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    Default rtl 8187 B wlan support

    IS there any wlan RTL 8187B support in OpenSuse. My YAst canoot detect it and I cannot get it working.

    Please advise.

    veki

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    veki wrote:
    > IS there any wlan RTL 8187B support in OpenSuse. My YAst canoot detect
    > it and I cannot get it working.


    The RTL8187 driver in the kernel does not work for an 8187B - thus it
    will not work. There is a small group of us that have a working
    driver, and are working to get it incorporated into the kernel, but it
    will not be ready until 2.6..28, or so.

    If you are willing to build your own kernel, I can get you the
    necessary patches. You can send a PM to lwfinger.

    Larry

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    does the RTL 8187B driver provided by Realtek work in Open SUSE 10.3 and 11 versions.
    they had sent me the driver ny mail.

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    vspunn wrote:
    > does the RTL 8187B driver provided by Realtek work in Open SUSE 10.3 and
    > 11 versions.
    > they had sent me the driver ny mail.


    The Realtek drivers that I know about for the RTL8187B use
    ieee80211_softmac for the MAC layer. That should work for 10.3 with a
    2.6.22 kernel, but it will not for 11.0 with a 2.6.25 kernel.

    There is a patch for 8187B devices using mac80211 (the new MAC code),
    but it is not yet in any distributed kernel.

    Larry

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    rocklord NNTP User

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    Can you pls send me the patches to Ptero.4@gmail.com. I'm getting Sabayon (kernel 2.6.25) and wanna get my rtl8187b wifi going on it.

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    Can somone write instructions how to apply patch on kernel 2.6.25 in OpenSuse 11.0.

    Thanks in advance,

    Vedran

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    jorge_lopez74 NNTP User

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    I would love to keep this post alive. I am pretty new to linux but not to compiling. I would like to get the patches and I will teach myself the "art" of compiling a custom kernel. I have OpenSuse running on a VM at work and spare laptop at home so borking my system is not an issue. :-)

    Could you also send me the patches?

    Thanks!

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    jorge lopez74 wrote:
    > I would love to keep this post alive. I am pretty new to linux but not
    > to compiling. I would like to get the patches and I will teach myself
    > the "art" of compiling a custom kernel. I have OpenSuse running on a
    > VM at work and spare laptop at home so borking my system is not an
    > issue. :-)
    >
    > Could you also send me the patches?


    PM me with your E-mail address.

    Larry

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    banjomaniac NNTP User

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    being new to Linux there is much jargon in these posts that goes straight over my head!! however the jist of it is a Realtek RTL8187B wireless card (which I seem to have built into my laptop) will not work with OpenSuse 11 (I got my distro recently from Linux Format mag) - yes???

    I have been through the very helpful 'sticky' on wireless connection problems, and this is what I end up with

    /usr/sbin/iwconfig

    lo no wireless extensions.

    eth0 no wireless extensions.
    and
    sudo /usr/sbin/iwlist scan

    lo Interface doesn't support scanning.

    eth0 Interface doesn't support scanning.

    so I conclude the only way to get my wireless working is to use a different Linux distro - can anyone suggest a good one?

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    banjomaniac wrote:
    >
    >
    > being new to Linux there is much jargon in these posts that goes
    > straight over my head!! however the jist of it is a Realtek RTL8187B
    > wireless card (which I seem to have built into my laptop) will not work
    > with OpenSuse 11 (I got my distro recently from Linux Format mag) -
    > yes???
    >
    > I have been through the very helpful 'sticky' on wireless connection
    > problems, and this is what I end up with
    >
    >> /usr/sbin/iwconfig
    >>
    >> lo no wireless extensions.
    >>
    >> eth0 no wireless extensions.
    >>

    >
    > and
    >> sudo /usr/sbin/iwlist scan
    >>
    >> lo Interface doesn't support scanning.
    >>
    >> eth0 Interface doesn't support scanning.

    >
    >
    > so I conclude the only way to get my wireless working is to use a
    > different Linux distro - can anyone suggest a good one?


    No distro will help you. Support for the RTL8187B will not be in any
    mainline kernel until 2.6.27, which is now in testing. If you download
    the kernel sources for 2.6.27-rc3 from kernel.org and build your own,
    it will work for you.

    Larry

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