Please include firmware for RTL8192SU

Bug #595455 reported by Timmmm on 2010-06-17
This bug affects 13 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Linux Mint
linux-firmware (Ubuntu)
Chase Douglas
Chase Douglas
Chase Douglas

Bug Description

Binary package hint: linux-firmware

I have a 'getnet 300n' USB wifi adapter. When you plug it in by default in Ubuntu 10.4 you get the following in dmesg:

[434864.807665] usbcore: registered new interface driver rtl819xU
[434865.036964] rtl819xU: --->FirmwareDownload92S()
[434865.036972] usb 2-6: firmware: requesting RTL8192SU/rtl8192sfw.bin
[434865.038617] rtl819xU:request firmware fail!
[434865.038989] rtl819xU:Firmware Download Fail!!a

I had a file /lib/firmware/RTL8192SE/rtl8192sfw.bin but not RTL8192SU/rtl8192sfw.bin

Initially I was just going to copy the file and hope it worked, but I found the correct file in the debian svn repository. Although it has the same name, its md5sum is different:

I copied that file into /lib/firmware/RTL8192SU and un/replugged the adapter. After that it works fine.

This file should be included.

Instructions for people new to linux to get this to work:

Run the following in a terminal:

sudo mkdir /lib/firmware/RTL8192SU
sudo cp rtl8192sfw.bin /lib/firmware/RTL8192SU

(Then unplug the adapter and plug it back in again.)

Tim Gardner (timg-tpi) on 2010-06-18
Changed in linux-firmware (Ubuntu Lucid):
assignee: nobody → Chase Douglas (chasedouglas)
importance: Undecided → Low
milestone: none → lucid-updates
status: New → In Progress
Changed in linux-firmware (Ubuntu Maverick):
assignee: nobody → Chase Douglas (chasedouglas)
importance: Undecided → Low
milestone: none → maverick-alpha-3
status: New → In Progress
none (optio50) wrote :

sudo cp -R /lib/firmware/RTL8192SE /lib/firmware/RTL8192SU

On 10.04 & 10.10

The firmware is already there but its in the wrong location.

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