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Old 05-02-2016, 02:04 AM   #1
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Cannot use CONFIG_CC_STACKPROTECTOR_STRONG: -fstack-protector-strong not supported by compiler

Hi Everyone!

First time poster. I've dabbled in Ubuntu from time to time. I have a little experience with terminal, but not a lot. I have a netis WF2123 wifi dongle that I have been trying to update the drivers for but I've had such a tough time with. My internet speeds are crawling. has me at about .24 mbs when I should be getting about 16 (that's what I get when I load into Windows 10). I figured I'd try to update the drivers that I downloaded from netis, but when I try to install the file I get the following errors:

Entering directory '/usr/src/linux-headers-4.4.0-21-generic'
arch/x86/Makefile:148: CONFIG_X86_X32 enabled but no binutils support
Makefile:670: Cannot use CONFIG_CC_STACKPROTECTOR_STRONG: -fstack-protector-strong not supported by compiler
make[1]: *** No rule to make target 'WF2123'. Stop.
make[1]: Leaving directory '/usr/src/linux-headers-4.4.0-21-generic'
Makefile:718: recipe for target 'modules' failed

I've tried looking all of this up several times but I can't seem to find the reason for why this is happening. Can someone help me out?
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Your kernel was built with a compiler that doesn't support the fstack-protector-strong option. You don't have the binutils package installed.

So, you must install the latest kernel, the latest compiler, binutils, and the latest kernel headers. Reboot. Then it should work.


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