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JustinP526
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Software Updater popped up with some updates, I let it install eveything except for the ones listed under Ubuntu Base. There is kernel updates listed there. I understand it being a good idea to do the updates, but will the kernel update disable my WiFi?

 

I had to use somewhat of a work around to get it going in the first place.

http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2205444&p=12967859#post12967859

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won't go into the details/reasons why and not read your link but if you had to "make install" /compile the wifi driver to get it to work then yes all kernel updates will require you to "make install" /compile it again to the new kernel before your wifi will work.

 

:b33r:

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I guess that's what was done...

 

Just did the following:

sudo apt-get install linux-headers-generic build-essential dkms
Clone this repository:
git clone https://github.com/pvaret/rtl8192cu-fixes.git
Set it up as a DKMS module:
sudo dkms add ./rtl8192cu-fixes
Build and install it:
sudo dkms install 8192cu/1.8
Refresh the module list:
sudo depmod -a
Ensure the native (and broken) kernel driver is blacklisted:
sudo cp ./rtl8192cu-fixes/blacklist-native-rtl8192.conf /etc/modprobe.d/
And reboot. You're done.

in the link I provided they did it in Ubuntu 12.04 but I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 and it seems to have worked fine.

so I guess that means I'll have to do again after updates.

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if i'm understanding that correctly, then no you won't need to install it again.

you've already blacklisted the old driver so that doesn't need to be done again and you've created a dynamic kernal module support (dkms) so i think it should automatically build and install the new driver every time the kernel gets updated.

 

more info about dkms :- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dynamic_Kernel_Module_Support

 

:b33r:

 

if wifi doesn't work and you do need to rebuild/install it again then from my understanding all you'd need to do is

sudo dkms install 8192cu/1.8
sudo depmod -a

and reboot to get it working again.

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  • 4 weeks later...

And you were ready to ditch Linux, weren't you Justin? I told you that the Pitsters would fix you up. There's some excellent people up in here.

 

Ha ha, just buttering you all up for when I eventually upgrade to 13.2 and need some help again. :mrgreen:

 

No, it's the truth, you dudes rule.

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