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trefall
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Ansel(Realtek) USB wireless driver SOLVED

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I've got a major fiasco going on with my wife's HP laptop. It's the problematic DV6 series that has the defective motherboard (solder joint, some say). Anyway, I'm trying to install a USB wireless adapter so she has wireless again. Problem is as follows -
I show no wireless option in the 'network tools'. I set up the wireless manually but it still doesn't show as an option. The usb is an Ansel (only here in Mexico apparently). It seems to actually be a Realtek. I bought the card for price but also because it was the only one that said it supported Linux. All the drivers on the disk are for Windows. I download the Linux 'driver' from their website and apparently I have to compile it or something(downloads as a tarball). I've used three different sites on how to do what supposedly needs to be done so I can install it. Nothing works. Another Windows laptop recognizes the card but neither Mint machine does. Any help is greatly appreciated.
*****Forgot a question*****
The driver has a 'MakeFile' - file in it. It looks like code. Do I copy and paste that file into Terminal? Not gonna do it without asking just in case.
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Re: Ansel(Realtek) USB wireless driver

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most software comes with a "README" and/or "INSTALL" document where's described how to install it.
but normally it's possible with
->
untar the archive
go in the new directory

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make -j <number of your processor-cores>
sudo make install
if it's a kernel module (it must be a kernel module in your case, cause it's for hardware) you also have to run:

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depmod -a
modprobe <modulename>
then reboot your session and try again.

greetings Leit
It is interesting the way we create complex and powerful tools to save us
from the complex and powerful tools we created previously.
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Re: Ansel(Realtek) USB wireless driver

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Leit,
Thanks for the reply. On the make -j It's an AMD Turion duo. What's the syntax? Do I need processor chip speeds and all that too?
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Re: Ansel(Realtek) USB wireless driver

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The company sent me a Powerpoint for installation which I thought was great. Unfortunately it doesn't work. Although I think (though may be wrong) it could be because it's written for Fedora.
(2) step2: make 8712 USB driver module
> make
(3) step3: clean the operation environment
> ./clean
(4) step4: insert 8712 USB modules
> insmod 8712u.ko
Can anyone explain the changes I need to make to the syntax for Mint, PLEASE?
The 'make' works. The './clean' gives me nothing but errors" 'XXXXXXXXXX' does not exist in proc/modules"
I got to the 'insmod 8712u.ko' once but it just locked the computer up at the Mint emblem with the five dots below.
As always any help is appreciated.
ps -
These are the following steps.
(5) step5: enable wlan0 interface
> ifconfig wlan0 up
(6) step6: setup IP address
> ifconfig wlan0 192.168.1.100
When I tried the ifconfig the first time it said 'Device not Found'
*************they also suggest disabling the 'Network Manager'. What's that in Mint? 'Network Tools'? If so, How do I disable or do I have to uninstall it then reinstall afterward?
HP Pavilion DV6 17.2" 1366x768pix 6GB RAM
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Re: Ansel(Realtek) USB wireless driver

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I don't understand how or why but, under 'Hardware Drivers' I've got a 'rtl871x Wireless Lan driver' activated. It's written by Linux Mint. Where does that install so I can install it in my ndiswrapper? I don't know when or how it install but I don't think it had anything to do with the tarball I tried to install, since it's from Mint. If somehow it's already installed how do I configure the rtl871x driver?
As always any help is appreciated.
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Re: Ansel(Realtek) USB wireless driver

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the presentation you got uses standard-commands.
the ./clean is a script from the software-"vendor"

oh i forgot on my first post -> depmod -a and modprobe both need to be run as root.
so if your driver module is rtl871x, tr

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sudo depmod -a
sudo modprobe rtl871x
The './clean' gives me nothing but errors" 'XXXXXXXXXX' does not exist in proc/modules"
proc/modules are the current running modules, if it isn't there it isn't running... and there we are again with modprobe^^

greetings, Leit
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Re: Ansel(Realtek) USB wireless driver

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I've got 8712u.ko, 8712u.mod.c, 8712u.mod.o, autoconf_rtl8712_usb_linux.h, modules.order, Module.symvers - Those are the only files that mention mod. I've still got a folder called 'driver'. I'm not sure where the module I need to install is. I can't find the rtl871x driver made by mint either. Thanks again.
*****Note - Giving up on this one. Post is abandoned. I've tried five more sites for instructions and none of them work. I'm guessing there's something wrong with the driver. Or I just don't know which files to use. For Mexican users I wouldn't suggest Ansel gear.
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