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    garethppls Guest

    [solved] Realtek rtl8187se (MSI Wind)

    I am installing drivers for the Realtek 8199 wireless chipset that is in my MSI Wind laptop. I'm having some difficulty however. When I compile the drivers it doesn't make any .ko or kernel module files for me to load with insmod afterwards.

    The tarball I used was this: http://launchpadlibrarian.net/160985...16.2008.tar.gz

    It contains scripts to install the drivers and then to load them:

    When I compile the drivers using ./makedrv I get the following error telling me that it is not compiling the .ko files for some reason.

    The error message is here

    When I use the ./wlan0up script provided I get the following error:
    Code:
     ./wlan0up
    insmod: can't read 'ieee80211_crypt-rtl.ko': No such file or directory
    insmod: can't read 'ieee80211_crypt_wep-rtl.ko': No such file or directory
    insmod: can't read 'ieee80211_crypt_tkip-rtl.ko': No such file or directory
    insmod: can't read 'ieee80211_crypt_ccmp-rtl.ko': No such file or directory
    insmod: can't read 'ieee80211-rtl.ko': No such file or directory
    insmod: error inserting 'r8180.ko': -1 Operation not permitted
    cp: cannot create regular file `/etc/acpi/events/RadioPower.sh': Permission denied
    wlan0: unknown interface: No such device
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    Last edited by garethppls; 4th September 2008 at 03:20 PM.

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    Do you have the kernel-devel and kernel-headers packages installed (2.6.25.14-108)?

    The ./wlan0up is pointless, since the driver compile failed with errors.

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    Code:
    [root@localhost gareth]# yum install kernel-devel
    Loaded plugins: refresh-packagekit
    fedora                                                   | 2.4 kB     00:00     
    updates                                                  | 2.3 kB     00:00     
    Setting up Install Process
    Parsing package install arguments
    Package kernel-devel-2.6.25.14-108.fc9.i686 already installed and latest version
    Nothing to do
    [root@localhost gareth]# yum install kernel-headers
    Loaded plugins: refresh-packagekit
    Setting up Install Process
    Parsing package install arguments
    Package kernel-headers-2.6.25.14-108.fc9.i386 already installed and latest version
    Nothing to do
    [root@localhost gareth]#
    It appears I already have both of these packages.

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    Umm... OK. Where did you get that source code? It doesn't look quite right.... Is that an Ubungtu site ("LaunchPad")? The scripts may not work (apparently, they do not) with Fedora.

    Can you get the "real" source code from some other site?

    V

  5. #5
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    Hm, indeed I got the link from the MSI Wind forum. I will try look for the original source.

    The chipset I have is the Realtek 8199 chipset the lspci output is as follows:
    Code:
    02:00.0 Network controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. Unknown device 8199 (rev 22)
    Edit: There is a Fedora Bugzilla report which says that the drivers that are suggested in the MSI Wind wiki should be tried. (These are the ones which I have just attempted to install)
    https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=459439

    Also there is an RPM for OpenSUSE 11, which I tried but I was not able to resolve dependencies the output from package installer was as follows:

    Code:
    kernel(debug:vmlinux) = ff0248894ddfe8a0 is needed by package rtl8199-kmp-debug-0.01_2.6.25.5_1.1-3.1.i586 (/home/gareth/Download/rtl8199-kmp-debug-0.01_2.6.25.5_1.1-3.1.i586.rpm)
    Anyone know what this is asking me to do?
    Last edited by garethppls; 3rd September 2008 at 01:28 PM.

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    Yeah, I just saw that, too. Ii looks like the tarball/code is tailored to SuSE and won't work on Fedora.

    V

    EDIT: No, the README suggests that it's a generic package for Linux kernels 2.6+. I'm lost. Sorry.
    Last edited by Hlingler; 3rd September 2008 at 01:33 PM.

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    Apparently there is support of r8199 wireless chipsets in kernel version 2.6.27, is there any easy enough way to upgrade to this in fedora at the minute? I know the ubuntu team have the kernel image as a package to download.

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    Oof! You'll open a HUGE can of worms if you try to install a development kernel on your OS, but... You could try either the F10 alpha/beta release (be prepared for other problems), or, enable the fedora-development repo and try the latest 2.6.27+ kernel. Be prepared for problems.

    http://koji.fedoraproject.org/koji/p...fo?packageID=8

    Good Luck,
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    Apologies for asking yet another question, but how do you enable the development repository on yum?

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    yum --enablerepo=development [install/update] <packagename1> ...

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    Hm, I get an error message saying:
    Error getting repository data for development, repository not found

    likewise when I use fedora-development

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    OOPS! They re-named it rawhide. File: /etc/yum.repos.d/fedora-rawhide.repo.

    yum --enablerepo=rawhide [install/update] ...

    I did mention that this may cause problems, right?

    Good Luck,
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  13. #13
    garethppls Guest
    I have the DVD ISO close at hand incase I need to reinstall

    If it works I will document it on the MSI Wind wiki.

    Edit: Apparently no support for wireless even in the new kernel. May as well try to compile again with the newer kernel now that I have it.
    Last edited by garethppls; 3rd September 2008 at 02:20 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by garethppls
    I have the DVD ISO close at hand incase I need to reinstall

    If it works I will document it on the MSI Wind wiki.

    Edit: Apparently no support for wireless even in the new kernel. May as well try to compile again with the newer kernel now that I have it.
    Now I cannot even compile is it time to reinstall from the ISO?

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    On a new install I've tried to compile ndiswrapper and I am getting errors. Could it be that the compiling system on fedora needs more packages or what could it be:

    Code:
    make -C /usr/src/kernels/2.6.25.10-86.fc9.i686 M=/home/gareth/ndiswrapper-1.53/driver
    make[2]: Entering directory `/usr/src/kernels/2.6.25.10-86.fc9.i686'
      CC [M]  /home/gareth/ndiswrapper-1.53/driver/iw_ndis.o
    /home/gareth/ndiswrapper-1.53/driver/iw_ndis.c: In function ‘ndis_translate_scan’:
    /home/gareth/ndiswrapper-1.53/driver/iw_ndis.c:1037: warning: passing argument 1 of ‘iwe_stream_add_event’ from incompatible pointer type
    /home/gareth/ndiswrapper-1.53/driver/iw_ndis.c:1037: warning: passing argument 3 of ‘iwe_stream_add_event’ from incompatible pointer type
    /home/gareth/ndiswrapper-1.53/driver/iw_ndis.c:1037: warning: passing argument 4 of ‘iwe_stream_add_event’ makes pointer from integer without a cast
    /home/gareth/ndiswrapper-1.53/driver/iw_ndis.c:1037: error: too few arguments to function ‘iwe_stream_add_event’
    /home/gareth/ndiswrapper-1.53/driver/iw_ndis.c:1047: warning: passing argument 1 of ‘iwe_stream_add_point’ from incompatible pointer type
    /home/gareth/ndiswrapper-1.53/driver/iw_ndis.c:1047: warning: passing argument 3 of ‘iwe_stream_add_point’ from incompatible pointer type
    /home/gareth/ndiswrapper-1.53/driver/iw_ndis.c:1047: warning: passing argument 4 of ‘iwe_stream_add_point’ from incompatible pointer type
    /home/gareth/ndiswrapper-1.53/driver/iw_ndis.c:1047: error: too few arguments to function ‘iwe_stream_add_point’
    /home/gareth/ndiswrapper-1.53/driver/iw_ndis.c:1053: warning: passing argument 1 of ‘iwe_stream_add_event’ from incompatible pointer type
    /home/gareth/ndiswrapper-1.53/driver/iw_ndis.c:1053: warning: passing argument 3 of ‘iwe_stream_add_event’ from incompatible pointer type
    /home/gareth/ndiswrapper-1.53/driver/iw_ndis.c:1053: warning: passing argument 4 of ‘iwe_stream_add_event’ makes pointer from integer without a cast
    /home/gareth/ndiswrapper-1.53/driver/iw_ndis.c:1053: error: too few arguments to function ‘iwe_stream_add_event’
    /home/gareth/ndiswrapper-1.53/driver/iw_ndis.c:1064: warning: passing argument 1 of ‘iwe_stream_add_event’ from incompatible pointer type
    /home/gareth/ndiswrapper-1.53/driver/iw_ndis.c:1064: warning: passing argument 3 of ‘iwe_stream_add_event’ from incompatible pointer type
    /home/gareth/ndiswrapper-1.53/driver/iw_ndis.c:1064: warning: passing argument 4 of ‘iwe_stream_add_event’ makes pointer from integer without a cast
    /home/gareth/ndiswrapper-1.53/driver/iw_ndis.c:1064: error: too few arguments to function ‘iwe_stream_add_event’
    /home/gareth/ndiswrapper-1.53/driver/iw_ndis.c:1079: warning: passing argument 1 of ‘iwe_stream_add_event’ from incompatible pointer type
    /home/gareth/ndiswrapper-1.53/driver/iw_ndis.c:1079: warning: passing argument 3 of ‘iwe_stream_add_event’ from incompatible pointer type
    /home/gareth/ndiswrapper-1.53/driver/iw_ndis.c:1079: warning: passing argument 4 of ‘iwe_stream_add_event’ makes pointer from integer without a cast
    /home/gareth/ndiswrapper-1.53/driver/iw_ndis.c:1079: error: too few arguments to function ‘iwe_stream_add_event’
    /home/gareth/ndiswrapper-1.53/driver/iw_ndis.c:1093: warning: passing argument 1 of ‘iwe_stream_add_event’ from incompatible pointer type
    /home/gareth/ndiswrapper-1.53/driver/iw_ndis.c:1093: warning: passing argument 3 of ‘iwe_stream_add_event’ from incompatible pointer type
    /home/gareth/ndiswrapper-1.53/driver/iw_ndis.c:1093: warning: passing argument 4 of ‘iwe_stream_add_event’ makes pointer from integer without a cast
    /home/gareth/ndiswrapper-1.53/driver/iw_ndis.c:1093: error: too few arguments to function ‘iwe_stream_add_event’
    /home/gareth/ndiswrapper-1.53/driver/iw_ndis.c:1104: warning: passing argument 1 of ‘iwe_stream_add_point’ from incompatible pointer type
    /home/gareth/ndiswrapper-1.53/driver/iw_ndis.c:1104: warning: passing argument 3 of ‘iwe_stream_add_point’ from incompatible pointer type
    /home/gareth/ndiswrapper-1.53/driver/iw_ndis.c:1104: warning: passing argument 4 of ‘iwe_stream_add_point’ from incompatible pointer type
    /home/gareth/ndiswrapper-1.53/driver/iw_ndis.c:1104: error: too few arguments to function ‘iwe_stream_add_point’
    /home/gareth/ndiswrapper-1.53/driver/iw_ndis.c:1120: warning: passing argument 1 of ‘iwe_stream_add_value’ from incompatible pointer type
    /home/gareth/ndiswrapper-1.53/driver/iw_ndis.c:1120: warning: passing argument 4 of ‘iwe_stream_add_value’ from incompatible pointer type
    /home/gareth/ndiswrapper-1.53/driver/iw_ndis.c:1120: warning: passing argument 5 of ‘iwe_stream_add_value’ makes pointer from integer without a cast
    /home/gareth/ndiswrapper-1.53/driver/iw_ndis.c:1120: error: too few arguments to function ‘iwe_stream_add_value’
    /home/gareth/ndiswrapper-1.53/driver/iw_ndis.c:1131: warning: passing argument 1 of ‘iwe_stream_add_point’ from incompatible pointer type
    /home/gareth/ndiswrapper-1.53/driver/iw_ndis.c:1131: warning: passing argument 3 of ‘iwe_stream_add_point’ from incompatible pointer type
    /home/gareth/ndiswrapper-1.53/driver/iw_ndis.c:1131: warning: passing argument 4 of ‘iwe_stream_add_point’ from incompatible pointer type
    /home/gareth/ndiswrapper-1.53/driver/iw_ndis.c:1131: error: too few arguments to function ‘iwe_stream_add_point’
    /home/gareth/ndiswrapper-1.53/driver/iw_ndis.c:1137: warning: passing argument 1 of ‘iwe_stream_add_point’ from incompatible pointer type
    /home/gareth/ndiswrapper-1.53/driver/iw_ndis.c:1137: warning: passing argument 3 of ‘iwe_stream_add_point’ from incompatible pointer type
    /home/gareth/ndiswrapper-1.53/driver/iw_ndis.c:1137: warning: passing argument 4 of ‘iwe_stream_add_point’ from incompatible pointer type
    /home/gareth/ndiswrapper-1.53/driver/iw_ndis.c:1137: error: too few arguments to function ‘iwe_stream_add_point’
    /home/gareth/ndiswrapper-1.53/driver/iw_ndis.c:1159: warning: passing argument 1 of ‘iwe_stream_add_point’ from incompatible pointer type
    /home/gareth/ndiswrapper-1.53/driver/iw_ndis.c:1159: warning: passing argument 3 of ‘iwe_stream_add_point’ from incompatible pointer type
    /home/gareth/ndiswrapper-1.53/driver/iw_ndis.c:1159: warning: passing argument 4 of ‘iwe_stream_add_point’ from incompatible pointer type
    /home/gareth/ndiswrapper-1.53/driver/iw_ndis.c:1159: error: too few arguments to function ‘iwe_stream_add_point’
    make[3]: *** [/home/gareth/ndiswrapper-1.53/driver/iw_ndis.o] Error 1
    make[2]: *** [_module_/home/gareth/ndiswrapper-1.53/driver] Error 2
    make[2]: Leaving directory `/usr/src/kernels/2.6.25.10-86.fc9.i686'
    make[1]: *** [modules] Error 2
    make[1]: Leaving directory `/home/gareth/ndiswrapper-1.53/driver'
    make: *** [all] Error 2

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