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PostPosted: Sun Nov 08, 2015 11:10 am    Post subject: Realtek usb adapter Reply with quote

Is it possible to install gentoo with wifi rtl8188eu?
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 08, 2015 12:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi, nordicruler!

1) you should install sys-kernel/linux-firmware:
Code:
emerge -av sys-kernel/linux-firmware


1.a)If you install sys-kernel/linux-firmware with IUSE="savedconfig" you can edit /etc/portage/savedconfig/sys-kernel/linux-firmware this file like this:
Code:

# Remove files that shall not be installed from this list.
rtlwifi/rtl8188eufw.bin

2) At kernel config: add
Code:
CONFIG_EXTRA_FIRMWARE_DIR="/lib/firmware/"
CONFIG_EXTRA_FIRMWARE="rtlwifi/rtl8188eufw.bin"
CONFIG_WLAN="m"
CONFIG_USB="m"
CONFIG_CFG80211="m"
CONFIG_R8188EU="m"

I think that CONFIG_R8188EU="m" is more preferred.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 08, 2015 1:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

nordicruler,

You need to find a live Linux that supports your rtl8188eu wifi to use it during the installation.
That probably means not the Gentoo Minimal CD. However, none of the code from the live media used for the install actually goes into the install, so you can use any Linux you happen to have that works for you.

You need to take care to boot a 64 bit kernel to do a 64 bit install and you may need one extra step before you can follow the handbook. That step is
Code:
mkdir -p /mnt/gentoo


If you don't have a Linux to hand to use for the install, try System Rescue CD
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 08, 2015 2:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

NeddySeagoon wrote:
nordicruler,

You need to find a live Linux that supports your rtl8188eu wifi to use it during the installation.
That probably means not the Gentoo Minimal CD. However, none of the code from the live media used for the install actually goes into the install, so you can use any Linux you happen to have that works for you.

You need to take care to boot a 64 bit kernel to do a 64 bit install and you may need one extra step before you can follow the handbook. That step is
Code:
mkdir -p /mnt/gentoo


If you don't have a Linux to hand to use for the install, try System Rescue CD


I have opensuse tumbleweed live iso and it supports my adapter so i can use that.
Why did i not think about that, anyway thank you.
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