Fixing firmware – Debian 8.5 fresh install on Toshiba Satellite

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I just installed Debian 8.5 CD install on my Toshiba Satellite machine, not in a VM. As it was setting up it told me that some iwlwifi and rtl files were missing, but it didn’t really matter as I thought I could add them later.

Using a usb stick, I downloaded firmware-iwlwifi and firmware-realtek, used dpkg -i on both and my previously empty /lib/firmware is now populated with a lot of iwlwifi files and a directory /lib/firmware/rltwifi with quite a bit of rlt files.
After reboot, ifconfig still only listed lo.
Downloaded and installed iwconfig to see if I can wake up wlan0 manually, but it still didn’t work.

In the Ask Ubuntu General Room they asked me the output of lsmod | grep iwlwifi, which showed that indeed I have the driver installed

rfkill wasn’t installed, and after installation via USB no connection was blocked, but it had found an hci0 and phy0

dmesg | grep wifi outputs (all under [ some numbers] iwlwifi 0000:07:00.0:):

irq 66 for MSI/MSI-X
Unsupported splx structure
firmware: direct-loading firmware iwlwifi-3160-9.ucode
loaded firmware version 23.215.9.0 op_mode iwlmvm
Detected Intel(R) Dual Band Wireless AC 3160, REV=0x164
L1 Disabled - LTR Enabled
L1 Disabled - LTR Enabled

output of lspci -nn | grep 0280:
07:00.0 Network Controller [0280]: Intel Corporation Wireless 3160 [8086:08b3] (rev cb)

I don’t have a desktop environment yet, so only terminal answers please, althought it is possible to set up MATE or GNOME via USB

Is there anything I’m missing? Currently browsing from an old windows machine

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    Please edit your question and add the output of lspci -nn | grep 0280. Are you sure your card needs the iwlwifi driver?

    – terdon
    Jun 29 ’16 at 9:26

  • @terdon done. Pretty sure, as it asked for those files on boot

    – towc
    Jun 29 ’16 at 9:49

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I just installed Debian 8.5 CD install on my Toshiba Satellite machine, not in a VM. As it was setting up it told me that some iwlwifi and rtl files were missing, but it didn’t really matter as I thought I could add them later.

Using a usb stick, I downloaded firmware-iwlwifi and firmware-realtek, used dpkg -i on both and my previously empty /lib/firmware is now populated with a lot of iwlwifi files and a directory /lib/firmware/rltwifi with quite a bit of rlt files.
After reboot, ifconfig still only listed lo.
Downloaded and installed iwconfig to see if I can wake up wlan0 manually, but it still didn’t work.

In the Ask Ubuntu General Room they asked me the output of lsmod | grep iwlwifi, which showed that indeed I have the driver installed

rfkill wasn’t installed, and after installation via USB no connection was blocked, but it had found an hci0 and phy0

dmesg | grep wifi outputs (all under [ some numbers] iwlwifi 0000:07:00.0:):

irq 66 for MSI/MSI-X
Unsupported splx structure
firmware: direct-loading firmware iwlwifi-3160-9.ucode
loaded firmware version 23.215.9.0 op_mode iwlmvm
Detected Intel(R) Dual Band Wireless AC 3160, REV=0x164
L1 Disabled - LTR Enabled
L1 Disabled - LTR Enabled

output of lspci -nn | grep 0280:
07:00.0 Network Controller [0280]: Intel Corporation Wireless 3160 [8086:08b3] (rev cb)

I don’t have a desktop environment yet, so only terminal answers please, althought it is possible to set up MATE or GNOME via USB

Is there anything I’m missing? Currently browsing from an old windows machine

share|improve this question

  • 1

    Please edit your question and add the output of lspci -nn | grep 0280. Are you sure your card needs the iwlwifi driver?

    – terdon
    Jun 29 ’16 at 9:26

  • @terdon done. Pretty sure, as it asked for those files on boot

    – towc
    Jun 29 ’16 at 9:49

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I just installed Debian 8.5 CD install on my Toshiba Satellite machine, not in a VM. As it was setting up it told me that some iwlwifi and rtl files were missing, but it didn’t really matter as I thought I could add them later.

Using a usb stick, I downloaded firmware-iwlwifi and firmware-realtek, used dpkg -i on both and my previously empty /lib/firmware is now populated with a lot of iwlwifi files and a directory /lib/firmware/rltwifi with quite a bit of rlt files.
After reboot, ifconfig still only listed lo.
Downloaded and installed iwconfig to see if I can wake up wlan0 manually, but it still didn’t work.

In the Ask Ubuntu General Room they asked me the output of lsmod | grep iwlwifi, which showed that indeed I have the driver installed

rfkill wasn’t installed, and after installation via USB no connection was blocked, but it had found an hci0 and phy0

dmesg | grep wifi outputs (all under [ some numbers] iwlwifi 0000:07:00.0:):

irq 66 for MSI/MSI-X
Unsupported splx structure
firmware: direct-loading firmware iwlwifi-3160-9.ucode
loaded firmware version 23.215.9.0 op_mode iwlmvm
Detected Intel(R) Dual Band Wireless AC 3160, REV=0x164
L1 Disabled - LTR Enabled
L1 Disabled - LTR Enabled

output of lspci -nn | grep 0280:
07:00.0 Network Controller [0280]: Intel Corporation Wireless 3160 [8086:08b3] (rev cb)

I don’t have a desktop environment yet, so only terminal answers please, althought it is possible to set up MATE or GNOME via USB

Is there anything I’m missing? Currently browsing from an old windows machine

share|improve this question

I just installed Debian 8.5 CD install on my Toshiba Satellite machine, not in a VM. As it was setting up it told me that some iwlwifi and rtl files were missing, but it didn’t really matter as I thought I could add them later.

Using a usb stick, I downloaded firmware-iwlwifi and firmware-realtek, used dpkg -i on both and my previously empty /lib/firmware is now populated with a lot of iwlwifi files and a directory /lib/firmware/rltwifi with quite a bit of rlt files.
After reboot, ifconfig still only listed lo.
Downloaded and installed iwconfig to see if I can wake up wlan0 manually, but it still didn’t work.

In the Ask Ubuntu General Room they asked me the output of lsmod | grep iwlwifi, which showed that indeed I have the driver installed

rfkill wasn’t installed, and after installation via USB no connection was blocked, but it had found an hci0 and phy0

dmesg | grep wifi outputs (all under [ some numbers] iwlwifi 0000:07:00.0:):

irq 66 for MSI/MSI-X
Unsupported splx structure
firmware: direct-loading firmware iwlwifi-3160-9.ucode
loaded firmware version 23.215.9.0 op_mode iwlmvm
Detected Intel(R) Dual Band Wireless AC 3160, REV=0x164
L1 Disabled - LTR Enabled
L1 Disabled - LTR Enabled

output of lspci -nn | grep 0280:
07:00.0 Network Controller [0280]: Intel Corporation Wireless 3160 [8086:08b3] (rev cb)

I don’t have a desktop environment yet, so only terminal answers please, althought it is possible to set up MATE or GNOME via USB

Is there anything I’m missing? Currently browsing from an old windows machine

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    Please edit your question and add the output of lspci -nn | grep 0280. Are you sure your card needs the iwlwifi driver?

    – terdon
    Jun 29 ’16 at 9:26

  • @terdon done. Pretty sure, as it asked for those files on boot

    – towc
    Jun 29 ’16 at 9:49

  • 1

    Please edit your question and add the output of lspci -nn | grep 0280. Are you sure your card needs the iwlwifi driver?

    – terdon
    Jun 29 ’16 at 9:26

  • @terdon done. Pretty sure, as it asked for those files on boot

    – towc
    Jun 29 ’16 at 9:49

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Please edit your question and add the output of lspci -nn | grep 0280. Are you sure your card needs the iwlwifi driver?

– terdon
Jun 29 ’16 at 9:26

Please edit your question and add the output of lspci -nn | grep 0280. Are you sure your card needs the iwlwifi driver?

– terdon
Jun 29 ’16 at 9:26

@terdon done. Pretty sure, as it asked for those files on boot

– towc
Jun 29 ’16 at 9:49

@terdon done. Pretty sure, as it asked for those files on boot

– towc
Jun 29 ’16 at 9:49

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Install network-manager , some dependencies need to be installed to get wifi working:

aptitude install network-manager

install the wireless-tools:

aptitude install wireless-tools

The right driver is installed according to your question.

additional info : iwlwifi is a non-free firmware , it can be installed by adding a non-free to your /etc/apt/sources.list then run:

aptitude install firmware-iwlwifi

Load the iwlwifi driver

modprobe -r iwlwifi ; modprobe iwlwifi

Add the following line to /etc/modprobe.d/iwlwifi.conf and reboot:

options iwlwifi bt_coex_active=0 swcrypto=1 11n_disable=8

bring up your wifi interface:

ip link set wlan0 up

Then run the following commands:

cp /usr/share/doc/wpasupplicant/examples/wpa-roam.conf /etc/wpa_supplicant/wpa_supplicant.conf

chmod 0600 /etc/wpa_supplicant/wpa_supplicant.conf

Create wpa_supplicant.conf:

wpa_passphrase your-ssid-here your-passwd-here >> /etc/wpa_supplicant/wpa_supplicant.conf

To scan use:iwlist wlan0 scan or iw wlan0 scan .

To connect run the following command:

wpa_supplicant -B -D wext -i wlan0 -c /etc/wpa_supplicant/wpa_supplicant.conf
dhclient wlan0

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  • aptitude doesn’t seem to be a command. And assume I don’t even have an ethernet connection

    – towc
    Jun 29 ’16 at 14:00

  • Edit , and add the output of lspci | egrep -i 'network|ethernet'

    – GAD3R
    Jun 29 ’16 at 15:17

  • I ge both a network and an ethernet controller with no errors

    – towc
    Jun 29 ’16 at 16:33

  • The output will give the information about the needed driver to be installed to get the internet working.

    – GAD3R
    Jun 29 ’16 at 17:05

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Install network-manager , some dependencies need to be installed to get wifi working:

aptitude install network-manager

install the wireless-tools:

aptitude install wireless-tools

The right driver is installed according to your question.

additional info : iwlwifi is a non-free firmware , it can be installed by adding a non-free to your /etc/apt/sources.list then run:

aptitude install firmware-iwlwifi

Load the iwlwifi driver

modprobe -r iwlwifi ; modprobe iwlwifi

Add the following line to /etc/modprobe.d/iwlwifi.conf and reboot:

options iwlwifi bt_coex_active=0 swcrypto=1 11n_disable=8

bring up your wifi interface:

ip link set wlan0 up

Then run the following commands:

cp /usr/share/doc/wpasupplicant/examples/wpa-roam.conf /etc/wpa_supplicant/wpa_supplicant.conf

chmod 0600 /etc/wpa_supplicant/wpa_supplicant.conf

Create wpa_supplicant.conf:

wpa_passphrase your-ssid-here your-passwd-here >> /etc/wpa_supplicant/wpa_supplicant.conf

To scan use:iwlist wlan0 scan or iw wlan0 scan .

To connect run the following command:

wpa_supplicant -B -D wext -i wlan0 -c /etc/wpa_supplicant/wpa_supplicant.conf
dhclient wlan0

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  • aptitude doesn’t seem to be a command. And assume I don’t even have an ethernet connection

    – towc
    Jun 29 ’16 at 14:00

  • Edit , and add the output of lspci | egrep -i 'network|ethernet'

    – GAD3R
    Jun 29 ’16 at 15:17

  • I ge both a network and an ethernet controller with no errors

    – towc
    Jun 29 ’16 at 16:33

  • The output will give the information about the needed driver to be installed to get the internet working.

    – GAD3R
    Jun 29 ’16 at 17:05

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Install network-manager , some dependencies need to be installed to get wifi working:

aptitude install network-manager

install the wireless-tools:

aptitude install wireless-tools

The right driver is installed according to your question.

additional info : iwlwifi is a non-free firmware , it can be installed by adding a non-free to your /etc/apt/sources.list then run:

aptitude install firmware-iwlwifi

Load the iwlwifi driver

modprobe -r iwlwifi ; modprobe iwlwifi

Add the following line to /etc/modprobe.d/iwlwifi.conf and reboot:

options iwlwifi bt_coex_active=0 swcrypto=1 11n_disable=8

bring up your wifi interface:

ip link set wlan0 up

Then run the following commands:

cp /usr/share/doc/wpasupplicant/examples/wpa-roam.conf /etc/wpa_supplicant/wpa_supplicant.conf

chmod 0600 /etc/wpa_supplicant/wpa_supplicant.conf

Create wpa_supplicant.conf:

wpa_passphrase your-ssid-here your-passwd-here >> /etc/wpa_supplicant/wpa_supplicant.conf

To scan use:iwlist wlan0 scan or iw wlan0 scan .

To connect run the following command:

wpa_supplicant -B -D wext -i wlan0 -c /etc/wpa_supplicant/wpa_supplicant.conf
dhclient wlan0

share|improve this answer

  • aptitude doesn’t seem to be a command. And assume I don’t even have an ethernet connection

    – towc
    Jun 29 ’16 at 14:00

  • Edit , and add the output of lspci | egrep -i 'network|ethernet'

    – GAD3R
    Jun 29 ’16 at 15:17

  • I ge both a network and an ethernet controller with no errors

    – towc
    Jun 29 ’16 at 16:33

  • The output will give the information about the needed driver to be installed to get the internet working.

    – GAD3R
    Jun 29 ’16 at 17:05

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Install network-manager , some dependencies need to be installed to get wifi working:

aptitude install network-manager

install the wireless-tools:

aptitude install wireless-tools

The right driver is installed according to your question.

additional info : iwlwifi is a non-free firmware , it can be installed by adding a non-free to your /etc/apt/sources.list then run:

aptitude install firmware-iwlwifi

Load the iwlwifi driver

modprobe -r iwlwifi ; modprobe iwlwifi

Add the following line to /etc/modprobe.d/iwlwifi.conf and reboot:

options iwlwifi bt_coex_active=0 swcrypto=1 11n_disable=8

bring up your wifi interface:

ip link set wlan0 up

Then run the following commands:

cp /usr/share/doc/wpasupplicant/examples/wpa-roam.conf /etc/wpa_supplicant/wpa_supplicant.conf

chmod 0600 /etc/wpa_supplicant/wpa_supplicant.conf

Create wpa_supplicant.conf:

wpa_passphrase your-ssid-here your-passwd-here >> /etc/wpa_supplicant/wpa_supplicant.conf

To scan use:iwlist wlan0 scan or iw wlan0 scan .

To connect run the following command:

wpa_supplicant -B -D wext -i wlan0 -c /etc/wpa_supplicant/wpa_supplicant.conf
dhclient wlan0

share|improve this answer

Install network-manager , some dependencies need to be installed to get wifi working:

aptitude install network-manager

install the wireless-tools:

aptitude install wireless-tools

The right driver is installed according to your question.

additional info : iwlwifi is a non-free firmware , it can be installed by adding a non-free to your /etc/apt/sources.list then run:

aptitude install firmware-iwlwifi

Load the iwlwifi driver

modprobe -r iwlwifi ; modprobe iwlwifi

Add the following line to /etc/modprobe.d/iwlwifi.conf and reboot:

options iwlwifi bt_coex_active=0 swcrypto=1 11n_disable=8

bring up your wifi interface:

ip link set wlan0 up

Then run the following commands:

cp /usr/share/doc/wpasupplicant/examples/wpa-roam.conf /etc/wpa_supplicant/wpa_supplicant.conf

chmod 0600 /etc/wpa_supplicant/wpa_supplicant.conf

Create wpa_supplicant.conf:

wpa_passphrase your-ssid-here your-passwd-here >> /etc/wpa_supplicant/wpa_supplicant.conf

To scan use:iwlist wlan0 scan or iw wlan0 scan .

To connect run the following command:

wpa_supplicant -B -D wext -i wlan0 -c /etc/wpa_supplicant/wpa_supplicant.conf
dhclient wlan0

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answered Jun 29 ’16 at 13:10

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  • aptitude doesn’t seem to be a command. And assume I don’t even have an ethernet connection

    – towc
    Jun 29 ’16 at 14:00

  • Edit , and add the output of lspci | egrep -i 'network|ethernet'

    – GAD3R
    Jun 29 ’16 at 15:17

  • I ge both a network and an ethernet controller with no errors

    – towc
    Jun 29 ’16 at 16:33

  • The output will give the information about the needed driver to be installed to get the internet working.

    – GAD3R
    Jun 29 ’16 at 17:05

  • aptitude doesn’t seem to be a command. And assume I don’t even have an ethernet connection

    – towc
    Jun 29 ’16 at 14:00

  • Edit , and add the output of lspci | egrep -i 'network|ethernet'

    – GAD3R
    Jun 29 ’16 at 15:17

  • I ge both a network and an ethernet controller with no errors

    – towc
    Jun 29 ’16 at 16:33

  • The output will give the information about the needed driver to be installed to get the internet working.

    – GAD3R
    Jun 29 ’16 at 17:05

aptitude doesn’t seem to be a command. And assume I don’t even have an ethernet connection

– towc
Jun 29 ’16 at 14:00

aptitude doesn’t seem to be a command. And assume I don’t even have an ethernet connection

– towc
Jun 29 ’16 at 14:00

Edit , and add the output of lspci | egrep -i 'network|ethernet'

– GAD3R
Jun 29 ’16 at 15:17

Edit , and add the output of lspci | egrep -i 'network|ethernet'

– GAD3R
Jun 29 ’16 at 15:17

I ge both a network and an ethernet controller with no errors

– towc
Jun 29 ’16 at 16:33

I ge both a network and an ethernet controller with no errors

– towc
Jun 29 ’16 at 16:33

The output will give the information about the needed driver to be installed to get the internet working.

– GAD3R
Jun 29 ’16 at 17:05

The output will give the information about the needed driver to be installed to get the internet working.

– GAD3R
Jun 29 ’16 at 17:05

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USB randomly freezes on old laptop

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The PC is a ca. 2006 Toshiba Satellite L 100-113. I switched from Windows XP back in 2014 and have experienced random freezes since then which I did not see in XP. adding irqpoll t9 kernel params used to help.

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    Please define freezing and doing what.

    – Rui F Ribeiro
    Jan 29 at 14:51

  • freezing == mouse – slow or random moves, wifi – packets are lost, even local router is not reached

    – Alexis Ciprex
    Jan 29 at 15:08

  • 1

    Which USB hub are you talking about? Also what is your wifi chipset? Please edit the question.

    – Rui F Ribeiro
    Jan 29 at 15:14

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    Depending on the year of your model you have got an Atheros or Intel wifi, none of which is fairly problematic. Have you got more debugging data to add to the question?

    – Rui F Ribeiro
    Jan 29 at 15:30

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    The question is too broad, you might have to do your leg of work I am afraid. It also does not add much to the question saying Windows was ok 5 years ago, I think. Try to add the basics, how much RAM, which browser you use or what you are doing doing when it freezes.

    – Rui F Ribeiro
    Jan 29 at 18:28

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The PC is a ca. 2006 Toshiba Satellite L 100-113. I switched from Windows XP back in 2014 and have experienced random freezes since then which I did not see in XP. adding irqpoll t9 kernel params used to help.

share|improve this question

  • 2

    Please define freezing and doing what.

    – Rui F Ribeiro
    Jan 29 at 14:51

  • freezing == mouse – slow or random moves, wifi – packets are lost, even local router is not reached

    – Alexis Ciprex
    Jan 29 at 15:08

  • 1

    Which USB hub are you talking about? Also what is your wifi chipset? Please edit the question.

    – Rui F Ribeiro
    Jan 29 at 15:14

  • 1

    Depending on the year of your model you have got an Atheros or Intel wifi, none of which is fairly problematic. Have you got more debugging data to add to the question?

    – Rui F Ribeiro
    Jan 29 at 15:30

  • 1

    The question is too broad, you might have to do your leg of work I am afraid. It also does not add much to the question saying Windows was ok 5 years ago, I think. Try to add the basics, how much RAM, which browser you use or what you are doing doing when it freezes.

    – Rui F Ribeiro
    Jan 29 at 18:28

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The PC is a ca. 2006 Toshiba Satellite L 100-113. I switched from Windows XP back in 2014 and have experienced random freezes since then which I did not see in XP. adding irqpoll t9 kernel params used to help.

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The PC is a ca. 2006 Toshiba Satellite L 100-113. I switched from Windows XP back in 2014 and have experienced random freezes since then which I did not see in XP. adding irqpoll t9 kernel params used to help.

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    Please define freezing and doing what.

    – Rui F Ribeiro
    Jan 29 at 14:51

  • freezing == mouse – slow or random moves, wifi – packets are lost, even local router is not reached

    – Alexis Ciprex
    Jan 29 at 15:08

  • 1

    Which USB hub are you talking about? Also what is your wifi chipset? Please edit the question.

    – Rui F Ribeiro
    Jan 29 at 15:14

  • 1

    Depending on the year of your model you have got an Atheros or Intel wifi, none of which is fairly problematic. Have you got more debugging data to add to the question?

    – Rui F Ribeiro
    Jan 29 at 15:30

  • 1

    The question is too broad, you might have to do your leg of work I am afraid. It also does not add much to the question saying Windows was ok 5 years ago, I think. Try to add the basics, how much RAM, which browser you use or what you are doing doing when it freezes.

    – Rui F Ribeiro
    Jan 29 at 18:28

  • 2

    Please define freezing and doing what.

    – Rui F Ribeiro
    Jan 29 at 14:51

  • freezing == mouse – slow or random moves, wifi – packets are lost, even local router is not reached

    – Alexis Ciprex
    Jan 29 at 15:08

  • 1

    Which USB hub are you talking about? Also what is your wifi chipset? Please edit the question.

    – Rui F Ribeiro
    Jan 29 at 15:14

  • 1

    Depending on the year of your model you have got an Atheros or Intel wifi, none of which is fairly problematic. Have you got more debugging data to add to the question?

    – Rui F Ribeiro
    Jan 29 at 15:30

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    The question is too broad, you might have to do your leg of work I am afraid. It also does not add much to the question saying Windows was ok 5 years ago, I think. Try to add the basics, how much RAM, which browser you use or what you are doing doing when it freezes.

    – Rui F Ribeiro
    Jan 29 at 18:28

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Please define freezing and doing what.

– Rui F Ribeiro
Jan 29 at 14:51

Please define freezing and doing what.

– Rui F Ribeiro
Jan 29 at 14:51

freezing == mouse – slow or random moves, wifi – packets are lost, even local router is not reached

– Alexis Ciprex
Jan 29 at 15:08

freezing == mouse – slow or random moves, wifi – packets are lost, even local router is not reached

– Alexis Ciprex
Jan 29 at 15:08

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Which USB hub are you talking about? Also what is your wifi chipset? Please edit the question.

– Rui F Ribeiro
Jan 29 at 15:14

Which USB hub are you talking about? Also what is your wifi chipset? Please edit the question.

– Rui F Ribeiro
Jan 29 at 15:14

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Depending on the year of your model you have got an Atheros or Intel wifi, none of which is fairly problematic. Have you got more debugging data to add to the question?

– Rui F Ribeiro
Jan 29 at 15:30

Depending on the year of your model you have got an Atheros or Intel wifi, none of which is fairly problematic. Have you got more debugging data to add to the question?

– Rui F Ribeiro
Jan 29 at 15:30

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The question is too broad, you might have to do your leg of work I am afraid. It also does not add much to the question saying Windows was ok 5 years ago, I think. Try to add the basics, how much RAM, which browser you use or what you are doing doing when it freezes.

– Rui F Ribeiro
Jan 29 at 18:28

The question is too broad, you might have to do your leg of work I am afraid. It also does not add much to the question saying Windows was ok 5 years ago, I think. Try to add the basics, how much RAM, which browser you use or what you are doing doing when it freezes.

– Rui F Ribeiro
Jan 29 at 18:28

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i did for years. Played with kernel parameters and thats how i realized what was wrong. kernel 4.x causes more aggressive breaking, 3.x looks better.

it happens regardless of actions i take. whatever is plugged in it disconnects randomly from time to time.

edit: sorry it was an answer to talk Above, can someone move it?

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    i did for years. Played with kernel parameters and thats how i realized what was wrong. kernel 4.x causes more aggressive breaking, 3.x looks better.

    it happens regardless of actions i take. whatever is plugged in it disconnects randomly from time to time.

    edit: sorry it was an answer to talk Above, can someone move it?

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      i did for years. Played with kernel parameters and thats how i realized what was wrong. kernel 4.x causes more aggressive breaking, 3.x looks better.

      it happens regardless of actions i take. whatever is plugged in it disconnects randomly from time to time.

      edit: sorry it was an answer to talk Above, can someone move it?

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        i did for years. Played with kernel parameters and thats how i realized what was wrong. kernel 4.x causes more aggressive breaking, 3.x looks better.

        it happens regardless of actions i take. whatever is plugged in it disconnects randomly from time to time.

        edit: sorry it was an answer to talk Above, can someone move it?

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        i did for years. Played with kernel parameters and thats how i realized what was wrong. kernel 4.x causes more aggressive breaking, 3.x looks better.

        it happens regardless of actions i take. whatever is plugged in it disconnects randomly from time to time.

        edit: sorry it was an answer to talk Above, can someone move it?

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