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Old 01-06-2011, 06:42 AM   #1
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Install RealTek Wireless Drivers on Toshiba laptop with Fedora 14

This is how I added the RealTek 8188CE (or other RealTek drivers) to my newly installed Fedora 14 on a Toshiba Satellite L645D-S4056 laptop. This is assuming you have performed a regular install of Fedora 14 and have done nothing else.

1. Download the drivers at the RealTek download page here:

Search for your model in the "Download Search" box and selecting the Linux version of the software. In my case I typed in 8188CE and selected RTL8188CE (Software).

2. Extract the downloaded file into the desired location, open a terminal window, and navigate to the folder where you extracted the drivers.

3. Enable Sudo using the following command:

su -

echo "username ALL=(ALL) ALL" >> /etc/sudoers

Where "username" is your account username.

4. While still logged on as root, type in the following to install gcc and the kernel headers:

yum install gcc kernel-devel kernel-headers patch make


(From this point you really only have to follow the readme instructions in the drivers folder, but I'll add them here)

5. Change to Super User

sudo su

6. Compile driver from the source code


7. Install the driver to the kernel

make install


After your reboot, the driver will be working fine.

In case you want to make an uninstall file, perform the following:

8. uninstall driver

make uninstall



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