I am on 14.04 and I was trying to solve my weak wireless connection (download 1Mbs vs 30 Mbs wired) problem using this tread.


by doing the following command Try these steps with the Realtek card (updated driver and module parameters:


sudo apt-get install --reinstall linux-headers-generic linux-headers-$(uname -r) build-essential dkms git
git clone https://github.com/FreedomBen/rtl8188ce-linux-driver
cd rtl8188ce-linux-driver
sudo make install
sudo cp -r firmware/* /lib/firmware
echo "options rtl8188ee ips=0 fwlps=0" | sudo tee /etc/modprobe.d/rtl8188ee.conf

however,after running the code make in the terminal, i got this message

Recommended branch is ubuntu-15.04 based on your kernel version (3.19.0-25-generic) Should I switch it to ubuntu-15.04 for you? (y/n):

Does it mean that it will upgrade my OS 14.04 to 15.04?


Ubuntu 14.04.3 and 15.04 have same kernel version 3.19.

The Realtek driver detected that kernel and suggests to install the driver from a different branch that will work with this kernel.

So just install the driver from that branch. That will not upgrade your system.

  • Thank you for your help, your answer gave me the insurance to proceed and it worked. Have a good day! – degardens Aug 25 '15 at 13:59

Not an answer; a sidenote:

$ apt-get install linux-generic-lts-vivid

Will install kernel version 3.19

$ apt-get install linux-generic-lts-utopic

Will install kernel version 3.16 - giving this result

$ lsb_release -a && uname -a
No LSB modules are available.
Distributor ID: Ubuntu
Description:    Ubuntu 14.04.3 LTS
Release:    14.04
Codename:   trusty
Linux wkbox 3.16.0-46-generic #62~14.04.1-Ubuntu SMP Tue Aug 11 16:27:16 UTC 2015 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux

Neither of the above will leave 14.04 using the 3.13 series of kernels.

I assume all to be with active updates coming in (I'm seeing that on 3.16 series).

References: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/TrustyTahr/ReleaseNotes#LTS_Hardware_Enablement_Stack


... these seems not reflect the above though.

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