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    Default Wireless adapter RTL8187 initialization failed

    I have a RTL81817 chipset in my USB wireless network adapter. I installed the driver, but it still didn't work.

    In Yast->Hardware->Hardware Information->USB the following details are displayed:

    -Bus: USB
    -Class(spec): unclassified device
    -Class: unclassified device
    -Device Identifier: 229767
    -Device: RTL8187B_WLAN_Adapter
    -Hwcfg Bus : usb
    -Model: Realtek RTL8187B_WLAN_Adapter
    -Old Unique Key: *key here*
    -Parent Unique ID: *ID here*
    -Revision: 2.0
    -Sysfs ID: /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:1d.7/usb1/1-2/1-2:1.0
    -Sysfs ID: 1-2:1.0
    -UDI: /org/freedesktop/Hal/devices/usb_device_bda_8187_00e04c000001_if0
    -Unique Key: *unique key here*
    -Vendor Identification: 199642
    -Vendor: Realtek Semiconductor Corp.
    hotplug: usb
    modalias: usb: *letters and numbers*

    When I type the command
     dmesg | grep firmware
    I get the following lines:
    <4>[    5.261852] intel_rng: Firmware space is locked read-only. If you can't or
    <4>[    5.261856] intel_rng: don't want to disable this in firmware setup, and if
    <4>[    5.261858] intel_rng: you are certain that your system has a functional
    <4>[    5.261859] intel_rng: RNG, try using the 'no_fwh_detect' option.
    and when I type
    dmesg | grep rtl8187L
    I get the following lines:
    <6>[    5.468480] rtl8187L: Initializing module
    <6>[    5.468482] rtl8187L: Wireless extensions version 22
    <6>[    5.468485] rtl8187L: Initializing proc filesystem
    <6>[    5.599578] rtl8187L: Reported EEPROM chip is a 93c46 (1Kbit)
    <6>[    5.900024] intel8x0_measure_ac97_clock: measured 54757 usecs (2638 samples)
    <6>[    5.900030] intel8x0: clocking to 48000
    <6>[    5.964259] rtl8187L: Card MAC address is 00:1f:1f:52:0e:91
    <4>[    6.339773] rtl8187L: WW:Unknown RF module 6
    <4>[    6.339778] rtl8187L: WW:Exiting...
    <6>[    6.339781] rtl8187L: Initialization failed
    <6>[    6.339893] rtl8187L: wlan driver load failed
    <6>[    6.339895] 
    <6>[    6.339957] usbcore: registered new interface driver rtl8187L
    What is the error here? Is it something that I haven't installed or is it another problem?
    Debugging is twice as hard as writing the code in the first place. Therefore, if you write the code as cleverly as possible, you are, by definition, not smart enough to debug it.

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    Default Re: Wireless adapter RTL8187 initialization failed

    Maybe this thread will help you out. It looks like they resolved their issue.
    Firmware space is locked read-only.

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