Ubuntu – Rtl8192ce Drivers not compiling in Raring

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I recently installed Ubuntu 13.0.4 Raring Ringtail onto my HP Pavilion G6, and I am having trouble compiling the drivers for my rtl8192ce wi-fi adapter. I've been searching around for a few days now and I haven't had any luck.

The driver I'm attempting to compile and install is here:

http://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/57056576/DRIVERS/REALTEK/rtl_92ce_92se_92de_8723ae_linux_mac80211_0006.0514.2012.tar.gz

Here's the error I'm receiving when I attempt to run the "make" command:

make -C /lib/modules/3.8.0-19-generic/build M=/home/addison/rtl_92ce_92se_92de_8723ae_linux_mac80211_0006.0514.2012 modules
make[1]: Entering directory /usr/src/linux-headers-3.8.0-19-generic'
CC [M] /home/addison/rtl_92ce_92se_92de_8723ae_linux_mac80211_0006.0514.2012/base.o
In file included from /home/addison/rtl_92ce_92se_92de_8723ae_linux_mac80211_0006.0514.2012/base.c:39:0:
/home/addison/rtl_92ce_92se_92de_8723ae_linux_mac80211_0006.0514.2012/pci.h:245:15: error: expected ‘=’, ‘,’, ‘;’, ‘asm’ or ‘__attribute__’ before ‘rtl_pci_probe’
/home/addison/rtl_92ce_92se_92de_8723ae_linux_mac80211_0006.0514.2012/base.c: In function ‘_rtl_init_mac80211’:
/home/addison/rtl_92ce_92se_92de_8723ae_linux_mac80211_0006.0514.2012/base.c:320:6: error: ‘IEEE80211_HW_BEACON_FILTER’ undeclared (first use in this function)
/home/addison/rtl_92ce_92se_92de_8723ae_linux_mac80211_0006.0514.2012/base.c:320:6: note: each undeclared identifier is reported only once for each function it appears in
/home/addison/rtl_92ce_92se_92de_8723ae_linux_mac80211_0006.0514.2012/base.c: In function ‘rtl_action_proc’:
/home/addison/rtl_92ce_92se_92de_8723ae_linux_mac80211_0006.0514.2012/base.c:870:25: error: ‘RX_FLAG_MACTIME_MPDU’ undeclared (first use in this function)
/home/addison/rtl_92ce_92se_92de_8723ae_linux_mac80211_0006.0514.2012/base.c: In function ‘rtl_send_smps_action’:
/home/addison/rtl_92ce_92se_92de_8723ae_linux_mac80211_0006.0514.2012/base.c:1432:16: error: ‘struct <anonymous>’ has no member named ‘sta’
make[2]: *** [/home/addison/rtl_92ce_92se_92de_8723ae_linux_mac80211_0006.0514.2012/base.o] Error 1
make[1]: *** [_module_/home/addison/rtl_92ce_92se_92de_8723ae_linux_mac80211_0006.0514.2012] Error 2
make[1]: Leaving directory
/usr/src/linux-headers-3.8.0-19-generic'
make: * [all] Error 2


Here is the information about my machine from "lspci -nnk | grep -iA2 net", "lsmod", "nm-tool", "nmcli nm status", "iwconfig", and "rfkill list all":

lspci -nnk | grep -iA2 net
01:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8188CE 802.11b/g/n WiFi Adapter [10ec:8176] (rev 01)
Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device [103c:1629]

Kernel driver in use: rtl8192ce

03:00.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8101E/RTL8102E PCI Express Fast Ethernet controller [10ec:8136] (rev 05)
Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device [103c:1695]
Kernel driver in use: r8169


lsmod
Module Size Used by
nls_utf8 12557 1
nls_iso8859_1 12713 1
isofs 39815 1
parport_pc 28152 0
ppdev 17073 0
rfcomm 42641 0
bnep 18036 2
bluetooth 228619 10 bnep,rfcomm
snd_hda_codec_hdmi 36913 1
snd_hda_codec_idt 70256 1
joydev 17377 0
coretemp 13355 0
kvm 443165 0
ghash_clmulni_intel 13259 0
cryptd 20373 1 ghash_clmulni_intel
snd_hda_intel 61623 1
snd_hda_codec 136453 3 snd_hda_codec_hdmi,snd_hda_codec_idt,snd_hda_intel
snd_hwdep 13602 1 snd_hda_codec
arc4 12615 2
snd_pcm 97451 3 snd_hda_codec_hdmi,snd_hda_codec,snd_hda_intel
hp_wmi 18048 0
snd_page_alloc 18710 2 snd_pcm,snd_hda_intel
sparse_keymap 13890 1 hp_wmi
snd_seq_midi 13324 0
snd_seq_midi_event 14899 1 snd_seq_midi
snd_rawmidi 30180 1 snd_seq_midi
rtl8192ce 53594 0
rtlwifi 79673 1 rtl8192ce
snd_seq 61554 2 snd_seq_midi_event,snd_seq_midi
wmi 19070 1 hp_wmi
rtl8192c_common 48779 1 rtl8192ce
mac80211 606457 3 rtlwifi,rtl8192c_common,rtl8192ce
snd_seq_device 14497 3 snd_seq,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq_midi
snd_timer 29425 2 snd_pcm,snd_seq
i915 600351 3
snd 68876 10 snd_hwdep,snd_timer,snd_hda_codec_hdmi,snd_hda_codec_idt,snd_pcm,snd_seq,snd_rawmidi,snd_hda_codec,snd_hda_intel,snd_seq_device
uvcvideo 80847 0
videobuf2_vmalloc 13056 1 uvcvideo
videobuf2_memops 13202 1 videobuf2_vmalloc
cfg80211 510937 2 mac80211,rtlwifi
videobuf2_core 40513 1 uvcvideo
video 19390 1 i915
soundcore 12680 1 snd
drm_kms_helper 49394 1 i915
videodev 129260 2 uvcvideo,videobuf2_core
rtsx_pci_ms 13011 0
mac_hid 13205 0
drm 286313 4 i915,drm_kms_helper
lpc_ich 17061 0
psmouse 95870 0
lp 17759 0
i2c_algo_bit 13413 1 i915
memstick 16554 1 rtsx_pci_ms
mei 41158 0
parport 46345 3 lp,ppdev,parport_pc
microcode 22881 0
serio_raw 13215 0
ext2 72837 1
usb_storage 57204 1
mmc_block 27090 0
hid_generic 12540 0
usbhid 47074 0
hid 101002 2 hid_generic,usbhid
rtsx_pci_sdmmc 17475 0
ahci 25731 3
libahci 31364 1 ahci
rtsx_pci 33355 2 rtsx_pci_ms,rtsx_pci_sdmmc
r8169 67446 0


nm-tool

NetworkManager Tool

State: connected (global)

  • Device: eth0 [Wired connection 1] ——————————————-
    Type: Wired
    Driver: r8169
    State: connected
    Default: yes
    HW Address: 78:E3:B5:6D:8C:FA

    Capabilities:
    Carrier Detect: yes
    Speed: 100 Mb/s

    Wired Properties
    Carrier: on

    IPv4 Settings:
    Address: 192.168.1.73
    Prefix: 24 (255.255.255.0)
    Gateway: 192.168.1.254

    DNS: 192.168.1.254

  • Device: wlan0 —————————————————————-
    Type: 802.11 WiFi
    Driver: rtl8192ce
    State: unavailable
    Default: no
    HW Address: 20:10:7A:5D:5F:EE

    Capabilities:

    Wireless Properties
    WEP Encryption: yes
    WPA Encryption: yes
    WPA2 Encryption: yes

    Wireless Access Points


nmcli nm status
RUNNING STATE WIFI-HARDWARE WIFI WWAN-HARDWARE WWAN
running connected disabled disabled disabled disabled


iwconfig
eth0 no wireless extensions.

lo no wireless extensions.

wlan0 IEEE 802.11bgn ESSID:off/any
Mode:Managed Access Point: Not-Associated Tx-Power=0 dBm
Retry long limit:7 RTS thr=2347 B Fragment thr:off
Encryption key:off
Power Management:on


rfkill list all
0: phy0: Wireless LAN
Soft blocked: no
Hard blocked: no
1: hp-wifi: Wireless LAN
Soft blocked: no
Hard blocked: yes
2: hp-bluetooth: Bluetooth
Soft blocked: no
Hard blocked: yes
3: hp-wwan: Wireless WAN
Soft blocked: no
Hard blocked: yes

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Please help me solve this issue. Many thanks in advance to those who may have any advice to offer.

Best Answer

  • Download and try to compile this instead: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/54132482/rtl_92ce_92se_92de_8723ae_linux_mac80211_0006.0514.2012.zip

    Extract it, then run:

    sudo make
    

    Then:

    sudo make install
    

    Then:

    sudo modprobe rtl8792ce
    

    Then check your wireless. If it still doesn't work, reboot.

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