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Re: (UPDATE) Drivers for TL-WN725N V2 - 3.6.11+ -> 3.12.23+

Sat Jul 05, 2014 9:22 pm

Mou wrote:Sorry but, I saw the answer after making the post, maybe I hurried to ask.
The driver worked fine, thanks!, But when I upgrade (rpi-update) to version 3.12.24 + stopped working and can not find the link for that version. You got out there?

Apologies again, thanks for the prompt reply.
regards
I am just updating my source code and a new version will be available for 3.12.24+ in an hour or two.


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Re: (UPDATE) Drivers for TL-WN725N V2 - 3.6.11+ -> 3.12.24+

Sat Jul 05, 2014 10:41 pm

Thank you for uploading.
I wanted to install this driver,but it wasn't on list.
Now,i waiting for it.

Many Thanks :)

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Re: (UPDATE) Drivers for TL-WN725N V2 - 3.6.11+ -> 3.12.24+

Sat Jul 05, 2014 11:08 pm

Hektorka wrote:Thank you for uploading.
I wanted to install this driver,but it wasn't on list.
Now,i waiting for it.

Many Thanks :)
The driver for raspbian 3.12.24+ is available now. See here.


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Re: (UPDATE) Drivers for TL-WN725N V2 - 3.6.11+ -> 3.12.24+

Sat Jul 05, 2014 11:36 pm

I tried this link(https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/802 ... 705.tar.gz),whit rpi and my Pc but i got always "404"
Can u send me the (another) direct link, or any idea??

Thanks!

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Re: (UPDATE) Drivers for TL-WN725N V2 - 3.6.11+ -> 3.12.24+

Sat Jul 05, 2014 11:51 pm

Hektorka wrote:I tried this link(https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/802 ... 705.tar.gz),whit rpi and my Pc but i got always "404"
Can u send me the (another) direct link, or any idea??

Thanks!
Sorry, try again. You should find it now. I managed to put it in the wrong folder on dropbox.


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Re: (UPDATE) Drivers for TL-WN725N V2 - 3.6.11+ -> 3.12.24+

Sat Jul 05, 2014 11:53 pm

now it's working.:)

Sorry for disturbing you.Thanks.

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Re: (UPDATE) Drivers for TL-WN725N V2 - 3.6.11+ -> 3.12.24+

Sat Jul 05, 2014 11:58 pm

Hektorka wrote:now it's working.:)

Sorry for disturbing you.Thanks.
Great, no problem.


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Re: (UPDATE) Drivers for TL-WN725N V2 - 3.6.11+ -> 3.12.24+

Fri Jul 11, 2014 9:17 pm

I just had to go through this exercise, and thanks to this post and to MrEngMan's dropbox I was able to get it working.

But what's keeping this driver from making it into the ordinary driver collection so that we don't have to do this? It seems like there are enough versions of this dongle out now that lots of people run into this. Is it some political issue with the driver source?

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Re: (UPDATE) Drivers for TL-WN725N V2 - 3.6.11+ -> 3.12.24+

Sat Jul 12, 2014 9:25 am

Hi all
I'm using cubox-i2, which has imx6 dual-core Arm CPU.
Distro is called Xbian, which is essentially Debian 3.10.30, adjusted for Cubox and XBMC.
I have followed the instructions on this thread for installing an Edimax 7811 Wifi dongle, using 8188CUS chipset.
I have downloaded 8188eu-20140117.tar.gz driver.
I did the following:

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 install -p -m 644 8188eu.ko /lib/modules/$(uname -r)/kernel/drivers/net/wireless
and then:

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insmod /lib/modules/$(uname -r)/kernel/drivers/net/wireless/8188eu.ko
I get this error message:

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insmod: ERROR: could not insert module /lib/modules/3.10.30+/kernel/drivers/net/wireless/8188eu.ko: Invalid module format
Now dmesg command shows the following:

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8188eu: disagrees about version of symbol module_layout
I guess I need to make the driver compilation myself ?
That didnt work either, as the Make command failed when I used the original Makefile that came with the raw driver.
Now I guess I need to adjust the Makefile.
Here is the relevant paragraph in the Makefile I need to change:

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ifeq ($(CONFIG_PLATFORM_New), y)
EXTRA_CFLAGS += 
ARCH:=
CROSS_COMPILE:=
KVER:=
KSRC:=
endif
What should I insert in those lines to make it work?
Thanks !
Yair

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Re: (UPDATE) Drivers for TL-WN725N V2 - 3.6.11+ -> 3.12.24+

Sat Jul 12, 2014 10:39 am

yairf wrote:Hi all
I'm using cubox-i2, which has imx6 dual-core Arm CPU.
Distro is called Xbian, which is essentially Debian 3.10.30, adjusted for Cubox and XBMC.
I have followed the instructions on this thread for installing an Edimax 7811 Wifi dongle, using 8188CUS chipset.
I have downloaded 8188eu-20140117.tar.gz driver.
This is nothing to do with the Raspberry Pi so you should really be looking on the Cubox forum/wiki.

Sorry but I don't think you read the instructions properly as it says the drivers are for raspbian, and on a Raspberry Pi.

And if you looked at the list of USB IDs of the supported devices you will see the rtl8188eu driver does not support the EW-7811Un as it's USB ID is not in the list of supported ID's and is an rtl8188cus device.

Drivers are included in the Raspberry Pi OS images for the 8188cus devices so why not in the Cubox? Using lsmod the driver shows as 8192cu. Linux source is at linux/drivers/net/wireless/rtl8192cu.

There is a different driver included in the linux source that also supports the 8188cus devices but it had problems with the Raspberry Pi so is not compiled in the raspberry Pi images these days. I believe that one shows in lsmod as rtl8192cu. I think the source is in linux source code directory linux/drivers/net/wireless/rtlwifiI (rtl8192cu) and I believe it requires a seperate firmware file, firmware-realtek. If that driver is compiled and installed try updating or installing the firmware. It might help.

You don't say what errors you get but errors I've seen with make are like

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make: *** /lib/modules/3.10.30+/build: No such file or directory.  Stop.
and nothing to do with what is in the Makefile. This requires a symlink to point the Makefile to the linux source. e.g.

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sudo ln -s /directory/of/src/linux /lib/modules/3.10.30+/build
Nothing to do with the config in the Makefile.

Now I would suggest as this has nothing to do with the Raspberry Pi you try back in the Cubox forum/wiki.



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Re: (UPDATE) Drivers for TL-WN725N V2 - 3.6.11+ -> 3.12.24+

Thu Jul 17, 2014 9:02 pm

So, I have 2 Pi's, each with a TL-WN725N v2, where one is always running as a kiosk, and the other is it's backup. I routinely update and upgrade the backup, and then swap the two so the kiosk is kept somewhat up to date.

At my desk where I do the updates I have a Logitech K400r wireless keyboard touch pad combo. From the beginning Raspbian has supported the keyboard's wireless dongle through all updates without a hitch, and no intervention on my part.
But of course with every kernel update comes the broken wireless network connection due to the 8188eu driver needing an update.

My question to those in the know. If Linux/Raspbian can support a wireless keyboard without me touching it, WHY then do I have to update the WN725N driver every time I perform a kernel update?
Are driver updates a function of the Raspian update script(s), and if so, why can't the 8188eu driver get added to this script so that it gets updates automatically just like my wireless keyboard?

Okay enough of my rant. I will say that plugging the pi into a physical network connection so I can execute the ./install-8188eu.sh script to install the latest driver and rebooting isn't a big deal, but it makes me wonder why this step is needed at all if other devices don't need this kind of manual intervention.

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Re: (UPDATE) Drivers for TL-WN725N V2 - 3.6.11+ -> 3.12.24+

Fri Jul 18, 2014 1:15 pm

nsayer wrote:I just had to go through this exercise, and thanks to this post and to MrEngMan's dropbox I was able to get it working.

But what's keeping this driver from making it into the ordinary driver collection so that we don't have to do this? It seems like there are enough versions of this dongle out now that lots of people run into this. Is it some political issue with the driver source?
Bueller?


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Re: (UPDATE) Drivers for TL-WN725N V2 - 3.6.11+ -> 3.12.24+

Wed Jul 23, 2014 9:53 pm

nsayer wrote:Bueller?
Whatever is that?

You might get a responce if you ask here instead. https://github.com/raspberrypi/linux/issues?state=open


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Re: (UPDATE) Drivers for TL-WN725N V2 - 3.6.11+ -> 3.12.24+

Wed Jul 23, 2014 10:12 pm

MrEngman wrote:
nsayer wrote:Bueller?
Whatever is that?
It's a reference to Ferris Bueller's Day Off.

You might get a responce if you ask here instead. https://github.com/raspberrypi/linux/issues?state=open


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Thank you for actually answering the question.

In fact, this appears to be the most pertinent issue, and I'd like to suggest that anyone who comes to this thread to fetch a dropbox binary also go there and "+1" that issue.

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Wed Jul 23, 2014 11:59 pm

There is a source file for an rtl8188eu driver in staging but is a very heavily hacked Realtek driver. The source for this driver that is in github has been updated a lot from the 3.12.y version and I believe is available in 3.13.y, 3.14.y and 3.15.y BUT it then requires a separate firmware file as the person who has modified the driver has stripped the firmware out of the source and made a seperate firmware file. Really makes life complicated for no apparent reason. I think the version in 3.12.y is an older version which may not need separate firmware just yet and I'm not sure there aren't some issues that have been fixed in later revisions.

The driver I compile uses a Realtek source file and includes the firmware so does not need a separate firmware file and for me works without problems and I prefer it.



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Re: (UPDATE) Drivers for TL-WN725N V2 - 3.6.11+ -> 3.12.24+

Thu Jul 24, 2014 1:39 am

My main point is that having to come here to fetch a driver binary for what is turning out to be a very, very popular (from what I can see) chipset for the kinds of WiFi dongles that get plugged into R-Pis should - frankly - be an embarrassment. Raspberry Pi was developed for education, but I think expecting step 1 to be to learn to fetch and install WiFi drivers raises the bar an awful lot.

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Re: (UPDATE) Drivers for TL-WN725N V2 - 3.6.11+ -> 3.12.24+

Thu Jul 24, 2014 1:16 pm

Finally, I got my 8188eu working on rpi. Thank you Mr Engman!
But I still wonder how you managed to do this. I downloaded serveral versions of 8188 driver and compiled them, but there were always error came out.

This is how I did:
1. download driver from https://github.com/lwfinger/rtl8188eu or from https://github.com/Red54/linux-shumeipa ... /rtl8188eu
2. download linux headers and build-essentials with apt-get. The headers is from https://github.com/raspberrypi/linux/ar ... 2.y.tar.gz because my raspbian version is 3.12.22+, and addtional wget https://github.com/raspberrypi/firmware ... le.symvers
4. next is modifying Makefile to adopt BCM2708 if needed. And then make all & make install
5. Then I got compiler error daemonize or dereferencing pointer type, or if luckily compiler succeded, I got exec error or format error when modprobe 8188eu

Could you show me how you compile to 8818.ko on 3.12.22+, or tell me what is wrong in my steps?
Thank you or anyone helping!

ps: http://elinux.org/RPi_USB_Wi-Fi_Adapters need update with comfast: WU810N didn't work out of box anymore. I guess manufacture changed 8188cus to 8188eus. I am using this one and bought it couple days ago.

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Re: (UPDATE) Drivers for TL-WN725N V2 - 3.6.11+ -> 3.12.24+

Thu Jul 24, 2014 1:59 pm

nsayer wrote:My main point is that having to come here to fetch a driver binary for what is turning out to be a very, very popular (from what I can see) chipset for the kinds of WiFi dongles that get plugged into R-Pis should - frankly - be an embarrassment. Raspberry Pi was developed for education, but I think expecting step 1 to be to learn to fetch and install WiFi drivers raises the bar an awful lot.
Maybe the question should be aimed at Kernel Maintainers ? some of the WiFi Dongles I have bought do not work out-of-the-box in Ubuntu !! So do not see the RPF at fault !!
Take what I advise as advice not the utopian holy grail, and it is gratis !!

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Re: (UPDATE) Drivers for TL-WN725N V2 - 3.6.11+ -> 3.12.25+

Thu Jul 31, 2014 9:12 pm

Thank you mrEngman,

For putting in the work you must put in to do this. For me it was especially good that you described how to do it without having the raspberry already online via cable.

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Re: (UPDATE) Drivers for TL-WN725N V2 - 3.6.11+ -> 3.12.25+

Sun Aug 03, 2014 2:35 pm

Excellent Stuff Mr Engman. Have it all running on 3.12.22+ 691 which appears to the be latest Raspbian update following:

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade

Your initial post, revised many times, makes reference to new builds, namely:

3.12.23+ #692 - 8188eu-20140626.tar.gz
3.12.24+ #693, #694 - 8188eu-20140705.tar.gz
3.12.25+ #698, #700 - 8188eu-20140705.tar.gz
3.12.25+ #701 - 8188eu-20140705.tar.gz

Are these beta releases and how are they obtained?

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Re: (UPDATE) Drivers for TL-WN725N V2 - 3.6.11+ -> 3.12.25+

Sun Aug 03, 2014 2:50 pm

Those update the packages. To update the kernel, do rpi-update.

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Re: (UPDATE) Drivers for TL-WN725N V2 - 3.6.11+ -> 3.12.25+

Sun Aug 03, 2014 3:30 pm

ilovemipi wrote:Excellent Stuff Mr Engman. Have it all running on 3.12.22+ 691 which appears to the be latest Raspbian update following:

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade

Your initial post, revised many times, makes reference to new builds, namely:

3.12.23+ #692 - 8188eu-20140626.tar.gz
3.12.24+ #693, #694 - 8188eu-20140705.tar.gz
3.12.25+ #698, #700 - 8188eu-20140705.tar.gz
3.12.25+ #701 - 8188eu-20140705.tar.gz

Are these beta releases and how are they obtained?
I suppose they are beta versions. These are updates from using command sudo rpi-update. This will load the latest available version, which is currently 3.12.25+ #701. It is possible to load other revisions using command sudo rpi-update commit-id. You can find the commit id from here https://github.com/Hexxeh/rpi-firmware/commits/master. In certain instances there can be issues using rpi-update which can cause problems and could appear to stop the Pi working.

I use sudo rpi-update regularly to specifically get the versions for updating the wifi drivers to make sure there is a working wifi driver available for each new update but do occationally come across problems. Probably best not to use it unless you have a problem and you've been advised to use it to fix it.



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Re: (UPDATE) Drivers for TL-WN725N V2 - 3.6.11+ -> 3.12.25+

Sun Aug 03, 2014 4:28 pm

MrEngman wrote:
ilovemipi wrote:Excellent Stuff Mr Engman. Have it all running on 3.12.22+ 691 which appears to the be latest Raspbian update following:

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade

Your initial post, revised many times, makes reference to new builds, namely:

3.12.23+ #692 - 8188eu-20140626.tar.gz
3.12.24+ #693, #694 - 8188eu-20140705.tar.gz
3.12.25+ #698, #700 - 8188eu-20140705.tar.gz
3.12.25+ #701 - 8188eu-20140705.tar.gz

Are these beta releases and how are they obtained?
I suppose they are beta versions. These are updates from using command sudo rpi-update. This will load the latest available version, which is currently 3.12.25+ #701. It is possible to load other revisions using command sudo rpi-update commit-id. You can find the commit id from here https://github.com/Hexxeh/rpi-firmware/commits/master. In certain instances there can be issues using rpi-update which can cause problems and could appear to stop the Pi working.

I use sudo rpi-update regularly to specifically get the versions for updating the wifi drivers to make sure there is a working wifi driver available for each new update but do occationally come across problems. Probably best not to use it unless you have a problem and you've been advised to use it to fix it.



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Thanks I now have it running with 3.12.25+ #701

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Re: (UPDATE) Drivers for TL-WN725N V2 - 3.6.11+ -> 3.12.25+

Sun Aug 03, 2014 5:13 pm

ilovemipi wrote: Thanks I now have it running with 3.12.25+ #701
That's good. However, be careful when using rpi-update as you could find there may not be a driver available for the new update.

It is possible to check the version that will be loaded by rpi-update and so you can then check if a driver is available. First check the update at https://github.com/Hexxeh/rpi-firmware/commits/master and then go to https://github.com/raspberrypi/firmware/commits/master and find the commit with the same date/description. Then browse the code and look for firmware/extra/uname_string. View uname_string and it will show the version and build that rpi-update will install. You can then use this info to check if a driver is available.

I generally try and keep the list of drivers updated and available for the latest version of raspbian but I will be going abroad for 2 months next weekend and will have no or very, very limited access to the internet so I may not be able to provide updates until I get back, so be warned.



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