rtl8192se driver problems, with staging driver and ndiswrapper
I've got a new Toshiba laptop with a Realtek 8192 wireless card in it. Card works fine when I boot it into Vista, so I started looking for Linux drivers.
Sabayon comes with ndiswrapper installed, so I went looking for the ever-elusive Windows XPx64 driver. I think I found one, and after a few days of fighting with it, I've got ndiswrapper saying that the driver is loaded and the device is present.
Good so far. Loaded the ndiswrapper module, but wlan0 did not appear. Not so good.
After a couple more days of looking at logs and PCI addresses, I found the popular C0000001 error about pnp. Not sure how to fix that.
In this last week somewhere, I also tried the staging driver in the 18.104.22.168 kernel. It's for the usb version only. There's a PICe driver for the 8171 that's also in staging, but it's for the wrong version. I saw somewhere that there was a PCIe version of the 8192 driver in the works, but I'm impatient.
My question is: Should I keep on with the ndiswrapper approach, or try hacking the two staging drivers together? The former might go nowhere, but the latter is something that I have no experience with. Right now I need the machine for school and I don't want to use Vista.