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    Question Strange problem: AWUS036H working in BT5-KDE-VM-32. NOT working in BT5-GNOME-VM-32

    Hello.
    Beginner so please have mercy.

    When BT5 was released I immediately switched from BT4R2-KDE-VM-32 to BT5-GNOME-VM-32.
    Happy with my choice I was until I wanted to learn wireless pentesting.
    I bought myself an Alfa awus036h and can not get it working with either of the two mentioned above with ifconfig wlan0 up.
    I get this error: SIOCSIFFLAGS: Unknown error 132

    Searched it up and found alot having problems with this. It seems to be a VMware issue.
    Following all the guides I could come across:
    rfkill block all
    rfkill unblock all
    rmmod rtl8187
    modprobe etc. etc. etc. and so on.

    Same error.

    But thought I would give it a go on the BT5-KDE-VM-32. And Voilá! Smooth as silk.
    Dont even have to run the ifconfig wlan0 up, its up and running. =)

    Now, all my work is on the GNOME and I can easily move it over, but it would be nice if anybody has any clue on whats going on..?
    Btw, I also have a DLINK-DWA-160 and it works smooth with all three.

    Please, any advice would be much appreciated.

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    Default Re: Strange problem: AWUS036H working in BT5-KDE-VM-32. NOT working in BT5-GNOME-VM-3

    Got this strange issue too ... gonna switch to KDE and see if it works thanks for the tip! driving me nuts!

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