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#26 2013-07-10 10:04:37

xaos52
The Good Doctor
From: Planet of the @s
Registered: 2011-06-24
Posts: 4,595

Re: RTL8188CUS in-kernel driver not working.

/home/bernardo/downloads/rtl8712_8188_8191_8192SU_usb_linux_v2.6.6.0.20120405/driver/rtl8712_8188_8191_8192SU_usb_linux_v2.6.6.0.20120405/include/rtl871x_cmd.h:107:25: error: field ‘event_tasklet’ has incomplete type

This is the cause of it.

It is a problem with  the source you downloaded.
It does not compile any more against the current kernel headers.

Look for a more recent source package on the site you downloaded this from.
Or post your problem in their forum, if there is one.

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#27 2013-07-10 20:20:23

Inodoro Pereyra
#! Junkie
From: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Registered: 2013-07-01
Posts: 265

Re: RTL8188CUS in-kernel driver not working.

Ok, I can't seem to find any newer drivers. However, I found a thread on Ubuntuforums in which the op claims to have solved the problem.

http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2092934

But in that thread, he says he had blacklisted the native drivers at /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf., yet when I go to /etc/modprobe.d/ I find 2 blacklist files:

fbdev-blacklist.conf
and
alsa-base-blacklist.conf

In which one should I copy-paste the blacklist lines for the drivers?

Last edited by Inodoro Pereyra (2013-07-10 20:21:21)

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#28 2013-07-10 21:40:57

pvsage
Internal Affairs
From: North Carolina
Registered: 2009-10-18
Posts: 11,496

Re: RTL8188CUS in-kernel driver not working.

Latest build is RTL8188C_8192C_USB_linux_v3.4.4_4749.20121105.  For what it's worth, it works like a champ for me...but only with the older bpo kernel. sad


Yes; as a matter of fact, I am a cop.  Why do you ask? cool
I'm a moderator here.  How are we doing?  Feedback is encouraged.

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#29 2013-07-11 00:01:59

Inodoro Pereyra
#! Junkie
From: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Registered: 2013-07-01
Posts: 265

Re: RTL8188CUS in-kernel driver not working.

Working!!! big_smile  big_smile
And not only "working". Look at this:

Screenshot_07102013_08_48_22_PM.jpg

Look at the signal difference between the inboard wi-fi and the external card.

Thank you Xaos52 and Pvsage, you are a couple of MASTERS!!!

Anyways, just in case somebody may have the same problem in the future, I downloaded the driver from here:

http://www.realtek.com/downloads/downlo … Down=false

...and then followed the method described by Xaos52 at the beginning of the thread. Don't worry if it doesn't ask you to select a driver. As long as it says "The Setup Script is completed ! " at the end, you're good.

BTW, I have kernel 3.2.0-4, and it's working, so, Pvsage, if you want to update your kernel, now's the time...:)

Last edited by Inodoro Pereyra (2013-07-11 00:03:49)

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#30 2013-07-11 04:53:29

pvsage
Internal Affairs
From: North Carolina
Registered: 2009-10-18
Posts: 11,496

Re: RTL8188CUS in-kernel driver not working.

Glad you got yours working! cool  If you don't mind my asking, which brand wifi dongle are you using?  It seems the regression I've been dealing with is specific to the Belkin N300 mini-USB.

EDIT:  Oh, and it would often work like blue blazes for a few minutes or a couple days...then suddenly fail, with repeated requests to re-enter the WPA key.

Last edited by pvsage (2013-07-11 04:54:39)


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#31 2013-07-11 08:57:29

Inodoro Pereyra
#! Junkie
From: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Registered: 2013-07-01
Posts: 265

Re: RTL8188CUS in-kernel driver not working.

Not at all. I'm using Overtech OG-WN687N1.

Well, we'll see what happens in the future, but, so far, not only it's working, but it's giving me a connection quality I couldn't have dreamed with before. It really doesn't speak too highly of the Atheros card...

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#32 2013-07-18 18:02:38

rgnr
#! CrunchBanger
Registered: 2012-02-18
Posts: 134

Re: RTL8188CUS in-kernel driver not working.

t the pedd never ge
anything other than RTL8187L (e.g. RTL8188 RTL8192) - some of them work under Linux, but they are extremely buggy.

http://backtrack.pl/wiki/doku.php?id=en:cards

I've just received 8188cus sad
8191S (with antenna) works perfectly, the signal is even stronger than built-in.

Update: running iwscanner showed that the module supports only two channels ch1 and ch6.  Changing to ch6 did the trick, and the dongle has finally showed my connection. Well, it is good enough to surf the web, the signal is not bad, ping latencies are ok too, dl speed is 5-8M (my connection is 15M)

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