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Join Date: Dec 2010
12-05-2010, 08:13 PM
Found on Ubuntu Forum :
Someone already made a deb package with a DKMS module. The PPA is the following:
https://launchpad.net/~lexical/+arch...buntu2_all.deb via the link in the above posting.
Join Date: Apr 2009
02-03-2011, 02:16 PM
I can't vouch for the quality/integrity/etc of the PPA (Personal Package Archive) mentioned above, but he supposedly has versions of the relevant driver for both Lucid and Maverick.
Before starting the install, make sure you have the "build-essential" package installed. I think it's needed (if not it just wastes a little hard drive space ). Connect to the Internet via a wire, then find it in the Synaptic package manager (under System > Admin). Instead of Synaptic, you can run "sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install build-essential" in a terminal.
Then, if you want to install the packaged driver from the PPA, go here to download the relevant rtl8192 .deb (.deb = Debian Package, Debian is the distro that developed the software package management system used by Ubuntu).
Then double-click on the downloaded file. You should be prompted to install it. (you could also run "sudo dpkg -i downloaded_file.deb" in a terminal)
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