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Old 07-06-2019, 04:48 AM   #1
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WiFi Dongle Realtek - installation patient help required, sorry!


Hi, I have just bought a WiFi dongle for my laptop (because the internal broadcom card is not recognised) that is compatible with Linux(or so claimed). It comes with a text file that is i think the install script which when I run with bash it asks for authentication which I assume is my password and the installation fails due to authentication failure. The little cd that came with it has all sorts of other files and source code, I think, but given I know nothing about the ins an outs of installing stuff I am stuck. The date in some of the files is early 2010's so I am assuming the dongle is not brand new to the world!. when the dongle is put in the USB slot, Linux appears to take no action and does not tell me that a new USB device has been detected. I wonder if I had had it plugged in when I installed Linux (Mint, Cinnamon) it would have been detected and the right driver installed. Is there any way of getting Linux to look for it and find a driver? It's not listed in the driver manager app when I run it. Or should I look for a file type or extension on the disk that i should use other than the script? No clear instructions came with it, just badly written chinese/english by the look of it. Many thanks if you can help the poor old noob!
 
Old 07-06-2019, 05:07 AM   #2
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A continuation of your previous thread.
So ... no-one can help if all you proffer is waffle - which wifi dongle (make and specific model). When you get messages, post them - in full and un-editted. If you want help with files, list them - in full.
Not just this time. Always.

Then maybe someone can help.
 
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Old 07-06-2019, 05:48 AM   #3
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Ok, sorry if you think the text was waffle, but it was an attempt to set the scene. If there was a simple command to force Linux to detect USB devices, then huge swathes of text would be unnecessary, possibly. I need to do some digging because the box has no make or model listed (Realtek appeared in one file on the disk), its that bad a device. leave it at this until i can capture and copy text following the failures.
 
Old 07-06-2019, 05:56 AM   #4
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after booting into your system, plug in the wifi dongle, open a terminal and post the ouput of the following
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sudo dmesg |tail -10
 
Old 07-06-2019, 11:04 AM   #5
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When you install software you must do so as root. In Mint, that would mean using sudo with your password. When you ran the installation script, did you preface it with sudo? Giving us the script in [code][/code] tags would be helpful too.
 
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It may well be easier to get the Broadcom wireless chipset working than to get the USB dongle working. Manufacturers of USB dongles often provide spotty support of Linux at best. A web search for "Linux Mint [version number] Broadcom" should turn up a number of articles. When I needed a USB dongle, I got one from ThinkPenguin.com, which sells native Linux computers and accessories.

It's been a while since I used Mint, as it's based on Ubuntu, go into the software center or whatever they are calling it these days and look for something called "additional drivers" or something like that. When I was using Mint and Ubuntu with Broadcom, I could normally find the Broadcom drivers there.
 
Old 07-07-2019, 01:30 AM   #7
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Ok, many thanks for the help. I am still trying to establish the actual product details (its a brandless USB 2.0 802.11N made for windows 7 ). The Sudo command before the script was the authentication problem. Thanks I would never have thought of that, now I know.

Here is the out put from the dmsg command AND the attempted install out put. (the dmsg line was run before the instal script.)
. Looking at the install output I wonder if the space in the directory name is causing the problem. Windows has got me into the bad habit of using spaces in directory names.


[ 371.598088] PM: suspend exit
[ 371.704540] ata2.00: ACPI cmd ef/03:20:00:00:00:a0 (SET FEATURES) filtered out
[ 371.704546] ata2.00: ACPI cmd ef/03:08:00:00:00:a0 (SET FEATURES) filtered out
[ 371.704563] ata2: nv_mode_filter: 0x39f&0xfff9f->0x39f, BIOS=0x0 (0x0) ACPI=0x1 (600:600:0x10)
[ 371.716735] IPv6: ADDRCONF(NETDEV_UP): enp0s20: link is not ready
[ 371.717709] forcedeth 0000:00:14.0 enp0s20: no link during initialization
[ 371.724293] IPv6: ADDRCONF(NETDEV_UP): enp0s20: link is not ready
[ 371.728351] ata2.00: configured for MWDMA2
[ 373.162802] forcedeth 0000:00:14.0 enp0s20: link up
[ 373.163137] IPv6: ADDRCONF(NETDEV_CHANGE): enp0s20: link becomes ready

Install script output

Realtek Wi-Fi driver Auto installation script
Novembor, 21 2011 v1.1.0
##################################################
Decompress the driver source tar ball:
rtl8188EUS_linux_v4.1.4_6773.20130222.tar.gz
rtl8188EUS_linux_v4.1.4_6773.20130222/
rtl8188EUS_linux_v4.1.4_6773.20130222/runwpa
rtl8188EUS_linux_v4.1.4_6773.20130222/core/
rtl8188EUS_linux_v4.1.4_6773.20130222/core/rtw_xmit.c
rtl8188EUS_linux_v4.1.4_6773.20130222/core/rtw_ioctl_query.c
rtl8188EUS_linux_v4.1.4_6773.20130222/core/rtw_bt_mp.c
rtl8188EUS_linux_v4.1.4_6773.20130222/core/efuse/
rtl8188EUS_linux_v4.1.4_6773.20130222/core/efuse/rtw_efuse.c
rtl8188EUS_linux_v4.1.4_6773.20130222/core/rtw_recv.c
rtl8188EUS_linux_v4.1.4_6773.20130222/core/rtw_br_ext.c
rtl8188EUS_linux_v4.1.4_6773.20130222/core/rtw_wapi.c
rtl8188EUS_linux_v4.1.4_6773.20130222/core/rtw_eeprom.c
rtl8188EUS_linux_v4.1.4_6773.20130222/core/rtw_debug.c
rtl8188EUS_linux_v4.1.4_6773.20130222/core/rtw_tdls.c
rtl8188EUS_linux_v4.1.4_6773.20130222/core/rtw_p2p.c
rtl8188EUS_linux_v4.1.4_6773.20130222/core/rtw_ieee80211.c
rtl8188EUS_linux_v4.1.4_6773.20130222/core/rtw_security.c
rtl8188EUS_linux_v4.1.4_6773.20130222/core/rtw_cmd.c
rtl8188EUS_linux_v4.1.4_6773.20130222/core/rtw_mlme.c
rtl8188EUS_linux_v4.1.4_6773.20130222/core/rtw_mp.c
rtl8188EUS_linux_v4.1.4_6773.20130222/core/rtw_wapi_sms4.c
rtl8188EUS_linux_v4.1.4_6773.20130222/core/rtw_sreset.c
rtl8188EUS_linux_v4.1.4_6773.20130222/core/rtw_sta_mgt.c
rtl8188EUS_linux_v4.1.4_6773.20130222/core/rtw_rf.c
rtl8188EUS_linux_v4.1.4_6773.20130222/core/rtw_pwrctrl.c
rtl8188EUS_linux_v4.1.4_6773.20130222/core/rtw_wlan_util.c
rtl8188EUS_linux_v4.1.4_6773.20130222/core/rtw_mlme_ext.c
rtl8188EUS_linux_v4.1.4_6773.20130222/core/rtw_io.c
rtl8188EUS_linux_v4.1.4_6773.20130222/core/rtw_ap.c
rtl8188EUS_linux_v4.1.4_6773.20130222/core/rtw_led.c
rtl8188EUS_linux_v4.1.4_6773.20130222/core/rtw_ioctl_rtl.c
rtl8188EUS_linux_v4.1.4_6773.20130222/core/rtw_mp_ioctl.c
rtl8188EUS_linux_v4.1.4_6773.20130222/core/rtw_ioctl_set.c
rtl8188EUS_linux_v4.1.4_6773.20130222/core/rtw_iol.c
rtl8188EUS_linux_v4.1.4_6773.20130222/wlan0dhcp
rtl8188EUS_linux_v4.1.4_6773.20130222/os_dep/
rtl8188EUS_linux_v4.1.4_6773.20130222/os_dep/osdep_service.c
rtl8188EUS_linux_v4.1.4_6773.20130222/os_dep/linux/
rtl8188EUS_linux_v4.1.4_6773.20130222/os_dep/linux/ioctl_linux.c
rtl8188EUS_linux_v4.1.4_6773.20130222/os_dep/linux/recv_linux.c
rtl8188EUS_linux_v4.1.4_6773.20130222/os_dep/linux/os_intfs.c
rtl8188EUS_linux_v4.1.4_6773.20130222/os_dep/linux/pci_ops_linux.c
rtl8188EUS_linux_v4.1.4_6773.20130222/os_dep/linux/custom_gpio_linux.c
rtl8188EUS_linux_v4.1.4_6773.20130222/os_dep/linux/usb_intf.c
rtl8188EUS_linux_v4.1.4_6773.20130222/os_dep/linux/mlme_linux.c
rtl8188EUS_linux_v4.1.4_6773.20130222/os_dep/linux/gspi_intf.c
rtl8188EUS_linux_v4.1.4_6773.20130222/os_dep/linux/pci_intf.c
rtl8188EUS_linux_v4.1.4_6773.20130222/os_dep/linux/sdio_intf.c
rtl8188EUS_linux_v4.1.4_6773.20130222/os_dep/linux/rtw_android.c
rtl8188EUS_linux_v4.1.4_6773.20130222/os_dep/linux/xmit_linux.c
rtl8188EUS_linux_v4.1.4_6773.20130222/os_dep/linux/gspi_ops_linux.c
rtl8188EUS_linux_v4.1.4_6773.20130222/os_dep/linux/usb_ops_linux.c
rtl8188EUS_linux_v4.1.4_6773.20130222/os_dep/linux/sdio_ops_linux.c
rtl8188EUS_linux_v4.1.4_6773.20130222/os_dep/linux/ioctl_cfg80211.c
rtl8188EUS_linux_v4.1.4_6773.20130222/include/
rtl8188EUS_linux_v4.1.4_6773.20130222/include/hal_com.h
rtl8188EUS_linux_v4.1.4_6773.20130222/include/wlan_bssdef.h
rtl8188EUS_linux_v4.1.4_6773.20130222/include/cmd_osdep.h
rtl8188EUS_linux_v4.1.4_6773.20130222/include/rtw_recv.h
rtl8188EUS_linux_v4.1.4_6773.20130222/include/rtw_mlme_ext.h
rtl8188EUS_linux_v4.1.4_6773.20130222/include/wifi.h
rtl8188EUS_linux_v4.1.4_6773.20130222/include/rtl8192c_led.h
rtl8188EUS_linux_v4.1.4_6773.20130222/include/rtl8192d_recv.h
rtl8188EUS_linux_v4.1.4_6773.20130222/include/custom_gpio.h
rtl8188EUS_linux_v4.1.4_6773.20130222/include/HalPwrSeqCmd.h
rtl8188EUS_linux_v4.1.4_6773.20130222/include/rtl8723a_dm.h
rtl8188EUS_linux_v4.1.4_6773.20130222/include/rtl8188e_dm.h
rtl8188EUS_linux_v4.1.4_6773.20130222/include/Hal8192CPhyReg.h
rtl8188EUS_linux_v4.1.4_6773.20130222/include/gspi_ops_linux.h
rtl8188EUS_linux_v4.1.4_6773.20130222/include/rtl8723a_pg.h
rtl8188EUS_linux_v4.1.4_6773.20130222/include/Hal8192DPhyCfg.h
rtl8188EUS_linux_v4.1.4_6773.20130222/include/rtl8192d_hal.h
rtl8188EUS_linux_v4.1.4_6773.20130222/include/rtl8192c_dm.h
rtl8188EUS_linux_v4.1.4_6773.20130222/include/rtl8192c_rf.h
rtl8188EUS_linux_v4.1.4_6773.20130222/include/rtw_android.h
rtl8188EUS_linux_v4.1.4_6773.20130222/include/drv_types_gspi.h
rtl8188EUS_linux_v4.1.4_6773.20130222/include/rtl8192c_recv.h
rtl8188EUS_linux_v4.1.4_6773.20130222/include/rtl8188e_recv.h
rtl8188EUS_linux_v4.1.4_6773.20130222/include/nic_spec.h
rtl8188EUS_linux_v4.1.4_6773.20130222/include/usb_osintf.h
rtl8188EUS_linux_v4.1.4_6773.20130222/include/rtl8192d_dm.h
rtl8188EUS_linux_v4.1.4_6773.20130222/include/rtl8723a_recv.h
rtl8188EUS_linux_v4.1.4_6773.20130222/include/rtw_xmit.h
rtl8188EUS_linux_v4.1.4_6773.20130222/include/rtl8192c_event.h
rtl8188EUS_linux_v4.1.4_6773.20130222/include/Hal8188EPhyReg.h
rtl8188EUS_linux_v4.1.4_6773.20130222/include/rtw_qos.h
rtl8188EUS_linux_v4.1.4_6773.20130222/include/rtw_pwrctrl.h
rtl8188EUS_linux_v4.1.4_6773.20130222/include/rtl8192c_xmit.h
rtl8188EUS_linux_v4.1.4_6773.20130222/include/rtl8192d_spec.h
rtl8188EUS_linux_v4.1.4_6773.20130222/include/gspi_hal.h
rtl8188EUS_linux_v4.1.4_6773.20130222/include/osdep_ce_service.h
rtl8188EUS_linux_v4.1.4_6773.20130222/include/sdio_ops.h
rtl8188EUS_linux_v4.1.4_6773.20130222/include/rtl8723a_sreset.h
rtl8188EUS_linux_v4.1.4_6773.20130222/include/rtl8723a_rf.h
rtl8188EUS_linux_v4.1.4_6773.20130222/include/ieee80211.h
rtl8188EUS_linux_v4.1.4_6773.20130222/include/recv_osdep.h
rtl8188EUS_linux_v4.1.4_6773.20130222/include/drv_types_linux.h
rtl8188EUS_linux_v4.1.4_6773.20130222/include/rtw_efuse.h
rtl8188EUS_linux_v4.1.4_6773.20130222/include/gspi_ops.h
rtl8188EUS_linux_v4.1.4_6773.20130222/include/sdio_ops_ce.h
rtl8188EUS_linux_v4.1.4_6773.20130222/include/usb_ops.h
rtl8188EUS_linux_v4.1.4_6773.20130222/include/rtl8188e_xmit.h
rtl8188EUS_linux_v4.1.4_6773.20130222/include/rtw_ht.h
rtl8188EUS_linux_v4.1.4_6773.20130222/include/HalVerDef.h
rtl8188EUS_linux_v4.1.4_6773.20130222/include/ioctl_cfg80211.h
rtl8188EUS_linux_v4.1.4_6773.20130222/include/ethernet.h
rtl8188EUS_linux_v4.1.4_6773.20130222/include/Hal8188EPhyCfg.h
rtl8188EUS_linux_v4.1.4_6773.20130222/include/mp_custom_oid.h
rtl8188EUS_linux_v4.1.4_6773.20130222/include/rtw_ioctl_rtl.h
rtl8188EUS_linux_v4.1.4_6773.20130222/include/sdio_ops_linux.h
rtl8188EUS_linux_v4.1.4_6773.20130222/include/Hal8723APhyCfg.h
rtl8188EUS_linux_v4.1.4_6773.20130222/include/rtl8192c_spec.h
rtl8188EUS_linux_v4.1.4_6773.20130222/include/rtw_mlme.h
rtl8188EUS_linux_v4.1.4_6773.20130222/include/rtl8723a_hal.h
rtl8188EUS_linux_v4.1.4_6773.20130222/include/drv_types.h
rtl8188EUS_linux_v4.1.4_6773.20130222/include/rtw_sreset.h
rtl8188EUS_linux_v4.1.4_6773.20130222/include/ieee80211_ext.h
rtl8188EUS_linux_v4.1.4_6773.20130222/include/drv_types_ce.h
rtl8188EUS_linux_v4.1.4_6773.20130222/include/Hal8192CPhyCfg.h
rtl8188EUS_linux_v4.1.4_6773.20130222/include/Hal8723APhyReg.h
rtl8188EUS_linux_v4.1.4_6773.20130222/include/rtl8188e_cmd.h
rtl8188EUS_linux_v4.1.4_6773.20130222/include/rtl8188e_rf.h
rtl8188EUS_linux_v4.1.4_6773.20130222/include/rtl8192d_led.h
rtl8188EUS_linux_v4.1.4_6773.20130222/include/byteorder/
rtl8188EUS_linux_v4.1.4_6773.20130222/include/byteorder/swab.h
rtl8188EUS_linux_v4.1.4_6773.20130222/include/byteorder/swabb.h
rtl8188EUS_linux_v4.1.4_6773.20130222/include/byteorder/big_endian.h
rtl8188EUS_linux_v4.1.4_6773.20130222/include/byteorder/little_endian.h
rtl8188EUS_linux_v4.1.4_6773.20130222/include/byteorder/generic.h
rtl8188EUS_linux_v4.1.4_6773.20130222/include/rtw_mp_ioctl.h
rtl8188EUS_linux_v4.1.4_6773.20130222/include/sdio_ops_xp.h
rtl8188EUS_linux_v4.1.4_6773.20130222/include/usb_ops_linux.h
rtl8188EUS_linux_v4.1.4_6773.20130222/include/rtl8723a_xmit.h
rtl8188EUS_linux_v4.1.4_6773.20130222/include/sdio_osintf.h
rtl8188EUS_linux_v4.1.4_6773.20130222/include/Hal8723PwrSeq.h
rtl8188EUS_linux_v4.1.4_6773.20130222/include/rtl8188e_sreset.h
rtl8188EUS_linux_v4.1.4_6773.20130222/include/rtw_p2p.h
rtl8188EUS_linux_v4.1.4_6773.20130222/include/pci_hal.h
rtl8188EUS_linux_v4.1.4_6773.20130222/include/drv_conf.h
rtl8188EUS_linux_v4.1.4_6773.20130222/include/usb_vendor_req.h
rtl8188EUS_linux_v4.1.4_6773.20130222/include/linux/
rtl8188EUS_linux_v4.1.4_6773.20130222/include/linux/wireless.h
rtl8188EUS_linux_v4.1.4_6773.20130222/include/osdep_service.h
rtl8188EUS_linux_v4.1.4_6773.20130222/include/rtl8188e_hal.h
rtl8188EUS_linux_v4.1.4_6773.20130222/include/rtl8188e_led.h
rtl8188EUS_linux_v4.1.4_6773.20130222/include/gspi_osintf.h
rtl8188EUS_linux_v4.1.4_6773.20130222/include/rtw_ioctl_query.h
rtl8188EUS_linux_v4.1.4_6773.20130222/include/rtw_eeprom.h
rtl8188EUS_linux_v4.1.4_6773.20130222/include/drv_types_xp.h
rtl8188EUS_linux_v4.1.4_6773.20130222/include/rtl8723a_cmd.h
rtl8188EUS_linux_v4.1.4_6773.20130222/include/rtw_byteorder.h
rtl8188EUS_linux_v4.1.4_6773.20130222/include/rtl8192d_xmit.h
rtl8188EUS_linux_v4.1.4_6773.20130222/include/rtw_version.h
rtl8188EUS_linux_v4.1.4_6773.20130222/include/rtl8723a_spec.h
rtl8188EUS_linux_v4.1.4_6773.20130222/include/rtl8192d_cmd.h
rtl8188EUS_linux_v4.1.4_6773.20130222/include/rtw_ioctl_set.h
rtl8188EUS_linux_v4.1.4_6773.20130222/include/h2clbk.h
rtl8188EUS_linux_v4.1.4_6773.20130222/include/pci_osintf.h
rtl8188EUS_linux_v4.1.4_6773.20130222/include/rtw_bt_mp.h
rtl8188EUS_linux_v4.1.4_6773.20130222/include/rtw_cmd.h
rtl8188EUS_linux_v4.1.4_6773.20130222/include/rtl8192d_rf.h
rtl8188EUS_linux_v4.1.4_6773.20130222/include/pci_ops.h
rtl8188EUS_linux_v4.1.4_6773.20130222/include/rtw_tdls.h
rtl8188EUS_linux_v4.1.4_6773.20130222/include/rtl8192c_cmd.h
rtl8188EUS_linux_v4.1.4_6773.20130222/include/rtw_event.h
rtl8188EUS_linux_v4.1.4_6773.20130222/include/mlme_osdep.h
rtl8188EUS_linux_v4.1.4_6773.20130222/include/rtw_debug.h
rtl8188EUS_linux_v4.1.4_6773.20130222/include/rtw_ap.h
rtl8188EUS_linux_v4.1.4_6773.20130222/include/osdep_intf.h
rtl8188EUS_linux_v4.1.4_6773.20130222/include/rtw_wapi.h
rtl8188EUS_linux_v4.1.4_6773.20130222/include/hal_intf.h
rtl8188EUS_linux_v4.1.4_6773.20130222/include/sta_info.h
rtl8188EUS_linux_v4.1.4_6773.20130222/include/rtl8188e_spec.h
rtl8188EUS_linux_v4.1.4_6773.20130222/include/rtw_iol.h
rtl8188EUS_linux_v4.1.4_6773.20130222/include/rtw_mp_phy_regdef.h
rtl8188EUS_linux_v4.1.4_6773.20130222/include/rtw_rf.h
rtl8188EUS_linux_v4.1.4_6773.20130222/include/Hal8188EPwrSeq.h
rtl8188EUS_linux_v4.1.4_6773.20130222/include/usb_hal.h
rtl8188EUS_linux_v4.1.4_6773.20130222/include/autoconf.h
rtl8188EUS_linux_v4.1.4_6773.20130222/include/rtw_security.h
rtl8188EUS_linux_v4.1.4_6773.20130222/include/sdio_hal.h
rtl8188EUS_linux_v4.1.4_6773.20130222/include/rtw_io.h
rtl8188EUS_linux_v4.1.4_6773.20130222/include/Hal8192DPhyReg.h
rtl8188EUS_linux_v4.1.4_6773.20130222/include/rtw_br_ext.h
rtl8188EUS_linux_v4.1.4_6773.20130222/include/circ_buf.h
rtl8188EUS_linux_v4.1.4_6773.20130222/include/basic_types.h
rtl8188EUS_linux_v4.1.4_6773.20130222/include/rtl8192c_hal.h
rtl8188EUS_linux_v4.1.4_6773.20130222/include/ip.h
rtl8188EUS_linux_v4.1.4_6773.20130222/include/rtw_led.h
rtl8188EUS_linux_v4.1.4_6773.20130222/include/if_ether.h
rtl8188EUS_linux_v4.1.4_6773.20130222/include/xmit_osdep.h
rtl8188EUS_linux_v4.1.4_6773.20130222/include/rtl8192c_sreset.h
rtl8188EUS_linux_v4.1.4_6773.20130222/include/rtl8723a_bt-coexist.h
rtl8188EUS_linux_v4.1.4_6773.20130222/include/rtw_mp.h
rtl8188EUS_linux_v4.1.4_6773.20130222/include/rtw_ioctl.h
rtl8188EUS_linux_v4.1.4_6773.20130222/include/drv_types_sdio.h
rtl8188EUS_linux_v4.1.4_6773.20130222/include/rtl8723a_led.h
rtl8188EUS_linux_v4.1.4_6773.20130222/ifcfg-wlan0
rtl8188EUS_linux_v4.1.4_6773.20130222/Makefile
rtl8188EUS_linux_v4.1.4_6773.20130222/Kconfig
rtl8188EUS_linux_v4.1.4_6773.20130222/hal/
rtl8188EUS_linux_v4.1.4_6773.20130222/hal/OUTSRC/
rtl8188EUS_linux_v4.1.4_6773.20130222/hal/OUTSRC/odm_types.h
rtl8188EUS_linux_v4.1.4_6773.20130222/hal/OUTSRC/HalPhyRf.c
rtl8188EUS_linux_v4.1.4_6773.20130222/hal/OUTSRC/HalPhyRf.h
rtl8188EUS_linux_v4.1.4_6773.20130222/hal/OUTSRC/odm_RegDefine11N.h
rtl8188EUS_linux_v4.1.4_6773.20130222/hal/OUTSRC/odm_precomp.h
rtl8188EUS_linux_v4.1.4_6773.20130222/hal/OUTSRC/rtl8188e/
rtl8188EUS_linux_v4.1.4_6773.20130222/hal/OUTSRC/rtl8188e/Hal8188EReg.h
rtl8188EUS_linux_v4.1.4_6773.20130222/hal/OUTSRC/rtl8188e/HalHWImg8188E_BB.c
rtl8188EUS_linux_v4.1.4_6773.20130222/hal/OUTSRC/rtl8188e/odm_RTL8188E.c
rtl8188EUS_linux_v4.1.4_6773.20130222/hal/OUTSRC/rtl8188e/Hal8188ERateAdaptive.h
rtl8188EUS_linux_v4.1.4_6773.20130222/hal/OUTSRC/rtl8188e/HalHWImg8188E_RF.h
rtl8188EUS_linux_v4.1.4_6773.20130222/hal/OUTSRC/rtl8188e/HalHWImg8188E_RF.c
rtl8188EUS_linux_v4.1.4_6773.20130222/hal/OUTSRC/rtl8188e/HalHWImg8188E_FW.c
rtl8188EUS_linux_v4.1.4_6773.20130222/hal/OUTSRC/rtl8188e/HalPhyRf_8188e.h
rtl8188EUS_linux_v4.1.4_6773.20130222/hal/OUTSRC/rtl8188e/odm_RegConfig8188E.c
rtl8188EUS_linux_v4.1.4_6773.20130222/hal/OUTSRC/rtl8188e/odm_RTL8188E.h
rtl8188EUS_linux_v4.1.4_6773.20130222/hal/OUTSRC/rtl8188e/HalHWImg8188E_MAC.h
rtl8188EUS_linux_v4.1.4_6773.20130222/hal/OUTSRC/rtl8188e/Hal8188EFWImg_CE.c
rtl8188EUS_linux_v4.1.4_6773.20130222/hal/OUTSRC/rtl8188e/HalHWImg8188E_MAC.c
rtl8188EUS_linux_v4.1.4_6773.20130222/hal/OUTSRC/rtl8188e/HalHWImg8188E_BB.h
rtl8188EUS_linux_v4.1.4_6773.20130222/hal/OUTSRC/rtl8188e/Hal8188EFWImg_CE.h
rtl8188EUS_linux_v4.1.4_6773.20130222/hal/OUTSRC/rtl8188e/HalHWImg8188E_FW.h
rtl8188EUS_linux_v4.1.4_6773.20130222/hal/OUTSRC/rtl8188e/odm_RegConfig8188E.h
rtl8188EUS_linux_v4.1.4_6773.20130222/hal/OUTSRC/rtl8188e/Hal8188ERateAdaptive.c
rtl8188EUS_linux_v4.1.4_6773.20130222/hal/OUTSRC/rtl8188e/HalPhyRf_8188e.c
rtl8188EUS_linux_v4.1.4_6773.20130222/hal/OUTSRC/odm_HWConfig.h
rtl8188EUS_linux_v4.1.4_6773.20130222/hal/OUTSRC/odm_debug.c
rtl8188EUS_linux_v4.1.4_6773.20130222/hal/OUTSRC/odm_interface.h
rtl8188EUS_linux_v4.1.4_6773.20130222/hal/OUTSRC/odm_interface.c
rtl8188EUS_linux_v4.1.4_6773.20130222/hal/OUTSRC/odm.c
rtl8188EUS_linux_v4.1.4_6773.20130222/hal/OUTSRC/odm.h
rtl8188EUS_linux_v4.1.4_6773.20130222/hal/OUTSRC/odm_HWConfig.c
rtl8188EUS_linux_v4.1.4_6773.20130222/hal/OUTSRC/odm_reg.h
rtl8188EUS_linux_v4.1.4_6773.20130222/hal/OUTSRC/odm_RegDefine11AC.h
rtl8188EUS_linux_v4.1.4_6773.20130222/hal/OUTSRC/odm_debug.h
rtl8188EUS_linux_v4.1.4_6773.20130222/hal/hal_intf.c
rtl8188EUS_linux_v4.1.4_6773.20130222/hal/rtl8188e/
rtl8188EUS_linux_v4.1.4_6773.20130222/hal/rtl8188e/rtl8188e_sreset.c
rtl8188EUS_linux_v4.1.4_6773.20130222/hal/rtl8188e/rtl8188e_rxdesc.c
rtl8188EUS_linux_v4.1.4_6773.20130222/hal/rtl8188e/rtl8188e_cmd.c
rtl8188EUS_linux_v4.1.4_6773.20130222/hal/rtl8188e/rtl8188e_rf6052.c
rtl8188EUS_linux_v4.1.4_6773.20130222/hal/rtl8188e/Hal8188EPwrSeq.c
rtl8188EUS_linux_v4.1.4_6773.20130222/hal/rtl8188e/rtl8188e_mp.c
rtl8188EUS_linux_v4.1.4_6773.20130222/hal/rtl8188e/rtl8188e_phycfg.c
rtl8188EUS_linux_v4.1.4_6773.20130222/hal/rtl8188e/rtl8188e_dm.c
rtl8188EUS_linux_v4.1.4_6773.20130222/hal/rtl8188e/usb/
rtl8188EUS_linux_v4.1.4_6773.20130222/hal/rtl8188e/usb/usb_halinit.c
rtl8188EUS_linux_v4.1.4_6773.20130222/hal/rtl8188e/usb/rtl8188eu_led.c
rtl8188EUS_linux_v4.1.4_6773.20130222/hal/rtl8188e/usb/rtl8188eu_recv.c
rtl8188EUS_linux_v4.1.4_6773.20130222/hal/rtl8188e/usb/rtl8188eu_xmit.c
rtl8188EUS_linux_v4.1.4_6773.20130222/hal/rtl8188e/usb/usb_ops_linux.c
rtl8188EUS_linux_v4.1.4_6773.20130222/hal/rtl8188e/rtl8188e_hal_init.c
rtl8188EUS_linux_v4.1.4_6773.20130222/hal/rtl8188e/rtl8188e_xmit.c
rtl8188EUS_linux_v4.1.4_6773.20130222/hal/hal_com.c
rtl8188EUS_linux_v4.1.4_6773.20130222/hal/HalPwrSeqCmd.c
rtl8188EUS_linux_v4.1.4_6773.20130222/clean
rtl8188EUS_linux_v4.1.4_6773.20130222
Authentication requested [root] for make clean:
rm -fr *.mod.c *.mod *.o .*.cmd *.ko *~
rm -fr .tmp_versions
rm -fr Module.symvers ; rm -fr Module.markers ; rm -fr modules.order
cd core/efuse ; rm -fr *.mod.c *.mod *.o .*.cmd *.ko
cd core ; rm -fr *.mod.c *.mod *.o .*.cmd *.ko
cd hal/rtl8188e/usb ; rm -fr *.mod.c *.mod *.o .*.cmd *.ko
cd hal/rtl8188e ; rm -fr *.mod.c *.mod *.o .*.cmd *.ko
cd hal/OUTSRC/rtl8188e ; rm -fr *.mod.c *.mod *.o .*.cmd *.ko
cd hal/OUTSRC/ ; rm -fr *.mod.c *.mod *.o .*.cmd *.ko
cd hal ; rm -fr *.mod.c *.mod *.o .*.cmd *.ko
cd os_dep/linux ; rm -fr *.mod.c *.mod *.o .*.cmd *.ko
cd os_dep ; rm -fr *.mod.c *.mod *.o .*.cmd *.ko
Authentication requested [root] for make driver:
make ARCH=x86_64 CROSS_COMPILE= -C /lib/modules/4.15.0-54-generic/build M=/home/avril/Downloads/WiFi Dongle/driver/rtl8188EUS_linux_v4.1.4_6773.20130222 modules
make[1]: Entering directory '/usr/src/linux-headers-4.15.0-54-generic'
/bin/sh: 1: cannot create /home/avril/Downloads/WiFi/.cache.mk: Directory nonexistent
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arch/x86/Makefile:156: CONFIG_X86_X32 enabled but no binutils support
/bin/sh: 1: cannot create /home/avril/Downloads/WiFi/.cache.mk: Directory nonexistent
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/bin/sh: 1: cannot create /home/avril/Downloads/WiFi/.cache.mk: Directory nonexistent
arch/x86/Makefile:245: *** You are building kernel with non-retpoline compiler, please update your compiler.. Stop.
make[1]: Leaving directory '/usr/src/linux-headers-4.15.0-54-generic'
Makefile:678: recipe for target 'modules' failed
make: *** [modules] Error 2
##################################################
Compile make driver error: 2
Please check error Mesg
##################################################
 
Old 07-07-2019, 02:16 AM   #8
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It may well be easier to get the Broadcom wireless chipset working than to get the USB dongle working. Manufacturers of USB dongles often provide spotty support of Linux at best. A web search for "Linux Mint [version number] Broadcom" should turn up a number of articles. When I needed a USB dongle, I got one from ThinkPenguin.com, which sells native Linux computers and accessories.

It's been a while since I used Mint, as it's based on Ubuntu, go into the software center or whatever they are calling it these days and look for something called "additional drivers" or something like that. When I was using Mint and Ubuntu with Broadcom, I could normally find the Broadcom drivers there.
I'll have another look online. There are several 'solutions' posted but the ones I have tried did not work. thanks for the much needed push to persevere!
 
Old 07-07-2019, 02:38 AM   #9
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Many thanks to all. I re tried one of the solutions to get the broadcom working, and this time it worked. So problem solved. Thanks all

Just for the record the solution was
sudo apt purge bcmwl-kernel-source
then
sudo apt install --reinstall firmware-b43-installer
 
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Excellent.
As regards the Realtek chip, the same sort of thing applies - but in that case you needs to determine the exact chipset and find a driver for it. Ignore the shipped driver - that was created years ago, and never updated for the changes made to the linux kernel. For my TP-Link devices I go to github where members of the community have picked up the code and adapted it so it works. If you're lucky (as I was) the performance is better using the community code.
You should be able to get more detail on the dongle by plugging it in and running this.
Code:
lsusb -vv | grep -A 10 -i Network
 
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