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Old 10-07-2012, 03:54 AM   #1
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Make Error (wireless realtek driver) (centos 6.3)

Hello Im using centos 6.3 now

and It can't catch my wireless device

my device : RTL8723ae 802.11b/g/n WiFi Adapter (rev 01)

So I downloaded the driver for rtl8723ae but I have trouble during the make command as root:

here is a error code

[root@localhost rtl_92ce_92se_92de_8723ae_linux_mac80211_0006.0514.2012]# make
make -C /usr/src/kernels/2.6.32-279.el6.x86_64 M=/home/h/rtl_92ce_92se_92de_8723ae_linux_mac80211_0006.0514.2012 modules
make[1]: Entering directory `/usr/src/kernels/2.6.32-279.el6.x86_64'
CC [M] /home/h/rtl_92ce_92se_92de_8723ae_linux_mac80211_0006.0514.2012/base.o
/home/h/rtl_92ce_92se_92de_8723ae_linux_mac80211_0006.0514.2012/base.c: In function ‘_rtl_init_deferred_work’:
/home/h/rtl_92ce_92se_92de_8723ae_linux_mac80211_0006.0514.2012/base.c:387: error: implicit declaration of function ‘alloc_workqueue’
/home/h/rtl_92ce_92se_92de_8723ae_linux_mac80211_0006.0514.2012/base.c:387: warning: assignment makes pointer from integer without a cast
make[2]: *** [/home/h/rtl_92ce_92se_92de_8723ae_linux_mac80211_0006.0514.2012/base.o] error 1
make[1]: *** [_module_/home/h/rtl_92ce_92se_92de_8723ae_linux_mac80211_0006.0514.2012] error 2
make[1]: Leaving directory `/usr/src/kernels/2.6.32-279.el6.x86_64'
make: *** [all] error 2

How can l solve this problem? {base.c base.o}

I don't know what to do and I'm a newbie!
Old 10-08-2012, 01:30 PM   #2
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Please do not run 'make' as root. Not required. Not safe.

There's another download for driver rtl8723ae, updated a couple of days ago :
> compat-wireless-2012-10-03.tar.bz2

> rtl8723ae_master_patch
tar xvf compat-wireless-2012-10-03.tar.bz2
cd compat-wireless-2012-10-03/
patch -p1 < ../rtl8723ae_master_patch
# make install
# /sbin/modprobe -v rtl8723ae
Note : 'make' finishes with no errors, CentOS 6.3 - 64 :
rtl8723ae.ko is in 'compat-wireless-2012-10-03/drivers/net/wireless/rtlwifi/rtl8723ae/.



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