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mint 9 realtek 8185 problems (solved)

Postby hellofu on Sun Jul 11, 2010 7:20 pm

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dual boot of win 7 and mint 9
wifi card rtl-8185: status works in windows not in mint

i have tried to solve this problem but ndiswrapper doesn't seem to have worked and i don't know how to compile code so i haven't tried to use a linux native driver. ndiswrapper when open shows the that a driver and that the hardware is present. when i look at the network panel it doesn't show an option for a wireless network or wireless section at all.
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Re: mint 9 realtek 8185 problems

Postby bob5 on Mon Jul 12, 2010 1:05 pm

hi

First in a Terminal :
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sudo apt-get install build-essential

then check the kernel
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uname -r

it should be 2.6.32-23-generic , if not enable level 4 & 5 updates to install it and restart .

Download the driver for linux @
http://www.realtek.com.tw/downloads/downloadsView.aspx?Langid=1&PFid=1&Level=6&Conn=5&ProdID=35&DownTypeID=3&GetDown=false&Downloads=true save to your home folder .


- right click on the file choose extract here .

-now open a Terminal and do the following :
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cd rtl8185_linux_26.1031.1207.2009.release


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sudo make


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sudo  make install

now reboot :
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sudo reboot


for info see http://ubuntuguide.org/wiki/Ubuntu:Lucid#Installing_a_package_from_source

and wow !

happy minting
Hope it helps!
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how to use wicd as an network manger:
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Re: mint 9 realtek 8185 problems

Postby hellofu on Wed Aug 25, 2010 11:36 pm

i did try your instructions but it failed to compile the driver. also the linux kernel wasn't 2.6.32.23 but a older version. i also just changed versions of mint from the default(gnome) version to the KDE version which now has the same kernel as you stated. i now am able to see wireless networks but i haven't been able to connect to my router. could it have to due with the version of security not working with mint? im using WPA2-PSK.
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Re: mint 9 realtek 8185 problems

Postby bob5 on Thu Aug 26, 2010 1:08 pm

hi

- changing the desktop Environment will not make any difference as the unlying system does not change ,as you've found .

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it failed to compile the driver
what was the error ?


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could it have to due with the version of security not working with mint?
It could be what other setting do you have but WPA2-PSK ?
Hope it helps!
Guides by me :
how to use wicd as an network manger:
http://ubuntugeek.com/forum/index.php/topic,269.0.html
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Re: mint 9 realtek 8185 problems

Postby hellofu on Tue Oct 05, 2010 6:13 pm

other then the WPA2-PSK there is AES encryption enabled but i can change that to TKIP.
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Re: mint 9 realtek 8185 problems

Postby bob5 on Sat Nov 06, 2010 1:22 pm

hi ,


Try playing around to find which one works !
Hope it helps!
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how to use wicd as an network manger:
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Re: mint 9 realtek 8185 problems (solved)

Postby hellofu on Tue Jan 11, 2011 1:41 am

i ended up rebuilding the computers win 7 and mint installs and after that i upgraded to mint 10. after the upgrade i didn't have to compile the driver.
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