Realtek RTL8191SEvB Linux driver?

Chris Whitehouse cwhiteh at
Wed Jan 4 22:37:00 UTC 2012

On 04/01/2012 21:16, Chad Perrin wrote:
> On Wed, Jan 04, 2012 at 08:01:00PM +0000, Chris Whitehouse wrote:
>> On 04/01/2012 16:21, Chad Perrin wrote:
>>> As someone who has actually done laptop technician work, professionally,
>> You don't by any chance know where there is a service manual for
>> OP's laptop in pdf format (or html)? I did a bit of googling but
>> didn't find it. It's a Toshiba U505-S2950. Or maybe you could advise
>> how to replace the wireless card in this particular machine...
> I'm afraid I do not have a service manual, and Toshibas are unfortunately
> not among the laptops I have dealt with very much (only a handful, here
> and there).  This image seems to suggest that the instruction about
> prying off a panel behind the keyboard does not apply to this model:
> This image, of a similar model (S2930 instead) clearly shows a similar
> keyboard facing design with no separable panel to pry off behind the
> keyboard:
> If I had to make a guess, based on those images, I'd say you probably
> have to remove some of the screws from the bottom of the laptop to remove
> the keyboard.  Whether the bevel/facing needs to be removed before
> removing the keyboard depends on the specific laptop.  There is a
> possibility you may just be able to remove a single panel from the bottom
> of the laptop to get at the wireless card, though.
> This page, however, refers to a "wifi cover" as part of the shell for the
> bottom of the laptop:
> My guess, based on that picture, is that it would be the smaller separate
> panel to the right-hand side of the picture:
> That may be the "memory cover" mentioned on the page, and the other cover
> might be the "wifi cover".  Does that image look at all like your
> laptop's underside?

I'm not the OP so I don't know what the laptop looks like. I think you 
may be right that screws have to be removed to get the keyboard off. 
also says so but it's not an original Toshiba document.

But that is probably irrelevant. From the info that you found and the 
user manual that illoa posted

it does look like the card is accessible via that panel on the 
underside. In which case it is probably quicker and more certain to work 
to swap cards than to get the Realtek working with ndis, with very 
little cost - which was my original suggestion to the OP.


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