Gentoo Forums
Gentoo Forums
Gentoo Forums
Quick Search: in
RTL8192ce driver for wireless [SOLVED]
View unanswered posts
View posts from last 24 hours

Goto page Previous  1, 2  
Reply to topic    Gentoo Forums Forum Index Installing Gentoo
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
Eddi3x3
Guru
Guru


Joined: 25 May 2011
Posts: 328

PostPosted: Wed Oct 12, 2011 4:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It doesnt show, im assuming this has to do with.my kernel.not loading up the module for wireless when I did menuconfig
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Eddi3x3
Guru
Guru


Joined: 25 May 2011
Posts: 328

PostPosted: Wed Oct 12, 2011 10:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My kernel isn't detecting my wifi card even though I have the right driver installed and running
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
NeddySeagoon
Administrator
Administrator


Joined: 05 Jul 2003
Posts: 31341
Location: 56N 3W

PostPosted: Fri Oct 14, 2011 6:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Eddi3x3,

You need a number of modules for wireless and its best if they are all built as modues, not bult into the kernel.
That way you have control over the module load order, which is sometimes important.

To add to the complications, some drivers need firmware, some don't. If your wireless card needs fimware, you will see something in dmesg about it. Including the file name it tried to load.
If you build the wifi hardware driver into the kernel, the firmware (if required) must also be in the kernel. If the firmware is in /lib/firmare, the wifi hardware driver must be a module.
The other two combinations don't work.

Google suggests your RTL8192ce needs a firmware file and
Code:
emerge -s firmware
includes
Code:
*  net-wireless/rtl8192se-firmware
      Latest version available: 2.6.0019.1207.2010
      Latest version installed: [ Not Installed ]
      Size of files: 1,976 kB
      Homepage:      http://www.realtek.com.tw/
      Description:   RTL8191SE/8192SE wireless chipset firmware
      License:       freedis


This will install your firmware to /lib/firmware so you wull need to make the rtl8192se driver a module, just for easy living on my system
Code:
$ emerge -pf net-wireless/rtl8192se-firmware
shows

Code:
These are the packages that would be fetched, in order:

Calculating dependencies... done!

http://de-mirror.org/distro/gentoo/distfiles/rtl8192se_linux_2.6.0019.1207.2010.tar.gz http://mirrors.sec.informatik.tu-darmstadt.de/gentoo/distfiles/rtl8192se_linux_2.6.0019.1207.2010.tar.gz http://gentoo.tiscali.nl/distfiles/rtl8192se_linux_2.6.0019.1207.2010.tar.gz http://gentoo.mneisen.org/distfiles/rtl8192se_linux_2.6.0019.1207.2010.tar.gz http://gentoo.mirror.pw.edu.pl/distfiles/rtl8192se_linux_2.6.0019.1207.2010.tar.gz http://gentoo.prz.rzeszow.pl/distfiles/rtl8192se_linux_2.6.0019.1207.2010.tar.gz http://mirror.uni-c.dk/pub/gentoo/distfiles/rtl8192se_linux_2.6.0019.1207.2010.tar.gz http://mirror.mdfnet.se/mirror/gentoo/distfiles/rtl8192se_linux_2.6.0019.1207.2010.tar.gz http://ftp.gentoo.bg/distfiles/rtl8192se_linux_2.6.0019.1207.2010.tar.gz http://distfiles.gentoo.bg/distfiles/rtl8192se_linux_2.6.0019.1207.2010.tar.gz http://mirrors.ludost.net/gentoo/distfiles/rtl8192se_linux_2.6.0019.1207.2010.tar.gz http://mirror.hamakor.org.il/pub/mirrors/gentoo/distfiles/rtl8192se_linux_2.6.0019.1207.2010.tar.gz http://ftp.dei.uc.pt/pub/linux/gentoo/distfiles/rtl8192se_linux_2.6.0019.1207.2010.tar.gz http://gentoo-distfiles.mirrors.tds.net/distfiles/rtl8192se_linux_2.6.0019.1207.2010.tar.gz http://gentoo.ussg.indiana.edu/distfiles/rtl8192se_linux_2.6.0019.1207.2010.tar.gz http://ftp.halifax.rwth-aachen.de/gentoo/distfiles/rtl8192se_linux_2.6.0019.1207.2010.tar.gz http://gentoo.osuosl.org/distfiles/rtl8192se_linux_2.6.0019.1207.2010.tar.gz

Thats a space separated list of links to the location of the file on my list of GENTOO_MIRRORS. You need to fetch one of those files to your /usr/portage/distfiles so emerge can install it for you.
_________________
Regards,

NeddySeagoon

Computer users fall into two groups:-
those that do backups
those that have never had a hard drive fail.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Eddi3x3
Guru
Guru


Joined: 25 May 2011
Posts: 328

PostPosted: Sun Oct 16, 2011 11:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I fixed the problem by simply emerging linux-firmware =-D thanks everybody and sorry for taking so long to mark this as solved
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
gcb
Tux's lil' helper
Tux's lil' helper


Joined: 08 Feb 2012
Posts: 80

PostPosted: Sun Feb 12, 2012 8:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

that thread was useful as i had the radeon firmwares, which blocks linux-firmware

do I need to do anything besides installing the package?

i guess i have to add it to the firmware list on the kernel config and recompile?
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Display posts from previous:   
Reply to topic    Gentoo Forums Forum Index Installing Gentoo All times are GMT
Goto page Previous  1, 2
Page 2 of 2

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum