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redman
 Posted: May 12 2011, 05:44 AM
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Yesterday I installed SL on a new Compaq notebook (type) CQ56.
It has a Realtek RTL8191SE wireless lan controller.

Out of the box it isn't recognised by SL6. You will need the kmod-r8192se package from ELRepo.org.

More details about this package can be found here.
Download the package: i386 / x86_64.


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 Posted: May 12 2011, 10:41 AM
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Good info to have on hand here. I have that same card in an MSI netbook I believe.


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 Posted: Jul 8 2011, 07:08 AM
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Thanks so much for posting this. This is the only thing I needed to know before installing SL6 on my ThinkPad x100e.
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 Posted: Apr 23 2012, 04:47 PM
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Changed to SL 6.2 only yesterday and your post inspired me to get my Realtek 11n USB WLAN working.
It has a Realtek RTL8191SU chip including the ID 0bda:8172.

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You will need the kmod-r8192se package from ELRepo.org.


Installed that package before compiling the driver downloaded from the Realtek site, but as soon as the module is loaded and the USB dongle is put into the slot the system freezes completely. ohmy.gif

Tried removing the kmod-package again and recompiled the driver getting the same result.

Getting some positive looking info by means of
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tail -f /var/log/messages
on a console, but after a restart that info can't be found in that logfile....presently losing all my hope to get that piece of hardware working, really. Remember that I had it working ok on a Debian based distro.

Someone having any advice what else I could try? Thanx in advance.


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 Posted: Apr 23 2012, 08:54 PM
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QUOTE (vespasian @ Apr 23 2012, 08:47 AM)
Changed to SL 6.2 only yesterday and your post inspired me to get my Realtek 11n USB WLAN working.
It has a Realtek RTL8191SU chip including the ID 0bda:8172.

That ID pairing is not listed in any of the drivers at ELRepo device IDs. I was hoping it might be in the newly added package kmod-compat-wireless, but it is not in there either. sad.gif

One possibility is that there is a newer version of a driver that supports your hardware. Probably worth looking into.


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 Posted: Dec 21 2012, 07:44 PM
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Thank you very much for sharing this infomation. This is exactly what I am looking for days. Now I install this on my Thinkpad T410 (Realtek RTL8191SE Wireless Lan Controller) running Scientific Linux 6.3 (2.6.32-279.19.1.el6.x86_64) and it works like a charm. Thanks.


QUOTE (redman @ May 12 2011, 01:44 PM)
Yesterday I installed SL on a new Compaq notebook (type) CQ56.
It has a Realtek RTL8191SE wireless lan controller.

Out of the box it isn't recognised by SL6. You will need the kmod-r8192se package from ELRepo.org.

More details about this package can be found here.
Download the package: i386 / x86_64.
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