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Old 11-21-2010, 03:43 AM   #1
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Unhappy Realtek RTL8192E for Fedora 14


I am trying to install Realtek RTL8192E wireless drivers for Toshiba satellite 510 in Fedora 14 KDE SPIN. I have been searching it for long time. I am not getting any tutorials or any methids to get this sorted. Can anyone help me regards to this driver issue?
 
Old 11-21-2010, 04:01 AM   #2
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Does your network have a password? Do you have network icon? When you installed os did you chose nonfree?
 
Old 11-22-2010, 08:05 AM   #3
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Unhappy The Issue is the driver issue...

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Does your network have a password? Do you have network icon? When you installed os did you chose nonfree?
No, in the network manager it only says that enebale wireless thats it.
However I am not able to find any wireless network on Fedora 14 KDE SPIN.
I can connect via USB modem however I am not able to go on to the wireless. And this is driver issue because I am not able to turn on the wireless or turn it off. In network manager of Fedora wireless tab in grayed out. That means the appropiriate drivers are not installed.
 
Old 11-22-2010, 08:41 AM   #4
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Hi,

could you please post the output of the command
Code:
iwconfig
if this doesn't work: the module for the networkcard is rtl8192e, please execute
Code:
lsmod | grep 8192
. If this shows nothing, please execute
Code:
modprobe rtl8192e
if this doesn't work, the module is not present and you'll have to rebuild your kernel. You'll find the module in "Device Drivers ->staging drivers".

Markus
 
Old 11-23-2010, 04:01 AM   #5
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No, in the network manager it only says that enebale wireless thats it.
That should be it. When I enabled mine it showed signal but no flow, all I had to do was reboot then.
Before you reboot click on icon and look for your network in the list of available networks.

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Old 11-24-2010, 03:14 AM   #6
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Hi,

could you please post the output of the command
Code:
iwconfig
if this doesn't work: the module for the networkcard is rtl8192e, please execute
Code:
lsmod | grep 8192
. If this shows nothing, please execute
Code:
modprobe rtl8192e
if this doesn't work, the module is not present and you'll have to rebuild your kernel. You'll find the module in "Device Drivers ->staging drivers".

Markus
Hey thanks man. I was busy with some work so couldnt do it. Today night i'll do it and post the results over here ok..
Thanks again for the solution steps.....
Hope it works.
 
Old 11-24-2010, 03:15 AM   #7
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That should be it. When I enabled mine it showed signal but no flow, all I had to do was reboot then.
Before you reboot click on icon and look for your network in the list of available networks.
Dude its not working because of the driver issue not because of any other reason.
The drivers are not there then how will my laptop detect networks??????
Does your solution make any sens??
 
Old 11-24-2010, 05:53 AM   #8
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This link may help you it's marked as solved it's fedora 14

http://www.spinics.net/linux/fedora/.../msg00938.html
 
Old 11-26-2010, 04:47 AM   #9
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This link may help you it's marked as solved it's fedora 14

http://www.spinics.net/linux/fedora/.../msg00938.html

I tried doing all the mentioned steps however its still not happning thanks for the link anyways.........
 
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Hi,

could you please post the output of the command
Code:
iwconfig
if this doesn't work: the module for the networkcard is rtl8192e, please execute
Code:
lsmod | grep 8192
. If this shows nothing, please execute
Code:
modprobe rtl8192e
if this doesn't work, the module is not present and you'll have to rebuild your kernel. You'll find the module in "Device Drivers ->staging drivers".

Markus
Hey all the commands are not useful they are not helping me at all. There is no module in Stagging drivers as well.
So i see the read me instruction say...
su
make
make install
reboot

but when i try to use "make" it say

/lib/modules/kernels/2.6.48(something like that)/build is not a file or directory. Stop


Can anyone tell me the detailed step by step instructions to carry out those steps?????

Last edited by arul315; 11-26-2010 at 04:53 AM.
 
Old 11-26-2010, 05:30 AM   #11
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Check your /etc/apt/sources.list If you don't have
fedora ..... ..... main contrib non-free
wireless drivers are listed as non-free you have to add to repos

Also did you notice the pre steps 2a & 2b?
 
Old 11-26-2010, 06:18 AM   #12
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Check your /etc/apt/sources.list If you don't have
fedora ..... ..... main contrib non-free
wireless drivers are listed as non-free you have to add to repos

Also did you notice the pre steps 2a & 2b?
yes i did notice them but didnt find any way to perform them. So can you tell me how to do it???? I didnt understnad anything from those steps...
 
Old 11-26-2010, 06:49 AM   #13
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Hi arul315,

I've read that Fedora 14 definitely comes without the driver for your wireless card. I would build a new kernel with the apropriate module, the question is: can you do that? I'd recommend to search in the Fedora-dokumentation for a tutorial about rebuilding a kernel.
Only thing you'll have to do is look at the section "Device drivers"->"Staging drivers" and select the driver for your card to be build as a module.

Markus
 
Old 11-26-2010, 07:24 AM   #14
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Hi arul315,

I've read that Fedora 14 definitely comes without the driver for your wireless card. I would build a new kernel with the apropriate module, the question is: can you do that? I'd recommend to search in the Fedora-dokumentation for a tutorial about rebuilding a kernel.
Only thing you'll have to do is look at the section "Device drivers"->"Staging drivers" and select the driver for your card to be build as a module.

Markus
I am complete new to fedora or you can say linux so I really dont know how all these things works.
Can you provide me step by step instructions???
 
Old 11-26-2010, 07:39 AM   #15
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Hello,

I'm sorry, but I don't have any experience with Fedora, I don't know if one has to install special packages in order to recompile the kernel and I don't know how they install a new kernel.
One thing you could do is post a new thread at the Fedora forum of LQ http://www.linuxquestions.org/questions/fedora-35/
How important is it for you to use Fedora? I would bet that most of the easier distributions as Ubuntu come with the apropriate driver and it will work out of the box. For Slackware 13.1 (which may not be easier) I definitely know that the have the module for your wireless card.

Markus
 
  


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