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[solved] cluelessness preventing me from installing the dkms module for kelebek333's realtek driver for kernels after 5.9

Posted 09-14-2021 at 09:37 AM by the dsc (linux-related notes)
Updated 09-14-2021 at 09:45 AM by the dsc

I believe that in previous kernel upgrades I just had used what I think is the standard process with no error. But I had failed to upgrade to any sub-version of 5.10.

I don't remember what moderately crazy or nonsensical attempt I tried along the way, not that many, but finally I've solved it in a way I just didn't expect.

I simply backed up/renamed the source directory, and downloaded again with git, and did the two or three commands listed on the README. And it just...
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How I got my obscure Realtek USB wireless adapter to work

Posted 09-27-2019 at 03:07 PM by the dsc (linux-related notes)
Updated 11-05-2020 at 02:40 PM by the dsc (more relevant things to add)

The device is " 0bda:f179 Realtek Semiconductor Corp. 802.11n," per lsusb. Using this driver:

https://github.com/kelebek333/rtl8188fu

Not the deb files, the dkms path. (Speaking of path, I have the impression it has explicitly coded paths and needs to be installed from /usr/src)

Including the added settings regarding USB plugging and power management issues, AND the advice on this forum:

https://forum.manjaro.org/t/wifi-onl...first/98932/32...
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