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Old 09-13-2008, 01:13 PM   #1
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Smile OpenSUSE 11 on Toshiba A215 S7422 WIFI issue


Hi,

Please help me.
I am very very new to Linux.
I have Toshiba A215 S7422 initially having Vista as the OS but I changed it to Windows XP2.
After that I installed OpenSUSE 11 on the laptop.
But I have a problem with the wifi recongnition.
I actually have Realtek RTL8101E installed on my laptop and its working fine with Windows.

IS there any way I could fix this problem?
Please help me

Thanks in Advance
 
Old 09-14-2008, 09:14 AM   #2
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Is the module for that card loaded? What's the output of lsmod, lspci, and iwconfig?
 
Old 09-14-2008, 08:45 PM   #3
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Sorry to say but I am a complete fresher to all these things and I m learning things now..
So could you please tell me what exactly "Is the module for that card loaded" mean?

I am so sorry if I am asking on a wrong thread..

please help me out
 
Old 09-14-2008, 08:56 PM   #4
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I have an a215 with the rtl8101 and I needed to compile my own module from a modified driver I found to get it to work please post the output of:
Code:
lsusb
 
Old 09-14-2008, 09:32 PM   #5
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Here the output of lsusb:

Bus 006 Device 003: ID 0bda:8197 Realtek Semiconductor Corp. RTL8187B Wireless Adapter
Bus 006 Device 002: ID 0951:1603 Kingston Technology Data Traveler 1GB/2GB Pen Drive
Bus 006 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 004 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 005 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
 
Old 09-14-2008, 09:36 PM   #6
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Here is the output of lsmod:


Module Size Used by
nls_iso8859_1 22144 1
nls_cp437 23936 1
vfat 30848 1
fat 74168 1 vfat
ip6t_LOG 23940 7
xt_tcpudp 20480 2
xt_pkttype 18944 3
ipt_LOG 23428 8
xt_limit 20356 15
binfmt_misc 30220 1
snd_pcm_oss 68992 0
snd_mixer_oss 35584 1 snd_pcm_oss
snd_seq 83600 0
snd_seq_device 26516 1 snd_seq
ip6t_REJECT 22272 3
nf_conntrack_ipv6 36168 4
ipt_REJECT 21120 3
xt_state 19712 8
iptable_mangle 20608 0
iptable_nat 24976 0
nf_nat 39576 1 iptable_nat
iptable_filter 20736 1
ip6table_mangle 20480 0
nf_conntrack_netbios_ns 19968 0
nf_conntrack_ipv4 29576 7 iptable_nat,nf_nat
nf_conntrack 91536 6 nf_conntrack_ipv6,xt_state,iptable_nat,nf_nat,nf_conntrack_netbios_ns,nf_conntrack_ipv4
ip_tables 39056 3 iptable_mangle,iptable_nat,iptable_filter
ip6table_filter 20608 1
ip6_tables 40720 3 ip6t_LOG,ip6table_mangle,ip6table_filter
x_tables 43144 11 ip6t_LOG,xt_tcpudp,xt_pkttype,ipt_LOG,xt_limit,ip6t_REJECT,ipt_REJECT,xt_state,iptable_nat,ip_tables ,ip6_tables
ipv6 331544 15 ip6t_REJECT,nf_conntrack_ipv6,ip6table_mangle
cpufreq_conservative 26248 0
cpufreq_userspace 23556 0
cpufreq_powersave 18816 0
powernow_k8 32772 1
fuse 72256 5
loop 37508 0
dm_mod 88600 0
snd_hda_intel 497452 3
snd_pcm 115208 2 snd_pcm_oss,snd_hda_intel
snd_timer 45072 2 snd_seq,snd_pcm
ohci1394 50868 0
snd_page_alloc 28688 2 snd_hda_intel,snd_pcm
rtc_cmos 28728 0
rtc_core 41012 1 rtc_cmos
snd_hwdep 28424 1 snd_hda_intel
rtc_lib 20224 1 rtc_core
sdhci 35980 0
joydev 30848 0
ieee1394 122216 1 ohci1394
sr_mod 35636 0
k8temp 23040 0
mmc_core 74304 1 sdhci
snd 96248 14 snd_pcm_oss,snd_mixer_oss,snd_seq,snd_seq_device,snd_hda_intel,snd_pcm,snd_timer,snd_hwdep
ricoh_mmc 21504 0
i2c_piix4 27276 0
cdrom 53416 1 sr_mod
soundcore 26000 1 snd
i2c_core 45344 1 i2c_piix4
usb_storage 112672 1
video 43156 0
output 21248 1 video
battery 33672 0
shpchp 53660 0
r8169 51204 0
sg 56912 0
button 27040 0
ac 24328 0
pci_hotplug 49720 1 shpchp
ehci_hcd 56204 0
ohci_hcd 42500 0
usbcore 188248 4 usb_storage,ehci_hcd,ohci_hcd
sd_mod 47280 7
edd 28176 0
ext3 170768 2
mbcache 27396 1 ext3
jbd 82240 1 ext3
fan 23944 0
ahci 50696 4
pata_atiixp 25984 0
libata 194976 2 ahci,pata_atiixp
scsi_mod 194904 5 sr_mod,usb_storage,sg,sd_mod,libata
dock 29344 1 libata
thermal 43040 0
processor 72668 2 powernow_k8,thermal

Thanks for the immediate replies..
 
Old 09-14-2008, 09:43 PM   #7
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Quote:
Originally Posted by johnson_steve View Post
I have an a215 with the rtl8101 and I needed to compile my own module from a modified driver I found to get it to work please post the output of:
Code:
lsusb
Here the output of lsusb:

Bus 006 Device 003: ID 0bda:8197 Realtek Semiconductor Corp. RTL8187B Wireless Adapter
Bus 006 Device 002: ID 0951:1603 Kingston Technology Data Traveler 1GB/2GB Pen Drive
Bus 006 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 004 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 005 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub

Thanks for the immediate replies..
 
Old 09-14-2008, 09:44 PM   #8
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Yes that is indeed the same device I have on my toshiba. what is the output of:
Code:
uname -a
 
Old 09-15-2008, 09:25 AM   #9
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Quote:
Originally Posted by johnson_steve View Post
Yes that is indeed the same device I have on my toshiba. what is the output of:
Code:
uname -a

Hi
this is what I have..

Linux linux-sdan 2.6.25.5-1.1-default #1 SMP 2008-06-07 01:55:22 +0200 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux
 
Old 09-15-2008, 09:33 AM   #10
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Originally Posted by masonm View Post
Is the module for that card loaded? What's the output of lsmod, lspci, and iwconfig?

i have an issue here..
When I am typing in lspci or iwconfig
it says "command not found"
what can i do to view these?

Here is the output of lsmod:


Module Size Used by
nls_iso8859_1 22144 1
nls_cp437 23936 1
vfat 30848 1
fat 74168 1 vfat
ip6t_LOG 23940 7
xt_tcpudp 20480 2
xt_pkttype 18944 3
ipt_LOG 23428 8
xt_limit 20356 15
binfmt_misc 30220 1
snd_pcm_oss 68992 0
snd_mixer_oss 35584 1 snd_pcm_oss
snd_seq 83600 0
snd_seq_device 26516 1 snd_seq
ip6t_REJECT 22272 3
nf_conntrack_ipv6 36168 4
ipt_REJECT 21120 3
xt_state 19712 8
iptable_mangle 20608 0
iptable_nat 24976 0
nf_nat 39576 1 iptable_nat
iptable_filter 20736 1
ip6table_mangle 20480 0
nf_conntrack_netbios_ns 19968 0
nf_conntrack_ipv4 29576 7 iptable_nat,nf_nat
nf_conntrack 91536 6 nf_conntrack_ipv6,xt_state,iptable_nat,nf_nat,nf_conntrack_netbios_ns,nf_conntrack_ipv4
ip_tables 39056 3 iptable_mangle,iptable_nat,iptable_filter
ip6table_filter 20608 1
ip6_tables 40720 3 ip6t_LOG,ip6table_mangle,ip6table_filter
x_tables 43144 11 ip6t_LOG,xt_tcpudp,xt_pkttype,ipt_LOG,xt_limit,ip6t_REJECT,ipt_REJECT,xt_state,iptable_nat,ip_tables ,ip6_tables
ipv6 331544 15 ip6t_REJECT,nf_conntrack_ipv6,ip6table_mangle
cpufreq_conservative 26248 0
cpufreq_userspace 23556 0
cpufreq_powersave 18816 0
powernow_k8 32772 1
fuse 72256 5
loop 37508 0
dm_mod 88600 0
snd_hda_intel 497452 3
snd_pcm 115208 2 snd_pcm_oss,snd_hda_intel
snd_timer 45072 2 snd_seq,snd_pcm
ohci1394 50868 0
snd_page_alloc 28688 2 snd_hda_intel,snd_pcm
rtc_cmos 28728 0
rtc_core 41012 1 rtc_cmos
snd_hwdep 28424 1 snd_hda_intel
rtc_lib 20224 1 rtc_core
sdhci 35980 0
joydev 30848 0
ieee1394 122216 1 ohci1394
sr_mod 35636 0
k8temp 23040 0
mmc_core 74304 1 sdhci
snd 96248 14 snd_pcm_oss,snd_mixer_oss,snd_seq,snd_seq_device,snd_hda_intel,snd_pcm,snd_timer,snd_hwdep
ricoh_mmc 21504 0
i2c_piix4 27276 0
cdrom 53416 1 sr_mod
soundcore 26000 1 snd
i2c_core 45344 1 i2c_piix4
usb_storage 112672 1
video 43156 0
output 21248 1 video
battery 33672 0
shpchp 53660 0
r8169 51204 0
sg 56912 0
button 27040 0
ac 24328 0
pci_hotplug 49720 1 shpchp
ehci_hcd 56204 0
ohci_hcd 42500 0
usbcore 188248 4 usb_storage,ehci_hcd,ohci_hcd
sd_mod 47280 7
edd 28176 0
ext3 170768 2
mbcache 27396 1 ext3
jbd 82240 1 ext3
fan 23944 0
ahci 50696 4
pata_atiixp 25984 0
libata 194976 2 ahci,pata_atiixp
scsi_mod 194904 5 sr_mod,usb_storage,sg,sd_mod,libata
dock 29344 1 libata
thermal 43040 0
processor 72668 2 powernow_k8,thermal

Thanks for the immediate replies..
 
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Ok this is what I did, it should work for you.

First you will need the source for your kernel installed and a working compiler. I'm not on Suse so that part will be different for you. you can probably get your kernel source (for the kernel you are running) installed through yast.

Then go to this site:
http://www.datanorth.net/~cuervo/rtl8187b/

and download this file:
rtl8187b-modified-jadams-2-1-2008.tar.gz

Follow the instructions inside.

This is a patched version of the driver that works with the vendor/product string in our usb devices. this will compile a module for your wifi card and comes with handy scripts to bring it up or down. this is working for me on 2.6.26 and is supposed to work on 2.6.24 so you should be fine with 2.6.25.
 
Old 09-15-2008, 06:12 PM   #12
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Ok this is what I did, it should work for you.

First you will need the source for your kernel installed and a working compiler. I'm not on Suse so that part will be different for you. you can probably get your kernel source (for the kernel you are running) installed through yast.

Then go to this site:
http://www.datanorth.net/~cuervo/rtl8187b/

and download this file:
rtl8187b-modified-jadams-2-1-2008.tar.gz

Follow the instructions inside.

This is a patched version of the driver that works with the vendor/product string in our usb devices. this will compile a module for your wifi card and comes with handy scripts to bring it up or down. this is working for me on 2.6.26 and is supposed to work on 2.6.24 so you should be fine with 2.6.25.

Can I download the kernel from
http://www.kernel.org/ (2.6.26.5 Latest Stable Version)

As I already mentioned earlier I am taking classes on linux now..
Could you please tel me if I just just download the file from the site and follows the instructions given in

http://www.suseblog.com/?cat=36

Thanks a lot for the help..

Sorry if I am troubling
 
Old 09-15-2008, 06:32 PM   #13
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those instructions describe getting the source from kernel.org and then compiling it. this will get you set up to install the driver.
 
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those instructions describe getting the source from kernel.org and then compiling it. this will get you set up to install the driver.
Could you please explain it in more simple steps .

I never worked on Linux earlier but I am very much eager to learn new and complicated things, but I need to be told in the beginners way as I am working everything on my own.. for the first time..
 
Old 09-15-2008, 07:52 PM   #15
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those instructions describe getting the source from kernel.org and then compiling it. this will get you set up to install the driver.
I Installed the rtl8187b-modified-jadams-2-1-2008.tar.gz.

Its installing properly without any errors.
But its not allowing me to do the following things:

* ./makedrv (will compile with many warnings)
* ./wlan0up
* ifconfig/iwconfig/ifup/whatever as usual.

Its showing me as "command not found".

So what do I have to do now??
 
  


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