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> Realtek wireless RTL8188CE, Trouble Installing
astroeric
 Posted: Feb 26 2012, 12:09 AM
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I've recently partitioned my machine to include Scientific Linux 6.2, and consider myself to be a fairly inexperienced user. Although I have no trouble on my Windows bit, SL doesn't recognize my wireless adapter. I've spent a few hours trying to troubleshoot this problem, referencing similar problems here and elsewhere, however I've been unable to resolve my problem.

My unit is as follows:
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Network controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8188CE 802.11b/g/n WiFi Adapter (rev 01)


I've visited the following site to obtain drivers:
http://www.realtek.com/downloads/downloadsView.aspx?Langid=1&PNid=21&PFid=48&Level=5&Conn=4&ProdID=272&DownTypeID=3&GetDown=false&Downloads=true

I've done what the README suggested, however my terminal output is as follows:
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rtl8192ce_linux_2.6.0006.0321.2011]# make
make: *** /lib/modules/2.6.32-220.4.1.el6.i686/build: No such file or directory.  Stop.
make: *** [all] Error 2
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joutlan
 Posted: Feb 26 2012, 12:41 AM
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Have you tried copying the microcode directly into the directory where it belongs? That directory escapes me right now.


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astroeric
 Posted: Mar 1 2012, 04:50 PM
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I think that makes a world of sense. I'm unsure however if the location suggested in the error is where the driver should go, or if there is some other location.

To investigate I travelled to the location of the error:

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/lib/modules/2.6.32-220.4.1.el6.i686/


and the contents of the folder are:

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build              modules.dep          modules.networking   modules.usbmap
extra              modules.dep.bin      modules.ofmap        source
kernel             modules.drm          modules.order        updates
modules.alias      modules.ieee1394map  modules.pcimap       vdso
modules.alias.bin  modules.inputmap     modules.seriomap     weak-updates
modules.block      modules.isapnpmap    modules.symbols
modules.ccwmap     modules.modesetting  modules.symbols.bin


The make error said that the 'build' directory didn't exist, however you can see that it is listed. However in my terminal it appears to be in red font and highlighted in black. When I try to change to this directory it says:

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bash: cd: build: No such file or directory


I'm not sure what 'build' is supposed to be.
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 Posted: Mar 13 2012, 03:21 PM
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Hi there,
do you have all kernel packages installed?

kernel.x86_64
kernel-debug.x86_64
kernel-devel.x86_64
kernel-doc.noarch
kernel-firmware.noarch
kernel-headers.x86_64

mainly the headers and devel packages is needed when you need to compile your own kernel module ..

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