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Old 12-10-2009, 11:14 AM   #1
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wifi issues samsung np-n130 ubuntu netbook 9.1


hi, I've recently installed U.N.R to a Samsung np-n130,
but with one major problem it doesn't pick up the wireless card I believe the card is a "Realtek 8192e wireless nic" but don't quote me, I'm fairly new to Linux. but any help would be appreciated
 
Old 12-15-2009, 05:29 PM   #2
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well what ever happened to linux's friendly forums, sorted prob myself.
 
Old 12-19-2009, 08:39 AM   #3
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well what ever happened to linux's friendly forums, sorted prob myself.
I don't know what happened to the forums, but I would really like to know how you solved it!
Thanks!
 
Old 12-20-2009, 04:47 AM   #4
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i emailed realtek for the linux driver an a mate show me this extract, make thing on the terminal (i only want linux for piece of mind so terminal is a mystery to me)
 
Old 08-24-2010, 05:47 AM   #5
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rtl 8192e driver for n130

The same card on a netbook n130. The driver in the kernel does not work for me. However there one that works. Found it on SammyNetbook web site posted by TigerBright....it is difficult to find. I have shared it from my dropbox account. If any one finds a newer driver please let me know...

Tis is what worked for me on Mandriva

Install build environment
download file below
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/8674035/rtl8...10.2009.tar.gz

extract and go into the folder

$ make clean --clean the rubbish from before
$ make -- compile the module
$ su -- get into superuser mode
Password: <root password>
# rmmod r8192_pci --get rid of old module
# make install -- install new module

Then it should work...it needs to be redone every time the kernel is upgraded so keep this file

Cheers
 
Old 08-24-2010, 11:52 AM   #6
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it no longer compiles the driver from realtek (syntax errors) so i use ndiswrapper on it but had to add a couple more files from the xp driver (along with the .inf file) don't bother with the voria ppa as it sucks an doesn't work if anything it slows the netbook down dramatically,
thanks for sharing but as it me sis's netbook i'll leave it with ndis (to busy learning slackware, lol)
 
Old 08-24-2010, 03:24 PM   #7
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@tryalls...

I wonder if you could tell me the mods to the .inf file that you made? When my method fails I am going to need a fall back option!

I don't know if the file I have got is the same file that you downloaded...but it compiles fine although some warnings are generated. With each kernel upgrade I have had to recompile and reinstall and so far on Mandriva, at least, this driver consistently works. What definitely does not work on my setup is the 8192se driver, which is more commonly available

bw
 
Old 08-24-2010, 04:16 PM   #8
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no prob, i downloaded the win2k,vista,xp .zip from here: http://www.realtek.com.tw/downloads/...Downloads=true

in the folder go to "/home/user/Downloads/RTL8192U_WindowsDriver_5.1363.0305.2009.F1034.P1106_UI_1.01.0091/RTL8192U_Driver/WinXP2K"

using ndiswrapper add the i.nf file to it it may say invalid if so then you need to search for where ndis has stored a copy of the .inf file
(i honestly can't remember where it stores it, sorry) but once you find it open the folder its in as root an copy the .cat an .sys files to the same directroy you had to search for earlier an reboot
 
  


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