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Old 04-12-2012, 12:44 PM   #1
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fedora 15: wireless device not available module seems OK

I believe this issue is not limited to my particular equipment. It's more likely associated with something I'm overlooking in terms of adding/configuring a device. Therefore this could be anything from this particular rtl8192 chip to a robot arm.

I've not used any linux as a desktop for over 5 years. Much has changed. With my new F15 install on a Samsung n130 netbook there is a network icon thing-a-majig that shows 'wired' (which is fine) but choosing 'network settings' here there is no way to add the wireless device. I found 'network connections' and added 'wireless connection 1' which did nothing.

Here follows the resultant steps I took. Please enlighten me. What on earth am I overlooking?

# uname -a
Linux kickapoo #1 SMP Tue Mar 20 16:19:17 UTC 2012 i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linux

# lspci | grep -i wire
02:00.0 Network controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8192E/RTL8192SE Wireless LAN Controller (rev 01)

# lsmod | grep -i rtl
rtl8192se              88238  0 
rtlwifi                93506  1 rtl8192se
mac80211              264069  2 rtl8192se,rtlwifi
cfg80211              164857  2 rtlwifi,mac80211

# rmmod rtl8192se
# modprobe -v -v -v rtl8192se
insmod /lib/modules/

# dmesg 
[  317.877376] rtl8192se 0000:02:00.0: PCI INT A -> GSI 16 (level, low) -> IRQ 16
[  317.877415] rtl8192se 0000:02:00.0: setting latency timer to 64
[  317.877648] rtl8192se 0000:02:00.0: PCI INT A disabled

# tail /etc/modprobe.d/dist.conf

alias netdev-wlan0 rtl8192se

# iwconfig wlan0
wlan0     No such device
Old 04-12-2012, 02:59 PM   #2
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This post has plenty of views but no responses. I've also searched hi and low on this board and elsewhere. And just moments ago tried a self compiled version of the module but same, same results.

Does anyone have any ideas?


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