Porteus 5 WiFi not working

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Post#1 by B@ktery » 14 Apr 2020, 16:23

Hello,

Porteus installed on a physical computer, does not display a list of available wifi networks.
lspci | grep Network - Network controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8821CE 802.11ac PCIe Wireless Network Adapter

iwconfig
eth0 no wireless extensions
lo no wireless extensions

How can I fix it?

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Post#2 by Blaze » 14 Apr 2020, 16:42

Hi B@ktery.
How about this https://github.com/tomaspinho/rtl8821ce ?
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Post#3 by B@ktery » 14 Apr 2020, 16:49

I tried to install it, I launch dkms-install.sh, getting an error: can't create directory '/usr/src/rtl8821ce-v5.5.2_34066.20200325': No such file or directory.
Perhaps it is not compatible, which operating system is used in Porteus 5 ?

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Post#4 by B@ktery » 14 Apr 2020, 17:04

how to install the driver on Porteus ?

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Post#5 by Ed_P » 15 Apr 2020, 06:09

Porteus or Porteus Kiosk? Two vary different systems with two different parts of the forum.
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Post#6 by B@ktery » 15 Apr 2020, 07:57

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Post#7 by beny » 15 Apr 2020, 08:41

hi B@ktery the link that blaze give you work, but you have to install the dkms software first:

bash-5.0# ./dkms-install.sh
About to run dkms install steps...

Creating symlink /var/lib/dkms/rtl8821ce/v5.5.2_34066.20200325/source ->
/usr/src/rtl8821ce-v5.5.2_34066.20200325

DKMS: add completed.

Kernel preparation unnecessary for this kernel. Skipping...

Building module:
cleaning build area...
'make' -j6 KVER=5.5.17-zen................
cleaning build area...

DKMS: build completed.

8821ce.ko:
Running module version sanity check.
- Original module
- No original module exists within this kernel
- Installation
- Installing to /lib/modules/5.5.17-zen/updates/dkms/

depmod.....

DKMS: install completed.
Finished running dkms install steps.
bash-5.0#

modprobe load the module and lsmod show the module loaded so you can try if work for you..

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Post#8 by B@ktery » 15 Apr 2020, 09:04

I do not have a folder dkms in /var/lib/
And folders src in /usr/
What to do in this case?

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Post#9 by beny » 15 Apr 2020, 09:14

hi, is better to mail fanthom ,kiosk isn't based on slackware, and maybe you can find a module for your wifi card without make all this...

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Post#10 by B@ktery » 15 Apr 2020, 10:54

I am getting this error now https://github.com/tomaspinho/rtl8821ce/issues/49
But I can not apply the solution for this article https://github.com/tomaspinho/rtl8821ce#ubuntu--debian
How can I fix the error in the Porteus kiosk - -bash: sudo: not found ?

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Post#11 by fanthom » 15 Apr 2020, 11:38

B@ktery,

Its not worth the hassle - better use wifi dongle with "N" speed.
Please add [Solved] to your thread title if the solution was found.

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Post#12 by B@ktery » 15 Apr 2020, 12:42

Please tell me how to do this in Porteus Kiosk?

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Post#13 by fanthom » 15 Apr 2020, 13:39

You need to recreate kiosk kernel sources first:
http://www.porteus.org/component/conten ... ernel.html

then compile the wifi driver against them.

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Post#14 by B@ktery » 15 Apr 2020, 14:48

..i don’t understand if there is no way to install -tar -apt Kiosk in Porteus Kiosk, how to use such documentation?

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Post#15 by fanthom » 15 Apr 2020, 18:10

You need to use another linux system which has all development tools included.
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