Trying to get USB Network Adapter to work in Linux Mint
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I found the most question in a College Linux Class, even among the advanced (LFS) guys was, "it doesn't work."
I remember one guy who was a Linux Guru. This guy was so knowledgeable, but I thought it was funny (we didn't get along) most of the stuff he was doing didn't work.
I can remember about Red Hat 8 days, you could at least work and get something to work. I think Linux has gone backwards. I remember one distro (don't recall which one) was meant for listening to streaming media. When I did it, it never worked. I do exactly what they said on the forums, didn't work. One thing that pissed me off was I had another distro where you had to put in a long string into the media player every time. Of course, the advice was to cut and paste, which, of course, you couldn't cut and paste (didn't work) because in the media player, you can't cut and past.
Not sure why I'm going back and trying Linux again, but I will try. I came down here to the coffee shop and forgot the disc. I will do it and post back.
Last edited by happydog500; 12-16-2010 at 06:56 PM.
Reason: put e in paste
Hi, I hate this, but if you can't get a distro like fedora to do what you want, then you may need to develop your own.
Er, the poster is having trouble with a usb network card and your advice is build your own linux?
Originally Posted by happydog500
I thought since I was working with software, it should be in the software. Mint forums have not been very good, so you can move my software question to the network forum. Chris.
We still need the output of lsusb as mentioned and if you could also post the output of these two commands
dmesg | grep firmware
By and large most things, in my experience, work fine in linux. But, of course, there are trouble spots. Wireless cards have long been one of those areas of trouble. That has mostly been resolved by and large for internal cards, but USB wireless cards can still be problematic. In both cases it's often a matter of proprietary firmware that is needed.
Now, we'll need the output of the above commands to confirm this, but it looks as though your wireless device uses the rtl8192su driver, which should be included out of the box. But if that is the case, this driver does need firmware.
Assuming the dmesg command confirms that you need rtl8192sfw.bin do
tar -xzOf rtl8192se_linux_2.6.0010.1012.2009.tar.gz\
Last edited by archtoad6; 12-17-2010 at 05:38 PM.
Reason: fold long code line to kill hor. scroll
Stopped by a friends house, still haven't got home to get the disc. Should be able to do it this evening. I'm just frustrated, once I get back into it I'm sure I'll get it back. It would be easier if I could use Mint while on the internet.
I always wondered why they made a media player that wouldn't allow pasting to it, but that's a different thread.
One of my favorite ones was Mandrake, a year or two before they changed the name.
I did a lot on OpenSUSE right when they aligned with MS. I thought that one would take off, since it was, "The year of Linux".
lsmod listed everything I had USB. I could see the adapter. 24th eve so I came in to post this. Didn't want to go to long, even if it's been a hectic week. Don't have the stuff I wrote down with me.
Can I download from the software manager to get the adapter to work? If I can get the internet on the Mint Installed computer, I'm home free.
Ran into a guy from school. He told me to go to the manufactures website and see if they have drives. No Linux Drivers.
Didn't find any I could get from Mint. Looks like no way to get a very popular, USB Adapter to work in Mint.
Sorry, but as long as you deny to post the output of the commands, that you were asked for, no one here will be able to help you. Complaining doesn't simply help, you have to do your part to let us try to do our part.
OK, obviously, I can't cut and past it, so I'll have to type in half a notebook page of stuff. Will take a while to do this.
I haven't been able to focus on this, since I got busy right after. I will get this done.