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Old 11th May 2011, 08:36 PM
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Thinkpad L412 & Realtek 8192se

I found this link and would like to share it with the community. It worked for me on my current laptop running Fedora 14.
http://www.linwik.com/wiki/using+the...with+fedora+12

Basically you do the following:

Download the linux driver for the 8192se from herehttp://www.realtek.com.tw/downloads/...true#RTL8192SE

Code:
 
su -
yum install gcc kernel-devel kernel-headers patch make
cd /usr/src
sudo tar xzvf /path/to/rtl8192se_linux_xxxxxxxx.tar.gz
cd rtl8192se_linux_xxxxxxxxx
cp -rf firmware/RTL8192SE /lib/firmware
make
cp HAL/rtl8192/r8192se_pci.ko /lib/modules/`uname -r`/kernel/drivers/net/
depmod -a
Reboot and you will have wireless. Please note thought that every time you update your kernel, you will need to reinstall the driver. I have not found an RPM for this driver or a kmod, although ELRepo does have one for the Enterprise Linux found here: http://elrepo.org/tiki/kmod-r8192se

***Make sure that your wifi switch/button is switched on and if you have a wifi indicator that the light is on. ***

Hope this helps someone.
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Old 12th May 2011, 10:07 AM
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Re: Thinkpad L412 & Realtek 8192se

Hello,
I went through the procedure to the letter. on lspci, i see the hardware
Quote:
0e:00.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8101E/RTL8102E PCI Express Fast Ethernet controller (rev 02)
14:00.0 Network controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8192E Wireless LAN Controller (rev 01)
However, I still cant configure it, could you guide me please?
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Old 12th May 2011, 01:58 PM
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Re: Thinkpad L412 & Realtek 8192se

Just to make sure, and please do not take this the wrong way; but, are you changing
Code:
sudo tar xzvf /path/to/rtl8192se_linux_xxxxxxxx.tar.gz
cd rtl8192se_linux_xxxxxxxxx
Part to the actual path to, and where I stated rtl8192se_linux_xxxxxxx, that you actually list out the proper numbers?

Also, the part you listed:
Code:
14:00.0 Network controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8192E Wireless LAN Controller (rev 01)
Is that the actual lspci? Could you please provide me an lspci -m and a uname -a.

I will try and help you to the best of my ability.
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Old 12th May 2011, 03:03 PM
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Re: Thinkpad L412 & Realtek 8192se

the result from lspci -m
Code:
14:00.0 "Network controller" "Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd." "RTL8192E Wireless LAN Controller" -r01 "Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd." "Device 8151
the result of uname -a
Code:
 
Linux localhost.localdomain 2.6.35.6-45.fc14.x86_64 #1 SMP Mon Oct 18 23:57:44 UTC 2010 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux
and yes, I replaced the 'xxxxx' with the actual values
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Old 12th May 2011, 03:09 PM
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Re: Thinkpad L412 & Realtek 8192se

That would be because you have an 8192e and not an 8192se wireless card. I have just emailed Realtek asking for the linux driver. I will let you know what I get. If you want you can PM me and I can email you the driver if they send it.

After you have the appropriate driver the walk-through should work.
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Old 12th May 2011, 04:21 PM
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Re: Thinkpad L412 & Realtek 8192se

i really appreciate all your help. I would really like the drivers, please give me a heads-up when you get them
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Old 13th May 2011, 11:41 AM
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Re: Thinkpad L412 & Realtek 8192se

I got a repy back form Realtek with the driver, and they said the following:
Code:
Thanks for your email.

 

Please find the attached for latest RTL8192E 32bit and 64bit Linux driver.

You could refer to the readme.txt file within the driver package for detail.

 

Just kindly remind, please install by the below steps.

The following is the installing steps:

1. Change to the driver directory

2. sudo su

3. make

4. make install

5.reboot

6. ./wlan0up or ./wlan1up

 

     Note: 1. if permission denied, change perperty with `chmod 777 wlan0up`

           2. or enable driver with `ifconfig wlanx up`(wlanx denote wlan interface name).

 

If your OS is 64bit, maybe there is kernel self driver for RTL8192E, you should delete it first before install:

 

 

    1) cd /lib/modules/2.6.3x.xx.xx/

    2) find -name "r8192e_pci.ko"

    3) delet all the r8192e_pci.ko

    4) install our RTL8192E driver

    5) reboot.

 

 

if there’s still any other problem, please let us know.

   Thanks a lot
I would recommend trying my walkthough first as I know it works. Also let me know your email, because its too big for the forum post.
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Old 13th May 2011, 12:03 PM
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Re: Thinkpad L412 & Realtek 8192se

gotcha! I just sent you my email,
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Old 13th May 2011, 02:22 PM
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Re: Thinkpad L412 & Realtek 8192se

I have replied. Let me know through here if it does/ doesn't work.
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Re: Thinkpad L412 & Realtek 8192se

It Worked!!! Thanks man!
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Old 13th May 2011, 04:12 PM
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Re: Thinkpad L412 & Realtek 8192se

Glad to help.

---------- Post added at 11:12 AM ---------- Previous post was at 10:11 AM ----------

I should also mention that the above listed walkthrough for the 8192se driver, also works in Fedora 15!
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Old 20th May 2011, 05:05 PM
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Re: Thinkpad L412 & Realtek 8192se

Don't forget that after EVERY kernel update you MUST do the following:
Code:
make
cp HAL/rtl8192/r8192se_pci.ko /lib/modules/`uname -r`/kernel/drivers/net/
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