Realtek RTL8192E drivers for F13?

Dave Stevens geek at
Fri Aug 6 04:39:54 UTC 2010

Quoting JD <jd1008 at>:

>   On 08/05/2010 01:47 AM, Gilboa Davara wrote:
>> On Tue, 2010-08-03 at 18:57 -0700, Dave Stevens wrote:
>>> On Tuesday, August 03, 2010 12:26:24 am Gilboa Davara wrote:
>>>> On Sun, 2010-08-01 at 20:13 -0700, Dave Stevens wrote:
>>>>> Hi,
>>>>> I'm booting a usb drive of F13 live on my Samsung N220 to test a
>>>>> permanent installation. It seems like to only showstopper is wireless
>>>>> with no apparent support for this chip. Is there actually support
>>>>> available with updates? At the moment I have no wired access although
>>>>> I can arrange this. If I can install and update to a working driver
>>>>> that'd work. Or is there support in some non-Red Hat repo?
>>>>> Dave
>>>> 8192E or 8192SE?
>>> RTL8192E
>>> Dave
>> By looking at the RTL website, it seems that 8192E had no Linux support.
>> As such, the only alternative is ndiswrapper + XP drivers.
>> - Gilboa
> I would first try and download a kernel source tarball from,
> and run make xconfig and select rtl8192e from among
> drivers -> staging -> rtl8292e
> compile that kernel and install it and boot with and see if it will
> bring up the interface before you go for the ultra kludgey and extremely
> unreliable ndiswrapper.
> I am running kernel linux-2.6.35-git1 on F13 from and
> in the source tree I see:
> /tmp/kernel-2.6.35/linux-2.6.35-git1/drivers/staging/rtl8192e
> I do not have this interface so I do not build it.
> Good luck,
> JD

thank you. If the driver is in staging does that imply its routine  
availability in F14?

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