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#1 2022-09-07 15:18:12

Camtaf
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Realtek USB wifi stick RTL8188FTV

Seem to be having trouble with this USB wifi stick, but can't configure it, as it doesn't seem to show up in Advanced Network Settings, (nor does it show up in ceni on antiX).

(Loads the r8188eu module which should work, on antiX.)

Just found out it needs 5.15 or 5.16 kernel.....I'm on Devuan which has 5.10 at the moment.

Last edited by Camtaf (2022-09-07 16:59:06)

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#2 2022-09-07 17:23:25

Head_on_a_Stick
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Re: Realtek USB wifi stick RTL8188FTV

Install the linux-image-amd64 package from the chimaera-backports repository. Or use the Liquorix kernel instead, their Debian bullseye version is compatible with Devuan chimaera.

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#3 2022-09-07 17:27:31

Camtaf
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Re: Realtek USB wifi stick RTL8188FTV

Thanks for the info, will try on one of my other machines first, (don't want to mess up my main one). smile

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#4 2022-09-07 17:54:32

alexkemp
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Re: Realtek USB wifi stick RTL8188FTV

Current chimaera-BP kernel is 5.18.0.0

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#5 2022-09-10 14:10:56

Camtaf
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Re: Realtek USB wifi stick RTL8188FTV

I installed 5.18 from backports, but unfortunately, they still didn't work. sad

(However, on a whim, I tried them under an Ubuntu live session, & they worked - so hopefully, all I've got to do is find the right modules & put them into my Devuan installations. )

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#6 2022-09-10 15:46:50

Head_on_a_Stick
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Re: Realtek USB wifi stick RTL8188FTV

Check dmesg in Ubuntu to see what it's doing. My guess would usually be firmware but there chimaera package already has the latest rtlwifi verisons.

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#7 2022-09-11 09:32:14

Camtaf
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Re: Realtek USB wifi stick RTL8188FTV

I found out something else about these wifi sticks & Ubuntu yesterday - the live system sees & uses then, but when I installed Ubuntu on a spare computer, it didn't find & use them, (tried a couple of times, in case it was my lack of experience with Ubuntu) - they seem to use a .bin file - so I'm thinking these are Windows drivers.

I guess I'll just keep on swapping my other wifi sticks around, until we have some proper Linux drivers for them. wink

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