Looks like you are getting close, sorry I forgot about the "8192SE-firmware" I got rather confused when I saw the 'long' result of the locate.
You are not the only one getting confused in the terminology, like you if the 'driver' is installed why is 'firmware' needed as well. To me firmware indicates 'software program(s)' and a driver to me is also 'software'.
Anyway that is the price to pay for switching to Linux, a hard but fun learning curve for some of us.
In short the answer to your last post is likely to be a yes. If you have the time try and make a new install attempt from a LiveCD. Despite you are using Phoenix and I no little about it I am interested to see this solve.
I have a liveCD here but it seems to screw up my hard drive allocation, the naming is out of order with other pclos systems. I am a bit reluctant to make an install under these circumstances. Will turn off all my 'extra' usb drives so I only have my two internal hard drives connected and see what the Phoenix LiveCD does then.
Can you find time to do a fresh install on a spare partition and report? Edit:
Ok, I have Phoenix LiveCD running and it seems not
to have figured out my hard drives, even when all the external USB drives have been removed. I will not
risk an install right now. (The two drives have been swopped, needs some more looking before I install)
I use a mirror here in Australia, and for some reason it seems the repo list on the LiveCD has an error which I think may be a leftover from earlier days.
LiveCD AARNET repo url:http://mirror.aarnet.edu.au/pub/pclinuxos/apt/pclinuxos/2010/base/pkglist.main:
404 Not Found
If I modify this a bit:http://mirror.aarnet.edu.au/pub/pclinuxos/pclinuxos
Then it seems to work fine.agmg
I can confirm that the r8192se-firmware
is available via Synaptic from the repo, but it does not seem to be part of the LiveCD (as Texstar posted).
Ok, in my case this is not a problem as my driver is rt61
, from Synaptic, this is installed on the LiveCD:
Firmware for the RT61 chip
This package contains the firmware files for the RT61 chip, which is
used in WLAN PCMCIA cards.
So my system went straight on the internet and I am using the embedded Firefox right now while running the liveCD.
Am I right in thinking that in your case you could not connect to the internet using the Phoenix LiveCD?