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Old 10-21-2012, 11:50 AM   #1
davholla
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Set up wireless on mint


I am thinking of trying mint on my PC. I am using the latest version
and I just have one problem I cannot use wireless.
I used this guide
http://www.wikihow.com/Set-up-a-Wire...twork-in-Linux
Quote:
# Type iwconfig into the terminal to see what wireless network interfaces have been detected.
#
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Type sudo lshw (or lspci or lsusb) to list hardware and get details on the chipset that your card uses. Try searching the Internet or posting in the help forums for your Linux distribution to see if there's support for the chipset your card uses.
#
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If you're using Linux Mint, try MintWifi.
Here is the output

Code:
iwconfig
lo        no wireless extensions.

eth0      no wireless extensions.
Code:
mintwifi
-------------------------
* I. scanning WIFI PCI devices...
sh: cannot create /tmp/detected_wireless_devices: Permission denied
-------------------------
* II. querying ndiswrapper...
-------------------------
* III. querying iwconfig...
lo        no wireless extensions.

eth0      no wireless extensions.

-------------------------
* IV. querying ifconfig...
eth0      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:1d:09:93:d2:39  
          inet addr:192.168.2.4  Bcast:192.168.2.255  Mask:255.255.255.0
          inet6 addr: fe80::21d:9ff:fe93:d239/64 Scope:Link
          UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST  MTU:1492  Metric:1
          RX packets:40335 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:31316 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:100 
          RX bytes:48683381 (48.6 MB)  TX bytes:6393016 (6.3 MB)
          Memory:fdfc0000-fdfe0000 

lo        Link encap:Local Loopback  
          inet addr:127.0.0.1  Mask:255.0.0.0
          inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host
          UP LOOPBACK RUNNING  MTU:16436  Metric:1
          RX packets:318 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:318 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:0 
          RX bytes:20404 (20.4 KB)  TX bytes:20404 (20.4 KB)

-------------------------
* V. querying DHCP...
There is already a pid file /var/run/dhclient.pid with pid 4665
killed old client process, removed PID file
Internet Systems Consortium DHCP Client V3.1.3
Copyright 2004-2009 Internet Systems Consortium.
All rights reserved.
For info, please visit https://www.isc.org/software/dhcp/

Listening on LPF/eth0/00:1d:09:93:d2:39
Sending on   LPF/eth0/00:1d:09:93:d2:39
Sending on   Socket/fallback
DHCPREQUEST of 192.168.2.4 on eth0 to 255.255.255.255 port 67
DHCPACK of 192.168.2.4 from 192.168.2.1
bound to 192.168.2.4 -- renewal in 796646274 seconds.
-------------------------
* VI. querying nslookup google.com...
Server:         192.168.2.1
Address:        192.168.2.1#53

Non-authoritative answer:
Name:   google.com
Address: 173.194.34.65
Name:   google.com
Address: 173.194.34.68
Name:   google.com
Address: 173.194.34.72
Name:   google.com
Address: 173.194.34.78
Name:   google.com
Address: 173.194.34.64
Name:   google.com
Address: 173.194.34.73
Name:   google.com
Address: 173.194.34.71
Name:   google.com
Address: 173.194.34.67
Name:   google.com
Address: 173.194.34.66
Name:   google.com
Address: 173.194.34.69
Name:   google.com
Address: 173.194.34.70

Code:
sudo lshw
mint                      
    description: Desktop Computer
    product: Inspiron 530
    vendor: Dell Inc.
    version: OEM
    serial: BTY8N3J
    width: 32 bits
    capabilities: smbios-2.5 dmi-2.5 smp-1.4 smp
    configuration: boot=normal chassis=desktop cpus=2 uuid=44454C4C-5400-1059-8038-C2C04F4E334A
  *-core
       description: Motherboard
       product: 0RY007
       vendor: Dell Inc.
       physical id: 0
       version: ���
       serial: ..CN7360483906WJ.
     *-firmware
          description: BIOS
          vendor: Dell Inc.
          physical id: 0
          version: 1.0.12 (03/01/2008)
          size: 128KiB
          capacity: 1984KiB
          capabilities: isa pci pnp apm upgrade shadowing cdboot bootselect socketedrom edd int13floppy360 int13floppy1200 int13floppy720 int13floppy2880 int5printscreen int9keyboard int14serial int17printer int10video acpi usb ls120boot zipboot biosbootspecification netboot
     *-cpu:0
          description: CPU
          product: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU     E4500  @ 2.20GHz
          vendor: Intel Corp.
          physical id: 4
          bus info: cpu@0
          version: 6.15.13
          serial: 0000-06FD-0000-0000-0000-0000
          slot: Socket 775
          size: 1200MHz
          capacity: 4GHz
          width: 64 bits
          clock: 200MHz
          capabilities: boot fpu fpu_exception wp vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic mtrr pge mca cmov pat pse36 clflush dts acpi mmx fxsr sse sse2 ss ht tm pbe nx x86-64 constant_tsc arch_perfmon pebs bts aperfmperf pni dtes64 monitor ds_cpl est tm2 ssse3 cx16 xtpr pdcm lahf_lm cpufreq
          configuration: id=1
        *-cache:0
             description: L1 cache
             physical id: a
             slot: Internal Cache
             size: 32KiB
             capacity: 32KiB
             capabilities: synchronous internal write-back
        *-cache:1
             description: L2 cache
             physical id: b
             slot: External Cache
             size: 2MiB
             capacity: 2MiB
             capabilities: synchronous external write-back
        *-logicalcpu:0
             description: Logical CPU
             physical id: 1.1
             width: 64 bits
             capabilities: logical
        *-logicalcpu:1
             description: Logical CPU
             physical id: 1.2
             width: 64 bits
             capabilities: logical
     *-memory
          description: System Memory
          physical id: 24
          slot: System board or motherboard
          size: 4GiB
        *-bank:0
             description: DIMM DDR2 Synchronous 667 MHz (1.5 ns)
             product: DQVE1B16
             vendor: 7F7F7F7FCB000000
             physical id: 0
             serial: 00000000
             slot: DIMM1
             size: 2GiB
             width: 64 bits
             clock: 667MHz (1.5ns)
        *-bank:1
             description: DIMM DDR2 Synchronous 667 MHz (1.5 ns)
             product: �wPSTTReeVHH
             vendor: 7F7F7F7F7F9B0000
             physical id: 1
             serial: E03F769E
             slot: DIMM2
             size: 2GiB
             width: 64 bits
             clock: 667MHz (1.5ns)
        *-bank:2
             description: DIMM [empty]
             product: HYMP112U64CP8-Y5
             vendor: AD00000000000000
             physical id: 2
             serial: 00005081
             slot: DIMM3
        *-bank:3
             description: DIMM [empty]
             product: M3 78T6553EZS-CE6
             vendor: CE00000000000000
             physical id: 3
             serial: 611D3034
             slot: DIMM4
     *-cpu:1
          physical id: 1
          bus info: cpu@1
          version: 6.15.13
          serial: 0000-06FD-0000-0000-0000-0000
          size: 2200MHz
          capacity: 2200MHz
          capabilities: ht cpufreq
          configuration: id=1
        *-logicalcpu:0
             description: Logical CPU
             physical id: 1.1
             capabilities: logical
        *-logicalcpu:1
             description: Logical CPU
             physical id: 1.2
             capabilities: logical
     *-pci
          description: Host bridge
          product: 82G33/G31/P35/P31 Express DRAM Controller
          vendor: Intel Corporation
          physical id: 100
          bus info: pci@0000:00:00.0
          version: 02
          width: 32 bits
          clock: 33MHz
        *-pci:0
             description: PCI bridge
             product: 82G33/G31/P35/P31 Express PCI Express Root Port
             vendor: Intel Corporation
             physical id: 1
             bus info: pci@0000:00:01.0
             version: 02
             width: 32 bits
             clock: 33MHz
             capabilities: pci pm msi pciexpress bus_master cap_list
             configuration: driver=pcieport
             resources: irq:24 ioport:d000(size=4096) memory:fde00000-fdefffff ioport:d0000000(size=268435456)
           *-display
                description: VGA compatible controller
                product: RV610 video device [Radeon HD 2400 PRO]
                vendor: ATI Technologies Inc
                physical id: 0
                bus info: pci@0000:01:00.0
                version: 00
                width: 64 bits
                clock: 33MHz
                capabilities: pm pciexpress msi bus_master cap_list rom
                configuration: driver=radeon latency=0
                resources: irq:26 memory:d0000000-dfffffff(prefetchable) memory:fdef0000-fdefffff ioport:de00(size=256) memory:fde00000-fde1ffff(prefetchable)
        *-network
             description: Ethernet interface
             product: 82562V-2 10/100 Network Connection
             vendor: Intel Corporation
             physical id: 19
             bus info: pci@0000:00:19.0
             logical name: eth0
             version: 02
             serial: 00:1d:09:93:d2:39
             size: 100MB/s
             capacity: 100MB/s
             width: 32 bits
             clock: 33MHz
             capabilities: pm msi bus_master cap_list ethernet physical tp 10bt 10bt-fd 100bt 100bt-fd autonegotiation
             configuration: autonegotiation=on broadcast=yes driver=e1000e driverversion=1.0.2-k2 duplex=full firmware=1.1-2 ip=192.168.2.4 latency=0 link=yes multicast=yes port=twisted pair speed=100MB/s
             resources: irq:25 memory:fdfc0000-fdfdffff memory:fdfff000-fdffffff ioport:ff00(size=32)
        *-usb:0
             description: USB Controller
             product: 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB UHCI Controller #4
             vendor: Intel Corporation
             physical id: 1a
             bus info: pci@0000:00:1a.0
             version: 02
             width: 32 bits
             clock: 33MHz
             capabilities: bus_master cap_list
             configuration: driver=uhci_hcd latency=0
             resources: irq:16 ioport:fe00(size=32)
        *-usb:1
             description: USB Controller
             product: 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB UHCI Controller #5
             vendor: Intel Corporation
             physical id: 1a.1
             bus info: pci@0000:00:1a.1
             version: 02
             width: 32 bits
             clock: 33MHz
             capabilities: bus_master cap_list
             configuration: driver=uhci_hcd latency=0
             resources: irq:21 ioport:fd00(size=32)
        *-usb:2
             description: USB Controller
             product: 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB UHCI Controller #6
             vendor: Intel Corporation
             physical id: 1a.2
             bus info: pci@0000:00:1a.2
             version: 02
             width: 32 bits
             clock: 33MHz
             capabilities: bus_master cap_list
             configuration: driver=uhci_hcd latency=0
             resources: irq:19 ioport:fc00(size=32)
        *-usb:3
             description: USB Controller
             product: 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB2 EHCI Controller #2
             vendor: Intel Corporation
             physical id: 1a.7
             bus info: pci@0000:00:1a.7
             version: 02
             width: 32 bits
             clock: 33MHz
             capabilities: pm bus_master cap_list
             configuration: driver=ehci_hcd latency=0
             resources: irq:18 memory:fdffe000-fdffe3ff
        *-multimedia
             description: Audio device
             product: 82801I (ICH9 Family) HD Audio Controller
             vendor: Intel Corporation
             physical id: 1b
             bus info: pci@0000:00:1b.0
             version: 02
             width: 64 bits
             clock: 33MHz
             capabilities: pm msi pciexpress bus_master cap_list
             configuration: driver=HDA Intel latency=0
             resources: irq:22 memory:fdff4000-fdff7fff
        *-usb:4
             description: USB Controller
             product: 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB UHCI Controller #1
             vendor: Intel Corporation
             physical id: 1d
             bus info: pci@0000:00:1d.0
             version: 02
             width: 32 bits
             clock: 33MHz
             capabilities: bus_master cap_list
             configuration: driver=uhci_hcd latency=0
             resources: irq:23 ioport:fb00(size=32)
        *-usb:5
             description: USB Controller
             product: 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB UHCI Controller #2
             vendor: Intel Corporation
             physical id: 1d.1
             bus info: pci@0000:00:1d.1
             version: 02
             width: 32 bits
             clock: 33MHz
             capabilities: bus_master cap_list
             configuration: driver=uhci_hcd latency=0
             resources: irq:19 ioport:fa00(size=32)
        *-usb:6
             description: USB Controller
             product: 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB UHCI Controller #3
             vendor: Intel Corporation
             physical id: 1d.2
             bus info: pci@0000:00:1d.2
             version: 02
             width: 32 bits
             clock: 33MHz
             capabilities: bus_master cap_list
             configuration: driver=uhci_hcd latency=0
             resources: irq:18 ioport:f900(size=32)
        *-usb:7
             description: USB Controller
             product: 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB2 EHCI Controller #1
             vendor: Intel Corporation
             physical id: 1d.7
             bus info: pci@0000:00:1d.7
             version: 02
             width: 32 bits
             clock: 33MHz
             capabilities: pm bus_master cap_list
             configuration: driver=ehci_hcd latency=0
             resources: irq:23 memory:fdffd000-fdffd3ff
        *-pci:1
             description: PCI bridge
             product: 82801 PCI Bridge
             vendor: Intel Corporation
             physical id: 1e
             bus info: pci@0000:00:1e.0
             version: 92
             width: 32 bits
             clock: 33MHz
             capabilities: pci bus_master cap_list
             resources: ioport:c000(size=4096) memory:fdd00000-fddfffff ioport:fdc00000(size=1048576)
        *-isa
             description: ISA bridge
             product: 82801IR (ICH9R) LPC Interface Controller
             vendor: Intel Corporation
             physical id: 1f
             bus info: pci@0000:00:1f.0
             version: 02
             width: 32 bits
             clock: 33MHz
             capabilities: isa bus_master cap_list
             configuration: latency=0
        *-storage
             description: RAID bus controller
             product: 82801 SATA RAID Controller
             vendor: Intel Corporation
             physical id: 1f.2
             bus info: pci@0000:00:1f.2
             logical name: scsi1
             logical name: scsi2
             logical name: scsi5
             version: 02
             width: 32 bits
             clock: 66MHz
             capabilities: storage msi pm bus_master cap_list emulated
             configuration: driver=ahci latency=0
             resources: irq:27 ioport:f800(size=8) ioport:f700(size=4) ioport:f600(size=8) ioport:f500(size=4) ioport:f400(size=32) memory:fdffc000-fdffc7ff
           *-disk:0
                description: ATA Disk
                product: WDC WD5000AAKS-7
                vendor: Western Digital
                physical id: 0
                bus info: scsi@1:0.0.0
                logical name: /dev/sda
                version: 12.0
                serial: WD-WCAS86683828
                size: 465GiB (500GB)
                capabilities: partitioned partitioned:dos
                configuration: ansiversion=5 signature=70000000
              *-volume:0
                   description: Windows FAT volume
                   vendor: Dell 8.0
                   physical id: 1
                   bus info: scsi@1:0.0.0,1
                   logical name: /dev/sda1
                   version: FAT16
                   serial: 07d8-041c
                   size: 62MiB
                   capacity: 62MiB
                   capabilities: primary fat initialized
                   configuration: FATs=2 filesystem=fat label=DellUtility
              *-volume:1
                   description: Windows NTFS volume
                   physical id: 2
                   bus info: scsi@1:0.0.0,2
                   logical name: /dev/sda2
                   version: 3.1
                   serial: 0ef3e460-704b-dc4c-bb48-516af9080548
                   size: 10208MiB
                   capacity: 10GiB
                   capabilities: primary ntfs initialized
                   configuration: clustersize=4096 created=2008-04-28 22:38:39 filesystem=ntfs label=RECOVERY state=clean
              *-volume:2
                   description: Windows NTFS volume
                   physical id: 3
                   bus info: scsi@1:0.0.0,3
                   logical name: /dev/sda3
                   version: 3.1
                   serial: 22c0637d-7f15-574c-a030-3a95ca87ebb5
                   size: 227GiB
                   capacity: 227GiB
                   capabilities: primary bootable ntfs initialized
                   configuration: clustersize=4096 created=2008-04-28 22:38:43 filesystem=ntfs label=OS modified_by_chkdsk=true mounted_on_nt4=true resize_log_file=true state=dirty upgrade_on_mount=true
              *-volume:3
                   description: Extended partition
                   physical id: 4
                   bus info: scsi@1:0.0.0,4
                   logical name: /dev/sda4
                   size: 228GiB
                   capacity: 228GiB
                   capabilities: primary extended partitioned partitioned:extended
                 *-logicalvolume:0
                      description: Linux filesystem partition
                      physical id: 5
                      logical name: /dev/sda5
                      capacity: 101MiB
                 *-logicalvolume:1
                      description: Linux LVM Physical Volume partition
                      physical id: 6
                      logical name: /dev/sda6
                      serial: f2j7rG-z5G0-4J4L-f2Fw-Q7N6-RIGd-o0Azap
                      size: 228GiB
                      capacity: 228GiB
                      capabilities: multi lvm2
           *-cdrom
                description: DVD writer
                product: DVD+-RW GSA-H73N
                vendor: HL-DT-ST
                physical id: 1
                bus info: scsi@2:0.0.0
                logical name: /dev/cdrom
                logical name: /dev/cdrw
                logical name: /dev/dvd
                logical name: /dev/dvdrw
                logical name: /dev/scd0
                logical name: /dev/sr0
                logical name: /cdrom
                version: B103
                serial: [HL-DT-STDVD+-RW GSA-H73NB10307/06/27 7U02
                capabilities: removable audio cd-r cd-rw dvd dvd-r
                configuration: ansiversion=5 mount.fstype=iso9660 mount.options=ro,noatime state=mounted status=ready
              *-medium
                   physical id: 0
                   logical name: /dev/cdrom
                   logical name: /cdrom
                   configuration: mount.fstype=iso9660 mount.options=ro,noatime state=mounted
           *-disk:1
                description: ATA Disk
                product: Hitachi HDS72101
                vendor: Hitachi
                physical id: 0.0.0
                bus info: scsi@5:0.0.0
                logical name: /dev/sdb
                version: JP4O
                serial: JP2921HQ28G93A
                size: 931GiB (1TB)
                capabilities: partitioned partitioned:dos
                configuration: ansiversion=5 signature=75e28ca9
              *-volume:0
                   description: Windows FAT volume
                   vendor: Dell 8.0
                   physical id: 1
                   bus info: scsi@5:0.0.0,1
                   logical name: /dev/sdb1
                   version: FAT16
                   serial: 07d8-041c
                   size: 62MiB
                   capacity: 62MiB
                   capabilities: primary fat initialized
                   configuration: FATs=2 filesystem=fat label=DellUtility
              *-volume:1
                   description: Windows NTFS volume
                   physical id: 2
                   bus info: scsi@5:0.0.0,2
                   logical name: /dev/sdb2
                   version: 3.1
                   serial: 6afe34ae-267d-d04d-9ffb-f4c8394df63e
                   size: 10213MiB
                   capacity: 10GiB
                   capabilities: primary ntfs initialized
                   configuration: clustersize=4096 created=2008-04-28 22:38:39 filesystem=ntfs label=RECOVERY state=clean
              *-volume:2
                   description: Windows NTFS volume
                   physical id: 3
                   bus info: scsi@5:0.0.0,3
                   logical name: /dev/sdb3
                   version: 3.1
                   serial: 56f3ec73-f30f-8642-a615-9b6bfcbeb86a
                   size: 227GiB
                   capacity: 227GiB
                   capabilities: primary bootable ntfs initialized
                   configuration: clustersize=4096 created=2008-04-28 22:38:43 filesystem=ntfs label=OS modified_by_chkdsk=true mounted_on_nt4=true resize_log_file=true state=dirty upgrade_on_mount=true
              *-volume:3
                   description: Extended partition
                   physical id: 4
                   bus info: scsi@5:0.0.0,4
                   logical name: /dev/sdb4
                   size: 694GiB
                   capacity: 694GiB
                   capabilities: primary extended partitioned partitioned:extended
                 *-logicalvolume
                      description: Linux LVM Physical Volume partition
                      physical id: 5
                      logical name: /dev/sdb5
                      serial: 7Gk6ou-zZEm-3iC4-zqO8-90k9-mESx-LhriJ2
                      size: 694GiB
                      capacity: 694GiB
                      capabilities: multi lvm2
        *-serial UNCLAIMED
             description: SMBus
             product: 82801I (ICH9 Family) SMBus Controller
             vendor: Intel Corporation
             physical id: 1f.3
             bus info: pci@0000:00:1f.3
             version: 02
             width: 64 bits
             clock: 33MHz
             configuration: latency=0
             resources: memory:fdffb000-fdffb0ff ioport:500(size=32)
     *-scsi
          physical id: 2
          bus info: usb@2:5
          logical name: scsi0
          capabilities: emulated scsi-host
          configuration: driver=usb-storage
        *-disk:0
             description: SCSI Disk
             product: USB   HS-CF Card
             vendor: TEAC
             physical id: 0.0.0
             bus info: scsi@0:0.0.0
             logical name: /dev/sdc
             version: 4.08
             capabilities: removable
           *-medium
                physical id: 0
                logical name: /dev/sdc
        *-disk:1
             description: SCSI Disk
             product: USB   HS-xD/SM
             vendor: TEAC
             physical id: 0.0.1
             bus info: scsi@0:0.0.1
             logical name: /dev/sdd
             version: 4.08
             capabilities: removable
           *-medium
                physical id: 0
                logical name: /dev/sdd
        *-disk:2
             description: SCSI Disk
             product: USB   HS-MS Card
             vendor: TEAC
             physical id: 0.0.2
             bus info: scsi@0:0.0.2
             logical name: /dev/sde
             version: 4.08
             capabilities: removable
           *-medium
                physical id: 0
                logical name: /dev/sde
        *-disk:3
             description: SCSI Disk
             product: USB   HS-SD Card
             vendor: TEAC
             physical id: 0.0.3
             bus info: scsi@0:0.0.3
             logical name: /dev/sdf
             version: 4.08
             capabilities: removable
           *-medium
                physical id: 0
                logical name: /dev/sdf
Now after using this
http://sourceforge.net/apps/mediawik...imax_EW-7811Un
I installed drivers but I still doesn't work
Code:
ndiswrapper -l
net8192cu : driver installed
        device (7392:7811) present
mint@mint /etc/network $ iwconfig
lo        no wireless extensions.

eth0      no wireless extensions
This is
Edimax Technology Co., Ltd EW-7811Un 802.11n Wireless Adapter [Realtek Edimax Technology Co., Ltd EW-7811Un 802.11n Wireless Adapter [Realtek RTL8188CUS]
My questions are
1) Can this card work (I guess not)
2) Can anyone suggest a card that will work?
 
Old 10-21-2012, 12:02 PM   #2
jefro
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I suspect it can work, I am a bit confused as to why you used this process. I might have been tempted to use the realtek drivers at their site.

http://www.realtek.com.tw/downloads/...rue#RTL8188CUS

This is a good video I think. I didn't have sound so see if it is the same. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QFh2EZhUKgs
 
Old 10-21-2012, 12:19 PM   #3
davholla
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I downloaded rtl8712_8188_8191_8192SU_usb_linux_v2.6.6.0.20120405

And
Code:
sudo ./install.sh
gives
Code:
Authentication requested [root] for make driver:
make ARCH=i386 CROSS_COMPILE= -C /lib/modules/2.6.32-21-generic/build M=/home/mint/Desktop/rtl8712_8188_8191_8192SU_usb_linux_v2.6.6.0.20120405/driver/rtl8712_8188_8191_8192SU_usb_linux_v2.6.6.0.20120405  modules
make: *** /lib/modules/2.6.32-21-generic/build: No such file or directory.  Stop.
make: *** [modules] Error 2
##################################################
Compile make driver error: 2
Please check error Mesg
So now I am lost
 
Old 10-21-2012, 03:09 PM   #4
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I suspect it can work, I am a bit confused as to why you used this process. I might have been tempted to use the realtek drivers at their site.
If that was a bad idea then I did like that because of a mixture of ignorance and bad google results.
If that was a good idea then I did like that because of a mixture of ignorance and good google results.
 
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Didn't mean to suggest you failed.

The build process needs some support. I should know what you need but I can't think of it right now. See the error log. Darn, don't get old. You end up forgetting. Something simple to add on, like source files from mint software add. Header file? Anyway see the error log. To compile stuff you usually need to add in stuff.


You could maybe get ndiswrapper working too. Many distro's seem to only have partial support and you have to apt get the rest of it.

I think this is the usual way to get driver support. Hope it is built into distro, add it using linux drivers, then try ndiswrapper.

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Old 10-23-2012, 12:17 PM   #6
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To be honest I could buy a different modem or use a different distro any ideas?
 
Old 10-25-2012, 09:27 AM   #7
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I downloaded rtl8712_8188_8191_8192SU_usb_linux_v2.6.6.0.20120405

And
Code:
sudo ./install.sh
gives
Code:
Authentication requested [root] for make driver:
make ARCH=i386 CROSS_COMPILE= -C /lib/modules/2.6.32-21-generic/build M=/home/mint/Desktop/rtl8712_8188_8191_8192SU_usb_linux_v2.6.6.0.20120405/driver/rtl8712_8188_8191_8192SU_usb_linux_v2.6.6.0.20120405  modules
make: *** /lib/modules/2.6.32-21-generic/build: No such file or directory.  Stop.
make: *** [modules] Error 2
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Compile make driver error: 2
Please check error Mesg
So now I am lost
This "install" process for a kernel module needs the Linux source code.

/lib/modules/2.6.32-21-generic/build is a symbolic link to /usr/src/2.6.32 or to wherever the 2.6.32 linux source code is.

So install the Linux source code for kernel 2.6.32 and make sure the symbolic link for "build" points to it.

I got it to work on a Slackware 13.37 system (2.6.37.6 kernel) using this version:

RTL819xCU\ _USB_linux_v3.4.3_4369.20120622.zip

There is yet a later/newer version. Go here under RTL8188CUS for the latest:

http://www.realtek.com/downloads/dow...oads=true#2292

After compiling/installing the new module be sure to blacklist the old rtl8192cu module...

I found this guide helpful:

http://itsapassion.wordpress.com/201...linux-mint-12/

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Old 11-15-2012, 05:28 AM   #8
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Thanks a lot for the help.
I have been ill (still am but getting better) since you replied so I didn't have a chance to look at this before. Anyway I tried a slightly different version of Mint
Code:
DISTRIB_ID=LinuxMint
DISTRIB_RELEASE=13
DISTRIB_CODENAME=maya
DISTRIB_DESCRIPTION="Linux Mint 13 Maya"
And it worked fine - thanks again.
 
  


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