Ubuntu – Compiling error while installing Realtek RTL8111E in 64 bit 13.10. “CONFIG_X86_X32 enabled but no binutils support”


I downloaded the Linux drivers for my onboard RTL8111E (Mobo MSI B75 Pro3-M) from the Realtek site. The Realtek driver has been updated 23/09/2013, so I assume it can handle 64 bit Ubuntu (13.10 in my case). It seems to be compatible with kernel 3.xx.

I run autorun.sh as root but get the following error: “CONFIG_X86_X32 enabled but no binutils support”

I didn't expect this error, as my OS is 64 bit. Does anybody know how to fix this ?

Kind regards,


Best Answer

I finally found the cause thanks to this link.

It seems that one shouldn't have spaces in the folder names (containing the driver of course) when building the driver. Replacing the spaces with underscores fixed the issue. I could build just like that. Strange... but it worked!

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