ASUS USB-AC53 Nano rtl88x2bu Driver for CentOS 8

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ASUS USB-AC53 Nano rtl88x2bu Driver for CentOS 8

Post by Dark_Turtle » 2020/04/02 14:30:52

Hi All,

I've been trying to get my ASUS USB-AC53 Nano working in CentOS 8 with no luck. I am attempting to build and install the rtl88x2bu driver from the following repository: https://github.com/cilynx/rtl88x2bu. However, it fails when I try the command below.

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[centos@localhost rtl88x2bu]$ sudo dkms build -m rtl88x2bu -v ${VER}

Kernel preparation unnecessary for this kernel.  Skipping...

Building module:
cleaning build area...
make -j4 KERNELRELEASE=4.18.0-147.5.1.el8_1.x86_64 KVER=4.18.0-147.5.1.el8_1.x86_64 src=/usr/src/rtl88x2bu-5.6.1......(bad exit status: 2)
Error! Bad return status for module build on kernel: 4.18.0-147.5.1.el8_1.x86_64 (x86_64)
Consult /var/lib/dkms/rtl88x2bu/5.6.1/build/make.log for more information.
I have also attached make.log for your reference.
make.log.zip
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Some suggestions I have tried are placing USER_EXTRA_CFLAGS=-Wno-error=incompatible-pointer-types in Makefile which does not work.

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Re: ASUS USB-AC53 Nano rtl88x2bu Driver for CentOS 8

Post by TrevorH » 2020/04/02 15:59:45

What is the output from the lsusb.py command that refers to the adapter in question?
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Re: ASUS USB-AC53 Nano rtl88x2bu Driver for CentOS 8

Post by Dark_Turtle » 2020/04/06 01:27:27

Here is the output from lsusb.py

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 3-2             0b05:184c 00  2.10  480MBit/s 500mA 1IF  (Realtek 802.11ac NIC 123456)
I believe the driver from the repository should be compatible with the wifi adapter as I've tried it under Ubuntu 18.04 and it works fine.

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Re: ASUS USB-AC53 Nano rtl88x2bu Driver for CentOS 8

Post by TrevorH » 2020/04/06 09:35:21

Unfortunately that model is not supported by any kernel module in the CentOS 8 kernel. Nor does it appear that the ELRepo third party repo contains any kmod package supplying a driver.
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