Driver for RTL8153

Does anybody know how to install driver for RTL8153 ? Can I just enable or install it in WP7502 module or do I need to rebuilt kernel? any help appreciated. Thanks.


If you are not affraid by Yocto then you can rebuild an image with RTL8152/RTL8153 kernel driver enabled as module:

  • In your linux-yocto_3.14.bbappend recipe, add:
    FILESEXTRAPATHS_prepend := "${THISDIR}/files:"
    SRC_URI += "file://enable-RTL8153.cfg"
  • In the folder where your linux-yocto_3.14.bbappend recipe is located, create a folder “files” and create in this folder a file named “enable-RTL8153.cfg” with the following content:
  • In your mdm9x15-image-minimal.bbappend recipe, add:
    IMAGE_INSTALL_append = " kernel-module-r8152"

Rebuild and flash yocto_wp75.cwe image.

Then you should be able to load the kernel module using this command:
modprobe r8152

If you don’t want to generate your own Yocto image then you can use Legato Kernel Module Definition .mdef:

If you are using WP75 release R16.1 or newer, you can build from source.
Latest Realtek driver source code for RTL8152/RTL8153 is available on their web site:


Hi, I’m trying to do the same kind of thing. The problem is that I’m not too familiar with Yocto and kernel stuff. I’m having a bit hard time understanding how to do this, so is there any specific instructions for newbie how to create a new kernel module and build from source? I tried to create a new folder under mangOH/linux_kernel_modules on mangOH VM with downloaded drivers and .mdef-file. Then I tried to rebuild mangOH system as it was advised to do in here ( I managed to install the system but somehow it installed it with framework version 18.09.0 (I used to be on 18.06.4) which then broke all my existing applications. Am i anywhere near doing this right and how can I downgrade my device?