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Extra drivers for Puppy 4.1 with 2.6.25.16 kernel
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smokey01


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PostPosted: Sat 17 Jan 2009, 01:34    Post subject:  

Help!

I have been searching the forums for days trying to find a solution to my problem which is:

WLAN card not detected on a Eee pc 701SD.

I have tried both, Puppy 4.1.2 Normal and Retro.

I have tried both MADwifi modified drivers

I have tried module preference loading in boot manager.

Nothing seems to work.

I have another Eee pc which is the 4G model and the madwifi patch works fine in Puppy 4.1.2 Retro.

On the 701SD there seems to be quite a few different components. The processor and SSD are both different and obviously the wlan card too. BTW how do you find out the type of LAN card installed.

I am tempted to try Pupeee or Eeetiger but they are based on Puppy 3.01 and I didn't really want to return to the past. I really like Dingo.

Thanks

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tempestuous

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PostPosted: Sat 17 Jan 2009, 03:36    Post subject:  

Well a quick Google search reveals that the 701SD has a Realtek RTL8187SE wifi chipset (same as the MSI Wind).
So the "rtl8187se-coffelius0.4-k2.6.25.16.pet" I provided earlier in this thread should do the job -
http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?p=237747#237747

If not, please run this command
Code:
lspci -n

and report the output.
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PostPosted: Sat 17 Jan 2009, 04:03    Post subject:  

tempestuous,

Thanks for the quick reply but unfortunately no luck. I had actually tried this driver previously but forgot to mention it. I tried it again just to be sure.

Attached is the output from the lspci -n command.

Thanks

Grant
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tempestuous

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PostPosted: Sat 17 Jan 2009, 06:22    Post subject:  

EDIT:
smokey's wifi vendor/device 10ec:8199 is definitely compatible with the r8180 driver in the rtl8187se-coffelius dotpet.

Last edited by tempestuous on Sat 17 Jan 2009, 22:08; edited 1 time in total
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PostPosted: Sat 17 Jan 2009, 07:56    Post subject: Intel 915/815
Subject description: resolution problem
 

There is a bug in 4.12 (in fact all "dingo" based puppies I believe) for intel graphics chipsets 8xx and 9xx. It is caused by a missing video driver, i810_drv.so which is missing from the /usr/X11R7/lib/xorg/modules/drivers folder. It manifests by not displaying puppy in the correct screen resolution as specified by the user. This could be a problem as many laptops (and desktops) use onboard intel graphics and the screen resolution needs to be set correctly for LCD screens.

Instructions for how to fix the problem are here

http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=37393

It consists of copying the i810_drv.so file from puppy 3 series to the correct location, and restarting the xorgserver. Thanks to ICPUG for finding the fix.

It would be great if someone with more skill than I would make a .pet to fix the problem, and post it here.

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smokey01


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PostPosted: Sat 17 Jan 2009, 09:03    Post subject:  

tempestuous,

Wifi is now working thanks to your advice.

It appears I may have mixed up the versions of Puppy 4.1.2.

I tried to patch the Retro version of Puppy with the normal patch.

The Eee PC 701SD would not recognise the wlan card with Puppy 4.1.2 Retro, whether it was patched or not with the correct driver.

I had to install Puppy normal which unfortunately does not run on my desktop PC. For some reason it does not recognise my keyboard. Luckily Puppy Universal Installer doesn't know the difference between the two versions of Puppy so I was able to install to a USB flash drive from a CD then to the Eee PC.

Thanks again.

Smokey

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tempestuous

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PostPosted: Sat 17 Jan 2009, 22:16    Post subject:  

smokey01 wrote:
The Eee PC 701SD would not recognise the wlan card with Puppy 4.1.2 Retro, whether it was patched or not with the correct driver.

That's somewhat misleading. Firstly, the drivers in this thread are in binary form, ready to install in Puppy. They are not patches.
All drivers in this thread are compatible only with the 2.6.25.16 kernel in Puppy 2.1.x, not with the 2.6.21.7 kernel in the "retro" versions. That was explained in the first post.
A driver for the RTL8187SE device has never been contributed on this forum for the 2.6.21.7 kernel.
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PostPosted: Sat 17 Jan 2009, 22:18    Post subject:  

Jan 18 2009
Since we now know that there is one version of ASUS Eee with a Realtek wifi device, I have updated the Eee acpid dotpets in earlier post to include a version compatible with the r8180 wifi driver -
http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?p=237744#237744
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PostPosted: Tue 20 Jan 2009, 18:06    Post subject: ar5007eg Toshiba u305-s7448 Puppy 4.12
Subject description: package works for these
 

[quote="tempestuous"]For the ASUS Eee 700-series (but not 701SD) and 900 / 904HD / 1000HD / 1000HA:
Ethernet is supported out-of-the-box by the new atl2 module, and the webcam is supported by the new gspca module.

But the wifi chipset (Atheros AR5007EG) requires a non-standard variant of the MADWiFi (ath_pci) driver.




hlawson:

madwifi-hal-0.10.5.6-r3861-k2.6.25.16.pet

This pet also installs and works as expected in Puppy 4.12 on a Toshiba Satellite u305-37448. Thanks for this package.

That solves the Puppy wireless problem on my Toshiba.
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PostPosted: Fri 23 Jan 2009, 22:01    Post subject:  

Here is the "gspca_t613" webcam driver, which supports the TASCORP JPEG Webcam, NGS Cyclops, USB ID 17a1:0128.
This driver is from development source code from
http://linuxtv.org/hg/~eandren/gspca-m5602/

And also attached is the (standard) gspca webcam driver, patched to add support for the Logitech QuickCam E2500, using a patch from
http://forums.quickcamteam.net/showthread.php?tid=310&pid=1949#pid1949
gspca_t613-k2.6.25.16.pet
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gspca-E2500-k2.6.25.16.pet
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Terra Australis

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PostPosted: Wed 28 Jan 2009, 03:16    Post subject: eeePC 900 wireless
Subject description: Getting itgoing
 

Thanks for madwifi-hal-0.10.5.6-r3861-k2.6.25.16.pet tempestuous. I was very frustrated with wifi with eeepc but your fix is much appreciated.

Just to confirm. I had to disable WiFi in BIOS for eeePC 900 so it would load properly. Then re-enable it in BIOS after loading. Now I can get onto my WPA lan at home.
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PostPosted: Sun 01 Feb 2009, 08:43    Post subject:  

Here is the "sn9c20x" webcam driver for various models of microdia webcams, including models branded "Lifecam".
The source code is from http://groups.google.com/group/microdia/web/testing-microdia-driver-draft
After installing this dotpet, reboot. Puppy may automatically load this module, but if not load it manually as such -
Code:
modprobe sn9c20x

Apparently this driver provides the video image in a pixelformat that most video/webcam applications cannot handle, so the libv4l library is required, also attached. The README will install to /root/my-applications/libv4l-README.txt
Instructions for use with the MPlayer, using MPlayer's v4l2 interface:
Install libv4l-0.5.8.pet
Before launching MPlayer, run this command -
Code:
export LD_PRELOAD=/usr/lib/libv4l/v4l2convert.so

Now launch MPlayer like this -
Code:
mplayer tv:// -tv driver=v4l2:width=352:height=288:device=/dev/video0


UPDATE:
It's important that MPlayer (or XawTV, or Skype, or whatever application you choose) is launched from the same xterminal that ran the "export LD_PRELOAD ..." command.
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microdia-02012009-k2.6.25.16.pet
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PostPosted: Tue 03 Feb 2009, 07:37    Post subject:  

Here is the v4l extension plugin for Xorg 7.3, therefore compatible with Puppy 4.0 onwards.
The source code is from
http://xorg.freedesktop.org/releases/X11R7.3/src/everything/xf86-video-v4l-0.1.1.tar.bz2

With this plugin the webcam/TV viewer application XawTV from
http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?p=215076#215076
should now hopefully work without disabling its "xv" output.

And it may solve various problems with other webcam-related applications, such as Skype?

After installing this dotpet, it needs to be enabled. Open /etc/X11/xorg.conf in Geany.
In Section "Module" add this line
Code:
Load  "v4l"

Now restart X (or reboot).
Xorg7.3-v4l-extension-0.1.1.pet
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PostPosted: Fri 06 Feb 2009, 19:32    Post subject:  

tempestuous wrote:

But some Broadcom wifi devices, especially those found in Dell and HP notebooks, are notorious for failing to work with these drivers.
For these troublesome devices the proprietary Broadcom hybrid driver will likely work better. Now attached.


Works great on an old Dell B120. Thanks. You wouldn't believe how many hours I've spent on this. Very Happy

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PostPosted: Sun 08 Feb 2009, 16:32    Post subject:  

Thanks for replying to my post about the rtl8187b drivers.
Unfortunately the patch nearly junked my F5D7050 v5000.
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