RTL88x2BU v5.2.4.1 22719 Mint 19

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RTL88x2BU v5.2.4.1 22719 Mint 19

Post by dwkurlowich » Sat Oct 20, 2018 9:10 am

I have converted from Windows 10 and have this WiFi adapter that worked fine in Windows 10 but I cannot seem to get it to work in Mint. I am wired for the time being but need the wireless. I've read through a lot of the posts but none seemed to fix this issue. Any ideas would be appreciated.

daniel@clara:~$ inxi -Frz
System: Host: clara Kernel: 4.15.0-36-generic x86_64 bits: 64
Desktop: Cinnamon 3.8.9 Distro: Linux Mint 19 Tara
Machine: Device: desktop Mobo: ASUSTeK model: M5A97 R2.0 v: Rev 1.xx serial: N/A
BIOS: American Megatrends v: 1903 date: 07/11/2013
Battery hidpp__0: charge: N/A condition: NA/NA Wh
CPU: 6 core AMD FX-6350 Six-Core (-MCP-) cache: 12288 KB
clock speeds: max: 3900 MHz 1: 1402 MHz 2: 1403 MHz 3: 1403 MHz
4: 1402 MHz 5: 1447 MHz 6: 1406 MHz
Graphics: Card: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD/ATI] Cape Verde XT [Radeon HD 7770/8760 / R7 250X]
Display Server: x11 (X.Org 1.19.6 )
drivers: ati,radeon (unloaded: modesetting,fbdev,vesa)
Resolution: 1920x1080@60.00hz
OpenGL: renderer: AMD CAPE VERDE (DRM 2.50.0 / 4.15.0-36-generic, LLVM 6.0.0)
version: 4.5 Mesa 18.0.5
Audio: Card-1 Advanced Micro Devices [AMD/ATI] SBx00 Azalia (Intel HDA)
driver: snd_hda_intel
Card-2 Advanced Micro Devices [AMD/ATI] Cape Verde/Pitcairn HDMI Audio [Radeon HD 7700/7800 Series]
driver: snd_hda_intel
Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: k4.15.0-36-generic
Network: Card: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCIE Gigabit Ethernet Controller
driver: r8169
IF: enp2s0 state: up speed: 1000 Mbps duplex: full mac: <filter>
Drives: HDD Total Size: 1000.2GB (3.0% used)
ID-1: /dev/sda model: Hitachi_HDS72101 size: 1000.2GB
Partition: ID-1: / size: 908G used: 21G (3%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/dm-0
ID-2: swap-1 size: 8.48GB used: 0.00GB (0%)
fs: swap dev: /dev/dm-1
RAID: No RAID devices: /proc/mdstat, md_mod kernel module present
Sensors: System Temperatures: cpu: 25.1C mobo: N/A gpu: 37.0
Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: 0
Repos: Active apt sources in file: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/official-package-repositories.list
deb http://fireball-public.phys.wvu.edu/mir ... t-packages tara main upstream import backport
deb http://ftp.usf.edu/pub/ubuntu bionic main restricted universe multiverse
deb http://ftp.usf.edu/pub/ubuntu bionic-updates main restricted universe multiverse
deb http://ftp.usf.edu/pub/ubuntu bionic-backports main restricted universe multiverse
deb http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ bionic-security main restricted universe multiverse
deb http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu/ bionic partner
Info: Processes: 205 Uptime: 12:58 Memory: 2838.8/7874.4MB
Client: Shell (bash) inxi: 2.3.56
daniel@clara:~$
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Re: RTL88x2BU v5.2.4.1 22719 Mint 19

Post by Pierre » Sat Oct 20, 2018 9:15 am

Open terminal and run

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wget -N -t 5 -T 10 https://github.com/UbuntuForums/wireless-info/raw/master/wireless-info && chmod +x wireless-info && ./wireless-info

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cat wireless-info.txt | nc termbin.com 9999
Post URL from terminal - back here, on your reply.

- - with that adapter - plugged in, of course.
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Please edit your original post title to include [SOLVED] - when your problem is solved!
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Re: RTL88x2BU v5.2.4.1 22719 Mint 19

Post by dwkurlowich » Sat Oct 20, 2018 9:56 am

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Re: RTL88x2BU v5.2.4.1 22719 Mint 19

Post by JeremyB » Sat Oct 20, 2018 10:27 am

You could try

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sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install build-essential git dkms
git clone https://github.com/cilynx/rtl88x2BU_WiFi_linux_v5.2.4.4_25643.20171212_COEX20171012-5044.git
cd rtl88x2BU_WiFi_linux_v5.2.4.4_25643.20171212_COEX20171012-5044
VER=$(cat ./version)
sudo rsync -rvhP ./ /usr/src/rtl88x2bu-${VER}
sudo dkms add -m rtl88x2bu -v ${VER}
sudo dkms build -m rtl88x2bu -v ${VER}
sudo dkms install -m rtl88x2bu -v ${VER}
sudo modprobe 88x2bu
Reboot, check BIOS/UEFI to make sure Secure Boot is disabled

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Re: RTL88x2BU v5.2.4.1 22719 Mint 19

Post by dwkurlowich » Sat Oct 20, 2018 10:57 am

rsync error
daniel@clara:~/rtl88x2BU_WiFi_linux_v5.2.4.4_25643.20171212_COEX20171012-5044$ sudo rsync -rvhP ./ /usr/scr/rtl88x2bu-${VER}
sending incremental file list
rsync: mkdir "/usr/scr/rtl88x2bu-5.2.4.4" failed: No such file or directory (2)
rsync error: error in file IO (code 11) at main.c(675) [Receiver=3.1.2]
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Re: RTL88x2BU v5.2.4.1 22719 Mint 19

Post by externa1 » Sat Oct 20, 2018 1:19 pm

dwkurlowich wrote:
Sat Oct 20, 2018 9:10 am
I have converted from Windows 10 and have this WiFi adapter that worked fine in Windows 10 but I cannot seem to get it to work in Mint. I am wired for the time being but need the wireless. I've read through a lot of the posts but none seemed to fix this issue. Any ideas would be appreciated.

daniel@clara:~$ inxi -Frz
System: Host: clara Kernel: 4.15.0-36-generic x86_64 bits: 64
Desktop: Cinnamon 3.8.9 Distro: Linux Mint 19 Tara
Machine: Device: desktop Mobo: ASUSTeK model: M5A97 R2.0 v: Rev 1.xx serial: N/A

Hi i had also problems with RTL* drivers so i decided to going to use intel wlan chipsets
for my desktop i bought this asus wifi adapter https://www.amazon.de/dp/B01EX7KP46/ref ... 01_TE_item as this has kernel integrated drivers and has also the ability to exchange the wifi adapter in future to a different model

rg
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Re: RTL88x2BU v5.2.4.1 22719 Mint 19

Post by dwkurlowich » Sat Oct 20, 2018 2:55 pm

Thanks for the thought. I'm in the US and was hoping to get my adapter to work without having to purchase another.

Does anyone know of a USB WiFi that works with Mint 19 on an AMD motherboard?
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Re: RTL88x2BU v5.2.4.1 22719 Mint 19

Post by JeremyB » Sat Oct 20, 2018 3:04 pm

Ok, do

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cd rtl88x2BU_WiFi_linux_v5.2.4.4_25643.20171212_COEX20171012-5044
double click on the dkms.conf
change line 3 from PACKAGE_VERSION="#MODULE_VERSION#" to PACKAGE_VERSION=4.3
Save and exit then in terminal

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cd ~
sudo dkms add rtl88x2bu
sudo dkms install rtl88x2bu/4.3

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Re: RTL88x2BU v5.2.4.1 22719 Mint 19

Post by dwkurlowich » Sat Oct 20, 2018 4:54 pm

I made the change to dkms.conf ... "4.3"
Line 3 now reads
PACKAGE_VERSION="4.3"

Then I went back and ran the following lines successfully:

cd rtl88x2BU_WiFi_linux_v5.2.4.4_25643.20171212_COEX20171012-5044
VER=$(cat ./version)
sudo rsync -rvhP ./ /usr/src/rtl88x2bu-${VER}

When I ran the next line I got another error:

daniel@clara:~/rtl88x2BU_WiFi_linux_v5.2.4.4_25643.20171212_COEX20171012-5044$ sudo dkms add -m rtl88x2bu -v ${VER}
/usr/src/rtl88x2bu-5.2.4.4/dkms.conf: line 1: PACKAGE_NAME=rtl88x2bu: command not found
dkms.conf: Error! No 'PACKAGE_NAME' directive specified.
Error! Bad conf file.
File: /usr/src/rtl88x2bu-5.2.4.4/dkms.conf
does not represent a valid dkms.conf file.
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Re: RTL88x2BU v5.2.4.1 22719 Mint 19

Post by JeremyB » Sat Oct 20, 2018 5:24 pm

Follow my instructions from my last post and I said to use

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PACKAGE_VERSION=4.3
And that is different than

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PACKAGE_VERSION="4.3"
And then do

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cd ~
sudo dkms add rtl88x2bu
sudo dkms install rtl88x2bu/4.3
It should work that way as the original instructions stink in my opinion

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Re: RTL88x2BU v5.2.4.1 22719 Mint 19

Post by dwkurlowich » Sat Oct 20, 2018 6:11 pm

At this locastion:
/home/daniel/rtl88x2BU_WiFi_linux_v5.2.4.4_25643.20171212_COEX20171012-5044
dkms.confr now looks like:
PACKAGE_NAME="rtl88x2bu"
PACKAGE_VERSION=4.3
MAKE[0]="make KVER=$kernelver"
CLEAN="make clean"
BUILT_MODULE_NAME[0]="88x2bu"
DEST_MODULE_LOCATION[0]="/kernel/drivers/net"
AUTOINSTALL="yes"

This is a copy of the next 2 commands:
daniel@clara:~/rtl88x2BU_WiFi_linux_v5.2.4.4_25643.20171212_COEX20171012-5044$ cd ~
daniel@clara:~$ sudo dkms add rtl88x2bu
[sudo] password for daniel:
Error! Invalid number of arguments passed.
Usage: add <module>/<module-version> or
add -m <module>/<module-version> or
add -m <module> -v <module-version>
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Re: RTL88x2BU v5.2.4.1 22719 Mint 19

Post by JeremyB » Sat Oct 20, 2018 6:26 pm

Getting tired try

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sudo dkms add rtl88x2BU_WiFi_linux_v5.2.4.4_25643.20171212_COEX20171012-5044
sudo dkms install rtl88x2bu/4.3

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Re: RTL88x2BU v5.2.4.1 22719 Mint 19

Post by dwkurlowich » Sat Oct 20, 2018 6:44 pm

I can hit it again tomorrow ... no hurry ...

daniel@clara:~$ sudo dkms add rtl88x2BU_WiFi_linux_v5.2.4.4_25643.20171212_COEX20171012-5044
[sudo] password for daniel:
/home/daniel/rtl88x2BU_WiFi_linux_v5.2.4.4_25643.20171212_COEX20171012-5044/dkms.conf: line 1: PACKAGE_NAME=rtl88x2bu: command not found
dkms.conf: Error! No 'PACKAGE_NAME' directive specified.
Error! Bad conf file.
File:
does not represent a valid dkms.conf file.
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Re: RTL88x2BU v5.2.4.1 22719 Mint 19

Post by JeremyB » Sat Oct 20, 2018 6:50 pm

I guess I will have to make my own and fix this so it can work

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Re: RTL88x2BU v5.2.4.1 22719 Mint 19

Post by JeremyB » Sun Oct 21, 2018 9:46 am

What URL shows in terminal for

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cat ~/rtl88x2BU_WiFi_linux_v5.2.4.4_25643.20171212_COEX20171012-5044/dkms.conf | nc termbin.com 9999

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Re: RTL88x2BU v5.2.4.1 22719 Mint 19

Post by dwkurlowich » Sun Oct 21, 2018 12:49 pm

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Re: RTL88x2BU v5.2.4.1 22719 Mint 19

Post by JeremyB » Sun Oct 21, 2018 1:12 pm

I don't understand why you had this error

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daniel@clara:~$ sudo dkms add rtl88x2BU_WiFi_linux_v5.2.4.4_25643.20171212_COEX20171012-5044
[sudo] password for daniel: 
/home/daniel/rtl88x2BU_WiFi_linux_v5.2.4.4_25643.20171212_COEX20171012-5044/dkms.conf: line 1: PACKAGE_NAME=rtl88x2bu: command not found
dkms.conf: Error! No 'PACKAGE_NAME' directive specified.
Error! Bad conf file.
File: 
does not represent a valid dkms.conf file.
As when I ran that command it does

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sudo dkms add rtl88x2BU_WiFi_linux_v5.2.4.4_25643.20171212_COEX20171012-5044

Creating symlink /var/lib/dkms/rtl88x2bu/4.3/source ->
                 /usr/src/rtl88x2bu-4.3

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Re: RTL88x2BU v5.2.4.1 22719 Mint 19

Post by dwkurlowich » Sun Oct 21, 2018 1:47 pm

I still get the same error
Neither of these folders exists:
/var/lib/dkms/rtl88x2bu/4.3
/usr/src/rtl88x2bu-4.3

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Re: RTL88x2BU v5.2.4.1 22719 Mint 19

Post by JeremyB » Sun Oct 21, 2018 1:55 pm

Lets see if my version works

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git clone https://github.com/jeremyb31/rtl88x2BU.git
sudo dkms add rtl88x2BU
sudo dkms install rtl88x2bu/5.2.4

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Re: RTL88x2BU v5.2.4.1 22719 Mint 19

Post by dwkurlowich » Sun Oct 21, 2018 6:21 pm

This worked !!!!!
Thank you !!!!
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