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Re: Realtek rtl8188ru installation
« Reply #15 on: July 17, 2012, 01:08:05 PM »
hello, and thank you for spending your time on my case,

when i try to explicitly load r8192u_usb found in /usr/local/lib/modules/3.0.21-tinycore/kernel/drivers/net/wireless, that's the output :

modprobe: can't load module r8192u_usb (kernel.tclocal/drivers/net/wireless/r8192u_usb.ko.gz): invalid module format

what i've done wrong ?

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Re: Realtek rtl8188ru installation
« Reply #16 on: July 17, 2012, 01:11:53 PM »
Hi coreplayer2
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but the firmware.tcz which is required is missing..!
Isn't it listed under loop18?

Well I must be blind..  but wait..
« Last Edit: July 17, 2012, 01:13:28 PM by coreplayer2 »

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Re: Realtek rtl8188ru installation
« Reply #17 on: July 17, 2012, 01:48:07 PM »
hello, and thank you for spending your time on my case,

when i try to explicitly load r8192u_usb found in /usr/local/lib/modules/3.0.21-tinycore/kernel/drivers/net/wireless, that's the output :

modprobe: can't load module r8192u_usb (kernel.tclocal/drivers/net/wireless/r8192u_usb.ko.gz): invalid module format

what i've done wrong ?

Perhaps try rtl8192cu

Or, well I have a link which might explain what is happening but I believe it's against forum rules 

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Re: Realtek rtl8188ru installation
« Reply #18 on: July 17, 2012, 02:04:25 PM »
Hi coreplayer2
What part of the link do you think violates the forums rules?

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Re: Realtek rtl8188ru installation
« Reply #19 on: July 17, 2012, 02:33:31 PM »
This one might be pertinent to this issue but it's an outside link  https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/maverick/+source/linux-firmware/+bug/595455

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Re: Realtek rtl8188ru installation
« Reply #20 on: July 17, 2012, 05:50:47 PM »
Hi coreplayer2
Posting an outside link is not a problem as long as it's pertinent to the thread, which this appears to be.

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Re: Realtek rtl8188ru installation
« Reply #21 on: July 18, 2012, 10:23:36 AM »
hello,
with r8192u_usb i still have the same issue (invalid format...), and with the 8192cu there is no firmware request after the "usbcore : registered..."
do you really think the workaround exposed in the link above is suitable ?


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Re: Realtek rtl8188ru installation
« Reply #22 on: July 18, 2012, 11:25:22 AM »
Hi cep33920
Your lsusb command says the vendor/product ID is 07D1:3303
According to this link:
http://wiki.debian.org/rtl819x#Realtek_RTL8188CE.2C_RTL8188CUS.2C_RTL8188DE.2C_RTL8188SU.2C_RTL8191SE.2C_RTL8191SU.2C_RTL8192CE.2C_RTL8192CU.2C_RTL8192DE.2C_RTL8192E.2C_RTL8192SE.2C_RTL8192SU.2C_RTL8192U_devices
the driver you want is  r8192s_usb  which I don't see in the repository.

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Re: Realtek rtl8188ru installation
« Reply #23 on: July 18, 2012, 12:03:57 PM »
you'r great, Rich,
your linl leads to this precious comment :

r8192s_usb (supported devices)
Supports USB devices based on the RTL8188SU, RTL8191SU and RTL8192SU chipsets.
Introduced in Linux 2.6.31,3 enabled at linux-2.6 2.6.32-10.
Superseded by r8712u and removed from mainline at Linux 2.6.37.4

wl..r8712u installed and seems to work perfectly !

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Re: Realtek rtl8188ru installation
« Reply #24 on: July 18, 2012, 12:21:10 PM »
Hi cep33920
Glad to hear you got it all sorted out. Checking what other distros are doing can often be a valuable source
of information when trying to solve a problem.

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Re: Realtek rtl8188ru installation
« Reply #25 on: July 18, 2012, 12:48:17 PM »
To help others perhaps we could get this filled out please so we can update the wiki

from http://forum.tinycorelinux.net/index.php/topic,12910.0.html

Wireless NIC Chip =
USB ID =
PCI ID =
OEM & Model as tested =
HW rev =
Interface =
WLAN standard [802.11] =
Frequency Band =
Security (1) =
Tested with kernel =
Tested with Wifi.tcz =
Required Extensions (2) =
Notes =

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Re: Realtek rtl8188ru installation
« Reply #26 on: July 18, 2012, 01:14:59 PM »
done in the appropriate thread ;)

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Re: Realtek rtl8188ru installation
« Reply #27 on: July 18, 2012, 01:21:15 PM »
Thanks, just a quick question; was there anything specifically needed in wireless-3.0.12-tinycore.tcz ?  I don't think it has anything else to offer over the firmware and driver extensions

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Re: Realtek rtl8188ru installation
« Reply #28 on: July 23, 2012, 11:04:50 PM »
well, i don't really known, but it loads... a dependence ?

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Realtek rtl8188ru installation
« Reply #29 on: July 24, 2012, 10:35:59 AM »
Afaik it's not a dep of anything
Why not remove it from the on boot list then after reboot check if it is loaded and if not does the wifi still function
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