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    Exclamation Realtek RTL8191/8192SE WiFi Drivers

    Problem: Realtek RTL8191/8192SE WiFi Drivers
    -Toshiba Qosmio x505-Q870
    -OpenSuSe v11.2 (Installed today, 02/26/2010)

    Everything works wonderfully. I've switched this evening from Ubuntu v9.10 on over to OpenSuSe for a variety of reasons and am extremely happy with it thus far. In Ubuntu I also had a problem with this wireless card and found the solution via:

    Code:
    sudo apt-get install build-essential linux-source-2.6.31 linux-headers-generic
    cd /usr/src
    sudo tar -xvjf linux-source-2.6.31.tar.bz2
    sudo ln -s /usr/src/linux-source-2.6.31 /usr/src/linux
    cd ~
    mkdir Realtek
    cd Realtek
    wget http://launchpadlibrarian.net/33927923/rtl8192se_linux_2.6.0010.1012.2009.tar.gz
    tar -xvzf rtl8192se_linux_2.6.0010.1012.2009.tar.gz
    cd rtl8192se_linux_2.6.0010.1012.2009
    make
    sudo su   
    make install
    
    modprobe r8192se_pci
    iwconfig
    I'm 'fairly' new to Linux and love it as a complete system over everything else out there. I've heard of Zypper, but am unsure how to get what I've listed above to work in OpenSuSe in some form using anything. The code above works 100% for me with Ubuntu and gets my card working. I'm just unsure how to translate that into something I can use in OpenSuSe so I can move forward with playing around with this system.

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    Default Re: Realtek RTL8191/8192SE WiFi Drivers

    The first 4 lines can be replaced with:
    Code:
    sudo zypper install automake make linux-kernel-headers
    The rest, you can use it as such.
    openSUSE 12.3 (x86_64) with Kernel 3.7.10-1.16-desktop and KDE 4.11.2 on MacBook Pro
    Latest MS Windows version used: Win95

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    Default Re: Realtek RTL8191/8192SE WiFi Drivers

    I appreciate the very quick response. Unfortunately when I do 'make', I get the following error.

    Code:
    cj@linux-kvdt:~/Realtek/rtl8192se_linux_2.6.0010.1012.2009> make
    make: *** /lib/modules/2.6.31.12-0.1-desktop/build: No such file or directory.  Stop.
    make: *** [all] Error 2
    I'm unsure what to do. I replaced the first 4 lines as you suggested, and that worked perfectly. I even see Make installed when I go and double-check. I'm so close, I can feel it. Once I have this wireless going, I'm going to take lots of time to really sink myself into the basics of using, operating and efficiently learning Linux. OpenSuSe for teh win!

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    In this Dell Vostro, I am using now the driver is realtek; no issues with wireless using GNOME.

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    Default Re: Realtek RTL8191/8192SE WiFi Drivers

    I'm using OpenSuSe v11.2 with KDE. It's only the Realtek 8191/8192 series that doesn't seem to work inately. I've found hundreds and hundreds of posts over in the Ubuntu forums of folks with the same issue with the same card and was foruntate to have found the fix over there. I'm just not able to use those same commands that worked back in Ubuntu Gnome -and- Kubuntu KDE that did get this wireless card working to work over here in OpenSuSe KDE. I don't wish to use Gnome anymore or the Ubuntu setups, and know that the problem doesn't stem from the Desktop Environment.

    With Ubuntu, although if I went back to it, this problem would be solved in a few commands, I just always didn't like the lack of freedom compared to OpenSuSe. I've been messing around with OpenSuSe for only 1 day and have already felt more comfortable customizing my computing experience than I've ever felt in Ubuntu. The -only- thing I liked better in Ubuntu is the Software Management where everything had nice big icons sorting the software for easier sifting around, and I had gotten used to DEBs, but RPMs always are more common when I search the internet for anything specific, hence my switch to OpenSuSe and wanting to fix this Wireless so bad. I'm on a laptop, no wireless = no fun, lol.

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    Have you tried using 11.1 instead?

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    Default Re: Realtek RTL8191/8192SE WiFi Drivers

    Sorry, I missed out the kernel source in the first zypper command, it should have been as follows:
    Code:
    sudo zypper install automake make linux-kernel-headers kernel-desktop-devel kernel-syms
    Since you have already installed the rest, just do:
    Code:
    sudo zypper install kernel-desktop-devel kernel-syms
    openSUSE 12.3 (x86_64) with Kernel 3.7.10-1.16-desktop and KDE 4.11.2 on MacBook Pro
    Latest MS Windows version used: Win95

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    Default Re: Realtek RTL8191/8192SE WiFi Drivers

    Ok, got that installed too, after that's done, verified to be installed: I type make, here's what I'm getting.

    Code:
    cj@linux-kvdt:~/Realtek/rtl8192se_linux_2.6.0010.1012.2009> make
    make[1]: Entering directory `/usr/src/linux-2.6.31.12-0.1-obj/x86_64/desktop'
    make -C ../../../linux-2.6.31.12-0.1 O=/usr/src/linux-2.6.31.12-0.1-obj/x86_64/desktop/. modules
    /usr/src/linux-2.6.31.12-0.1/arch/x86/Makefile:80: stack protector enabled but no compiler support
    make[3]: gcc: Command not found
      CC [M]  /home/cj/Realtek/rtl8192se_linux_2.6.0010.1012.2009/HAL/rtl8192/rtl_core.o
    /bin/sh: gcc: command not found
    make[4]: *** [/home/cj/Realtek/rtl8192se_linux_2.6.0010.1012.2009/HAL/rtl8192/rtl_core.o] Error 127
    make[3]: *** [_module_/home/cj/Realtek/rtl8192se_linux_2.6.0010.1012.2009/HAL/rtl8192] Error 2
    make[2]: *** [sub-make] Error 2
    make[1]: *** [all] Error 2
    make[1]: Leaving directory `/usr/src/linux-2.6.31.12-0.1-obj/x86_64/desktop'
    make: *** [all] Error 2
    cj@linux-kvdt:~/Realtek/rtl8192se_linux_2.6.0010.1012.2009>
    Stack Protector Enabled but No Compiler Support is the first thing I notice. Wish I could be of more help, I've not learned enough yet to be able to know what I'm doing yet. I'll do anything to get this to work and not have to switch to Kubuntu. I know it works in Kubuntu with the code I originally posted, just havin' a tough time with this 1 thing in OpenSuSe.

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    Default Re: Realtek RTL8191/8192SE WiFi Drivers

    Quote Originally Posted by Bornabe View Post
    Stack Protector Enabled but No Compiler Support is the first thing I notice. Wish I could be of more help, I've not learned enough yet to be able to know what I'm doing yet. I'll do anything to get this to work and not have to switch to Kubuntu. I know it works in Kubuntu with the code I originally posted, just havin' a tough time with this 1 thing in OpenSuSe.
    I'm no wireless expert, but a silly question ... did you install gcc ?

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    Default Re: Realtek RTL8191/8192SE WiFi Drivers

    I have no idea, lol. Ubuntu seemed to be ready for me to have to do all this with this wireless card, but openSUSE is making me learn a few things, lol, I love it! I'm trying that now.

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