Ubuntu – Installing rtl8812AU_linux_v4.2.0_6952.20130315.tar.gz


Hi while trying to get the drivers for my "EDIMAX AC600 Dual-Band High Gain Wi-Fi USB Adapter" I run into the following problem:

After sudo apt-get install build-essential

and cd /home/"USERNAME"

I try to tar vxzf rtl8812AU_linux_v4.2.0_6952.20130315.tar.gz

but I get:

tar (child): rtl8812AU_linux_v4.2.0_6952.20130315.tar.gz: Cannot open: No such file or directory
tar (child): Error is not recoverable: exiting now
tar: Child returned status 2
tar: Error is not recoverable: exiting now

as result

I can't find the folder where it is supossed to be, the sudo apt-get doesn't show me where it put it.

I am Running Xubuntu and I'm totally new to it, borrowed that laptop a week ago for my travels.

Thank your for you attention

Best Answer

Simply copy and paste each command:

sudo apt-get install build-essential git
git clone https://github.com/gnab/rtl8812au.git
cd rtl8812au
sudo make install
sudo modprobe 8812au

You should be all set.

You have compiled the driver for your current running kernel only. When Update Manager installs a later one, also known as linux-image, re-compile:

cd ~/rtl8812au
make clean
sudo make install
sudo modprobe 8812au

Glad it's working!

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