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[Bug 1096989] Re: 10ec:8179 No wireless support for Lenovo IdeaCentre Q190 (RTL8188E)



Tried the command, but since I'm on 3.10 now because of this thread's
solution, it forwarded me to bugzilla.

Just an FYI for anyone reporting after installing 3.10 like me.

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  10ec:8179 No wireless support for Lenovo IdeaCentre Q190 (RTL8188E)

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Bug description:
  I'm on 12.10. The wifi adapter doesn't seem to be recognized at all:
  doesn't show up in NetworkManager, no adapter listed by iwconfig. The
  wifi card seems to be a RTL8188E (lspci -nn tells me it's 10ec:8179).

  I've tried to:
     - install the Realtek driver for the RTL8188CE (seemed close enough...)
     - install the driver from https://github.com/tianon/linux-rtlwifi-8188ce
     - install linux-backports-modules-cw
     - upgrade to kernel 3.7

  None of those worked.

  ApportVersion: 2.6.1-0ubuntu10
  Architecture: amd64
   /dev/snd/controlC0:  cat        1782 F.... pulseaudio
  CRDA: Error: command ['iw', 'reg', 'get'] failed with exit code 1: nl80211 not found.
  DistroRelease: Ubuntu 12.10
  HibernationDevice: RESUME=UUID=b597ccff-c6a0-4caf-8d7a-86b5885c2e71
  InstallationDate: Installed on 2013-01-07 (29 days ago)
  InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 12.10 "Quantal Quetzal" - Release amd64 (20121017.5)
   eth0      no wireless extensions.

   lo        no wireless extensions.
  MachineType: LENOVO 10115
  MarkForUpload: True
  Package: linux (not installed)
   PATH=(custom, no user)
  ProcFB: 0 inteldrmfb
  ProcKernelCmdLine: BOOT_IMAGE=/boot/vmlinuz-3.5.0-23-generic root=UUID=181643fb-824f-49b7-bad9-b8a31c74a430 ro quiet splash vt.handoff=7
  ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.5.0-23.35-generic
   linux-restricted-modules-3.5.0-23-generic N/A
   linux-backports-modules-3.5.0-23-generic  N/A
   linux-firmware                            1.95

  Tags:  quantal running-unity
  Uname: Linux 3.5.0-23-generic x86_64
  UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)
  UserGroups: adm cdrom dip lpadmin plugdev sambashare sudo
  dmi.bios.date: 09/21/2012
  dmi.bios.vendor: LENOVO
  dmi.bios.version: EZKT12AUS
  dmi.board.name: INVALID
  dmi.board.vendor: LENOVO
  dmi.board.version: Win8 STD MM DPK IPG
  dmi.chassis.type: 3
  dmi.chassis.vendor: LENOVO
  dmi.chassis.version: Chassis Version
  dmi.modalias: dmi:bvnLENOVO:bvrEZKT12AUS:bd09/21/2012:svnLENOVO:pn10115:pvrIdeaCentreQ190:rvnLENOVO:rnINVALID:rvrWin8STDMMDPKIPG:cvnLENOVO:ct3:cvrChassisVersion:
  dmi.product.name: 10115
  dmi.product.version: IdeaCentre Q190
  dmi.sys.vendor: LENOVO

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