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    Question HOWTO:Compilling and installing RTL8188CE Driver on Ubuntu 11.10 Oneiric Ocelot

    Here are some steps for those of us who have a Wireless Card with RTL8188CE Chip set or RTL8192CE,RTL8191SE/RTL8192SE,RTL8192DE for Realtek. Are also new to Ubuntu and the terminal, don't know how to compile or how to install a diver on Ubuntu for it.


    First we need to download the diver from Here

    http://www.realtek.com/downloads/dow...Downloads=true

    Then you will need to put it on the desktop from the downloads folder. Then extract it with Archive Manger by right clicking it and putting it in the Home folder witch is on the left side of the desktop in the top part of the unity dock.

    You will need to rename the extracted folder to something sorter like rtldriver

    Now open a terminal window by pressing these 3 keys at once Ctrl & Alt & T on the keyboard

    In the terminal put

    Code:
    sudo su
    It will ask for your password. In the terminal put

    Code:
    apt-get install gcc build-essential
    That will down load all the needed files to compilie the driver. Once its done put this in to the terminal

    Code:
    cd /home/Your Name/rtldriver
    Heres what mine looks like

    Code:
    cd /home/osalot/rtldriver
    Now you should have somthing that looks similar to this in the terminal

    Code:
    root@osalot-Rampage-Extreme:/home/osalot/rtldriver#
    Now put this in the terminal

    Code:
    make
    Once thats done put this in the terminal

    Code:
    Make install
    Now we need to start the driver. Put this in to the terminal

    Code:
    modprobe rtl8192ce
    If your WIFI shows up with the other connections that means the driver was compiled correctly.Now to get it to stay that way even after a reboot. We will need to open gedit with root privileges for the next bit. In the terminal put

    Code:
    gksudo gedit /etc/modules
    It should look like this in gedit
    Code:
    # /etc/modules: kernel modules to load at boot time.
    #
    # This file contains the names of kernel modules that should be loaded
    # at boot time, one per line. Lines beginning with "#" are ignored.
    
    lp
    Now we need to put this rtl8192ce.ko in it so it loads up on start.Once done should look like this

    Code:
    # /etc/modules: kernel modules to load at boot time.
    #
    # This file contains the names of kernel modules that should be loaded
    # at boot time, one per line. Lines beginning with "#" are ignored.
    
    lp
    rtl8192ce.ko
    Now save, close, and reboot Ubuntu and you should now have a working RTL8188CE WIFI card in a Ubuntu.

    If there are any errors or mistakes in the post let me know

    Here are some other posts/documentation

    Supported wireless cards and Info in Ubuntu

    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Wi...CardsSupported

    Another How to for Rosewill RNX-N150PC PCI Ralink 3060
    wireless cards

    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.p...ight=rt3562sta

    Information on root/sudo usage

    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/RootSudo

    Information on wireless trouble shooting/how to set up ndiswrapper


    https://help.ubuntu.com/10.10/intern...eless-disabled

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    Re: HOWTO:Compilling and installing RTL8188CE Driver on Ubuntu 11.10 Oneiric Ocelot

    Hi,
    I have ubuntu 12.04 as a OS with win7 on a Toshiba netbook NB 510. Wireless works ok on win7 but is unreliable on ubuntu. I tried a netgear usb wireless which works. I have followed your instructions re a linux driver but encounter an error after make. I also get the same error when using the realtek automated command. The terminal output is shown below.Do you have any suggestions?
    william@william-netbook:~$ sudo su
    [sudo] password for william:
    root@william-netbook:/home/william# cd /home/william/driver/driver2
    root@william-netbook:/home/william/driver/driver2# apt-get install gcc build-essential
    Reading package lists... Done
    Building dependency tree
    Reading state information... Done
    build-essential is already the newest version.
    gcc is already the newest version.
    0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 14 not upgraded.
    root@william-netbook:/home/william/driver/driver2# make
    make ARCH=i386 CROSS_COMPILE= -C /lib/modules/3.2.0-24-generic-pae/build M=/home/william/driver/driver2 modules
    make[1]: Entering directory `/usr/src/linux-headers-3.2.0-24-generic-pae'
    CC [M] /home/william/driver/driver2/cmd/rtl871x_cmd.o
    In file included from /home/william/driver/driver2/include/drv_types.h:70:0,
    from /home/william/driver/driver2/cmd/rtl871x_cmd.c:24:
    /home/william/driver/driver2/include/rtl871x_cmd.h:107:25: error: field ‘event_tasklet’ has incomplete type
    In file included from /home/william/driver/driver2/include/drv_types.h:72:0,
    from /home/william/driver/driver2/cmd/rtl871x_cmd.c:24:
    /home/william/driver/driver2/include/rtl871x_xmit.h:355:24: error: field ‘xmit_tasklet’ has incomplete type
    In file included from /home/william/driver/driver2/include/drv_types.h:73:0,
    from /home/william/driver/driver2/cmd/rtl871x_cmd.c:24:
    /home/william/driver/driver2/include/rtl871x_recv.h:205:24: error: field ‘recv_tasklet’ has incomplete type
    make[2]: *** [/home/william/driver/driver2/cmd/rtl871x_cmd.o] Error 1
    make[1]: *** [_module_/home/william/driver/driver2] Error 2
    make[1]: Leaving directory `/usr/src/linux-headers-3.2.0-24-generic-pae'
    make: *** [modules] Error 2
    root@william-netbook:/home/william/driver/driver2# Make install
    No command 'Make' found, did you mean:
    Command 'fake' from package 'fake' (universe)
    Command 'rake' from package 'rake' (main)
    Command 'cake' from package 'cakephp-scripts' (universe)
    Command 'make' from package 'make' (main)
    Make: command not found
    root@william-netbook:/home/william/driver/driver2#

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