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Weird conflict/dependency/maybe-bug hell with Debian Bookworm and RTL8188FTV (0bda:f179)

Posted 06-27-2023 at 10:14 AM by the dsc (linux-related notes)
Updated 06-30-2023 at 10:30 AM by the dsc (news)

There's some weird situation, for me at least, where apparently I can't install the headers of linux 6, due to failure in dkms building the module for this USB wireless adapter. Which in turn depends on the headers themselves being installed, if I'm not misunderstanding, which may well be the case.

Additionally, there were some reported bugs in some stuff, G++ and/or GCC, while updating from frankendebian-pre-Bookworm to what may be a more proper bookworm release. Although I think...
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[solved] cluelessness preventing me from installing the dkms module for kelebek333's realtek driver for kernels after 5.9

Posted 09-14-2021 at 09:37 AM by the dsc (linux-related notes)
Updated 09-14-2021 at 09:45 AM by the dsc

I believe that in previous kernel upgrades I just had used what I think is the standard process with no error. But I had failed to upgrade to any sub-version of 5.10.

I don't remember what moderately crazy or nonsensical attempt I tried along the way, not that many, but finally I've solved it in a way I just didn't expect.

I simply backed up/renamed the source directory, and downloaded again with git, and did the two or three commands listed on the README. And it just...
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How I got my obscure Realtek USB wireless adapter to work

Posted 09-27-2019 at 03:07 PM by the dsc (linux-related notes)
Updated 11-05-2020 at 02:40 PM by the dsc (more relevant things to add)

The device is " 0bda:f179 Realtek Semiconductor Corp. 802.11n," per lsusb. Using this driver:

Not the deb files, the dkms path. (Speaking of path, I have the impression it has explicitly coded paths and needs to be installed from /usr/src)

Including the added settings regarding USB plugging and power management issues, AND the advice on this forum:
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