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Drivers for Puppy 5.1-5.2.8 with 2.6.33.2 kernel
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p310don

Joined: 19 May 2009
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Location: Brisbane, Australia

PostPosted: Mon 26 Aug 2013, 21:06    Post subject:  

Hi there,

I have an issue with wireless support for my PC. It has Lupu 5.20 installed on it. The RTL8191SE wireless wasn't seen by Puppy at all, so I installed the PET from page two of this thread r8192se_pci-k2.6.33.2.pet It is now seen by the OS, but it won't "wake up". It just gives me an error when I try to connect to the internet with it.

I tried also using Carolina and Precise 5.71 neither of these puppies had any success with the wifi on my PC. These two more modern puppies just tell me wlan is down.

I have a temp fix of using a usb wifi which works (slowly), but it'd be nicer to use the onboard wifi.

Any help?
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tempestuous

Joined: 10 Jun 2005
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Location: Australia

PostPosted: Tue 27 Aug 2013, 19:50    Post subject:  

What's your computer? A laptop? There might be a wifi on/off switch involved, and it might be an "rfkill" issue.
To complicate matters, the standard release of Puppy 5.2.x (Lupu) did not enable the rfkill driver, so please first install my "rfkill-upgrade" dotpet from earlier in this thread -
http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?p=452093#452093
Then reboot, and run this command -
Code:
rfkill list

Please report the result.
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p310don

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Location: Brisbane, Australia

PostPosted: Tue 27 Aug 2013, 22:17    Post subject:  

My PC is one like this.

http://au.shuttle.com/products/productsDetail?productId=1675

Not this model though, will have to figure that out when I get home. No switch is involved.

Will try the RFKILL update and see what happens.

Questioning the effectiveness however, as it also didn't work in later puppies. But will try tonight and report back. Thanks
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peebee


Joined: 21 Sep 2008
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Location: Malvern, Worcs, UK

PostPosted: Wed 28 Aug 2013, 01:42    Post subject:  

tempestuous wrote:
and it might be an "rfkill" issue.


Precise 5.7.1 (pae version) does have an rfkill problem - see

http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=87712&start=126

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p310don

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Location: Brisbane, Australia

PostPosted: Wed 28 Aug 2013, 08:58    Post subject:  

rfkill list gives me this response

Soft Blocked: No
Hard Blocked: Yes

There is no hardware switch on this machine. Nothing obvious in BIOS. Will do more research.
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p310don

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PostPosted: Wed 28 Aug 2013, 09:24    Post subject:  

Could this be part of the problem?

Note the bus and description are both x
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tempestuous

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PostPosted: Wed 28 Aug 2013, 09:24    Post subject:  

p310don wrote:
Hard Blocked: Yes

That means that either there's a physical wifi switch ... or the Linux operating system thinks there's a physical switch.
In the latter case, you need to do a full bios reset.

You should also consider upgrading to the latest bios version, but I don't see an upgraded bios on Shuttle's website at this stage for your model.
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tempestuous

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PostPosted: Wed 28 Aug 2013, 09:28    Post subject:  

I see you're using the "Simple Network Wizard" - which I distrust.
You should be using the full Network Wizard.
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p310don

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PostPosted: Wed 28 Aug 2013, 09:39    Post subject:  

Already tried the BIOS reset. Looked all over the machine for a switch that doesn't exist.

Using the full network wizard gives me this error screen
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p310don

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PostPosted: Wed 28 Aug 2013, 09:45    Post subject:  

The solution might be in the bios update from 2011

Quote:
1. Support wireless LAN always On


http://au.shuttle.com/news/productsDownload?productId=1461
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p310don

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PostPosted: Wed 28 Aug 2013, 10:20    Post subject:  

MY problem = SOLVED

Bit of a stuff around.

Installed the driver from this thread, recognised wifi module
Had to update BIOS, found out model and downloaded .exe file. Useless to me in my puppy only machine.

Booted into Hiren's boot cd mini xp. loaded the bios update. (that was a screw around, because I saved the file on my /mnt/home ext3 partition, which xp didn't see. lucky hiren's comes with ext software) Update spat out errors. Tried again, more errors. Cracked the shits, rebooted puppy, and it works.

Nice. Thanks for your help and suggestions Smile
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smshah26

Joined: 23 Sep 2013
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PostPosted: Mon 23 Sep 2013, 10:53    Post subject: please help
Subject description: wireless internet divice detection problem
 

Dear

i installed ubunto but it does not detect my wirless internet divice wimax please help me
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cy3a

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PostPosted: Tue 24 Sep 2013, 05:04    Post subject:  

Does driver for hp1018 foo2zjs work with puppy 5.7.1?
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tempestuous

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PostPosted: Wed 01 Jan 2014, 03:07    Post subject:  

Accidental post.
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