Is anyone here using RTL8192CU wifi device in Gentoo?
On Wed, Jan 26, 2011 at 6:03 PM, Paul Hartman
> On Wed, Jan 26, 2011 at 4:18 PM, Mick <email@example.com> wrote:
>> On Wednesday 26 January 2011 16:22:03 Paul Hartman wrote:
>>> I recently bought a USB wifi adapter with RTL8192CU chipset. Drivers
>>> are available from Realtek's website, and are updated regularly (last
>>> month), but are not in the mainline Linux kernel or in the portage
>>> Compiling and installing the drivers is not a problem, but every time
>>> I insert the USB adapter my computer freezes and no amount of
>>> magic-SysRq can get me out of it. I tried on 2 different Gentoo
>>> machines with the same result.
>>> The adapter works (poorly...) on a Windows XP machine, so I know the
>>> hardware is functional.
>>> Does anyone else here use these drivers?
>> I'm not using this hardware, but have you seen this?
> Thanks for the pointer! While that firmware itself does nothing for me
> (the Realtek driver already includes the latest firmware in the source
> code), Googling Larry Finger's name along with this chipset led me to
> some other (and very recent) posts which tell me that this driver only
> works on 32-bit systems and that no functioning 64-bit driver is
> available. That's too bad. I suppose all I can do now is wait for
> Realtek to fix it and release a working driver.
> Thanks again.
Looks like Mr. Finger has submitted a driver for this device a couple
days ago, targeting inclusion in the 2.6.39 kernel. I'll have to give
it a try.