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Old 05-17-2014, 01:59 PM   #1
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USB wireless not working.


I'm new to Dragora, not a real geek but have used extensively Fedora, Debian based systems like Kubuntu and Mepis and the lightweight Puppy. I'm using a Rosewill USB wireless adapter that uses the rtl8192cu driver. The device has a few references in lsmod but wicd doesn't recognize it. All other distros which use a 3.x... kernal connect upon inserting except Dragora. I'm sure I'd be delighted with Dragora once the wireless issue is resolved.
 
Old 05-17-2014, 02:24 PM   #2
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please run this to provide the necessary diag info:
Code:
echo uname: && uname -a -m -p && echo lspci: && lspci && echo lsusb: && lsusb && echo lsmod: && lsmod && echo ifconfig: && ifconfig && echo ifconfig -a: && ifconfig -a && echo iwconfig: && iwconfig && echo resolv.conf: && cat /etc/resolv.conf && echo route: && route -n && echo ping router: && ping -c 1 `route | awk '/default/ {print $2}'` && echo ping dns-server: && ping -c 1 `awk '/nameserver/ {print $2}' /etc/resolv.conf | head -n 1` && echo ping using ip: && ping -c 1 64.235.229.141 && echo ping using dns: && ping -c 1 www.02144.com
 
Old 05-17-2014, 03:20 PM   #3
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The libre kernel is probably why some distros work just fine OOTB and your install does not.

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Linux-libre is a project whose aim is maintaining and releasing 100% free distributions of Linux, appropriate to be used in free distributions. It removes software that gets included without source code, with obfuscated source code, or with nonfree licenses; this does not allow the user to modify the software to make it do whatever the user want, which makes the user install additional pieces of nonfree software.
http://www.dragora.org/en/overview.html

Just explaining so you understand what you are running and why it runs like it does.

This does not mean though that some Dragora member/user does not have the fix for you.
Good Luck with it. Rok

Edit: I just mention this because in AntiX. I have a choice of running Gnu/Libre kernels also.

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Old 05-17-2014, 04:56 PM   #4
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Thank you schneidz, here's the result. Not sure how helpful this may be.

Code:
uname:
Linux rafaela 3.2.15-smp64 #1 SMP Sun Apr 15 14:40:22 ART 2012 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux
lspci:
00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation 82945G/GZ/P/PL Memory Controller Hub (rev 02)
00:01.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82945G/GZ/P/PL PCI Express Root Port (rev 02)
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation 82945G/GZ Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 02)
00:02.1 Display controller: Intel Corporation 82945G/GZ Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 02)
00:1c.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family PCI Express Port 1 (rev 01)
00:1c.1 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family PCI Express Port 2 (rev 01)
00:1d.0 USB controller: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family USB UHCI Controller #1 (rev 01)
00:1d.1 USB controller: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family USB UHCI Controller #2 (rev 01)
00:1d.2 USB controller: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family USB UHCI Controller #3 (rev 01)
00:1d.3 USB controller: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family USB UHCI Controller #4 (rev 01)
00:1d.7 USB controller: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family USB2 EHCI Controller (rev 01)
00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801 PCI Bridge (rev e1)
00:1e.2 Multimedia audio controller: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) AC'97 Audio Controller (rev 01)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation 82801GB/GR (ICH7 Family) LPC Interface Bridge (rev 01)
00:1f.1 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) IDE Controller (rev 01)
00:1f.2 IDE interface: Intel Corporation N10/ICH7 Family SATA Controller [IDE mode] (rev 01)
00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family SMBus Controller (rev 01)
02:00.0 Ethernet controller: Broadcom Corporation NetXtreme BCM5751 Gigabit Ethernet PCI Express (rev 01)
lsusb:
libusb:debug [libusb_init] 
libusb:debug [find_usbfs_path] found usbfs at /dev/bus/usb
libusb:debug [op_init] bulk continuation flag supported
libusb:debug [op_init] found usb devices in sysfs
libusb:debug [usbi_add_pollfd] add fd 3 events 1
libusb:debug [usbi_io_init] using timerfd for timeouts
libusb:debug [usbi_add_pollfd] add fd 5 events 1
libusb:debug [libusb_get_device_list] 
libusb:debug [sysfs_scan_device] scan usb1
libusb:debug [sysfs_scan_device] sysfs descriptors available
libusb:debug [sysfs_scan_device] bus=1 dev=1
libusb:debug [enumerate_device] busnum 1 devaddr 1 session_id 257
libusb:debug [enumerate_device] allocating new device for 1/1 (session 257)
libusb:debug [sysfs_scan_device] scan usb2
libusb:debug [sysfs_scan_device] bus=2 dev=1
libusb:debug [enumerate_device] busnum 2 devaddr 1 session_id 513
libusb:debug [enumerate_device] allocating new device for 2/1 (session 513)
libusb:debug [sysfs_scan_device] scan usb3
libusb:debug [sysfs_scan_device] bus=3 dev=1
libusb:debug [enumerate_device] busnum 3 devaddr 1 session_id 769
libusb:debug [enumerate_device] allocating new device for 3/1 (session 769)
libusb:debug [sysfs_scan_device] scan usb4
libusb:debug [sysfs_scan_device] bus=4 dev=1
libusb:debug [enumerate_device] busnum 4 devaddr 1 session_id 1025
libusb:debug [enumerate_device] allocating new device for 4/1 (session 1025)
libusb:debug [sysfs_scan_device] scan usb5
libusb:debug [sysfs_scan_device] bus=5 dev=1
libusb:debug [enumerate_device] busnum 5 devaddr 1 session_id 1281
libusb:debug [enumerate_device] allocating new device for 5/1 (session 1281)
libusb:debug [sysfs_scan_device] scan 1-1
libusb:debug [sysfs_scan_device] bus=1 dev=2
libusb:debug [enumerate_device] busnum 1 devaddr 2 session_id 258
libusb:debug [enumerate_device] allocating new device for 1/2 (session 258)
libusb:debug [sysfs_scan_device] scan 4-2
libusb:debug [sysfs_scan_device] bus=4 dev=2
libusb:debug [enumerate_device] busnum 4 devaddr 2 session_id 1026
libusb:debug [enumerate_device] allocating new device for 4/2 (session 1026)
libusb:debug [libusb_get_device_descriptor] 
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
libusb:debug [libusb_get_device_descriptor] 
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
libusb:debug [libusb_get_device_descriptor] 
Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
libusb:debug [libusb_get_device_descriptor] 
Bus 004 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
libusb:debug [libusb_get_device_descriptor] 
Bus 005 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
libusb:debug [libusb_get_device_descriptor] 
Bus 001 Device 002: ID 0bda:8178 Realtek Semiconductor Corp. 
libusb:debug [libusb_get_device_descriptor] 
Bus 004 Device 002: ID 13ba:0017 Unknown PS/2 Keyboard+Mouse Adapter
libusb:debug [libusb_exit] 
libusb:debug [usbi_remove_pollfd] remove fd 3
libusb:debug [usbi_remove_pollfd] remove fd 5
lsmod:
Module                  Size  Used by
nfsd                   95351  11 
ipv6                  295429  24 
snd_seq_dummy           1375  0 
snd_seq_oss            27940  0 
snd_seq_midi_event      5252  1 snd_seq_oss
snd_seq                49798  5 snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi_event
snd_seq_device          4921  3 snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq
snd_pcm_oss            37625  0 
snd_mixer_oss          14969  1 snd_pcm_oss
rfcomm                 34055  0 
bnep                   10658  2 
bluetooth             145412  10 rfcomm,bnep
pcmcia_rsrc             8706  0 
pcmcia                 35085  0 
pcmcia_core            11613  2 pcmcia_rsrc,pcmcia
irda                  101038  0 
crc_ccitt               1275  1 irda
fuse                   63758  3 
fbcon                  39674  68 
tileblit                2117  1 fbcon
font                    7332  1 fbcon
bitblit                 4682  1 fbcon
softcursor              1373  1 bitblit
iTCO_wdt               11661  0 
i915                  410802  2 
drm_kms_helper         24868  1 i915,[permanent]
drm                   182770  3 i915,drm_kms_helper
iTCO_vendor_support     1745  1 iTCO_wdt
psmouse                60981  0 
i2c_i801                8094  0 
fb                     53055  6 fbcon,tileblit,bitblit,softcursor,i915,drm_kms_helper
fbdev                    697  2 fbcon,fb
rtl8192cu              93162  0 
i2c_algo_bit            5024  1 i915
cfbcopyarea             3161  1 i915
rtl8192c_common        55814  1 rtl8192cu
video                  10979  1 i915
processor              25108  0 
serio_raw               4181  0 
pcspkr                  1763  0 
rtlwifi                90938  1 rtl8192cu
intel_agp              10656  1 i915
intel_gtt              14359  3 i915,intel_agp
ppdev                   5853  0 
agpgart                26103  3 drm,intel_agp,intel_gtt
thermal_sys            14002  2 video,processor
evdev                   9470  8 
i2c_core               18710  5 i915,drm_kms_helper,drm,i2c_i801,i2c_algo_bit
cfbimgblt               2073  1 i915
cfbfillrect             3589  1 i915
tg3                   135367  0 
parport_pc             18750  0 
libphy                 15842  1 tg3
parport                28111  2 ppdev,parport_pc
dcdbas                  5280  0 
mac_hid                 3330  0 
hwmon                   1257  1 thermal_sys
snd_intel8x0           26913  2 
snd_ac97_codec        109666  1 snd_intel8x0
ac97_bus                1118  1 snd_ac97_codec
snd_pcm                70653  3 snd_pcm_oss,snd_intel8x0,snd_ac97_codec
mac80211              188840  3 rtl8192cu,rtl8192c_common,rtlwifi
cfg80211              166418  2 rtlwifi,mac80211
rfkill                 14818  3 bluetooth,cfg80211
snd_timer              18121  2 snd_seq,snd_pcm
snd                    55546  13 snd_seq_oss,snd_seq,snd_seq_device,snd_pcm_oss,snd_mixer_oss,snd_intel8x0,snd_ac97_codec,snd_pcm,snd_timer
soundcore               5361  1 snd
snd_page_alloc          6777  2 snd_intel8x0,snd_pcm
button                  4250  1 i915
ifconfig:
eth0      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:14:22:5E:26:D5
          UP BROADCAST MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
          RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
          RX bytes:0  TX bytes:0
          Interrupt:16

lo        Link encap:Local Loopback
          inet addr:127.0.0.1  Mask:255.0.0.0
          UP LOOPBACK RUNNING  MTU:16436  Metric:1
          RX packets:81 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:81 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
          RX bytes:7312  TX bytes:7312

ifconfig -a:
eth0      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:14:22:5E:26:D5
          UP BROADCAST MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
          RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
          RX bytes:0  TX bytes:0
          Interrupt:16

lo        Link encap:Local Loopback
          inet addr:127.0.0.1  Mask:255.0.0.0
          UP LOOPBACK RUNNING  MTU:16436  Metric:1
          RX packets:81 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:81 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
          RX bytes:7312  TX bytes:7312

iwconfig:
lo        no wireless extensions.

eth0      no wireless extensions.

resolv.conf:
search
route:
bash: route: command not found
bash-4.2#
 
Old 05-17-2014, 08:42 PM   #5
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http://cateee.net/lkddb/web-lkddb/RTL8192CU.html

Just supplying info.

https://wiki.debian.org/rtl819x
 
Old 05-17-2014, 10:00 PM   #6
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Thank you rokytnji. This wealth of information is likely quite valuable for someone who knows how to apply it. Its apparant that Dragora is to much for my level of knowlege and savy to handle. I'll consider giving it another try when I'm in a situation where I can plug into an ethernet port.
 
Old 05-18-2014, 05:26 AM   #7
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I think you have one of these devices h-node. Also in the bottom of page you will find this

Quote:
Description:
Realtek RTL8188CUS chip requires nonfree software.

I connected the AirLink101 AWLL5088 card in a shop and nothing happened.

This chip is also used in the first version of the device with the name TP-LINK TL-WN725N. Please note it is a different chip in the second version, TP-LINK TL-WN725N v2.
If i am right and licenses are nonfree then Linux-Libre kernel cannot support these devices as rokytnji said. So it will work, if someone create 100% free drivers for your device.

You have to know that your drivers are located here and you can find info how to install it in folder document/Quick_Start_Guide_for_Driver_Compilation_and_Installation.pdf.

Also it would be a great idea to send an email to Realtek and complain about licenses.

I hope to help you!

Last edited by elefher; 05-18-2014 at 05:29 AM.
 
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Old 05-18-2014, 09:44 AM   #8
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I see lsusb errors in your output and your WiFi device isn't listed (it should list it even if the driver isn't working). just for Sniggles I would swap the usb port with the keyboard and see if lsusb yields different results.
 
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Sadly there is no workaround apart from buying a new device as it requires the kernel firmware. Building a new kernel with the firmware probably defeats the purpose of running a libre distribution...
 
Old 05-20-2014, 05:11 AM   #10
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Thumbs up

Keep in mind that Dragora is somewhat completely independent distro since it is not based on any... It looks like some stuff from Slackware could be applied here but not exactly... Surely, Debian is far from being similar and the list goes on...

The same problem I have with my laptop. It is equipped with an Intel wireless card which is not yet supported from free firmware... The best thing is to write a complaint to Realtek as elefher says...

And keep in mind the teachings of RMS: the purpose of using Free distros is not about convenience; it is about freedom!!


Last edited by geodoo; 05-20-2014 at 05:27 AM.
 
Old 05-20-2014, 05:36 AM   #11
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Talking

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Originally Posted by johnnyhop View Post
I'm new to Dragora, not a real geek but have used extensively Fedora, Debian based systems like Kubuntu and Mepis and the lightweight Puppy. I'm using a Rosewill USB wireless adapter that uses the rtl8192cu driver. The device has a few references in lsmod but wicd doesn't recognize it. All other distros which use a 3.x... kernal connect upon inserting except Dragora. I'm sure I'd be delighted with Dragora once the wireless issue is resolved.
There is no free firmware for you card!! That's why wireless is dead!! I have this issue in my laptop and moving it around with ethernet cable connection!! hahahaha... At first, it seemed limited and weird, but now I am used to it!! I'm thinking of removing the Intel card and insert a new one with compatible firmware!! The solution lies out there!! Either Intel publishes free drivers or someone from the community builds it!!

It would be perfect though to go so close to the metal!!
 
  


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