[Bug 585938] Re: [STAGING] r8192se_pci + powertop = kernel panic

Matt Price matt.price at utoronto.ca
Thu Jul 1 17:11:43 UTC 2010

Zach, sorry for the delay.  so far no real help from realtek though they
are at least responding, and I think they want to help.  I'm attaching
the tarball they sent me with a new version -- it makes no difference to
me but might make some difference to others.  They say they can't
reproduce the bug with powertop, though that seems unlikely to me.
Anyway I have asked them to subscribe to this bug and am also writing to
the powertop list asking for pointers...  this is pretty frustrating but
maybe it will eventually get resolved.

Here are the instructions they sent me:

Please find the latest RTL8191SE Linux driver source in the attachment and
try again.
You should clear previous drive or inbox driver first after you install this
driver source.
The previous driver will be stored within
Please remove "r8192se_pci.ko" files by following command.
1. sudo su (you should input you root password after it)
2. find /lib/modules/ -name "r8192se_*.ko" -exec ls -l {} \;
3. find /lib/modules/ -name "r8192se_*.ko" -exec rm {} \;

After, You could execute "find /lib/modules/ -name "r8192se_*.ko" -exec ls -l {} \;" to confirm it's clear properly.
And then, install this driver source as below steps. Don't forget to extract
this package before you install it.
1. sudo su
2. make
3. make install
4. reboot
5. ./wlan0up or ./wlan1up


they also suggested installing the new firmware before building the
module -- this is easy, just move the old /lib/firmware/RTL8192SE folder
somewhere safe, and replace it with the firmware/RTL8192SE folder you
find in the tarball after extraction.

hope that helps..

** Attachment added: "rtl8192se_linux_2.6.0017.0525.2010.tar.gz"

[STAGING] r8192se_pci + powertop = kernel panic
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