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    Default Wirelss problems - 2nd attempt - Realtek chipset on Toshiba F60

    Hello all,

    About 12 months ago (I think) I tried OpenSUSE and despite having a heap of great advice and help from the people on this forum, I couldn't get my wireless to work. Now with the new release, I'm trying again, but so far have not had much luck (again!)

    I suspect I'm going to have to give up (again) and go back to Ubuntu/Windows 7, but I'll give it a shot. Any help is very much appreciated.

    Machine is a Toshiba Qosmio F60/00Y (PQF6FA-00Y002) laptop. I have a fresh install of OpenSUSE 11.4 64bit, completely up-to-date with the software update features.

    I have done a search of recent posts and came up with this one:

    Realtek Wireless not working

    The bloke in that thread seems to have the exact same wireless card as mine, and it seems (unconfirmed) that he got his working. Got further than I have anyway. I followed the advice there but have come unstuck.

    Please note I have no idea what I'm doing really, so please keep the Linux tech-talk to an understandable level.

    Code:
    # /sbin/lspci -nnk
    00:00.0 Host bridge [0600]: Intel Corporation Core Processor DRAM Controller [8086:0044] (rev 12)
            Subsystem: Toshiba America Info Systems Device [1179:0001]
    00:01.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation Core Processor PCI Express x16 Root Port [8086:0045] (rev 12)
    00:16.0 Communication controller [0780]: Intel Corporation 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset HECI Controller [8086:3b64] (rev 06)
            Subsystem: Toshiba America Info Systems Device [1179:0001]
    00:1a.0 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset USB2 Enhanced Host Controller [8086:3b3c] (rev 06)
            Subsystem: Toshiba America Info Systems Device [1179:0001]
            Kernel driver in use: ehci_hcd
    00:1b.0 Audio device [0403]: Intel Corporation 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset High Definition Audio [8086:3b56] (rev 06)
            Subsystem: Toshiba America Info Systems Device [1179:0001]
            Kernel driver in use: HDA Intel
    00:1c.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset PCI Express Root Port 1 [8086:3b42] (rev 06)
    00:1c.1 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset PCI Express Root Port 2 [8086:3b44] (rev 06)
    00:1c.2 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset PCI Express Root Port 3 [8086:3b46] (rev 06)
    00:1c.3 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset PCI Express Root Port 4 [8086:3b48] (rev 06)
    00:1c.5 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset PCI Express Root Port 6 [8086:3b4c] (rev 06)
    00:1d.0 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset USB2 Enhanced Host Controller [8086:3b34] (rev 06)
            Subsystem: Toshiba America Info Systems Device [1179:0001]
            Kernel driver in use: ehci_hcd
    00:1e.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 82801 Mobile PCI Bridge [8086:2448] (rev a6)
    00:1f.0 ISA bridge [0601]: Intel Corporation Mobile 5 Series Chipset LPC Interface Controller [8086:3b09] (rev 06)
            Subsystem: Toshiba America Info Systems Device [1179:0001]
    00:1f.2 SATA controller [0106]: Intel Corporation 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset 4 port SATA AHCI Controller [8086:3b29] (rev 06)
            Subsystem: Toshiba America Info Systems Device [1179:0001]
            Kernel driver in use: ahci
    00:1f.6 Signal processing controller [1180]: Intel Corporation 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset Thermal Subsystem [8086:3b32] (rev 06)
            Subsystem: Toshiba America Info Systems Device [1179:0001]
            Kernel driver in use: intel ips
    01:00.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: nVidia Corporation GT216 [GeForce GT 330M] [10de:0a2b] (rev a2)
            Subsystem: Toshiba America Info Systems Device [1179:0001]
            Kernel driver in use: nouveau
    01:00.1 Audio device [0403]: nVidia Corporation High Definition Audio Controller [10de:0be2] (rev a1)
            Subsystem: Toshiba America Info Systems Device [1179:0001]
            Kernel driver in use: HDA Intel
    02:00.0 SD Host controller [0805]: Ricoh Co Ltd MMC/SD Host Controller [1180:e822] (rev 01)
            Subsystem: Toshiba America Info Systems Device [1179:0001]
            Kernel driver in use: sdhci-pci
    02:00.1 System peripheral [0880]: Ricoh Co Ltd Memory Stick Host Controller [1180:e230] (rev 01)
            Subsystem: Toshiba America Info Systems Device [1179:0001]
    02:00.2 System peripheral [0880]: Ricoh Co Ltd Device [1180:e852] (rev 01)
            Subsystem: Toshiba America Info Systems Device [1179:0001]
    03:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8191SEvB Wireless LAN Controller [10ec:8172] (rev 10)
            Subsystem: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. Device [10ec:8182]
    06:00.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8111/8168B PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet controller [10ec:8168] (rev 03)
            Subsystem: Toshiba America Info Systems Device [1179:0002]
            Kernel driver in use: r8169
    ff:00.0 Host bridge [0600]: Intel Corporation Core Processor QuickPath Architecture Generic Non-core Registers [8086:2c62] (rev 02)
            Subsystem: Intel Corporation Device [8086:8086]
    ff:00.1 Host bridge [0600]: Intel Corporation Core Processor QuickPath Architecture System Address Decoder [8086:2d01] (rev 02)
            Subsystem: Intel Corporation Device [8086:8086]
    ff:02.0 Host bridge [0600]: Intel Corporation Core Processor QPI Link 0 [8086:2d10] (rev 02)
            Subsystem: Intel Corporation Device [8086:8086]
    ff:02.1 Host bridge [0600]: Intel Corporation Core Processor QPI Physical 0 [8086:2d11] (rev 02)
            Subsystem: Intel Corporation Device [8086:8086]
    ff:02.2 Host bridge [0600]: Intel Corporation Core Processor Reserved [8086:2d12] (rev 02)
            Subsystem: Intel Corporation Device [8086:8086]
    ff:02.3 Host bridge [0600]: Intel Corporation Core Processor Reserved [8086:2d13] (rev 02)
            Subsystem: Intel Corporation Device [8086:8086]
    
    
    
    
    # zypper ar -f http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/driver:/wireless/11.3-update/ driver_wireless
    Adding repository 'driver_wireless' [done]
    Repository 'driver_wireless' successfully added
    Enabled: Yes
    Autorefresh: Yes
    URI: http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/driver:/wireless/11.3-update/
    
    
    # zypper refresh driver_wireless
    Retrieving repository 'driver_wireless' metadata [|]
    
    New repository or package signing key received:
    Key ID: 5308B44C4073BDBE
    Key Name: driver:wireless OBS Project <driver:wireless@build.opensuse.org>
    Key Fingerprint: E2FE2C7CDBC34646FB0A0D3C5308B44C4073BDBE
    Key Created: Wed Jan 23 07:47:09 2008
    Key Expires: Fri Apr  2 07:47:09 2010 (EXPIRED)
    Repository: driver_wireless
    
    Do you want to reject the key, trust temporarily, or trust always? [r/t/a/?] (r): t
    Retrieving repository 'driver_wireless' metadata [done]
    Building repository 'driver_wireless' cache [done]
    Specified repositories have been refreshed.
    
    
    
    # zypper install rtl8192se-kmp-desktop rtl8192se-firmware
    Loading repository data...
    Reading installed packages...
    Resolving package dependencies...
    
    Problem: nothing provides kernel(desktop:vmlinux) = a407ac2eb81067f8 needed by rtl8192se-kmp-desktop-0019.1207.2010_k2.6.34.7_0.7-1.4.x86_64
     Solution 1: do not install rtl8192se-kmp-desktop-0019.1207.2010_k2.6.34.7_0.7-1.4.x86_64
     Solution 2: break rtl8192se-kmp-desktop by ignoring some of its dependencies
    
    Choose from above solutions by number or cancel [1/2/c] (c): c
    Needless to say, I wouldn't expect the last step to work considering I canceled the second last one (above). But just to remove any doubt:

    Code:
    # modprobe r8192se_pci
    FATAL: Module r8192se_pci not found.

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    Default Re: Wirelss problems - 2nd attempt - Realtek chipset on Toshiba F60

    P.S.

    Searching Google, and I came up with this that might be helpful. Some guys seems to have got this card working on Debian by downloading the driver direct from Realtek and compiling it.

    Blog entry: Samiux's Blog: HOWTO : RTL8191SE wireless card on Back|Track 4 R2

    I suspect that this is my driver: Realtek

    Which I have downloaded, but I can't seem to compile it using "make" as the blog suggests.

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    Default Re: Wirelss problems - 2nd attempt - Realtek chipset on Toshiba F60

    P.P.S.

    Using the information from the above posts and blogs, I've tried to download and compile the driver, but without any luck.

    I'm pretty sure the firmware is installed, because it came up as an option in Software Manager when I did an update.

    I used Yast to install a gnu C++ compiler, and also CMake (or something).

    This is really exposing my ignorance when it comes to *nix environments, but I had a go and compiling the driver (it didn't work):

    Code:
    linux-bvoz:/home/maximus/Documents/driver/rtl8192se_linux_2.6.0019.1207.2010 # make install
    make: *** /lib/modules/2.6.37.1-1.2-desktop/build: No such file or directory.  Stop.
    make: *** [all] Error 2
    
    ...
    
    linux-bvoz:/lib/modules/2.6.37.1-1.2-desktop # mkdir build
    linux-bvoz:/lib/modules/2.6.37.1-1.2-desktop # ls
    build          modules.alias.bin    modules.dep      modules.order    modules.symbols.bin  vdso
    kernel         modules.builtin      modules.dep.bin  modules.softdep  systemtap
    modules.alias  modules.builtin.bin  modules.devname  modules.symbols  updates
    
    linux-bvoz:/home/maximus/Documents/driver/rtl8192se_linux_2.6.0019.1207.2010 # make
    make[1]: Entering directory `/lib/modules/2.6.37.1-1.2-desktop/build'
    make[1]: *** No rule to make target `modules'.  Stop.
    make[1]: Leaving directory `/lib/modules/2.6.37.1-1.2-desktop/build'
    make: *** [all] Error 2
    linux-bvoz:/home/maximus/Documents/driver/rtl8192se_linux_2.6.0019.1207.2010 #
    ... I think I might be on the right track here, just totally out of my depth ...

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    Default Re: Wirelss problems - 2nd attempt - Realtek chipset on Toshiba F60

    On 03/15/2011 07:06 PM, wombatvvv wrote:
    >
    > P.S.
    >
    > Searching Google, and I came up with this that might be helpful. Some
    > guys seems to have got this card working on Debian by downloading the
    > driver direct from Realtek and compiling it.
    >
    > Blog entry: 'Samiux's Blog: HOWTO : RTL8191SE wireless card on
    > Back|Track 4 R2' (http://tinyurl.com/45eym7n)
    >
    > I suspect that this is my driver: 'Realtek'
    > (http://tinyurl.com/2apoz8c)
    >
    > Which I have downloaded, but I can't seem to compile it using "make" as
    > the blog suggests.


    The driver for this device will be in the 2.6.40 kernel, which means that it
    will not be available until 11.5 comes out.

    There are many postings on the forums and the wiki telling what you need to do
    to compile an out of kernel driver. Hint: you must have the kernel j=headers
    available.

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    Default Re: Wirelss problems - 2nd attempt - Realtek chipset on Toshiba F60

    Sorry, I'm a complete newb at this. Does that mean that it's possible, or that I should forget about until 11.5? I have no idea what the rest of your post means, but I'll do my best to find out.

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    Default Re: Wirelss problems - 2nd attempt - Realtek chipset on Toshiba F60

    I wouldn't have a clue how to compile "out of kernal drivers".

    I tried googling it but came up empty.

    I've tried using ndiswrapper, but not getting far. :-(

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    Default Re: Wirelss problems - 2nd attempt - Realtek chipset on Toshiba F60

    On 03/15/2011 09:36 PM, wombatvvv wrote:
    >
    > Sorry, I'm a complete newb at this. Does that mean that it's possible,
    > or that I should forget about until 11.5? I have no idea what the rest
    > of your post means, but I'll do my best to find out.


    No, I was just telling you that it will not be automatic until 11.5. Until then,
    you will need to do what you are starting.

    Under the View tab in YaST, select patterns and install "Linux Kernel
    Development", "C/C++ Development", and "Base Development".

    I looked for a definitive article on setting up how to do this, but didn't find
    one quickly. Perhaps someone else will post a link.

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    Default Re: Wirelss problems - 2nd attempt - Realtek chipset on Toshiba F60

    Okay thanks.

    I think I'm beginning to get somewhere. Once I installed that stuff through YaST, I was able to successfully make, "make install" and then load the drivers using modprobe.

    But now that's done, it's still not working. If I use the Network manager taskbar icon, the "Wireless" tab is just greyed out, even after reboot; and if I look in YaST > Hardware Information, I still can't see any wireless card there (there is a "Network Card" and "network Interface" though).



    I really want to get this working, but it's starting to look like the same story as 11.3: not only does it seem nigh on impossible, but I can't seem to find anything on Google about anyone getting it working 100% for sure.

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    Default Re: Wirelss problems - 2nd attempt - Realtek chipset on Toshiba F60

    I just installed a wireless PCI-e card on 11.3 tonight. From what I can tell it's working great.

    02:00.0 Network controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8191SEvB Wireless LAN Controller (rev 10)

    Steps:

    Download the driver from:
    Realtek Driver

    Code:
    su -
    cd /usr/src/
    sudo tar -xzvf /home/<username>/rtl8192se_linux_2.6.0019.1207.2010.tar.gz
    cd rtl8192se_linux_2.6.0019.1207.2010/
    make
    sudo rm -rf /lib/firmware/RTL8192SE
    sudo cp -rf firmware/RTL8192SE /lib/firmware
    mkdir /lib/modules/2.6.34.7-0.7-desktop/kernel/drivers/net/wireless/rtl8192se/
    cp HAL/rtl8192/r8192se_pci.ko /lib/modules/2.6.34.7-0.7-desktop/kernel/drivers/net/wireless/rtl8192se/
    sudo depmod -a
    Once I rebooted It shows up in yast. I then simply set it up to connect to my router.

    Hopefully this helps.

    In order to compiler the driver you might need to do one of:
    Code:
    sudo zypper install kernel-source and kernel-syms make gcc gcc-c++
    sudo zypper in -t pattern devel_kernel
    Desktop- AMD Phenom II X4 810 8GB RAM Radeon HD 4790 openSUSE 11.2 x86_64 KDE 4.3.5
    Laptop - Intel 2.27GHz Core i5 M430 6 GB RAM nVidia GeForce 310M openSUSE 11.3 x86_64 KDE 4.5.2

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    Default Re: Wirelss problems - 2nd attempt - Realtek chipset on Toshiba F60

    Holy sh!t - it actually worked!

    I've been wanting to use OpenSUSE literally for years (and for the dumbest of all reasons) but have never been able to get it running right.

    Wow thanks very much! Now I just wonder if I should do a completely fresh install and just follow your steps, because I'm not quite sure what I've done in the past 48hrs trying to get this working. I think I have ndiswrappers and stuff installed and probably a whole heap of **** that I don't need.

    Anyway, I'm stoked.

    (and the dumb reason is because I like the logo).

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