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Old 03-08-2010, 04:22 PM   #1
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realtek RTL8191SE CAN 802.11n PCI-E NIC adaptor.


I have a bran new Toshiba Satellite L505D-GS6000. Came with Windows Seven. Started putting Ubuntu on it. The only distro that would boot up was 9.10 Karmic. I had to append acpi=off at grub before boot up then hit ctrl x or it will not boot up just hangs.

Any way that's one of my issues I think I have that solved. Have not tried it yet though found a tutorial to edit boot grub 2. Just thought it would be important to mention where I am at in case of Kernel issues.

Any one know a way to get my wifi card working? Any help would be greatly appreciated! I am very new to linux code on these matters and quit lost but getting there. Thanks
 
Old 03-08-2010, 04:55 PM   #2
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Here's a thread of mine regarding these exact issues:

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...eless.-791411/

In the thread are links to bug reports, etc....

But, basically, you'll have to get a hold of newer drivers. You can try the latest one on the realtek download site:

http://www.realtek.com/downloads/Red...PFid=48&Conn=4

However, there's an even *newer* driver available, just email the folks mentioned in moaoci's post, and they'll fire it off to you. If you have any issues, though, I'll get the driver to you directly. I haven't been able to try it out yet (it's a *client's* lappy, and she's out gallivanting....)

Until that time, though, give the driver on their site a shot, it may be all you need. In my particular case, I'm still getting random disconnects, and I can't connect on any channel other than 6, so I'm hoping this latest release solves those issues.

cheers,

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Old 03-08-2010, 11:31 PM   #3
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So how do you pm folks here would love to get that fired off to me?
 
Old 03-09-2010, 06:59 AM   #4
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I've uploaded the newest driver here:

http://hotfile.com/dl/31951880/49ac1...10.tar.gz.html

I do this with a degree of trepidation, because I'm curious as to why this version hasn't been made *widely* available via realtek's download site - I'm thinking that, perhaps, the developers want some feedback before wide release, so please help out by sharing results/concerns, etc.

Also, if anyone believes that I'm "in-the-wrong" by making this available, lemme know and I'll edit this post, and delete the file on the filehost.

erm, and as far as pm'ing, you have to "turn on" pm in your profile to receive pm's, but to send one you just click on the user's name, and the dropdown gives you an option to pm....

regards,

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Old 03-09-2010, 11:53 AM   #5
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Thank very much sir for the up load I will gladly report back to these folks if it works. I just spent the last hour looking up how to install tar.gz and still don't have a clue? I am sure there is something silly I am doing wrong just can't figure it out. I remember installing a file like this a year ago but slept since then.

Don't get me wrong I love linux it runs circles around windows. I can open up 7 browsers 7 pages to maybe three on windows in the same allotted time.
 
Old 03-09-2010, 12:17 PM   #6
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The installation instructions are in the readme.txt file in the tar ball.

First make sure you have the basic development tools
Code:
sudo apt-get install build-essential
Extract, enter extracted directory, build, and install
Code:
tar xzvf rtl8192se_linux_2.6.0015.0127.2010.tar.gz
cd rtl8192se_linux_2.6.0015.0127.2010
make
sudo make install
It probably should load the module on reboot. You can also load the module by hand
Code:
sudo modprobe rtl8192se
sudo depmod -a
And if it doesn't load at boot, add an entry to /etc/modules to force it to load.
Code:
echo rtl8192se | sudo tee -a /etc/modules

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Old 03-09-2010, 02:36 PM   #7
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Why can't I open the folder copy and past what I need out of it? I tried what you posted to the letter. Just says file not found. I extracted the the targz to my default folder.

Any how after playing around with the console. Evertime I tried up loading what I typed here it would say page not found. I had to reboot the comp three times. First time the **** would not show up when logging in. Then the Ethernet would not connect.

I have not had these hick ups yet. Qwest probably messing with me. I rebooted the modem as well. I am taking a break now. Thanks for very much on the help!

Windows is too slow I will mess with this till I get it right!!!!!!

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Old 03-09-2010, 03:10 PM   #8
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Why can't I open the folder copy and past what I need out of it? I tried what you posted to the letter. Just says file not found. I extracted the the targz to my default folder.
I'm not entirely clear what you mean. Why can't you extract the driver files, and just copy and paste some bit out of that? It's source code. It has to be compiled first.

tar xzvf rtl8192se_linux_2.6.0015.0127.2010.tar.gz <----This part needs to be done when you are in the same directory as the downloaded tar.gz file. If you have already extracted the file, then you need to open a terminal to the extracted directory, which should be called rtl8192se_linux_2.6.0015.0127.2010. Use the full path if you're having trouble.

So if it's in your home directory, it would be
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cd ~/rtl8192se_linux_2.6.0015.0127.2010
The tilda (~) is a short cut for the current user's home directory, so it expands to /home/<user>. So that says change the directory (cd) to /home/<user>/rtl8192se_linux_2.6.0015.0127.2010
 
Old 03-09-2010, 07:56 PM   #9
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You could not knock the grin off my face about now!!! Its working sir thank you for the input.. It was in my download file I moved it to my home folder botta bang botta boom.. I knew it was somthing silly! I am off to the appending acpi=off to grub 2 now. Yeah buddy! very cool! I will report back in a couple days on this driver patch right now its rocking!

This new lab top is so quick and responsive with Ubuntu 9.10. Windows cannot hold a candle...
 
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Old 03-10-2010, 05:02 PM   #11
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Ok sometimes it will not join the network. Have to keep entering the pass word to join about 6 times. Then it hooks up sometimes it will drop out again having to repeat the whole ordeal. Usually stays connected though. This ordeal repeats itself after rebooting.

Had the same problem with a Alfa AWUSO50NH USB. Suspect my issue is more than the drivers? Don't know? Before trying this driver I was using the Alfa usb getting this result. Both wifi's are recognized with what seems to be the same issue? Computer still will see both wifi's.

Know I tested them independently from the start.The Alfa was harder to connect.
 
Old 03-11-2010, 05:56 PM   #12
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I only had my said hickups once. so far it has worked fine. I would recommend it!
 
Old 03-11-2010, 06:07 PM   #13
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Aircrack-ng-1.0. Tar.Gz

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Old 03-14-2010, 08:44 AM   #14
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Originally Posted by reed9 View Post
The installation instructions are in the readme.txt file in the tar ball.

First make sure you have the basic development tools
Code:
sudo apt-get install build-essential
Extract, enter extracted directory, build, and install
Code:
tar xzvf rtl8192se_linux_2.6.0015.0127.2010.tar.gz
cd rtl8192se_linux_2.6.0015.0127.2010
make
make install
It probably should load the module on reboot. You can also load the module by hand
Code:
sudo modprobe rtl8192se
sudo depmod -a
And if it doesn't load at boot, add an entry to /etc/modules to force it to load.
Code:
echo rtl8192se | sudo tee -a /etc/modules
Hi, everybody
my first post here just to thank you for your help , same problem on Mandriva 2010.
the tuto works fine, except make install has to be done as root, and module name seems to be (for miy distro) r8192se_pci.
But after reboot, all works fine

thanks !!
 
Old 03-14-2010, 09:23 AM   #15
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Whoops double post. Deleted.

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