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RTL8190L (Edimax-7126), kernel

  • Raadjek

    Raadjek - 2004-10-21

    I'm running Mandrake 10.1 community. I have wi-fi card Edmax-7126 which is based on Realtek 8180L chip.

    I've used ndiswrapper which comes with the distro (0.9), then also compiled version 0.11 and also CVS (19.10.2004). The problem is following. I install driver (WinXP) to ndiswrapper, it says "hw present" but dmesg says "failed". Of course "iwconfig" found no wireless extension.

    I was looking on different posts in different forums and it seems this should work. I was following ndiswrapper wiki with no sucess.

    more detailed info:


    00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corp. 82845G/GL[Brookdale-G]/GE/PE DRAM Controller/Host-Hub Interface (rev 03)
    00:01.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corp. 82845G/GL[Brookdale-G]/GE/PE Host-to-AGP Bridge (rev 03)
    00:1d.0 USB Controller: Intel Corp. 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) USB UHCI Controller #1 (rev 02)
    00:1d.1 USB Controller: Intel Corp. 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) USB UHCI Controller #2 (rev 02)
    00:1d.2 USB Controller: Intel Corp. 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) USB UHCI Controller #3 (rev 02)
    00:1d.7 USB Controller: Intel Corp. 82801DB/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-M) USB 2.0 EHCI Controller (rev 02)
    00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corp. 82801 PCI Bridge (rev 82)
    00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corp. 82801DB/DBL (ICH4/ICH4-L) LPC Bridge (rev 02)
    00:1f.1 IDE interface: Intel Corp. 82801DB/DBL (ICH4/ICH4-L) UltraATA-100 IDE Controller (rev 02)
    00:1f.5 Multimedia audio controller: Intel Corp. 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) AC'97 Audio Controller (rev 02)
    01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation NV15 [GeForce2 GTS/Pro] (rev a4)
    02:05.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL-8139/8139C/8139C+ (rev 10)
    02:0a.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8180L 802.11b MAC (rev 20)

    cat /proc/interrupts


    0: 5256951 XT-PIC timer
    1: 11386 XT-PIC i8042
    2: 0 XT-PIC cascade
    12: 63707 XT-PIC i8042
    14: 16628 XT-PIC ide0
    15: 142 XT-PIC ide1
    NMI: 0
    LOC: 5257001
    ERR: 0
    MIS: 0

    dmesg | grep -i disabled

    SELinux: Disabled at boot.
    ACPI: Interpreter disabled.
    PnPBIOS: Disabled
    audit: initializing netlink socket (disabled)
    Disabled Privacy Extensions on device c0323b60(lo)

    with ndiswrapper cvs version, rtl8180 driver from realtek website (for XP) and kernel I got:

    ndiswrapper -l

    Installed ndis drivers:
    net8180 driver present, hardware present

    modprobe ndiswrapper

    (nothing - that's good)


    ndiswrapper version 0.8 loaded
    ndiswrapper: loadndiswrapper failed (256)

    tail /var/log/messages

    Oct 20 22:07:02 avacha loadndisdriver: loadndisdriver: main(483): Usage: loadndisdriver <debug> <version> [-a] [driver]
    Oct 20 22:07:02 avacha modprobe: FATAL: Module /dev/.udev.tdb not found.
    Oct 20 22:07:02 avacha kernel: ndiswrapper: loadndiswrapper failed (256)

    For completness exact kernel version is "" (compiled by gcc version 3.4.1 by Mandrake) and my gcc (which I used to compile cvs ndiwrapper) is also 3.4.1

    Any ideas, hints? I'm trying to make this work for several day, and I'm almost ready to go and buy better supported card...


    • Raadjek

      Raadjek - 2004-10-21

      Sorry, there's typo in the Subj: should be rtl8180 instead of rtl8190

    • hacen

      hacen - 2005-02-19

      I am in your case but with 2.4.25 kernel.
      Did you manage to make it work ?



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