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Realtek WiFi

Postby IndyUK » Sat May 30, 2009 3:38 pm

Hi All,

I installed Mint 7 and everything was working as expected. I customised the system look 'n feel and all was ok. MintUpdate pointed out that 66 updates were available which I applied. Since then my wifi started to show intermittent connection problems. I then thought maybe the driver wasn't very good so went to install the native driver via ndiswrapper. Well that was a mistake. Now nothing works and I don't know how to reinstate the Linux version. My wifi is an internal USB card and is a Realtek RTL8187 model.

Could somebody please guide me through the process of getting the old one to work. Better still, I think the native driver might be better so maybe even show me how to use ndiswrapper as well.


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Re: Realtek WiFi

Postby Husse » Tue Jun 02, 2009 12:19 pm

I have seen that installing linux-backports-modules-jaunty could fix it
I find that package even though I don't have the Ubuntu backports repositories enabled

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apt install linux-backports-modules-jaunty

If that is not possible enable the Ubuntu jaunty backports repositories (maybe best done in Synaptic)
I don't know if ndiswrapper will be a problem
As you don't use it blacklist it

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gksu gedit /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf

blacklist ndiswrapper
This is easy to revert
After the blacklist and install reboot
Don't fix it if it ain't broken, don't break it if you can't fix it

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