Novatech/Clevo E16 & X16 Wireless Networking under Ubuntu Linux

This was actually rather annoying. These days one rather expects wireless networking to work “out of the box”. Anyway, seems the fix is reasonably simple. These instructions are very specific and therefore need to be followed exactly. They assume you are using the 64 bit version of (K)Ubuntu. I’m also assuming you are using Firefox to download the driver file.which is called:-

• rtl8192se_linux_2.6.0010.1012.2009.tar.gz

and that you save this file to the default location i.e. your Desktop.

OK, here’s what you do, once you have downloaded the file onto your Desktop

  • Open a terminal, by clicking the Applications|Accessories|Terminal menu item.
  • In the terminal, type:-
sudo apt-get install build-essential then press the carriage return key.
  • The terminal will ask for your password. Enter this accurately then press the carriage return key. Note, the password will not appear as you type it
  • In the terminal, type each of these lines, and press carriage return key at the end of each line:-
cd ~/Desktop
wget http://launchpadlibrarian.net/33927923/rtl8192se_linux_2.6.0010.1012.2009.tar.gz tar -xvzf rtl8192se_linux_2.6.0010.1012.2009.tar.gz
sudo tar -xvzf rtl8192se_linux_2.6.0010.1012.2009_64bit.tar.gz 
cd rtl8192se_linux_2.6.0010.1020.2009_64bit
sudo su
make install
reboot

That’s it, once your computer restarts, your wireless networking should work perfectly.