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Remove a wireless driver

asked 2015-01-21 11:25:09 -0500

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updated 2015-01-21 15:47:25 -0500

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I have a lenovo z40-70 which comes with an rtl8723be, after installing the fedora 21, the wireless was working, blue integrated bluetooth was not, could not find my earphone, also after turning bluetooth on, the wireless becomes unstable. Then I went to https://github.com/lwfinger/rtlwifi_new and installed it

# make

# sudo make install

# modprobe -v rtl87be

Now the wireless connections on gnome interface does not appears anymore and I don't have connection

There is any way to fix it or to go back to previous drivers? I have no much expertise on Linux, just found Fedora pretty and fast, really enjoyed it.

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answered 2015-01-22 11:49:02 -0500

I see from a brief examination of his makefile that it includes an uninstall section. If he's authored his code well, you should be able to execute sudo make uninstall in the same directory where you executed sudo make install to remove the software from your system. A subsequent reboot will probably be all you need to get back to normal. If you perform those steps and boot back up to find that the issue persists, give us the output of lspci -v so we can help you sort this out.

For what it's worth, I don't recommend installing random code from the Interwebs on your system - particularly device drivers.

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