I recently got the latest Linux driver package for this from Realtek support(engineer emailed it to me). It has the firmware and all else needed, to supposedly work, but it has got me beat!!!
If you would like a copy, email me and I will be happy to attach and send it on....
My laptop is running Ubuntu 9.10, 64 bit.
There are a few things I still cannot get to work, the MAIN one being the wireless...others such a brightness control and sound control buttons still need to be fixed as well...
I really do not want to go back to Windows 7......
I installed the drivers following the included instructions, however the wireless still seems like it will not turn on...
iwconfig sees it as:
wlan1 802.11bgn Nickname:"rtl8192E"
Mode:Managed Access Point: Not-Associated Bit Rate:1 Mb/s
n RTS thr
ff Fragment thr
Link Quality=10/100 Signal level=0 dBm Noise level=-100 dBm
Rx invalid nwid:0 Rx invalid crypt:0 Rx invalid frag:0
Tx excessive retries:0 Invalid misc:0 Missed beacon:0
Anyhow, I could really use some pointers/assistance on what else to try, look at, to get this to work..
All assistance greatly appreciated...