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Hi friend I have a computer that use rtl8187 for wireless adapter, I use Open Suse 10.3. then I download the driver in .rpm, then install them with YAST, but ...
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    instaling rtl8187 driver in suse 10.3 linux


    Hi friend

    I have a computer that use rtl8187 for wireless adapter, I use Open Suse 10.3. then I download the driver in .rpm, then install them with YAST, but my wireless adapter still can not detected. any one help me?

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    Did you modprobe the kernel? Check the output of this command for information concerning the driver.
    Code:
    dmesg
    I'm not sure about the version that you have, but this driver went unmaintained for a while. It has been revived, but it currently is only available from the CVS repository.

    Here's a link to the driver's web page. Check out the link to the Installing instructions.
    Main Page - Realtek Linux wireless driver
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    After reading a post about a RealTek 8169 driver here, I decided to look for a rtl8187 kernel module.

    Low and behold, there is one! I found it as a USB adapter. To view your kernel configuration, you need to go to the source. (/usr/src/<your current kernel>). Enter this command, as root.
    Code:
    make menuconfig
    Then, navigate to the section:

    Device Drivers-->Network device support-->Wireless LAN-->Realtek 8187 USB support

    There should be <M> preceding it. If not, you can change this, but then you would need to re-compile the kernel. If it is already compiled as a module, it should already be loading when your card is detected by the system. If it is not loading automatically, you can do it manually, as root
    Code:
    modprobe rtl8187
    If it still doesn't work, maybe this is not the correct driver for your wireless.
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    Quote Originally Posted by waterhead View Post
    After reading a post about a RealTek 8169 driver here, I decided to look for a rtl8187 kernel module.

    Low and behold, there is one! I found it as a USB adapter. To view your kernel configuration, you need to go to the source. (/usr/src/<your current kernel>). Enter this command, as root.
    Code:
    make menuconfig
    Then, navigate to the section:

    Device Drivers-->Network device support-->Wireless LAN-->Realtek 8187 USB support

    There should be <M> preceding it. If not, you can change this, but then you would need to re-compile the kernel. If it is already compiled as a module, it should already be loading when your card is detected by the system. If it is not loading automatically, you can do it manually, as root
    Code:
    modprobe rtl8187
    If it still doesn't work, maybe this is not the correct driver for your wireless.
    i Think my kernel is too new. when i install from binary. showed error about the kernel. i think you are right. but i never compile or recompile the kernel. before. I use menuconfig. then i make zImage. showed many error.

    finally i reinstall using older kernel(using Open suse 10.2). and i think it is work.

    thanks.

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    Are you trying to compile a kernel? Do you really need to?

    I was just suggesting that you look to see if it was compiled into the kernel as a module. I mentioned that if it wasn't that a re-compile would be needed, only for your information. I really didn't expect you to do it, or actually need to do it.

    Since I have it on my Fedora 8, I would think that SUSE 10.3 would also have it as a module. If not I would suggest installing Fedora 8 before I would recommend compiling a kernel.

    I actually have compiled when I needed to (twice). It is not that difficult, but not something that I would recommend a new Linux user try to do.
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