[Mageia-dev] rtl8192ce missing firmware files in kernel-firmware-nonfree

Pascal Terjan pterjan at gmail.com
Thu Apr 12 23:33:27 CEST 2012

On Thu, Apr 12, 2012 at 21:19, simple w8 <simplew8 at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi,
> I have a realtek wifi card:
> ~]# lspcidrake -vv|grep -i wifi
> rtl8192ce       : Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd.|RTL8188CE
> 802.11b/g/n WiFi Adapter [NETWORK_OTHER] (vendor:10ec device:8176
> subv:10ec subd:9196) (rev: 01)
> it uses kernel module rtl8192ce (still dont understand why Mageia is
> calling as "RTL8188CE 802.11b/g/n WiFi Adapter" where is a 8192)

rtl8192ce is the driver for RTL8192CE and RTL8188SE

It seems pci.ids have same description for all of them:

vendor: 10ec ("Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd."), device: 8176
("RTL8188CE 802.11b/g/n WiFi Adapter")
vendor: 10ec ("Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd."), device: 8177
("RTL8188CE 802.11b/g/n WiFi Adapter")
vendor: 10ec ("Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd."), device: 8178
("RTL8188CE 802.11b/g/n WiFi Adapter")
vendor: 10ec ("Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd."), device: 8191
("RTL8188CE 802.11b/g/n WiFi Adapter")

You can request it to be fixed on
http://pci-ids.ucw.cz/read/PC/10ec/8176 if you know what should be the

> untill today it has happened that when writing, multiple times i get
> characters repeated like the keyboard key was stuck.
> When i runned Mandriva cooker 2 months ago i didnt had this problem so
> i went to see the differences between both packages
> kernel-firmware-nonfree (from Mageia) and kernel-firmware-extra (from
> Mandriva) and i saw that there are missing firmware files in the
> Mageia package, these files exist upstream, so i dont understand why
> werent them all put available in Mageia...

I presume you the files are:


Surprisingly http://git.kernel.org/?p=linux/kernel/git/dwmw2/linux-firmware.git;a=tree;f=rtlwifi;h=97aae7b3721b48e08450c2e29b40d4d480797b5f;hb=HEAD
doesn't have the same names for them:

-rw-r--r--	13540	rtl8192cfw.bin	blob | history | raw
-rw-r--r--	16014	rtl8192cufw.bin	blob | history | raw
-rw-r--r--	20526	rtl8192defw.bin	blob | history | raw
-rw-r--r--	88856	rtl8192sefw.bin	blob | history | raw
-rw-r--r--	129304	rtl8712u.bin	blob | history | raw

> In conclusion, after adding the missing firmware files into
> /lib/firmware/rtlwifi/ i finally started having a normal behaviour
> when writing (it didnt happen again to have repeated characters like
> keyboard keys were stuck).
> Willl these files be added into the package or will i have continue to
> have attention if files that exist upstream are packaged?

It seems there is a bug in the file WHENCE

Driver rtl8192e - Realtek 8192 PCI wireless driver
File: RTL8192E/*
Licence: Redistributable, provided by Realtek in their driver
         source download.

There should be a ":" after Driver, so the script does not get it.

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