I’m not sure, but I would guess you could skip the whole first section of the link you posted. Those instructions were written in July, and there’s been a new kernel released since. The reason they need the whole first part is because the kernel doesn’t have the USB id. I would update your system with all the latest updates and then see what happens.
It doesn’t matter what you call the network.rules and network_drivers.conf files as long as they’re in the correct directory. I would suggest you make it rtl819su.rules and rtl819su.conf. (but once again, this may not be needed if the kernel recognizes your device and knows which firmware you need)
Does your network card come on at all?
If you use the command
dmesg | grep -i firmware
does it show that it’s looking for a firmware file?
Try installing kernel-firmware and see if it makes any difference.
zypper install kernel-firmware
I see there’s some realtech firmware in there, but I’m not sure if it’s the same one your card needs (dmesg should tell us).
Well I couldn’t get the command you listed to work, nothing happened, but I ran dmesg | less from one of the stickies and got this:
usb 1-9: USB disconnect, address 4
usb 1-9: new high speed USB device using ehci-hcd and address 5
usb 1-9: New USB device found, idVendor=050d, idProduct=945a
usb 1-9: New USB device strings: Mfr=1, Product=2, SerialNumber=3
usb 1-9: Product: Basic Wireless USB Adapter
usb 1-9: Manufacturer: Manufacturer Realtek
usb 1-9: Serial Number: 00e04c000001
I also installed kernel-firmware off of the install disc.
So, it’s not asking for firmware. That means it’s probably not even turning on. You don’t see a light come on or anything, right?
I would follow the instructions you gave in the link above, to create the network rule and network configuration.
Then, you can restart your system and look in dmesg again, and you should see it asking for firmware. Then, you just need to supply it the firmware it’s looking for and you should be good.
This file is created from the rule you create. I had to do essentially the same thing for my card until the kernel was updated. Mine uses the rt2870sta chipset.
Personally, I would create the file as rtl8192su.conf.
Once you have all that in place and reboot, if the network card comes on but dmesg shows missing firmware, all you should have to do is put the firmware in the correct place. If it’s still not coming on we’ll have to look at things again.
Thank you SO much. I’m responding from my Linux partition. My card is up and running! Anyone else with this card, just download the firmware from the link I had, put it where the Ubuntu tutorial said to, and follow the instructions rodhuffaker gave to get it working.