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Old 03-28-2020, 07:09 PM   #1
lawnm0wer
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Wifi dongle issues (slackware-current)


Hello everyone! given the circumstances, I figured that now would be the best time to get back to slack since, well, time is the most abundant thing for me at the moment.

Right now, I have an Edup wireless dongle that I'm using to prolong the life of my verizon portable wireless hotspot. Tethering is acceptable right now, but leaving it too long on the cord causes connectivity issues from overcharging, and from what I heard- much worse down the line.

When I was on windows, I had managed to get the dongle working by installing realtek drivers from edup's website. After getting slack set back up, I tried to connect to my hotspot using wireless. For some reason, there wasn't even a prompt in NetworkManager for any sort of wifi connection at all.

I installed realtek drivers through the 14.2 slackbuilds, but still nothing works.

I don't know where exactly to even start, so here is the output of relevant dmesg, iwconfig, and lspci outputs. If you need it, I can post the entire dmesg in a new post.

Thanks for you help!

Code:
//dmesg output
...
[    7.348088] usb 1-5: new high-speed USB device number 4 using ehci-pci
[    7.364406] usb 1-5: New USB device found, idVendor=0bda, idProduct=0811, bcdDevice= 2.00
[    7.365425] usb 1-5: New USB device strings: Mfr=1, Product=2, SerialNumber=3
[    7.366452] usb 1-5: Product: 802.11ac WLAN Adapter 
[    7.367484] usb 1-5: Manufacturer: Realtek 
[    7.368515] usb 1-5: SerialNumber: 00e04c000001
...
Code:
//lspci

00:00.0 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] RD9x0/RX980 Host Bridge (rev 02)
00:00.2 IOMMU: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] RD890S/RD990 I/O Memory Management Unit (IOMMU)
00:02.0 PCI bridge: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] RD890/RD9x0/RX980 PCI to PCI bridge (PCI Express GFX port 0)
00:04.0 PCI bridge: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] RD890/RD9x0/RX980 PCI to PCI bridge (PCI Express GPP Port 0)
00:05.0 PCI bridge: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] RD890/RD9x0/RX980 PCI to PCI bridge (PCI Express GPP Port 1)
00:09.0 PCI bridge: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] RD890/RD9x0/RX980 PCI to PCI bridge (PCI Express GPP Port 4)
00:0a.0 PCI bridge: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] RD890/RD9x0/RX980 PCI to PCI bridge (PCI Express GPP Port 5)
00:0b.0 PCI bridge: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] RD890/RD990 PCI to PCI bridge (PCI Express GFX2 port 0)
00:0d.0 PCI bridge: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] RD890/RD9x0/RX980 PCI to PCI bridge (PCI Express GPP2 Port 0)
00:11.0 SATA controller: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] SB7x0/SB8x0/SB9x0 SATA Controller [AHCI mode] (rev 40)
00:12.0 USB controller: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] SB7x0/SB8x0/SB9x0 USB OHCI0 Controller
00:12.2 USB controller: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] SB7x0/SB8x0/SB9x0 USB EHCI Controller
00:13.0 USB controller: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] SB7x0/SB8x0/SB9x0 USB OHCI0 Controller
00:13.2 USB controller: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] SB7x0/SB8x0/SB9x0 USB EHCI Controller
00:14.0 SMBus: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] SBx00 SMBus Controller (rev 42)
00:14.2 Audio device: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] SBx00 Azalia (Intel HDA) (rev 40)
00:14.3 ISA bridge: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] SB7x0/SB8x0/SB9x0 LPC host controller (rev 40)
00:14.4 PCI bridge: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] SBx00 PCI to PCI Bridge (rev 40)
00:14.5 USB controller: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] SB7x0/SB8x0/SB9x0 USB OHCI2 Controller
00:15.0 PCI bridge: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] SB700/SB800/SB900 PCI to PCI bridge (PCIE port 0)
00:15.1 PCI bridge: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] SB700/SB800/SB900 PCI to PCI bridge (PCIE port 1)
00:15.2 PCI bridge: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] SB900 PCI to PCI bridge (PCIE port 2)
00:15.3 PCI bridge: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] SB900 PCI to PCI bridge (PCIE port 3)
00:16.0 USB controller: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] SB7x0/SB8x0/SB9x0 USB OHCI0 Controller
00:16.2 USB controller: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] SB7x0/SB8x0/SB9x0 USB EHCI Controller
00:18.0 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Family 15h Processor Function 0
00:18.1 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Family 15h Processor Function 1
00:18.2 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Family 15h Processor Function 2
00:18.3 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Family 15h Processor Function 3
00:18.4 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Family 15h Processor Function 4
00:18.5 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Family 15h Processor Function 5
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] Caicos [Radeon HD 6450/7450/8450 / R5 230 OEM]
01:00.1 Audio device: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] Caicos HDMI Audio [Radeon HD 6450 / 7450/8450/8490 OEM / R5 230/235/235X OEM]
02:00.0 SATA controller: ASMedia Technology Inc. ASM1062 Serial ATA Controller (rev 01)
03:00.0 SATA controller: ASMedia Technology Inc. ASM1062 Serial ATA Controller (rev 01)
04:00.0 USB controller: ASMedia Technology Inc. ASM1042A USB 3.0 Host Controller
07:00.0 VGA compatible controller: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] Ellesmere [Radeon RX 470/480/570/570X/580/580X/590] (rev c7)
07:00.1 Audio device: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] Ellesmere HDMI Audio [Radeon RX 470/480 / 570/580/590]
0a:00.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet Controller (rev 09)
0b:00.0 USB controller: ASMedia Technology Inc. ASM1042A USB 3.0 Host Controller
0c:00.0 USB controller: ASMedia Technology Inc. ASM1042A USB 3.0 Host Controller
Code:
bash-5.0# iwconfig
eth2      no wireless extensions.

lo        no wireless extensions.

eth0      no wireless extensions.
 
Old 03-28-2020, 07:28 PM   #2
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Try this driver:

https://github.com/gnab/rtl8812au

Code:
git clone https://github.com/gnab/rtl8812au
cd rtl8812au
make
insmod 8812au.ko
And see if the device shows up. If it does, you can either get this into a Slackware package (possibly by creating/submitting a SlackBuild to SBo), or just run make install to install it for your current kernel.
 
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Old 03-28-2020, 10:33 PM   #3
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If the device is a USB dongle and the information from bassmadrigal does not work then please provide lsusb output. I would also ask you to provide a copy of dmesg to review. Some of what I am finding suggests there is firmware which needs to be loaded.
 
Old 03-29-2020, 12:41 PM   #4
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Quote:
Originally Posted by bassmadrigal View Post
Try this driver:

https://github.com/gnab/rtl8812au

Code:
git clone https://github.com/gnab/rtl8812au
cd rtl8812au
make
insmod 8812au.ko
And see if the device shows up. If it does, you can either get this into a Slackware package (possibly by creating/submitting a SlackBuild to SBo), or just run make install to install it for your current kernel.
it worked perfectly, thank you!

I ended up just doing a Make Install command, but I think I will learn to make a slackbuild with it... Maybe. Depends on how my attention span runs.

Quote:
Originally Posted by hoodlum7 View Post
If the device is a USB dongle and the information from bassmadrigal does not work then please provide lsusb output. I would also ask you to provide a copy of dmesg to review. Some of what I am finding suggests there is firmware which needs to be loaded.
considering that making the driver from github has worked, thank you anyway. I'll be marking this as Solved.

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