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PostPosted: Thu Mar 21, 2019 7:43 pm    Post subject: [SOLVED] rtl8188ee not working under gentoo-sources Reply with quote

Hello, I'm currently trying to connect to the internet with wicd. At first, I ran genkernel with gentoo-sources, but it didn't seem to compile the rtlwifi hardware group after doing some digging with the kernel modules and reading forum posts. I've tried again with vanilla-sources, but it caused the usual "root device not found" shenanigans. At this time, it appears that I can only boot to gentoo-kernel but I don't know how to add my network driver under a genkernel'd kernel. Any help would be appreciated :)
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 21, 2019 7:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome to gentoo forum!
Run genkernel with --menuconfig option and then you can select your module, see https://forums.gentoo.org/viewtopic-t-1082524-start-0.html
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 29, 2019 6:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

fedeliallalinea wrote:
Welcome to gentoo forum!
Run genkernel with --menuconfig option and then you can select your module, see https://forums.gentoo.org/viewtopic-t-1082524-start-0.html


Apologies for any possible necro-posting but I managed to get the wireless working, marking as solved.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 30, 2019 12:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rockford The Roe wrote:
fedeliallalinea wrote:
Welcome to gentoo forum!
Run genkernel with --menuconfig option and then you can select your module, see https://forums.gentoo.org/viewtopic-t-1082524-start-0.html

Apologies for any possible necro-posting
Your first post is barely over a week old. It's not even cold yet. ;) Necro-posting kicks in when posts are long dead, and even then can be excused if you are returning to make a substantial contribution (e.g. posting a novel and non-obvious solution to a problem likely to be of general interest).

How did you solve your problem? Describing your solution may help someone else who finds this thread, even if it is just a reminder about not skipping steps.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 30, 2019 6:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

fedeliallalinea wrote:

How did you solve your problem? Describing your solution may help someone else who finds this thread, even if it is just a reminder about not skipping steps.


Initially, I've ran genkernel with the --menuconfig flag but I decided to not "cheat" by manually configuring it.

The kernel option I used was:

Code:
Device Drivers  --->
       Network device support  --->
                   Wireless LAN  --->
                   [*]   Realtek devices
                            Realtek rtlwifi family of devices  --->
                                 <*>   Realtek RTL8188EE Wireless Network Adapter


Genkernel has caused me more problems in the long run so I have stopped using it
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