[CentOS] r8712u wireless driver

David A. De Graaf dad at datix.us
Mon Oct 22 12:45:43 EDT 2012


Thanks Phil, for your quick and potentially helpful suggestion.
Unfortunately, the
kmod-compat-wireless-3.5.4-1.sn.el6.elrepo.x86_64.rpm
does not hand to me on a silver platter the r8712u driver module that
I'd hoped for.  The README file therein leads to tempting suggestions
on how to compile this module, particularly for the Raspberry Pi,
but I'm afraid that's way beyond my skill level, and I need to rely on
the yum install method.

If anyone else can offer suggestions on how the staging modules can be
brought to centos 6.3, I'd surely like to hear them.


On Sun, Oct 21, 2012 at 06:19:48PM -0400, Phil Savoie wrote:
> Hi David,
> 
> You could try elreo testing repo at 
> http://elrepo.org/linux/testing/el6/x86_64/RPMS/ and try the 
> kmod-compat-wireless-3.5.4-1.sn.el6.elrepo.x86_64.rpm.
> 
> I have had good luck with this package for a number of wireless devices 
> but have not tried it with your particular device.
> 
> Phil
> 
> On 10/21/2012 05:11 PM, David A. De Graaf wrote:
> > I've just installed centos 6.3 for the first time on a test machine and
> > couldn't be happier - except that a critical wireless adapter driver is
> > missing - the r8712u.  I would love to convert my mythtv machine from
> > Fedora 17 to centos 6.3 to put all that chaos and instability behind me.
> >

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        David A. De Graaf    DATIX, Inc.    Hendersonville, NC
        dad at datix.us         www.datix.us


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