D-Link DWA-131 doesn't work !

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D-Link DWA-131 doesn't work !

Postby skaarjwarrior651 » 2017-04-20 12:21

I need the rtl8192eu driver for the D-LINK DWA-131 adapter, which is not included in firmware-realtek and firmware-linux-nonfree|firmware-misc-nonfree. How can I install it? Why is the driver not yet included in firmware-realtek? :?

* i'm using Debian 9 *
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Re: D-Link DWA-131 doesn't work !

Postby dasein » 2017-04-20 13:12

If you'd bothered to look at the appropriate Wiki page, you wouldn't have had to wait for an answer.

Next time, maybe search before you post.
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Re: D-Link DWA-131 doesn't work !

Postby skaarjwarrior651 » 2017-04-20 14:12

Yes, i have already consulted the guide, but didn't work. I found that the adapter requires the RTL8192EU firmware. ( It's an updated version )
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Re: D-Link DWA-131 doesn't work !

Postby Dai_trying » 2017-04-20 14:33

My google search gave me this hit on the first page.
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Re: D-Link DWA-131 doesn't work !

Postby skaarjwarrior651 » 2017-04-20 14:46

Yeah, but I have some problems with dependencies of DKMS, which are already installed, but still get the error.

I need:
Linux-headers-generic
Linux-headers

... but I have the feeling of already having them installed.
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Re: D-Link DWA-131 doesn't work !

Postby Dai_trying » 2017-04-20 15:03

Did you install build-essential? that usually brings everything needed to build packages.
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Re: D-Link DWA-131 doesn't work !

Postby stevepusser » 2017-04-20 17:38

The term "generic" associated with the kernel shows that you are trying to follow Ubuntu-specific directions. Debian and Ubuntu use different names for their kernel packages, so you can't mix those specific directions. One way to set up a driver build environment that works for either distro, assuming you have a working Net connection, is to install module-assistant and run in a terminal as sysadmin (sudo or root):
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m-a prepare


The command will install the headers of the current running kernel and also all the tools need to build the driver, so just install dkms after it finishes. You don't need git if you just download and extract a zip of the contents of that github repo.

I also remember users of your specific device and driver having problems when Stretch went to kernel 4.9. You can find the specifics if you search the forum for "8192eu", but I think the solution is to force load your driver by adding it to /etc/modules.

By the way, firmware is just a microcode blob that gets loaded into the device by the driver--the driver (aka module) is a quite different beast.
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