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Extra drivers for Puppy 4.1 with 2.6.25.16 kernel
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muggins

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PostPosted: Wed 27 Jul 2011, 17:17    Post subject:  

Wizard requested the 8192cu wireless driver, for p412.
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muggins

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PostPosted: Sun 31 Jul 2011, 00:47    Post subject:  

Re-uploaded with additional config files, thanks to tempestuous.
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PostPosted: Thu 06 Feb 2014, 00:14    Post subject:  

I know this thread is old... but...

AnitaOS has Kernel 2.6.25.16, but I cannot get the 8192.ko module to work. It installs but modprobe returns an error. Something about an invalid module format...?

Can anyone help?

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PostPosted: Thu 06 Feb 2014, 08:35    Post subject:  

Sounds a little odd... run modinfo on the module and see if the info in there matches the kernel you have.
OR it won't load if another module is already (erroneously) loaded. Check dmesg output too.
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PostPosted: Thu 06 Feb 2014, 19:03    Post subject:  

Kernel modules (drivers) are highly kernel version-sensitive.
They must be compiled against the EXACT kernel they are to be used with. This means not only the same kernel version, but the same kernel configuration.

Bottom line: these drivers will not be compatible with the AnitaOS kernel.
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PostPosted: Thu 06 Feb 2014, 19:48    Post subject:  

Gaah... should've guessed Rolling Eyes drivers are fussy...

tempestuous, I didn't think you were still around Razz thanks for the info -- I'll go pester darry1966, then.

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PostPosted: Thu 06 Feb 2014, 20:32    Post subject:  

Two things....

(1) wrong driver -- I need one for a Rosewill RNX-N150UBE USB WiFi b/g/n adapter (Realtek 8188SU chipset); WikiDevi tells me the proper driver is r8712u. I have another similarly named adapter and was apparently on the wrong page when I was looking for an 8192CU driver Embarassed

(2) darry1966 doesn't know how to compile drivers Sad apparently AnitaOS is a modified 412barebones; the kernel itself should be identical. I don't know how to compile drivers myself -- quite honestly if I did, I'd quite possibly brave the hardware specs of this particular heap and try to do it myself.

So, can anyone build me the driver I need? Please?

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PostPosted: Thu 06 Feb 2014, 23:40    Post subject:  

Here is the 8712u Realtek vendor-supplied wifi driver
for RTL8188SU/8191SU/8192SU/8712SU USB wifi devices.
8712u-v2.6.0006-k2.6.25.16.pet
Description  for Puppy 4.1/4.2
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PostPosted: Fri 07 Feb 2014, 00:03    Post subject:  

"Invalid module format"

Grrrr. Aargh.

I may have to stop being lazyish and see if the original Pup412 will boot nicely on this thing; if it does I'll do some of darry's upgrades (principally glibc piped up to 2.10...) and drop that driver down again.

EDIT: mikeb did some sleuthing for me -- I was using an SMP version of AnitaOS (I thought I'd be *avoiding* trouble that way... oh well) and he says that's the issue. So I'll see if the *non* SMP version of AnitaOS works for me.

EDIT2: works! Consider this one [SOLVED] Very Happy

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PostPosted: Tue 19 Jan 2016, 07:17    Post subject: Newer driver ppm for RTL8187SE around ?
Subject description: Loong time has passed since 2008... so I might get lucky
 

tempestuous wrote:
There is a very recent wifi chipset from Realtek called RTL8187SE, which is found in the MSI Wind U100 mini-notebook computer and ASUS Eee 701SD. This is a miniPCI wifi device, not to be confused with the RTL8187 USB chipset.

Hi
found this as the last resort (that I know of) before I try to compile the RTL8187se drivers myself, from the aged (2007) source repo here http://sourceforge.net/p/rtl-wifi/code/HEAD/tree/rtl8187-newstack/.

The ppm posted here (http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?p=237747#237747 by tempestuous) did not work for my LG X110 with PCI RTL8187SE.
Has tried the generic r8180, without luck Crying or Very sad

I am on Slacko 6.3.0 and kernel 3.14.55 (32 bit).
Any directions appreciated as a Puppy newbie (pleonasm, a puppy is a newbie).
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PostPosted: Tue 19 Jan 2016, 18:06    Post subject:  

Hello,

Slacko 6.3.0 has the rtl8187 module. If you run the Internet Connection wizard, and select "Wired or wireless LAN", then select "Network Wizard",
if this module hasn't been loaded, you can try clicking the "Load module" button, select rtl8187, and see if that works.
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PostPosted: Wed 20 Jan 2016, 21:03    Post subject:  

A couple of points at the outset:

- I understand that newbies do not grasp the issue of kernel compatibility, but this forum thread is clearly titled "Extra drivers for Puppy 4.1 with 2.6.25.16 kernel"
and each download attachment includes the text "Description: for Puppy 4.1".
It should be clear, then, that attempting to use these drivers in Slacko 6.3 is pointless.

- the rtl8187 wifi driver is for Realtek RTL8187L/RTL8187B USB wifi devices. It's completely incompatible with the RTL8187SE PCI wifi device.

- and finally, everything contained in the previous 2 posts has been along the lines of obtaining/installing/activating a driver ... but such presumption can lead you in the wrong diagnostic direction. I say this because all modern Puppies contain the r8187se wifi driver, which should be compatible out of the box ...

so what does this command tell you when you run it -
Code:
rfkill list

and what happens if you press Fn+F6, prior to running the Network Wizard???
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PostPosted: Tue 26 Jan 2016, 00:28    Post subject:  

After 6 days, perhaps I should reiterate:
tempestuous wrote:
what happens if you press Fn+F6, prior to running the Network Wizard???
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PostPosted: Thu 28 Jan 2016, 00:16    Post subject:  

Another forum zero-response.
I guess we will never know.
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PostPosted: Fri 05 Feb 2016, 06:43    Post subject:  

Since forum member PetRose appears to have retreated back to primordial ooze without the courtesy of a reply, I will explain my suggested fix:
modern laptops often have an "enable/disable" switch for their wifi hardware. Sometimes this is a dedicated physical switch on the side of the laptop, and sometimes a particular keyboard press is allocated to this task. In the case of PetRose's LG X110 laptop, Google indicates that "Fn+F6" is the relevant key-press. Chances are that wifi will spring to life once these buttons are pressed.

The moral of the story is that the solution to a non-functioning hardware device is not automatically achieved by locating and installing a driver, as is all-too-frequently presumed.
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