Wifi Adapter problem

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  • #132282
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    sisqonrw

      Hi i have bought this

      http://tinyurl.com/26zxklye

      i tried to install it by starting ./install.sh but i get some error reports.

      is there a easy way and driver to use this wifi dongle on my mini pc.

      thanks.

      #132284
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      abc-nix

        Without knowing the Device ID, it will be difficult to figure out. The ebay link hints the device to be rtl8188ru, but the download link refers to RT5370/MT7601 chip, so it cannot be trusted.

        Please run the command
        lsusb
        first without the device connected, and then after connecting the wifi receiver. This way you will be able to find the new entry when comparing both outputs. Once you have it, share it here.

        To get a device to run on any linux system you need 2 things:
        – Linux module for this device (this could be included in the kernel already or may need to be built separately).
        – Firmware for the device (badly explained, it translates instructions from and to the kernel in a way the device can understand).

        Many times, the firmware will be included in some package easily installable in antiX. In the worst case, you need to download a file from the internet and move it to /lib/firmware/(some folder)

        Building the kernel module will be a bit more complicated. We can explore this once we know the device ID.

        #132378
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        sisqonrw

          Hi
          without the wifi adapter

          and with wifi adapter

          #132381
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          abc-nix

            Hi.
            I think you got the outputs mixed up. What I see is
            Bus 001 Device 002: ID 0bda:f179 Realtek Semiconductor Corp. RTL8188FTV 802.11b/g/n 1T1R 2.4G WLAN Adapter

            Based on this post, you should be able to build the module on your system.

            You will need a network connection on your mini-pc first. If you cannot connect to different wireless device or a ethernet cable, and you have an Android phone, you can connect your smartphone using a USB cable and share the “Connect and Share” (or something similar) entry and share the connection over USB.

            Once you can connect to the internet on the minipc, update the system
            sudo apt update && sudo apt upgrade

            Then install git and build-essential packages
            sudo apt install build-essential git dkms

            After this, you can git clone this git repository and try building the wireless module for all installed kernels and copying over the firmware.

            git clone https://github.com/kelebek333/rtl8188fu
            sudo dkms install ./rtl8188fu
            sudo cp ./rtl8188fu/firmware/rtl8188fufw.bin /lib/firmware/rtlwifi/

            If there is no error building the module, you should be able to run the wireless device after rebooting.

            #132383
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            rokytnji

              Is the realtek the usb in question?

              https://www.realtek.com/en/products/communications-network-ics/item/rtl8188ftv

              If so Edit: abc-nix covered this better than I. Thanks.

              Realtek rtl8188eus & rtl8188eu & rtl8188etv WiFi drivers

              https://gitlab.com/kalilinux/packages/realtek-rtl8188eus-dkms

              You will probably need to install build-essential tools to install that github tar.
              Cuz lsmod does not show rtl8188ftv in my 6.1 kernel.

              • This reply was modified 2 months, 1 week ago by rokytnji.

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              #132389
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              sisqonrw

                thats look fine. i will test it.
                i have connected my mobile phone by usb to the mini pc. how can i give it wifi?

                #132390
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                calciumsodium

                  Hi @sisqonrw,

                  I use this wifi dongle. I bought many of them years ago at $1.99 on amazon. I use them on a daily basis. They are great. I don’t think they have it at that price anymore.

                  I use to build the wifi kernel modules. I don’t anymore.

                  Linux kernels 6.2 and greater have this wifi kernel built in. That kernel module is called rtl81xxx, which incorporates the rtl8188fu/rtl8188ftv. Unfortunately, the highest antiX kernels are 6.1. That is why I have used the liquorix kernels.

                  I posted instructions on how to use this wifi dongle with liquorix kernel here:

                  https://www.antixforum.com/forums/topic/antix-23-best-kernel-to-use-temperature-vs-cpu-mem/page/2/#post-122677

                  Hope this helps.

                  • This reply was modified 2 months, 1 week ago by caprea. Reason: removed the li codes because they force the thread to the left side
                  #132391
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                  abc-nix

                    i have connected my mobile phone by usb to the mini pc. how can i give it wifi?

                    On Android, hit the gear icon on the top of notifications. It will open the configuration app. There look for an entry named “Connect and Share” (or something similar; mine is not in English, so I give you the exact wording”. Inside the option you should be able to find an entry with something similar to “Share connection with USB”. You should be able to proceed through there. Once it is enabled, you should have internet connection on your antiX system. This is detected automatically by connman.

                    #132396
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                    PPC

                      If all else fails, like stated by another user above, that hardware seems to work with a more recent kernel, with some tweaking: https://forums.debian.net/viewtopic.php?p=788378&sid=0c6cd846740b41dcb6f4f47c46844d55#p788378

                      P.

                      • This reply was modified 2 months, 1 week ago by PPC.
                      #132407
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                      sisqonrw

                        Hi.
                        I think you got the outputs mixed up. What I see is
                        Bus 001 Device 002: ID 0bda:f179 Realtek Semiconductor Corp. RTL8188FTV 802.11b/g/n 1T1R 2.4G WLAN Adapter

                        Based on this post, you should be able to build the module on your system.

                        You will need a network connection on your mini-pc first. If you cannot connect to different wireless device or a ethernet cable, and you have an Android phone, you can connect your smartphone using a USB cable and share the “Connect and Share” (or something similar) entry and share the connection over USB.

                        Once you can connect to the internet on the minipc, update the system
                        sudo apt update && sudo apt upgrade

                        Then install git and build-essential packages
                        sudo apt install build-essential git dkms

                        After this, you can git clone this git repository and try building the wireless module for all installed kernels and copying over the firmware.

                        git clone https://github.com/kelebek333/rtl8188fu
                        sudo dkms install ./rtl8188fu
                        sudo cp ./rtl8188fu/firmware/rtl8188fufw.bin /lib/firmware/rtlwifi/

                        If there is no error building the module, you should be able to run the wireless device after rebooting.

                        i have done this but after reboot there are no wifis.

                        #132411
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                        PPC

                          “i have done this but after reboot there are no wifis.”

                          as explained in https://github.com/kelebek333/rtl8188fu#configuration, try following the steps to Configure the device…

                          #132417
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                          abc-nix

                            i have done this but after reboot there are no wifis.

                            Was there any error during the dkms module installation? If not, share the output of
                            inxi -Naz
                            To see if the system detects it and the driver is loaded, then connman should work (the cmst graphical interface should display “Wifi” in Technologies).
                            If it isn’t loaded, then we will explore the kernel debug messages
                            sudo dmesg | grep -i "rtl\|wifi\|wireless\|usb\|wlan"

                            • This reply was modified 2 months, 1 week ago by abc-nix.
                            #132420
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                            sisqonrw

                              i have done this but after reboot there are no wifis.

                              Was there any error during the dkms module installation? If not, share the output of
                              inxi -Naz
                              To see if the system detects it and the driver is loaded, then connman should work (the cmst graphical interface should display “Wifi” in Technologies).
                              If it isn’t loaded, then we will explore the kernel debug messages
                              sudo dmesg | grep -i "rtl\|wifi\|wireless\|usb\|wlan"

                              inxi -Naz
                              Network:
                              Device-1: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet
                              vendor: Fujitsu Solutions driver: r8169 v: kernel pcie: gen: 1
                              speed: 2.5 GT/s lanes: 1 port: e000 bus-ID: 01:00.0 chip-ID: 10ec:8168
                              class-ID: 0200
                              Device-2: Realtek RTL8188FTV 802.11b/g/n 1T1R 2.4G WLAN Adapter
                              driver: N/A type: USB rev: 2.0 speed: 480 Mb/s lanes: 1 mode: 2.0
                              bus-ID: 1-3:2 chip-ID: 0bda:f179 class-ID: 0000 serial: <filter>

                              sudo dmesg | grep -i “rtl\|wifi\|wireless\|usb\|wlan”
                              [sudo] Passwort für salsero:
                              [ 0.402070] ACPI: bus type USB registered
                              [ 0.402070] usbcore: registered new interface driver usbfs
                              [ 0.402070] usbcore: registered new interface driver hub
                              [ 0.402070] usbcore: registered new device driver usb
                              [ 0.669805] pci 0000:00:12.0: quirk_usb_early_handoff+0x0/0x6f0 took 170713 usecs
                              [ 0.681599] pci 0000:00:12.2: quirk_usb_early_handoff+0x0/0x6f0 took 11496 usecs
                              [ 0.703720] pci 0000:00:13.0: quirk_usb_early_handoff+0x0/0x6f0 took 21570 usecs
                              [ 0.715741] pci 0000:00:13.2: quirk_usb_early_handoff+0x0/0x6f0 took 11706 usecs
                              [ 3.093888] ehci_hcd: USB 2.0 ‘Enhanced’ Host Controller (EHCI) Driver
                              [ 3.094215] ehci-pci 0000:00:12.2: new USB bus registered, assigned bus number 1
                              [ 3.101326] ehci-pci 0000:00:12.2: USB 2.0 started, EHCI 1.00
                              [ 3.101443] usb usb1: New USB device found, idVendor=1d6b, idProduct=0002, bcdDevice= 5.10
                              [ 3.101447] usb usb1: New USB device strings: Mfr=3, Product=2, SerialNumber=1
                              [ 3.101451] usb usb1: Product: EHCI Host Controller
                              [ 3.101454] usb usb1: Manufacturer: Linux 5.10.188-antix.1-amd64-smp ehci_hcd
                              [ 3.101457] usb usb1: SerialNumber: 0000:00:12.2
                              [ 3.101795] hub 1-0:1.0: USB hub found
                              [ 3.102673] ehci-pci 0000:00:13.2: new USB bus registered, assigned bus number 2
                              [ 3.109432] ehci-pci 0000:00:13.2: USB 2.0 started, EHCI 1.00
                              [ 3.109583] usb usb2: New USB device found, idVendor=1d6b, idProduct=0002, bcdDevice= 5.10
                              [ 3.109588] usb usb2: New USB device strings: Mfr=3, Product=2, SerialNumber=1
                              [ 3.109591] usb usb2: Product: EHCI Host Controller
                              [ 3.109595] usb usb2: Manufacturer: Linux 5.10.188-antix.1-amd64-smp ehci_hcd
                              [ 3.109598] usb usb2: SerialNumber: 0000:00:13.2
                              [ 3.109993] hub 2-0:1.0: USB hub found
                              [ 3.110827] ohci_hcd: USB 1.1 ‘Open’ Host Controller (OHCI) Driver
                              [ 3.111131] ohci-pci 0000:00:12.0: new USB bus registered, assigned bus number 3
                              [ 3.166579] usb usb3: New USB device found, idVendor=1d6b, idProduct=0001, bcdDevice= 5.10
                              [ 3.166587] usb usb3: New USB device strings: Mfr=3, Product=2, SerialNumber=1
                              [ 3.166591] usb usb3: Product: OHCI PCI host controller
                              [ 3.166595] usb usb3: Manufacturer: Linux 5.10.188-antix.1-amd64-smp ohci_hcd
                              [ 3.166598] usb usb3: SerialNumber: 0000:00:12.0
                              [ 3.167034] hub 3-0:1.0: USB hub found
                              [ 3.168021] ohci-pci 0000:00:13.0: new USB bus registered, assigned bus number 4
                              [ 3.223577] usb usb4: New USB device found, idVendor=1d6b, idProduct=0001, bcdDevice= 5.10
                              [ 3.223586] usb usb4: New USB device strings: Mfr=3, Product=2, SerialNumber=1
                              [ 3.223590] usb usb4: Product: OHCI PCI host controller
                              [ 3.223593] usb usb4: Manufacturer: Linux 5.10.188-antix.1-amd64-smp ohci_hcd
                              [ 3.223596] usb usb4: SerialNumber: 0000:00:13.0
                              [ 3.223998] hub 4-0:1.0: USB hub found
                              [ 3.224820] uhci_hcd: USB Universal Host Controller Interface driver
                              [ 3.226467] usbcore: registered new interface driver vub300
                              [ 3.227697] usbcore: registered new interface driver usbhid
                              [ 3.227700] usbhid: USB HID core driver
                              [ 3.345277] usb 1-3: new high-speed USB device number 2 using ehci-pci
                              [ 3.474932] usb 1-3: New USB device found, idVendor=0bda, idProduct=f179, bcdDevice= 0.00
                              [ 3.474937] usb 1-3: New USB device strings: Mfr=1, Product=2, SerialNumber=3
                              [ 3.474941] usb 1-3: Product: 802.11n
                              [ 3.474944] usb 1-3: Manufacturer: Realtek
                              [ 3.474947] usb 1-3: SerialNumber: 00E0213179B2
                              [ 3.611612] xhci_hcd 0000:00:10.0: new USB bus registered, assigned bus number 5
                              [ 3.612451] xhci_hcd 0000:00:10.0: new USB bus registered, assigned bus number 6
                              [ 3.612459] xhci_hcd 0000:00:10.0: Host supports USB 3.0 SuperSpeed
                              [ 3.615370] usb usb5: New USB device found, idVendor=1d6b, idProduct=0002, bcdDevice= 5.10
                              [ 3.615381] usb usb5: New USB device strings: Mfr=3, Product=2, SerialNumber=1
                              [ 3.615390] usb usb5: Product: xHCI Host Controller
                              [ 3.615396] usb usb5: Manufacturer: Linux 5.10.188-antix.1-amd64-smp xhci-hcd
                              [ 3.615402] usb usb5: SerialNumber: 0000:00:10.0
                              [ 3.615853] hub 5-0:1.0: USB hub found
                              [ 3.617101] usb usb6: We don’t know the algorithms for LPM for this host, disabling LPM.
                              [ 3.617184] usb usb6: New USB device found, idVendor=1d6b, idProduct=0003, bcdDevice= 5.10
                              [ 3.617190] usb usb6: New USB device strings: Mfr=3, Product=2, SerialNumber=1
                              [ 3.617193] usb usb6: Product: xHCI Host Controller
                              [ 3.617197] usb usb6: Manufacturer: Linux 5.10.188-antix.1-amd64-smp xhci-hcd
                              [ 3.617200] usb usb6: SerialNumber: 0000:00:10.0
                              [ 3.617513] hub 6-0:1.0: USB hub found
                              [ 3.630300] r8169 0000:01:00.0 eth0: RTL8168g/8111g, 90:1b:0e:cc:6d:4e, XID 4c0, IRQ 33
                              [ 3.839430] usb 3-4: new full-speed USB device number 2 using ohci-pci
                              [ 3.857310] usb 5-2: new full-speed USB device number 2 using xhci_hcd
                              [ 4.002344] usb 3-4: New USB device found, idVendor=062a, idProduct=4c01, bcdDevice= 1.25
                              [ 4.002352] usb 3-4: New USB device strings: Mfr=1, Product=2, SerialNumber=0
                              [ 4.002356] usb 3-4: Product: 2.4G INPUT DEVICE
                              [ 4.002359] usb 3-4: Manufacturer: MOSART Semi.
                              [ 4.005215] usb 5-2: New USB device found, idVendor=24ae, idProduct=2002, bcdDevice=10.01
                              [ 4.005219] usb 5-2: New USB device strings: Mfr=1, Product=2, SerialNumber=0
                              [ 4.005223] usb 5-2: Product: RAPOO 5G Wireless Device
                              [ 4.005226] usb 5-2: Manufacturer: RAPOO
                              [ 4.017860] input: MOSART Semi. 2.4G INPUT DEVICE as /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:12.0/usb3/3-4/3-4:1.0/0003:062A:4C01.0001/input/input1
                              [ 4.025762] input: RAPOO RAPOO 5G Wireless Device Mouse as /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:10.0/usb5/5-2/5-2:1.1/0003:24AE:2002.0004/input/input2
                              [ 4.069849] hid-generic 0003:062A:4C01.0001: input,hidraw0: USB HID v1.10 Keyboard [MOSART Semi. 2.4G INPUT DEVICE] on usb-0000:00:12.0-4/input0
                              [ 4.069930] input: RAPOO RAPOO 5G Wireless Device System Control as /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:10.0/usb5/5-2/5-2:1.1/0003:24AE:2002.0004/input/input3
                              [ 4.070731] input: MOSART Semi. 2.4G INPUT DEVICE Mouse as /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:12.0/usb3/3-4/3-4:1.1/0003:062A:4C01.0002/input/input7
                              [ 4.121627] input: RAPOO RAPOO 5G Wireless Device Consumer Control as /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:10.0/usb5/5-2/5-2:1.1/0003:24AE:2002.0004/input/input4
                              [ 4.121755] input: MOSART Semi. 2.4G INPUT DEVICE Consumer Control as /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:12.0/usb3/3-4/3-4:1.1/0003:062A:4C01.0002/input/input8
                              [ 4.121918] hid-generic 0003:24AE:2002.0004: input,hiddev0,hidraw1: USB HID v1.01 Mouse [RAPOO RAPOO 5G Wireless Device] on usb-0000:00:10.0-2/input1
                              [ 4.173579] input: MOSART Semi. 2.4G INPUT DEVICE System Control as /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:12.0/usb3/3-4/3-4:1.1/0003:062A:4C01.0002/input/input9
                              [ 4.173658] input: MOSART Semi. 2.4G INPUT DEVICE as /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:12.0/usb3/3-4/3-4:1.1/0003:062A:4C01.0002/input/input10
                              [ 4.173926] hid-generic 0003:062A:4C01.0002: input,hiddev1,hidraw2: USB HID v1.10 Mouse [MOSART Semi. 2.4G INPUT DEVICE] on usb-0000:00:12.0-4/input1
                              [ 4.174463] input: RAPOO RAPOO 5G Wireless Device as /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:10.0/usb5/5-2/5-2:1.0/0003:24AE:2002.0003/input/input11
                              [ 4.226907] hid-generic 0003:24AE:2002.0003: input,hidraw3: USB HID v1.01 Keyboard [RAPOO RAPOO 5G Wireless Device] on usb-0000:00:10.0-2/input0
                              [ 41.823410] usb 5-1: new high-speed USB device number 3 using xhci_hcd
                              [ 41.959130] usb 5-1: New USB device found, idVendor=2717, idProduct=ff40, bcdDevice= 4.14
                              [ 41.959138] usb 5-1: New USB device strings: Mfr=1, Product=2, SerialNumber=3
                              [ 41.959141] usb 5-1: Product: POCO X3 NFC
                              [ 41.959145] usb 5-1: Manufacturer: Xiaomi
                              [ 41.959148] usb 5-1: SerialNumber: caacee52
                              [ 44.667341] usb 5-1: USB disconnect, device number 3
                              [ 45.101409] usb 5-1: new high-speed USB device number 4 using xhci_hcd
                              [ 45.235621] usb 5-1: New USB device found, idVendor=2717, idProduct=ff40, bcdDevice= 4.14
                              [ 45.235629] usb 5-1: New USB device strings: Mfr=1, Product=2, SerialNumber=3
                              [ 45.235633] usb 5-1: Product: POCO X3 NFC
                              [ 45.235636] usb 5-1: Manufacturer: Xiaomi
                              [ 45.235639] usb 5-1: SerialNumber: caacee52
                              [ 45.522545] usb 5-1: USB disconnect, device number 4
                              [ 46.001411] usb 5-1: new high-speed USB device number 5 using xhci_hcd
                              [ 46.135765] usb 5-1: New USB device found, idVendor=2717, idProduct=ff80, bcdDevice= 4.14
                              [ 46.135774] usb 5-1: New USB device strings: Mfr=1, Product=2, SerialNumber=3
                              [ 46.135778] usb 5-1: Product: POCO X3 NFC
                              [ 46.135781] usb 5-1: Manufacturer: Xiaomi
                              [ 46.135784] usb 5-1: SerialNumber: caacee52
                              [ 46.767454] usbcore: registered new interface driver cdc_ether
                              [ 46.775097] rndis_host 5-1:1.0 usb0: register ‘rndis_host’ at usb-0000:00:10.0-1, RNDIS device, b6:ce:b1:6f:6d:61
                              [ 46.775184] usbcore: registered new interface driver rndis_host
                              [ 311.757347] usb 3-4: reset full-speed USB device number 2 using ohci-pci

                              • This reply was modified 2 months, 1 week ago by sisqonrw.
                              #132430
                              Member
                              abc-nix

                                [ 3.345277] usb 1-3: new high-speed USB device number 2 using ehci-pci
                                [ 3.474932] usb 1-3: New USB device found, idVendor=0bda, idProduct=f179, bcdDevice= 0.00
                                [ 3.474937] usb 1-3: New USB device strings: Mfr=1, Product=2, SerialNumber=3
                                [ 3.474941] usb 1-3: Product: 802.11n
                                [ 3.474944] usb 1-3: Manufacturer: Realtek
                                [ 3.474947] usb 1-3: SerialNumber: 00E0213179B2

                                It detects the device, but for some reason it doesn’t load the driver. Please try:
                                sudo modprobe -v rtl8188fu
                                to see if it is able to load the module. If it doesn’t, share the output of the command.

                                #132447
                                Member
                                sisqonrw

                                  [ 3.345277] usb 1-3: new high-speed USB device number 2 using ehci-pci
                                  [ 3.474932] usb 1-3: New USB device found, idVendor=0bda, idProduct=f179, bcdDevice= 0.00
                                  [ 3.474937] usb 1-3: New USB device strings: Mfr=1, Product=2, SerialNumber=3
                                  [ 3.474941] usb 1-3: Product: 802.11n
                                  [ 3.474944] usb 1-3: Manufacturer: Realtek
                                  [ 3.474947] usb 1-3: SerialNumber: 00E0213179B2

                                  It detects the device, but for some reason it doesn’t load the driver. Please try:
                                  sudo modprobe -v rtl8188fu
                                  to see if it is able to load the module. If it doesn’t, share the output of the command.

                                  sudo modprobe -v rtl8188fu
                                  [sudo] Passwort für salsero:
                                  modprobe: FATAL: Module rtl8188fu not found in directory /lib/modules/5.10.188-antix.1-amd64-smp

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