I have a driver file 8188eu.ko in /home/pi.

I'm wondering what command I write to install it? If I have to specify where to install it I need help there too. The driver is for a wifi dongle.

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You can simply do it like this:

insmod /home/pi/8188eu.ko

However, beware that if that module was not built for your specific kernel, it will not load no matter what you do.

  • Thx this worked, and I got my wifi running. Until i rebooted, then it wasnt working anymore and iwconfig again showed nothing like before it was fixed. Any clues to what that could be? Commented Oct 12, 2013 at 18:55
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    Copy the file to /lib/modules/3.6.11+/kernel/drivers/net/wireless, run depmod -a and add 8188eu to /etc/modules to automatically load the driver on startup. Most of this is also described on the site where you found the driver (according to your other post).
    – n.st
    Commented Oct 12, 2013 at 20:07

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