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  1. #11

    if its not accessible through pacman then how do i get it?

  2. #12
    [QUOTE=MikeTbob;839595]Reed9 is a Super Duper Wifi wiz that's for sure.
    So, did you get it working?

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  3. #13
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    arch linux
    Here's the wiki page for creating packages under Arch:

    It's always worked flawlessly each time that I've used it.

    You can go deeper into it all with ABS:

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    Linux Guru reed9's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by nomad6 View Post
    wow. How did you know which driver? Just from common knowledge? All I saw was that it clearly said "...RTL8101E/RTL8102E PCI Express..." and that clearly does not say "rtl8192se."

    EDIT: not trying to be a smartass or anything (if it seems that way), just trying to wrap my head around it.
    By the pciid. From modinfo
    alias:          pci:v000010ECd00008171sv*sd*bc*sc*i*
    This bit: 10ECd00008171 against the lspci output, which had this: Network controller [0280]: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. Device [10ec:8171] (rev 10)

    For the driver from AUR, you need to first have the base-devel group installed.
    pacman -S base-devel
    Make a build directory, download the PKGBUILD for rtl8192se-firmware first, since the driver depends on that
    mkdir ~/firmware && cd ~/firmware
    makepkg -si
    Once that's good, get the driver PKGBUILD
    mkdir ~/rtl && cd ~/rtl
    makepkg -si
    I use the -si flags for makepkg, which tells it to download and install any dependencies (can't install dependencies from the AUR this way though) and to install the package when it's finished building. Depending on your system setup, makepkg may not have permissions to install packages and you'll need to use pacman as root.

    Alternately, install an AUR helper like packer, first, and then use that to install the rest from the AUR. (Packer will install dependencies from the AUR.)

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