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ThatPerson 01-14-2013 02:03 PM

RTL8723 not working on Fedora 18
 
Recently I installed Fedora 18 on my laptop, and it all works, except from the wifi. From a look on google and a lspci, I have worked out it needs the rtl8723e module, which is shown here:
http://askubuntu.com/questions/13963...not-recognized
On Linux Mint, my previous Linux distro, it was as simple as going into the folder (downloadable on the first answer), and running 'make' 'sudo make install'. On Fedora, I installed the kernel-devel package, and GCC, and Make, etc, and tried 'make'. It errored with this error:

Code:

make -C /lib/modules/3.7.2-201.fc18.x86_64/build M=/home/ben/Downloads/dri/rtl_92ce_92se_92de_8723ae_linux_mac80211_0007.0809.2012 modules
make[1]: Entering directory `/usr/src/kernels/3.7.2-201.fc18.x86_64'
  CC [M]  /home/ben/Downloads/dri/rtl_92ce_92se_92de_8723ae_linux_mac80211_0007.0809.2012/base.o
/home/ben/Downloads/dri/rtl_92ce_92se_92de_8723ae_linux_mac80211_0007.0809.2012/base.c: In function ‘rtl_send_smps_action’:
/home/ben/Downloads/dri/rtl_92ce_92se_92de_8723ae_linux_mac80211_0007.0809.2012/base.c:1434:16: error: ‘struct <anonymous>’ has no member named ‘sta’
make[2]: *** [/home/ben/Downloads/dri/rtl_92ce_92se_92de_8723ae_linux_mac80211_0007.0809.2012/base.o] Error 1
make[1]: *** [_module_/home/ben/Downloads/dri/rtl_92ce_92se_92de_8723ae_linux_mac80211_0007.0809.2012] Error 2
make[1]: Leaving directory `/usr/src/kernels/3.7.2-201.fc18.x86_64'
make: *** [all] Error 2

Has anyone else on here had this error, or knows how to fix it? Currently I am using a USB Wifi Adaptor, which is slightly annoying.

This is the line in lspci referring to this piece of hardware:
Code:

02:00.0 Network controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. Device 8723

Ztcoracat 01-15-2013 10:49 PM

This thread may help you but these folks that solved their rtl8723 problem had a rtl8723AE.

http://ubuntuforums.org/archive/inde...t-2017622.html

The other thing; you mentioned that your using a USB Wifi Adapter; you may need a driver for the adapter to communicate with your modem. Try going to the manufacturer's website; look for the driver and download it.
Try to find out the model # too; see my example.

In my case for ex:) I have a Linksys;(WUSB54gc) USB Wifi Adapter so I just went to the Linksys website and downloaded the driver and installed it. But I also had to blacklist the rtl8169 because I have the Realtec Semiconductor rtl8168.

You can learn from these sites as well and I'm pretty sure they are a good help.
'Install Realtek Driver in Fedora'
http://fedora.mylifeunix.org/2012/05...ers-in-fedora/
http://forums.fedoraforum.org/showthread.php?t=284293

Hope this helps:)

ThatPerson 01-16-2013 02:02 AM

Ah, thanks for the help.
I had a look at the links, and I finally managed to get it to work. Thanks!

I have also heard that in openSUSE 13.1, the openSUSE devs are planning on adding 8723 to compat-wireless, so when it is released I might switch to openSUSE.

Ztcoracat 01-16-2013 02:15 AM

That's good news ThatPerson!
Glad you got it to work.


Your Welcome!

Yes,Open SUSE is nice!
http://www.opensuse.org/en/

ThatPerson 01-16-2013 10:18 AM

Even better, it seems it can run the Cinnamon desktop (http://en.opensuse.org/openSUSE:GNOME_Cinnamon)!

Ztcoracat 01-16-2013 02:27 PM

Neat!

And you can fine tune Cinnamon with dconf-editor or gnome-tweak-tool.
Guess it takes the Developers time to configure the GUI tool.

I tried Linux Mint a few months ago but downloaded the KDE Desktop version.
I see now that Gnome and Cinnamon are really cool together.

Some of the folks at Ubuntu aren't to happy with Unity maybe I can talk them into trying Open SUSE-

It's amazing what the Linux Developers do; isn't it! # ? !

ThatPerson 01-16-2013 03:10 PM

dconf-editor is quite a awesome tool with gnome 3 based things, and luckily Cinnamon comes with a settings tool to allow you to change the fonts, toolbar settings, and gtk themes from the off, without needing much more, and hopefully will eventually run on openSUSE. On my second machine (it is quite an old netbook) I run Linux Mint + Cinnamon, and it seems really awesome, but I prefer the RPM distros so openSUSE with Cinnamon should be awesome.

I tried Unity once and did not really get to grips with its way of working, and I find the old Gnome 2 style desktops much better, and since GNOME 3 I have alternated between Mate, Xfce, Cinnamon and KDE, but I think Cinnamon is one of the best out of them.

Very amazing what developers for the whole of open source do, managing to keep up with the large companies like Microsoft and Apple with much less money, and doing it all for free!

Ztcoracat 01-16-2013 03:31 PM

Quote:

but I prefer the RPM distros
Me too that's why I'm sticking with Fedora.

But now after getting you take on this I may just download and check out Open SUSE + Gnome + Cinnamon;
for a few days.

Quote:

and doing it all for free!
Not all though. The gentlemen (engineer's) that make patches to the kernel all day are paid very well by Red Hat. I bet it's challenging to be a Linux Engineer/Developer. (makes you wanna go and learn more)
http://www.linux-mag.com/id/8414/

Anyway, learning Linux never seems to get old. Depending on the kind of drive you have you could (if you wanted to) become a Linux Ninja/Guru!

ThatPerson 01-16-2013 03:55 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Ztcoracat (Post 4871688)
Me too that's why I'm sticking with Fedora.

But now after getting you take on this I may just download and check out Open SUSE + Gnome + Cinnamon;
for a few days.


Not all though. The gentlemen (engineer's) that make patches to the kernel all day are paid very well by Red Hat. I bet it's challenging to be a Linux Engineer/Developer. (makes you wanna go and learn more)
http://www.linux-mag.com/id/8414/

Anyway, learning Linux never seems to get old. Depending on the kind of drive you have you could (if you wanted to) become a Linux Ninja/Guru!

Cinnamon is very good when you get used to it, and is quite quick too.

Quote:

Originally Posted by Ztcoracat (Post 4871688)
Not all though. The gentlemen (engineer's) that make patches to the kernel all day are paid very well by Red Hat. I bet it's challenging to be a Linux Engineer/Developer. (makes you wanna go and learn more)
http://www.linux-mag.com/id/8414/

Well, I meant as in they release the kernel for free, but it is good that the developers get money for their hard work!

The world of Linux does seem very exciting. I have been running Linux since 2009, when I was looking into getting Windows 7 when I found a Linux Format magazine, and from the look of it it looked quite cool. My PC at the time, a old computer, did not seem to be able to run Windows XP, let alone 7, so I tried a openSUSE 11.1 GNOME, and found it nice and powerful and it did everything I wanted it to. When I started to look into programming, I found that the programming equipment on Linux was much more powerful and easier to setup than the Windows counterpart, and in 2010 I fully removed Windows from all of my computers, and I have not looked back since!

Ztcoracat 01-16-2013 04:34 PM

I have Win's XP on my old desktop and only use it for my HP printer occasionally-
Otherwise I don't even bother to mount Win's anymore; I'm much happier with Debian and Fedora.;)

One of these days I'll set up Fedora to recognize my HP but have to install HPLIP.

I see in your profile that your 2 distributions are Linux Mint 14 and Fedora 18-
Which distro do you use the most?

Do you have Open SUSE on another machine?

ThatPerson 01-17-2013 01:36 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Ztcoracat (Post 4871722)
I see in your profile that your 2 distributions are Linux Mint 14 and Fedora 18-
Which distro do you use the most?

Do you have Open SUSE on another machine?

I mainly (now) use Fedora, now I have the wifi working, as that is on my main computer and Mint is on my netbook (I use it for casual testing), and then I am using Gnome Boxes on Fedora 18 with openSUSE 12.2 GNOME in, as I wanted to try Fedora (I have not used it since Fedora 15), and whenever I have two Linux distros on one computer I only end up using one, as I never boot into the other one because I have the other one set up. Having one in Boxes means I can full screen it onto a second monitor, and then I can just drag my mouse from Fedora to openSUSE, which is quite a nice setup.

Quote:

Originally Posted by Ztcoracat (Post 4871722)
I have Win's XP on my old desktop and only use it for my HP printer occasionally-
Otherwise I don't even bother to mount Win's anymore; I'm much happier with Debian and Fedora.

Agreed. Luckily I have a Epson printer which just so happens to work by default with CUPS, and as I am not much of a gamer (Well, not Windows only games, I do enjoy some Oolite every once in a while) I had no reason to keep Windows, and since then I have realised that despite when I first came to Linux one of my friends saying it was only a CMD, and could not do anything, Linux has an awesome community with lots of people working on lots of different projects to give more choice that I ever dreamed of before I switched.

Ztcoracat 01-18-2013 04:03 PM

Good to hear the positive news.
What you have with Fedora and Open SUSE sounds like a nice setup!

Quote:

Linux has an awesome community with lots of people working on lots of different projects to give more choice that I ever dreamed of before I switched.
Yes Linux does; agreed!;)

This has been a good discussion. Thank You


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