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Re: Laptop Wireless issues

On Wed, Sep 13, 2017 at 11:58:01AM -0600, Cody Jackson wrote:
> Hi,
> I'm a new linux user. I've used Debian on Virtualbox but recently decided
> to make the move to a dedicated Debian system. I recently purchased an Asus
> X541-UA-RH71 to install Debian on. I ran into some issues with the wifi
> setup.
> When I was installing it said that the firmware for rtlwifi/rtl8723befw.bin
> couldn't be found. Realizing that I probably wouldn' be able to fix the
> issue without finishing installation, I went on until installed.

> Cody

add non-free to your apt sources file (/etc/apt.sources.list)
The default looks like
deb http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian/ stretch main
add at least the non-free to it (maybe contrib too) ->
deb http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian/ stretch main contrib non-free

now a 
apt update; apt install firmware-realtek

is all you might need.


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