box does it find and show any wifi networks? if so just click on your wifi network where it says connect, a password box opens. enter your password and that should be it. if no networks show up in networkmanager to connect to, then in a terminal as root type in ip link set wlan0 up and try again. linux-lm5d:/home/leap42.1 # ip link set wlan0 down linux-lm5d:/home/leap42.1 # ifconfig -a eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:1F:D0:DB:F0:E5 inet addr:192.168.1.2 Bcast:192.168.1.255 Mask:255.255.255.0 inet6 addr: fe80::21f:d0ff:fedb:f0e5/64 Scope:Link UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1 RX packets:434618 errors:0 dropped:4 overruns:0 frame:0 TX packets:254845 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0 collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000 RX bytes:575428860 (548.7 Mb) TX bytes:21260923 (20.2 Mb) lo Link encap:Local Loopback inet addr:127.0.0.1 Mask:255.0.0.0 inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host UP LOOPBACK RUNNING MTU:65536 Metric:1 RX packets:654 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0 TX packets:654 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0 collisions:0 txqueuelen:0 RX bytes:37076 (36.2 Kb) TX bytes:37076 (36.2 Kb) wlan0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:1F:33:FE:16:E8 BROADCAST MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1 RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0 TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0 collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000 RX bytes:0 (0.0 TX bytes:0 (0.0 linux-lm5d:/home/leap42.1 # ip link set wlan0 up linux-lm5d:/home/leap42.1 # ifconfig -a eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:1F:D0:DB:F0:E5 inet addr:192.168.1.2 Bcast:192.168.1.255 Mask:255.255.255.0 inet6 addr: fe80::21f:d0ff:fedb:f0e5/64 Scope:Link UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1 RX packets:435060 errors:0 dropped:4 overruns:0 frame:0 TX packets:255299 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0 collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000 RX bytes:575597792 (548.9 Mb) TX bytes:21423264 (20.4 Mb) lo Link encap:Local Loopback inet addr:127.0.0.1 Mask:255.0.0.0 inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host UP LOOPBACK RUNNING MTU:65536 Metric:1 RX packets:654 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0 TX packets:654 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0 collisions:0 txqueuelen:0 RX bytes:37076 (36.2 Kb) TX bytes:37076 (36.2 Kb) wlan0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:1F:33:FE:16:E8 UP BROADCAST MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1 RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0 TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0 collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000 RX bytes:0 (0.0 TX bytes:0 (0.0 linux-lm5d:/home/leap42.1 # notice when i shut the wlan0 device off using "ip link set wlan0 down" command it says "BROADCAST MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1" and when i start it up again using the "ip link set wlan0 up" command it says "UP BROADCAST MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1" yours needs to say "UP BROADCAST MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1" and then you should find everything will work fine, fingers crossed.
  14. you having problems with lan connected by wire, or wlan wifi connection? think you want help with wifi but not 100% sure. i'll need to find a wifi device so i can jog my memory on using wifi, until then open a terminal and as root type ifconfig -a and post the results. next type in ethtool -i wlan0 and post the results for that too first command will show all network devices, 2nd command shows what driver is used for wifi device.
  15. http://www.gizmodo.co.uk/2016/08/windows-update-breaks-millions-of-cameras-and-people-are-:filtered:/
  16. http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_10-update/where-to-find-windows-10-updates-list/3e0e1b3a-e44a-4aa2-a012-2f9415d2f1d5?auth=1 this may be useful :- https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/12387/windows-10-update-history
  17. terry1966

    Raspberry PI

    i really wouldn't bother duan, just the heatsink will keep it cool enough i'd think, plus then you have the benefit of a total silent device without any fan wine to annoy you, if you find it does reach temps high enough to cause it to throttle and cause problems, only then i'd think about adding a fan. anyway have you had it up and running and tested kodi on it yet, and if so what os did you put on it?
  18. terry1966

    Raspberry PI

    nobody was asking "why?" and i can see the point in owning one, lots of things you can do with a small, low powered, cheap pc as shown by the loads of different projects people have used one for.
  19. terry1966

    Raspberry PI

    it's not be as big as i first thought caintry, (made an edit to my post) so am looking forward to seeing it when he has it connected, still no idea on how he plans to do that though.
  20. terry1966

    Raspberry PI

    how the hell are you planning on connecting that monster to your pi board? it'll probably be 3 times the size of the pi3. if you really want to go over the top cooling it then you might as well water cool the thing. i'd think the biggest heatsink i'd use on one would be the same as in your post 11 and 12 videos. just noticed the 8inch x 4inch x 1inch are package dimensions so the heat sink might not be as huge as i first imagined.
  21. terry1966

    Raspberry PI

    you might find this guide useful then nigel, then you can have a single card with multi os on it. :- http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/how-to-install-multiple-oses-on-a-single-sd-card-for-raspberry-pi/
  22. terry1966

    Raspberry PI

    the one you bought and linked to comes with heatsinks already on it according to your link. :- http://www.ebay.com/itm/Raspberry-Pi-3-Model-B-2016-Quad-Core-64-Bit-1GB-WiFi-Bluetooth-with-Heatsinks-/251901505530?hash=item3aa67feffa:g:sXUAAOSwRgJXjanm here's a default one without the heatsinks :- https://www.amazon.com/Raspberry-Pi-RASP-PI-3-Model-Motherboard/dp/B01CD5VC92
  23. terry1966

    kodi (SOLVED)

    it was store bought so came with windows, but to be honest even with a linux os the setup would be the same after installing kodi because flirc works on any os and acts like it's a keyboard, you just use it's own app to set keyboard presses to the remote buttons signal. setting up the pc part was really easy, because both harmony and flirc apps have a kodi setting so things just worked once i chose them. when i set things up on my daughters dedicated pvr using mythtv and a different universal ir remote, i had to train flirc by pressing a remote button and then telling it what key press i wanted it to use, was easy enough but took a little longer to set things up, but still much much easier i found than using lirc and editing files to set up an ir remote to control things like i had to do with my own mythbox.
  24. terry1966

    kodi (SOLVED)

    nothing much to it really, they run a windows 7 pc i'd previously connected to the tv and sound system, so just installed kodi, pointed it to their video files folder and then they could easily find the video they wanted to watch using kodi. to make things work with a remote i bought a flirc device :- https://www.flirc.tv/to control the pc, i bought this instead using any other remote control method like a wifi keyboard setup that nigel uses on his pi kodi machine (and i'd already used one with great results on my daughters mythtv box.) because i wanted everything to be controlled by 1 remote instead of the 4 controls they'd other wise need. 1 for tv 1 for skybox 1 for sound system 1 for pc the universal remote i bought wasn't the cheapest but works great (can control loads of things including lights.) :- https://www.amazon.com/Logitech-Harmony-Companion-Control-Entertainment/dp/B00N3RFC4G/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1470512502&sr=8-3&keywords=harmony+universal+remote then it was just a case of using the harmoney app (installed on an android tablet.) to set things up so at a single button press it would turn on all devices and put things on correct channels for whatever they wanted to watch. not the best and easiest app to work with and took a while before i got everything setup but works great so far. because they use the pc for other things, i left things so they first have to manually turn it on and start kodi but after that everything is controlled by the remote.
  25. terry1966

    kodi (SOLVED)

    i couldn't care less, but i really don't understand why some people do that, seems a little childish to me. does make it look like i'm nuts (even if i am.) and talking to myself though. back on topic though, my parents are happy with their new universal remote and kodi, it's only setup to play their video files at the moment. i still can't make up my mind if i'm going to set it up to stream things off the internet yet.
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