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Old 01-28-2015, 04:34 PM   #1
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Can't seem to install my wireless driver


I just loaded Fedora 20 onto my laptop and I was attempting to install the driver for my wireless card a belkin F9L1101. from this address https://github.com/lwfinger/rtl8192du.git I downloaded what I have come to understand is an installer for the driver for my wireless card.

It is currently on my desktop and when i'm in the folder and I use 'make' as I was instructed on a different forum, I get
"***/lib/modules/3.17.4-301.fc21.x86_64/build: No such file or directory. Stop.
Makefile:149: recipe for target 'modules' failed
make: *** [modules] Error 2"

Additionally I went on to find the directory in question it was written in red and I've since found that means it's a file that's actually in another location.

At this point i'm getting rather frustrated because I'm rather new to this and I don't fully understand the Makefile i'm looking at or whether or not I can adjust the Makefile to access the proper path or if I should just go about this another way... please help if you can
 
Old 01-28-2015, 05:11 PM   #2
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First and foremost, welcome to the wonderful world of Linux!
It looks like that adapter isn't supported, according to https://wikidevi.com/wiki/Belkin_F9L1101v1. Did some quick searching, and you're not the only one with that issue.
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2157571

I have this adapter and it works perfectly on my Fedora box because it is made for Linux.
Even though it's meant for a Pi, it works with most any distro, and it's cheap.
 
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Old 01-28-2015, 05:46 PM   #3
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First and foremost, welcome to the wonderful world of Linux!
It looks like that adapter isn't supported, according to https://wikidevi.com/wiki/Belkin_F9L1101v1. Did some quick searching, and you're not the only one with that issue.
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2157571

I have this adapter and it works perfectly on my Fedora box because it is made for Linux.
Even though it's meant for a Pi, it works with most any distro, and it's cheap.
well I was trying to avoid spending money... I do have an on-board wireless card that I had issues with when I was running windows. I suspect it's possible that i'll have better luck trying to run it on fedora but I haven't the foggiest on how to get it done...

After skulking around for a bit I found that the firmware for the card is already loaded into my computer with this distro but i'm not sure how to install the driver to actually make it work... any thoughts?
 
Old 01-28-2015, 05:57 PM   #4
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Thanks a lot... I was trying to avoid any money being spent... I do have an on board wireless that I had an issue with when I was running windows... figured I'd give that a try before I went out and bought something new and came to find that this distro comes with the firmware for the on board wireless card I have.
but that's about all the information I have on it and I don't really know how to proceed :-/

EDIT
I just checked your link... my wireless card is v2 with the realtech chipset not the v1

Last edited by Razko; 01-28-2015 at 05:59 PM.
 
Old 02-03-2015, 10:53 AM   #5
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Razko,

You may have already gone out and bought a new card or USB wifi dongle.

If not, then your Belkin F9L1101v2 should use driver Realtek RTL8192du which will work on your laptop.

These instructions are for Ubuntu, Linux Mint etc, so you will need to modify them for use in Fedora.

In the Terminal type the following commands, pressing Enter after each command.

You will be asked for your user password.

Type your user password but please note that the password will NOT be displayed as you type, for security reasons.

Press Enter again.

Code:
sudo apt-get install build-essential linux-headers-generic git
git clone https://github.com/lwfinger/rtl8192du.git
cd rtl8192du
make
sudo make install
sudo modprobe 8192du
NB Each time there is an upgrade to the kernel you will need to:

Code:
cd rtl8192du
make clean
make
sudo make install

Last edited by beachboy2; 02-03-2015 at 11:03 AM.
 
  


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