sunrat wrote:Update - I just installed MX17RC1 and got this working and it initialised at boot (once at least) and works with NetworkManager this time.
Basically the same steps:
- build and install the driver with dkms
- blacklist rtl8xxxu by creating a blacklist file in /etc/modprobe.d/
- configure with password in NM
I'm posting from it now.
@tascoast I don't know why yours wouldn't work the same. It shows the rtl8192eu being used already. Maybe try blacklisting the other driver anyway. Or maybe it's because of the wlan2 issue mentioned above and NM is attempting to configure a different interface. Lotsa luck! Works ok once you get it working. What version of the dongle do you have, by the way? This one is V4.0 and my old reliable Atheros one is V2.
A magnifying glass tells me that I have a V4.0, according to the box sticker.
I shall experiment further once I get settled. Simply blacklisting rtl8xxxu in Network Assistant removes any wifi detection from NM, but I'll follow your approach once I study it a bit.