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    Rtl 8191su

    Hey guys

    I've been using the instructions here http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.p...light=rtl+8712

    To install drivers for an RTL 8191S

    jared@InsaneProvision:~$ cd Desktop/
    jared@InsaneProvision:~/Desktop$ rtl8712_8188_8191_8192SU_usb_linux_v2.6.6.0.201204 05/driver/rtl8712_8188_8191_8192SU_usb_linux_v2.6.6.0.201204 05/sudo su
    bash: rtl8712_8188_8191_8192SU_usb_linux_v2.6.6.0.201204 05/driver/rtl8712_8188_8191_8192SU_usb_linux_v2.6.6.0.201204 05/sudo: No such file or directory

    I know this is probably really simple, but What am I doing wrong?

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    Re: RTL 8191SU I cannot manage install wireless driver!! NOOB alert!!

    The 'sudo su' part is a separate command and needs to go on the next line - you need to press the 'Enter' key after doing the tab completion

    Quote Originally Posted by chili555 View Post
    Now back to the terminal:
    Code:
    cd  Desktop/rtl8712_8188_8191_8192SU_usb_linux_v2.6.6.0.20101111/driver/rtl8712_8188_8191_8192SU_usb_linux_v2.6.6.0.20101111
    You don't need to carefully type all that! Just type in:
    Code:
    cd  Desktop/rtl
    Press Tab and the rest of the first part will fill in. Add driver/rtl and press Tab and the remainder will fill in. PRESS ENTER. Now do:
    Code:
    sudo su
    make
    make install
    modprobe 8712u
    exit

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    Re: RTL 8191SU I cannot manage install wireless driver!! NOOB alert!!

    jared@InsaneProvision:~/Desktop$ rtl8712_8188_8191_8192SU_usb_linux_v2.6.6.0.201204 05/driver/rtl8712_8188_8191_8192SU_usb_linux_v2.6.6.0.201204 05/ -make
    bash: rtl8712_8188_8191_8192SU_usb_linux_v2.6.6.0.201204 05/driver/rtl8712_8188_8191_8192SU_usb_linux_v2.6.6.0.201204 05/: Is a directory
    jared@InsaneProvision:~/Desktop$ sudo su
    [sudo] password for jared:
    root@InsaneProvision:/home/jared/Desktop# make
    make: *** No targets specified and no makefile found. Stop.

    the enter in the last reply gives me: bash: rtl8712_8188_8191_8192SU_usb_linux_v2.6.6.0.201204 05/driver/rtl8712_8188_8191_8192SU_usb_linux_v2.6.6.0.201204 05/: Is a directory
    Last edited by jwaipouri; January 19th, 2013 at 04:42 AM.

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    Re: RTL 8191SU I cannot manage install wireless driver!! NOOB alert!!

    You need to do the make command from in that directory, not To that directory. Life is easier if you just cd to it to begin with.
    Please & Thank You

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    Re: RTL 8191SU I cannot manage install wireless driver!! NOOB alert!!

    Quote Originally Posted by helpee View Post
    You need to do the make command from in that directory, not To that directory. Life is easier if you just cd to it to begin with.
    OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!

    I knew whatever i was missing would be simple.

    So I ran the make command and got this:


    /home/jared/Desktop/rtl8712_8188_8191_8192SU_usb_linux_v2.6.6.0.201204 05/driver/rtl8712_8188_8191_8192SU_usb_linux_v2.6.6.0.201204 05/include/rtl871x_recv.h:205:24: error: field ‘recv_tasklet’ has incomplete type
    make[2]: *** [/home/jared/Desktop/rtl8712_8188_8191_8192SU_usb_linux_v2.6.6.0.201204 05/driver/rtl8712_8188_8191_8192SU_usb_linux_v2.6.6.0.201204 05/cmd/rtl871x_cmd.o] Error 1
    make[1]: *** [_module_/home/jared/Desktop/rtl8712_8188_8191_8192SU_usb_linux_v2.6.6.0.201204 05/driver/rtl8712_8188_8191_8192SU_usb_linux_v2.6.6.0.201204 05] Error 2
    make[1]: Leaving directory `/usr/src/linux-headers-3.2.0-34-generic-pae'
    make: *** [modules] Error 2


    And then make install:


    root@InsaneProvision:/home/jared/Desktop/rtl8712_8188_8191_8192SU_usb_linux_v2.6.6.0.201204 05/driver/rtl8712_8188_8191_8192SU_usb_linux_v2.6.6.0.201204 05# make install
    install -p -m 644 8712u.ko /lib/modules/3.2.0-34-generic-pae/kernel/drivers/net/wireless/
    install: cannot stat `8712u.ko': No such file or directory
    make: *** [install] Error 1
    Last edited by jwaipouri; January 19th, 2013 at 04:47 AM.

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    Re: RTL 8191SU I cannot manage install wireless driver!! NOOB alert!!

    Try this:

    Code:
    sudo apt-get update
    sudo apt-get install build-essential
    Then try the make again.

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    Re: RTL 8191SU I cannot manage install wireless driver!! NOOB alert!!

    Quote Originally Posted by ahallubuntu View Post
    Try this:

    Code:
    sudo apt-get update
    sudo apt-get install build-essential
    Then try the make again.

    Done that. still comes back with the same errors:


    root@InsaneProvision:/home/jared/Desktop/rtl8712_8188_8191_8192SU_usb_linux_v2.6.6.0.201204 05/driver/rtl8712_8188_8191_8192SU_usb_linux_v2.6.6.0.201204 05# make
    make ARCH=i386 CROSS_COMPILE= -C /lib/modules/3.2.0-34-generic-pae/build M=/home/jared/Desktop/rtl8712_8188_8191_8192SU_usb_linux_v2.6.6.0.201204 05/driver/rtl8712_8188_8191_8192SU_usb_linux_v2.6.6.0.201204 05 modules
    make[1]: Entering directory `/usr/src/linux-headers-3.2.0-34-generic-pae'
    CC [M] /home/jared/Desktop/rtl8712_8188_8191_8192SU_usb_linux_v2.6.6.0.201204 05/driver/rtl8712_8188_8191_8192SU_usb_linux_v2.6.6.0.201204 05/cmd/rtl871x_cmd.o
    In file included from /home/jared/Desktop/rtl8712_8188_8191_8192SU_usb_linux_v2.6.6.0.201204 05/driver/rtl8712_8188_8191_8192SU_usb_linux_v2.6.6.0.201204 05/include/drv_types.h:70:0,
    from /home/jared/Desktop/rtl8712_8188_8191_8192SU_usb_linux_v2.6.6.0.201204 05/driver/rtl8712_8188_8191_8192SU_usb_linux_v2.6.6.0.201204 05/cmd/rtl871x_cmd.c:24:
    /home/jared/Desktop/rtl8712_8188_8191_8192SU_usb_linux_v2.6.6.0.201204 05/driver/rtl8712_8188_8191_8192SU_usb_linux_v2.6.6.0.201204 05/include/rtl871x_cmd.h:107:25: error: field ‘event_tasklet’ has incomplete type
    In file included from /home/jared/Desktop/rtl8712_8188_8191_8192SU_usb_linux_v2.6.6.0.201204 05/driver/rtl8712_8188_8191_8192SU_usb_linux_v2.6.6.0.201204 05/include/drv_types.h:72:0,
    from /home/jared/Desktop/rtl8712_8188_8191_8192SU_usb_linux_v2.6.6.0.201204 05/driver/rtl8712_8188_8191_8192SU_usb_linux_v2.6.6.0.201204 05/cmd/rtl871x_cmd.c:24:
    /home/jared/Desktop/rtl8712_8188_8191_8192SU_usb_linux_v2.6.6.0.201204 05/driver/rtl8712_8188_8191_8192SU_usb_linux_v2.6.6.0.201204 05/include/rtl871x_xmit.h:355:24: error: field ‘xmit_tasklet’ has incomplete type
    In file included from /home/jared/Desktop/rtl8712_8188_8191_8192SU_usb_linux_v2.6.6.0.201204 05/driver/rtl8712_8188_8191_8192SU_usb_linux_v2.6.6.0.201204 05/include/drv_types.h:73:0,
    from /home/jared/Desktop/rtl8712_8188_8191_8192SU_usb_linux_v2.6.6.0.201204 05/driver/rtl8712_8188_8191_8192SU_usb_linux_v2.6.6.0.201204 05/cmd/rtl871x_cmd.c:24:
    /home/jared/Desktop/rtl8712_8188_8191_8192SU_usb_linux_v2.6.6.0.201204 05/driver/rtl8712_8188_8191_8192SU_usb_linux_v2.6.6.0.201204 05/include/rtl871x_recv.h:205:24: error: field ‘recv_tasklet’ has incomplete type
    make[2]: *** [/home/jared/Desktop/rtl8712_8188_8191_8192SU_usb_linux_v2.6.6.0.201204 05/driver/rtl8712_8188_8191_8192SU_usb_linux_v2.6.6.0.201204 05/cmd/rtl871x_cmd.o] Error 1
    make[1]: *** [_module_/home/jared/Desktop/rtl8712_8188_8191_8192SU_usb_linux_v2.6.6.0.201204 05/driver/rtl8712_8188_8191_8192SU_usb_linux_v2.6.6.0.201204 05] Error 2
    make[1]: Leaving directory `/usr/src/linux-headers-3.2.0-34-generic-pae'
    make: *** [modules] Error 2

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    Re: RTL 8191SU I cannot manage install wireless driver!! NOOB alert!!

    so this afternoon I left the adaptor plugged in and the machine switched on (it's a toshiba libretto which I normally switch off when I'm not using it).

    When I came back a few hours later it had magically decided to recognise the wlan adaptor and now it is working beautifully.

    Don't know whether the driver has installed itself or something else has happened, but either way it is now working.

    Yay!

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    Re: Rtl 8191su

    Good, please mark the thread 'solved'.
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