The good part is - you gave us a very good description of what all you did.
Originally Posted by UncleAsriel
The not-so-good part is - 1) what you have done so far is not enough, and 2) Your method of black listing is 'slightly' incorrect.
Before you proceed to replace the native driver with the downloaded one (you haven't done it so far), I'd recommend you try the "swenc=Y" parameter I suggested in my previous post. It won't hurt anything even if didn't work, and will be a better choice if it did work.
ONLY If that option doesn't help, go ahead with installation of the downloaded one as follows -
- Open a terminal.
- Go into the directory in which you have extracted the downloaded driver package. For example, if it is RTL_DRIVER folder on the Desktop, then enter the command
- Once in, run -
- Enter your password when asked by sudo, and let the process finish. Watch out for any errors. Post back if there are.
Now to correct the blacklisting of the native drivers (obviously don't do it if the swenc=Y trick works for the native one) -
- Open the blacklist.conf file as root - gksu gedit /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf
- Now change the last three lines (that you have added) such that -
Proofread, save and close. Reboot and check -
You shouldn't see any of the blacklisted drivers in the output. Instead, you should see the 8192cu driver loaded as Kurt mentioned.
Let us know of the outcome.