I have the hp stream 11" (11-d010wm) using realtek wifi: RTL8723BE kernel 3.19.2-vivid to fix touchpad issues (I've tried v4.0rc5-vivid also)
I've tried both Ubuntu 14.10 and the latest release of Linux mint cinnamon.
The connection frequently stops responding. Connection manager shows it still connected but no traffic is moving. pinging my home router (or any destination) results in unreachable. I've used both static IP and dhcp.
in Ubuntu I can just disconnect/reconnect and that seemed to work fine. in linuxMint it will ask to re-authenticate wifi password and it will never succeed. restart required.
Initially the connection was lasting for a while (15-30 minutes). But it seems to have increased in frequency (since switching to linuxMint?). Now it seems i can't even stay connected for a couple minutes at a time.
When I boot the machine to windows I do not experience problems. My other windows devices don't experience connectivity issues to the same router over wifi when stream drops.
at this time I managed to install linuxMint without switching from EFI to legacy boot (and leaving secure boot enabled) not sure if that has any impact.
I grabbed this chunk of my logs - I don't recall what all I was doing during this time (probably tried to manually deactivate/reactivate radio before restarting, may have also tried changing network configs).
this is a really great device for what I wanted to do with it (ssh to my desktop from the couch to do some programming) but the freezing connections makes it unusable in Ubuntu/linuxMint.
I'm not sure what the next step is. maybe trying to find the source files for the drivers and build them on my machine?