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wlan module r8188eu
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hhgoten

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PostPosted: Sat 06 Dec 2014, 05:42    Post subject:  wlan module r8188eu
Subject description: how to transfer module r8188eu from tahrpup to slacko or precise
 

Well, solved my problem with my wlan-stick by using tahrpup 6.0 .
My stick has the realtek chip on it and runs well with tahrpup on my old fujitsu-siemens A1655g laptop, where i can't activate the build-in Broadcomm chip bc43m
(only soft button under windows activates the wlan, former fsaa1655g module did it under debian and ubuntu , but is not available anymore).

The needed modul is r8188eu , and thats available in tahrpup.
My question for help is: how can I transfer this modul to another puppy version. On a second stick i used to have slacko - no chance for me to find the module. even tried for example precise 5.7.1 also not finding the modul.
I always liked to have a "second" puppy with different approach.

So again: how can I activate the module r8188eu in slacko or precise ?
Best regards
Waldi

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ardvark


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PostPosted: Mon 08 Dec 2014, 05:09    Post subject: Re: wlan module r8188ee
Subject description: how to transfer module r8188eu from tahrpup to slacko or precise
 

hhgoten wrote:
My stick has the realtek chip on it and runs well with tahrpup on my old fujitsu-siemens A1655g laptop, where i can't activate the build-in Broadcomm chip bc43m
(only soft button under windows activates the wlan, former fsaa1655g module did it under debian and ubuntu , but is not available anymore).


Hi...

So, this soft button won't work in Puppy? I didn't think these keys were OS specific. Neutral

Does rfkill help with this problem?

Regards...

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hhgoten

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PostPosted: Mon 08 Dec 2014, 05:27    Post subject:  

No, the soft buttons depend on the os.

If you are interested in, read about module fsaa1655g.
http://www.marvec.org/amilo/
It's working with a 2.6.x Kernel , but not anymore from 3.x Kernel.

But that was only an addon info here.

My main goal is to get the modul r8188eu to slacko/precise.
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rcrsn51


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PostPosted: Mon 08 Dec 2014, 11:29    Post subject:  

Here is a PET for the 8188eu WiFi driver. It is specifically for Slacko 5.6-4G. Click the small grey Download button on the left.

http://www.datafilehost.com/d/44204f3f

After installing the PET, unplug/replug the adapter.
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hhgoten

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PostPosted: Tue 09 Dec 2014, 06:16    Post subject:  

Thank you RCRSN51 !
First I tried only slacko 5.7.1 and 5.6.0 , no success, then I took the mentioned 5.6.4G ( What does the 4G stand for ? Over 3GB RAM ? no googling found) and "success" !
So lets use a saying: You gave me a fish - thats wonderfull.
Can you show me how to fish myself?

I mean , how did you build that PET-file ?
Is there a link, tutorial or something for this specific topic ?
Don't like to stress your help to much.

Thanks again Waldi
Berlin, Germany
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rcrsn51


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PostPosted: Tue 09 Dec 2014, 12:28    Post subject:  

There is a tutorial here on basic PET building. But drivers like the 8188eu are a bit more complicated because you also need to load the kernel sources package.

You mentioned your problem with the fsaa1655g module. We have looked at this before, so I have built it for your Slacko 56-4G. It appears to work this way:

Code:
Load the module: modprobe fsaa1655g
View the state (0=OFF 1=ON): cat /proc/fsaa1655g/radio 
Turn on: echo 1 > /proc/fsaa1655g/radio
fsaa1655g_slacko56_4G-k3.4.52.pet
Description 
pet

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Filename  fsaa1655g_slacko56_4G-k3.4.52.pet 
Filesize  2.14 KB 
Downloaded  124 Time(s) 
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hhgoten

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PostPosted: Tue 09 Dec 2014, 13:32    Post subject:  

Thanks again, for your fast reply.
My problem is solved.

I will use the realtek-dongle with r8188eu rather than the Broadcom chip , because now I can take my puppy AND the usb wifi-stick with me .
No matter , what build-in chip may be there on a friends computer.

Bye
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PostPosted: Tue 09 Dec 2014, 13:36    Post subject:  

Did you test the fsaa1655 module? This would be useful information for other community members. If it doesn't work, I will delete it.
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hhgoten

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PostPosted: Tue 09 Dec 2014, 14:26    Post subject:  

o.k.
I will do the test.
But can't do this today . Within next 2 days, promised.
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hhgoten

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PostPosted: Wed 10 Dec 2014, 10:24    Post subject:  

Dear John,
as promised, here are the test results.
First, the fsaa1655g-pet is working fine.
dmesg:
....................
[ 94.258258] fsaa1655g: Radio turned ON
[ 95.376730] b43-phy0: Radio hardware status changed to ENABLED
[ 121.433411] b43-phy0: Loading firmware version 666.2 (2011-02-23 01:15:07)
[ 138.553396] b43-phy0: Loading firmware version 666.2 (2011-02-23 01:15:07)
[ 144.563379] b43-phy0: Loading firmware version 666.2 (2011-02-23 01:15:07)
[ 177.123374] b43-phy0: Loading firmware version 666.2 (2011-02-23 01:15:07)
[ 178.733947] wlan0: authenticate with bc:f6:85:57:2d:21
[ 178.753494] wlan0: send auth to bc:f6:85:57:2d:21 (try 1/3)
[ 178.755287] wlan0: authenticated
[ 178.756738] wlan0: associate with bc:f6:85:57:2d:21 (try 1/3)
[ 178.761812] wlan0: RX AssocResp from bc:f6:85:57:2d:21 (capab=0x531 status=0 aid=4)
[ 178.762263] wlan0: associated
........................................
Just installing the pet-file and modprobe fsaa1655g was good enough.
the led switched on and everything is fine. I use wpa2 on a TP-Link router.
(Puppy in what version I ever use always looses my passkey after reboot, maybe its even more save this way, but astonishing)

I'm a bit irritated though, because I thought I had blacklisted b43 and had to change this first. But obviously nothing was blacklisted. But thats another topic.
Thank you again for your efforts . Good to know that someone is caring.
Waldi
Berlin
Germany
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PostPosted: Wed 10 Dec 2014, 10:38    Post subject:  

Excellent. I found this new version at Sourceforge. It is made by the original author of fsaa1655g but updated for 3.x kernels.

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I'm a bit irritated though, because I thought I had blacklisted b43 and had to change this first. But obviously nothing was blacklisted. But thats another topic.

The problems with Broadcom drivers are on-going. You are probably better off using your USB 8188eu adapter.

Thanks for testing this.

Bill
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