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Offline cURIOUSgEORGE

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Need help setting up wifi (Solved)
« on: April 29, 2012, 08:25:46 PM »
I'm trying to set up a usb wireless antenna on my "desktop". The driver is RTL8188SU. What tools do I need from the repo? I downloaded the driver from realtek but, I don't know how to install it. I untar it in my home directory but, when I type make in the terminal, I get an error saying

root@box:/home/tc/rtl8712_8188_8191_8192SU_usb_linux_v2.6.6.0.20110401/driver/rtl8712_8188_8191_8192SU_usb_linux_v2.6.6.0.20110401# make
make ARCH=i386 CROSS_COMPILE= -C /lib/modules/3.0.3-tinycore/build M=/home/tc/rtl8712_8188_8191_8192SU_usb_linux_v2.6.6.0.20110401/driver/rtl8712_8188_8191_8192SU_usb_linux_v2.6.6.0.20110401  modules
make: *** /lib/modules/3.0.3-tinycore/build: No such file or directory.  Stop.
make: *** [modules] Error

before this I got the wireless to work from using ndiswrapper and the realtek exe driver, but after a reboot it no longer works and when I type in the terminal wlan0 up - I get no device found.
« Last Edit: May 26, 2012, 10:29:11 PM by cURIOUSgEORGE »

Offline coreplayer2

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Re: Need help setting up wifi
« Reply #1 on: April 29, 2012, 08:35:00 PM »
I've compiled drivers for this device under 3.0.21 however have not submitted them yet sorry..

Will get on that right away, then you'll see if that will help..


Also see wiki  http://wiki.tinycorelinux.net/wiki:list_of_supported_wifi_devices

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Re: Need help setting up wifi
« Reply #2 on: April 29, 2012, 08:41:53 PM »
That would be very much appreciated. Thanks.

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Re: Need help setting up wifi
« Reply #3 on: May 26, 2012, 04:35:09 AM »
Did you ever get the chance to add the driver to the repo, I don't see it anywhere......... :-\

Thanks George

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Re: Need help setting up wifi
« Reply #4 on: May 26, 2012, 10:05:47 AM »
yes   
though this was compiled specifically for the usb wireless adapter
You will need

firmware.tcz
and
wl-rtl8712u-3.0.21-tinycore.tcz


Hope it works for you
« Last Edit: May 26, 2012, 10:14:59 AM by coreplayer2 »

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Re: Need help setting up wifi
« Reply #5 on: May 26, 2012, 10:27:51 PM »
YOU'RE AWESOME! It's works!!! Thanks a lot! 8)

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Re: Need help setting up wifi (Solved)
« Reply #6 on: May 27, 2012, 01:53:21 PM »
Thanks, am glad it works for you.

BTW,  so that we can update the wiki http://wiki.tinycorelinux.net/wiki:list_of_supported_wifi_devices  with your spec's, we'd be gratefull if you add your wireless card details here please
http://forum.tinycorelinux.net/index.php/topic,12910.0.html
then we can add it to the list.
Thanks

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Re: Need help setting up wifi (Solved)
« Reply #7 on: February 03, 2013, 05:53:00 PM »
Hello my friends.  I have been working hard to create extensions.
I am facing the same problem that the author of this thread faces.
The subject says "solved", but I am not sure from reading the thread how to overcome the issue.

My own research shows that I should install "kernel-devel" or kernel sources, but I am not finding extensions called that.
I tried installing extension module-init-tools.tcz, this did not help.

My error is this: "make: *** /lib/modules/3.0.21-tinycore/build: No such file or directory.  Stop."

If someone would kindly help me understand how to overcome this error, I would be grateful.

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Re: Need help setting up wifi (Solved)
« Reply #8 on: February 03, 2013, 06:30:28 PM »
Hi med458
First of all, I suspect you should have probably started your own thread for this.
Did you install  compiletc.tcz
I believe the error message means you need to install  linux-headers-3.0.21-tinycore.tcz

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Re: Need help setting up wifi (Solved)
« Reply #9 on: February 03, 2013, 07:30:34 PM »
:)
Was just wondering if you have the same adapter because Post #4 states to install these extensions for this adapter, there is no mention of compiling a driver,

firmware.tcz
and
wl-rtl8712u-3.0.21-tinycore.tcz

which will be needed if the issue is the same as the OP's

« Last Edit: February 04, 2013, 02:44:04 AM by coreplayer2 »

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Re: Need help setting up wifi (Solved)
« Reply #10 on: February 03, 2013, 10:53:10 PM »
Rich:
Installing the headers worked like a charm my friend, thank you very much for your fast help. (I did previously install compiletc).
I was thinking about starting my own thread.  Next time I have a question I will do that, thank you again!
Core:
Thank you, I did not notice that.  I will try those solutions if I run into more problems.  But for now, installing the headers extension worked.
« Last Edit: February 03, 2013, 10:56:11 PM by med458 »