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    [SOLVED] Built-in wifi not recognised


    Not sure what I should be doing, the only time I've ever managed to get wifi working on Linux was when it worked automatically ^_^;
    Am using a thinkpad edge 15, if it helps...

    Anyway, here are the outputs:

    lspci

    Code:
    00:00.0 Host bridge [0600]: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] RS780 Host Bridge Alternate [1022:9601]
    	Subsystem: Lenovo Device [17aa:21b8]
    00:01.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] RS780 PCI to PCI bridge (int gfx) [1022:9602]
    00:04.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] RS780 PCI to PCI bridge (PCIE port 0) [1022:9604]
    	Kernel driver in use: pcieport
    00:05.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] RS780 PCI to PCI bridge (PCIE port 1) [1022:9605]
    	Kernel driver in use: pcieport
    00:06.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] RS780 PCI to PCI bridge (PCIE port 2) [1022:9606]
    	Kernel driver in use: pcieport
    00:11.0 SATA controller [0106]: ATI Technologies Inc SB700/SB800 SATA Controller [AHCI mode] [1002:4391]
    	Subsystem: Lenovo Device [17aa:21b8]
    	Kernel driver in use: ahci
    00:12.0 USB Controller [0c03]: ATI Technologies Inc SB700/SB800 USB OHCI0 Controller [1002:4397]
    	Subsystem: Lenovo Device [17aa:21b8]
    	Kernel driver in use: ohci_hcd
    00:12.2 USB Controller [0c03]: ATI Technologies Inc SB700/SB800 USB EHCI Controller [1002:4396]
    	Subsystem: Lenovo Device [17aa:21b8]
    	Kernel driver in use: ehci_hcd
    00:13.0 USB Controller [0c03]: ATI Technologies Inc SB700/SB800 USB OHCI0 Controller [1002:4397]
    	Subsystem: Lenovo Device [17aa:21b8]
    	Kernel driver in use: ohci_hcd
    00:13.2 USB Controller [0c03]: ATI Technologies Inc SB700/SB800 USB EHCI Controller [1002:4396]
    	Subsystem: Lenovo Device [17aa:21b8]
    	Kernel driver in use: ehci_hcd
    00:14.0 SMBus [0c05]: ATI Technologies Inc SBx00 SMBus Controller [1002:4385] (rev 42)
    	Kernel modules: i2c-piix4
    00:14.2 Audio device [0403]: ATI Technologies Inc SBx00 Azalia (Intel HDA) [1002:4383] (rev 40)
    	Subsystem: Lenovo Device [17aa:21b8]
    	Kernel driver in use: HDA Intel
    	Kernel modules: snd-hda-intel
    00:14.3 ISA bridge [0601]: ATI Technologies Inc SB700/SB800 LPC host controller [1002:439d] (rev 40)
    	Subsystem: Lenovo Device [17aa:21b8]
    00:14.4 PCI bridge [0604]: ATI Technologies Inc SBx00 PCI to PCI Bridge [1002:4384] (rev 40)
    00:16.0 USB Controller [0c03]: ATI Technologies Inc SB700/SB800 USB OHCI0 Controller [1002:4397]
    	Subsystem: Lenovo Device [17aa:21b8]
    	Kernel driver in use: ohci_hcd
    00:16.2 USB Controller [0c03]: ATI Technologies Inc SB700/SB800 USB EHCI Controller [1002:4396]
    	Subsystem: Lenovo Device [17aa:21b8]
    	Kernel driver in use: ehci_hcd
    00:18.0 Host bridge [0600]: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K10 [Opteron, Athlon64, Sempron] HyperTransport Configuration [1022:1200]
    00:18.1 Host bridge [0600]: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K10 [Opteron, Athlon64, Sempron] Address Map [1022:1201]
    00:18.2 Host bridge [0600]: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K10 [Opteron, Athlon64, Sempron] DRAM Controller [1022:1202]
    00:18.3 Host bridge [0600]: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K10 [Opteron, Athlon64, Sempron] Miscellaneous Control [1022:1203]
    	Kernel driver in use: k10temp
    	Kernel modules: k10temp
    00:18.4 Host bridge [0600]: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K10 [Opteron, Athlon64, Sempron] Link Control [1022:1204]
    01:05.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: ATI Technologies Inc M880G [Mobility Radeon HD 4200] [1002:9712]
    	Subsystem: Lenovo Device [17aa:21b8]
    	Kernel driver in use: radeon
    	Kernel modules: radeon
    01:05.1 Audio device [0403]: ATI Technologies Inc RS880 Audio Device [Radeon HD 4200] [1002:970f]
    	Subsystem: ATI Technologies Inc Device [1002:9712]
    	Kernel driver in use: HDA Intel
    	Kernel modules: snd-hda-intel
    08:00.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8111/8168B PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet controller [10ec:8168] (rev 03)
    	Subsystem: Lenovo Device [17aa:2131]
    	Kernel driver in use: r8169
    	Kernel modules: r8169
    09:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8192SE Wireless LAN Controller [10ec:8172] (rev 10)
    	Subsystem: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. Device [10ec:e020]
    lsmod

    Code:
    Module                  Size  Used by
    rfcomm                 53971  4 
    sco                    13585  2 
    bridge                 51954  0 
    stp                     1403  1 bridge
    llc                     3677  2 bridge,stp
    bnep                   11937  2 
    l2cap                  38986  16 rfcomm,bnep
    cpufreq_ondemand        6964  2 
    powernow_k8            12957  0 
    ip6t_REJECT             3310  2 
    nf_conntrack_ipv6      14223  2 
    ip6table_filter         1199  1 
    ip6_tables              9774  1 ip6table_filter
    ipv6                  221598  14 ip6t_REJECT,nf_conntrack_ipv6
    fuse                   47899  4 
    uinput                  5287  0 
    snd_hda_codec_atihdmi     2039  1 
    snd_hda_codec_realtek   209352  1 
    snd_hda_intel          19875  0 
    snd_hda_codec          70924  3 snd_hda_codec_atihdmi,snd_hda_codec_realtek,snd_hda_intel
    snd_hwdep               4860  1 snd_hda_codec
    snd_seq                42775  0 
    snd_seq_device          5035  1 snd_seq
    snd_pcm                62005  2 snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_codec
    thinkpad_acpi          56363  0 
    uvcvideo               47316  0 
    videodev               29870  1 uvcvideo
    btusb                  12332  2 
    bluetooth              73745  9 rfcomm,sco,bnep,l2cap,btusb
    r8169                  30006  0 
    snd_timer              15391  2 snd_seq,snd_pcm
    snd                    46603  9 snd_hda_codec_realtek,snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_codec,snd_hwdep,snd_seq,snd_seq_device,snd_pcm,thinkpad_acpi,snd_timer
    i2c_piix4              10110  0 
    mii                     3514  1 r8169
    v4l1_compat            11354  2 uvcvideo,videodev
    wmi                     5624  0 
    k10temp                 2463  0 
    joydev                  7435  0 
    soundcore               4934  1 snd
    serio_raw               3536  0 
    rfkill                 13433  3 thinkpad_acpi,bluetooth
    snd_page_alloc          6033  2 snd_hda_intel,snd_pcm
    microcode              10241  0 
    video                  17713  0 
    output                  1605  1 video
    usb_storage            34964  0 
    radeon                627797  2 
    ttm                    44643  1 radeon
    drm_kms_helper         21722  1 radeon
    drm                   138681  4 radeon,ttm,drm_kms_helper
    i2c_algo_bit            4113  1 radeon
    i2c_core               20553  6 videodev,i2c_piix4,radeon,drm_kms_helper,drm,i2c_algo_bit
    dmesg | grep firmware

    Code:
    platform radeon_cp.0: firmware: requesting radeon/RS780_pfp.bin
    platform radeon_cp.0: firmware: requesting radeon/RS780_me.bin
    platform radeon_cp.0: firmware: requesting radeon/R600_rlc.bin
    platform microcode: firmware: requesting amd-ucode/microcode_amd.bin
    platform microcode: firmware: requesting amd-ucode/microcode_amd.bin
    thinkpad_acpi: asked for hotkey mask 0x04000070, but firmware forced it to 0x00000070
    IBM TrackPoint firmware: 0x0e, buttons: 3/3
    and uname -r

    Code:
    2.6.34.7-66.fc13.i686
    Thanks in advance for your help!

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    Fedora has no support for the rtl8192se wireless card. You'll have to build the driver yourself.

    You can do so as follows. (You'll need a wired connection.)

    Open a terminal, then
    Code:
    su -
    yum install kernel-headers kernel-devel
    yum groupinstall "Development Tools"
    exit
    mkdir realtek
    cd realtek
    wget http://www.nd.edu/~pbui/scratch/aur/rtl8192se_linux_2.6.0019.1207.2010.tar.gz
    tar xvzf rtl8192se_linux_2.6.0019.1207.2010.tar.gz
    cd rtl8192se_linux_2.6.0019.1207.2010/
    make
    su -
    make install
    depmod -a
    modprobe rtl8192se
    exit
    That should do it. If you change kernel versions (from an update say), you will need to rebuild the module. It should load at boot now, but if not do
    Code:
    su -
    echo "modprobe rtl8192se" >> /etc/rc.modules
    chmod +x /etc/rc.modules
    exit

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    Gah, just the last command didn't work :/

    Comes up with something along the lines of:
    Code:
    FATAL: Module rtl18192se not found.
    Though I noticed when I ran make install, it ran depmod -a in there too - might that have something to do with it?

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    The module name may actually be r8192se_pci. Try that instead of rtl8192se.

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    That worked, thank you

    Currently writing this from in Linux

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