The ASUSTek Wifi USB adapter works fine once plugged into a laptop running Debian 9.3
Setting up its networking configuration is straightforward using iw, ip link and dhclient.

Although this new device is recognized by NetworkManager, its configuration failed and the process gets stuck at :


It looks like that NetworkManager does not like wireless interfaces with

This issue has been already encountered :

Here is their workaround :

ln -s /dev/null /etc/systemd/network/

Unplug-plug your USB dongle and NetworkManager should be working fine.


Changing the PATH variable in PowerShell 5.1

This $ENV:PATH holds the value of your current PATH settings. This variable can be updated in your current PowerShell terminal :

$ENV:PATH="$ENV:PATH;C:\Program Files (x86)\Notepad++"

You can also retrieve the current value with the following cmdlet Get-ItemProperty :

Get-ItemProperty -Path ‘Registry::HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager\Environment’ -Name PATH

To make this change permanently, open up a new PowerShell terminal as Administrator (using runas) :

$oldpath = (Get-ItemProperty -Path ‘Registry::HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager\Environment’ -Name PATH).Path

$newpath = "$oldpath;C:\Program Files (x86)\Notepad++"

Set-ItemProperty -Path 'Registry::HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager\Environment’ -Name PATH -Value $newpath

Now, just log out of your current Windows session to take this change into account

NB : Tested successfully on Windows 10

Missing firmwares for module i915

While upgrading your Debian Stretch, you can come up with this message :

W: Possible missing firmware /lib/firmware/i915/kbl_huc_ver02_00_1810.bin for module i915
W: Possible missing firmware /lib/firmware/i915/bxt_huc_ver01_07_1398.bin for module i915
W: Possible missing firmware /lib/firmware/i915/skl_huc_ver01_07_1398.bin for module i915

This has been referenced as a bug :

If you can’t upgrade to Debian Buster, there is a possible workaround

Otherwise, after switching to Buster, the available version of firmware-misc-nonfree provides the missing firmwares.

Realtek wifi card rtl8723de not detected on Debian Stretch

The HP Pavilion 15-cc507nf notebook comes up with a wifi adapter Realtek rtl8723de not detected after a fresh install of Debian Stretch.
The firmware-realtek from the stretch backports repository does not provide any available module for this wifi card.

Support is expected in Q4/2017

Windows PowerShell Syntax Plugin set up in gVim

Windows PowerShell Syntax Plugin provides Syntax coloring, indenting and filetype detection for Windows PowerShell.

It is available at :

If you use Pathogen, just extract into your bundle folder.

If not, just set up Pathogen as follows below :

Additional actions to make it work on Windows 7 :

cd C:\Program Files (x86)\Vim\vimfiles
mkdir autoload
mkdir bundle

Install pathogen.vim in C:\Program Files (x86)\Vim\vimfiles\autoload

To enable Pathogen, add this to your gvimrc :

execute pathogen#infect()
syntax on
filetype plugin indent on

On Windows 7/10, the gvimrc file must be named as _gvimrc and located in one of the folders :


$HOME points to your home directory in Windows 7 and $VIM points to your directory where Vim/gVim have been installed.

The personal initialization files are searched in the order specified above
and only the first one that is found is read.

This plugin is now enabled. Enjoy !