I'm running Kali (x64) on a Live USB. Unfortunately, it doesn't detect my integrated Wi-Fi on my laptop (Leapbook M100), and other stuff like battery, the AC to charge the battery and the bluetooth, but at the moment I'd like to focus on the Wi-Fi and will create a different topic for the others once this is fixed/if it's even possible to fix it.
Things I've tried:
I typed in the terminal "ifconfig". This is what I get:
Interestingly enough, everything on Windows 10 seems to work properly, so I went to System Information and this is what I got from the "Network -> Adaptar" tab:
I would've posted the text here directly, but it marks it as spam. Probably cause it's too long.
So, I assumed my Wi-Fi was the Realtek one. There for, I tried
modprobe rtl8192cuas suggested here, but I get nothing once again.
But if I write
modprobe rtl8188cu, I do get the fatal error. Unfortunately, when I tried to access
/boot/config-4.13.0.kali1-amd64, I get a permission denied error and from what I read here I cannot access it since it's on a Live USB.
iwconfigwhich showed only the following:
I found this thread on Ubuntu, but unfortunately the link leading to the Realtek website is dead. I checked manualy all of the WLAN pages on Realtek but I couldn't find the appropriate driver.
I don't see a link to download the
rtl8192cuon the Linux Wireless drivers page either.
lsmod | grep rtl, which I found in a thread called "[SOLVED] RTL8188CUS Driver Install" whose link I cannot post due reaching maximum number of links (7) (error says "You need at least 10 reputation to post more than 8 links", doesn't look like it includes the 8th), but I couldn't follow the rest of the procedure due to not having any internet (the laptop doesn't have a RJ-45 connector). That shows the following:
I did plug in another Wi-Fi USB but it doesn't detect that one either. I know this Wi-Fi works because I can use it on other machines, including other types of Linux, but on the Linux distros it has only ever worked once they were installed, never during Live boot, which is weird. Also, all of my USBs on the laptop work, I've tested.
What else can I try? Is the only way to "repair" it to install Kali on the laptop? I'd really like to avoid that. From what I've heard, and especially since I'm no pro in the Linux industry, it's not the brightest idea and that it's better to just boot it live when you need it due to security holes.
Edit: New commands I tried:
hwinfo don't work. These packages don't seem to come with the Kali.
nano /proc/devices shows:
254 gpiochip and then
7 loop and the following numbers are all for
8 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 128 129 130 131 132 133 134 135,
ls /sys/class/net only shows
lo just like the
lspci didn't show anything even remotely similar to wireless things, only
Host bridge (SoC transaction register),
VGA compatible controller,
Signal processing controller (power management),
Encryption controller and
ISA bridge (PCU).
nmcli connection show only shows one line containing the following:
NAME UUID TYPE DEVICE, but no information under those.
Edit2: Thanks to UncertainWhatNameToPickHere, downloading "kali-linux-2017-W52-amd64.iso" from the link provided in his comment (cannot post here due to maximum number of links) and booting it has fixed the issue. My Wi-Fi is working during live boot, but I've not tested if it will still work if I were to install Kali on the laptop.
Edit3: The Wi-Fi also works after installing the mentioned Kali Version. ^^