how do I install RealTek wifi drivers without Sudo Apt-Get?

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how do I install RealTek wifi drivers without Sudo Apt-Get?

Post#1 by jimwg » 03 Aug 2016, 15:34

Greetings!

I wish to use a RealTek RTL8188ETV wifi dongle on my heirlomb R31 Thinkpad and believe I need the right drivers since it's not plug-and-play in Porteus like in Mint or Xubuntu. Only thing is I can't use their sudo apt-get install method to get the drivers, forget the chicken and the egg that I'd have to be on-line first with the dongle to make it go.

Any hints most appreciated!
Jim in NYC

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Re: how do I install RealTek wifi drivers without Sudo Apt-G

Post#2 by francois » 03 Aug 2016, 16:23

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Re: how do I install RealTek wifi drivers without Sudo Apt-G

Post#3 by brokenman » 04 Aug 2016, 02:07

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Re: how do I install RealTek wifi drivers without Sudo Apt-G

Post#4 by jimwg » 05 Aug 2016, 19:15

Thanks for your inputs! rtl8188eu-master worked like a charm! Really, they should distill all that long confusing techie lingo into short simple instructions like extract to Desktop, command line type cd Desktop/rtl8188eu-master, type make, type sudo make install and be done with it!

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Re: how do I install RealTek wifi drivers without Sudo Apt-G

Post#5 by francois » 05 Aug 2016, 23:44

@jim:
Just write it down, we will attach (f*** cell phone) attract the crowd to the porteus forum. :wink:
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