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Cannot get wireless - Toshiba laptop

Postby Bernie_the_Bolt on Tue Apr 09, 2013 6:38 am

Hi All,
I have a Toshiba satelllite C870-17F , which I have recently installed Mint 14 on. (after deleting WIN 8 , it had lost it's MBR and I hadn't created back up discs ! )
Anyway, I can't get the wireless to work . It has a realtek RTL8188CE wireless adaptor.
Can someone guide me through getting this working please ?
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Re: Cannot get wireless - Toshiba laptop

Postby turboscrew on Tue Apr 09, 2013 8:00 am

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Re: Cannot get wireless - Toshiba laptop

Postby Bernie_the_Bolt on Thu Apr 11, 2013 12:58 pm

No this did not work.
I have dowloaded the RTL8192CE driver and unpacked it , read the README.TXT file and followed the instructions.
The problem seems too be when I compile the driver using the "make " command : see below the output -

bernard@bernard-SATELLITE-C870-17F ~/Downloads $ cd rtl8192su_linux_2.6.0002.0708.2009
bernard@bernard-SATELLITE-C870-17F ~/Downloads/rtl8192su_linux_2.6.0002.0708.2009 $ ls
firmware Makefile readme.txt wlan0dhcp wpa_supplicant-0.5.10.tar.gz
HAL modules.order release_note wlan0down
ieee80211 Module.symvers runwpa wlan0up
ifcfg-wlan0 RadioPower.sh wireless-rtl-ac-dc-power.sh wpa1.conf
bernard@bernard-SATELLITE-C870-17F ~/Downloads/rtl8192su_linux_2.6.0002.0708.2009 $ sudo su
[sudo] password for bernard:
bernard-SATELLITE-C870-17F rtl8192su_linux_2.6.0002.0708.2009 # make
make[1]: Entering directory `/usr/src/linux-headers-3.5.0-17-generic'
CC [M] /home/bernard/Downloads/rtl8192su_linux_2.6.0002.0708.2009/HAL/rtl8192u/r8192U_core.o
/home/bernard/Downloads/rtl8192su_linux_2.6.0002.0708.2009/HAL/rtl8192u/r8192U_core.c: In function ‘rtl8192_rx_initiate’:
/home/bernard/Downloads/rtl8192su_linux_2.6.0002.0708.2009/HAL/rtl8192u/r8192U_core.c:1601:35: warning: passing argument 4 of ‘usb_fill_bulk_urb’ makes pointer from integer without a cast [enabled by default]
In file included from /home/bernard/Downloads/rtl8192su_linux_2.6.0002.0708.2009/HAL/rtl8192u/r8192U.h:38:0,
from /home/bernard/Downloads/rtl8192su_linux_2.6.0002.0708.2009/HAL/rtl8192u/r8192U_core.c:62:
include/linux/usb.h:1384:20: note: expected ‘void *’ but argument is of type ‘sk_buff_data_t’
/home/bernard/Downloads/rtl8192su_linux_2.6.0002.0708.2009/HAL/rtl8192u/r8192U_core.c: In function ‘rtl8192_rx_isr’:
/home/bernard/Downloads/rtl8192su_linux_2.6.0002.0708.2009/HAL/rtl8192u/r8192U_core.c:2058:4: warning: passing argument 4 of ‘usb_fill_bulk_urb’ makes pointer from integer without a cast [enabled by default]
In file included from /home/bernard/Downloads/rtl8192su_linux_2.6.0002.0708.2009/HAL/rtl8192u/r8192U.h:38:0,
from /home/bernard/Downloads/rtl8192su_linux_2.6.0002.0708.2009/HAL/rtl8192u/r8192U_core.c:62:
include/linux/usb.h:1384:20: note: expected ‘void *’ but argument is of type ‘sk_buff_data_t’
/home/bernard/Downloads/rtl8192su_linux_2.6.0002.0708.2009/HAL/rtl8192u/r8192U_core.c:2065:30: warning: assignment makes pointer from integer without a cast [enabled by default]
/home/bernard/Downloads/rtl8192su_linux_2.6.0002.0708.2009/HAL/rtl8192u/r8192U_core.c: In function ‘rtl819x_set_mcast_register’:
/home/bernard/Downloads/rtl8192su_linux_2.6.0002.0708.2009/HAL/rtl8192u/r8192U_core.c:4338:24: warning: unused variable ‘dev’ [-Wunused-variable]
/home/bernard/Downloads/rtl8192su_linux_2.6.0002.0708.2009/HAL/rtl8192u/r8192U_core.c: In function ‘rtl8192SU_MacConfigAfterFwDownload’:
/home/bernard/Downloads/rtl8192su_linux_2.6.0002.0708.2009/HAL/rtl8192u/r8192U_core.c:7405:24: warning: comparison between ‘rtl819xUsb_loopback_e’ and ‘enum _RTL8192SUSB_LOOPBACK’ [-Wenum-compare]
/home/bernard/Downloads/rtl8192su_linux_2.6.0002.0708.2009/HAL/rtl8192u/r8192U_core.c:7407:30: warning: comparison between ‘rtl819xUsb_loopback_e’ and ‘enum _RTL8192SUSB_LOOPBACK’ [-Wenum-compare]
/home/bernard/Downloads/rtl8192su_linux_2.6.0002.0708.2009/HAL/rtl8192u/r8192U_core.c: In function ‘rtl8192_usb_probe’:
/home/bernard/Downloads/rtl8192su_linux_2.6.0002.0708.2009/HAL/rtl8192u/r8192U_core.c:11333:5: error: ‘struct net_device’ has no member named ‘open’
/home/bernard/Downloads/rtl8192su_linux_2.6.0002.0708.2009/HAL/rtl8192u/r8192U_core.c:11334:5: error: ‘struct net_device’ has no member named ‘stop’
/home/bernard/Downloads/rtl8192su_linux_2.6.0002.0708.2009/HAL/rtl8192u/r8192U_core.c:11335:5: error: ‘struct net_device’ has no member named ‘tx_timeout’
/home/bernard/Downloads/rtl8192su_linux_2.6.0002.0708.2009/HAL/rtl8192u/r8192U_core.c:11336:5: error: ‘struct net_device’ has no member named ‘do_ioctl’
/home/bernard/Downloads/rtl8192su_linux_2.6.0002.0708.2009/HAL/rtl8192u/r8192U_core.c:11337:5: error: ‘struct net_device’ has no member named ‘set_multicast_list’
/home/bernard/Downloads/rtl8192su_linux_2.6.0002.0708.2009/HAL/rtl8192u/r8192U_core.c:11338:5: error: ‘struct net_device’ has no member named ‘set_mac_address’
/home/bernard/Downloads/rtl8192su_linux_2.6.0002.0708.2009/HAL/rtl8192u/r8192U_core.c:11339:5: error: ‘struct net_device’ has no member named ‘get_stats’
make[2]: *** [/home/bernard/Downloads/rtl8192su_linux_2.6.0002.0708.2009/HAL/rtl8192u/r8192U_core.o] Error 1
make[1]: *** [_module_/home/bernard/Downloads/rtl8192su_linux_2.6.0002.0708.2009/HAL/rtl8192u] Error 2
make[1]: Leaving directory `/usr/src/linux-headers-3.5.0-17-generic'
make: *** [all] Error 2
bernard-SATELLITE-C870-17F rtl8192su_linux_2.6.0002.0708.2009 # ^C
bernard-SATELLITE-C870-17F rtl8192su_linux_2.6.0002.0708.2009 # make^C
bernard-SATELLITE-C870-17F rtl8192su_linux_2.6.0002.0708.2009 #

I have also tried dowlading a .inf windows driver and using NDIS wrapper but without success.
Can someone help please ? I don't want to re-install Windows !
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Re: Cannot get wireless - Toshiba laptop

Postby turboscrew on Fri Apr 12, 2013 9:51 am

How about the firmware?
http://askubuntu.com/questions/81117/rtl8192ce-wifi-driver-issue
Or this?
https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/gnome-nettool/+question/217395

BTW, I understood that the driver should already be included in the kernel.
Maybe there is just a device ID conflict that needs to be resolved by blacklisting the wrong one.
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Re: Cannot get wireless - Toshiba laptop-UPDATE

Postby Bernie_the_Bolt on Fri May 24, 2013 4:03 am

Ok , so I appear to be getting somewhere.
I did the firmware thing, and I revisited the realtek site to discover i had not downloaded the latest version for the RTL8188ce . now having done this and compiling, make install etc. I can now run iwlist wlan0 scan in a terminal and see all available networks., but I am confuesd about names (ESSID ?) WAP , passwords etc to enter in the network manager box to get working. Scan shows my router as BTHome2-35G6 - is this the SSID I should be entering ?
Is there a program to show all available wireless netrworks in a GUI (not terminal) window ?
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