RTL8812au - Patience Please...

Was using OpenSuse 12.3 (It was hard wired) internet and all worked just fine. I had to move and due to location constraints I had to go to a USB wi-fi card - This card works fine on windows - In any case - I could never get it to work in OpenSuse (it is a me thing not a "it does’nt work thing)

I am a non-programmer - I use word, excel and cad programs all day - I am average on a technology level - But am totally ignorant when it comes to the linux side. I switched to linux on my home computer because frankly windows was getting to be cumbersome and it was requiring more and more horsepower to do things. My system is decent not old not new (AMD Phenom II with 6GB of ram)

So I write this to try and get help - I installed *buntu and was able to get the wi-fi to work (frankly because I was able to cut and paste into the terminal a step by step process)
Make sure you have the required build packages sudo apt-get install linux-headers-generic build-essential git
Download the updated source code git clone https://github.com/scrivy/rtl8812AU_8821AU_linux.git
Compile the kernel module cd rtl8812AU_8821AU_linux
make
Install it! sudo make install
sudo modprobe 8812au
plug in your wifi adapter and enjoy!
This took absolutley NO ability - And it worked… But frankly I wanted to go back to OpenSUSE - I downloaded 13.2 and have experienced the same “not working”
I have tried to read thru some of the posts but still have some confusion - and was hoping someone can help clarify the steps I need to get it working

SYSTEM INFORMATION - I can share… After install the wi-fi did not show up - It is a belkin (but uses the rtl8812au driver) - I tried turning on network manager and it still did not see it

Is there a step by step (as shown above) that can get it working - Many thanks in advance - I know this is “help me” with little information but if I could go step by step I could probably get there

Hello and welcome.

Did you read the firs few “sticky” threads at the top of this Wireless forums? I assume this one is important to you: https://forums.opensuse.org/showthread.php/391535-My-wireless-doesn-t-work-a-primer-on-what-I-should-do-next to provide the information people need to help you.

And the other one https://forums.opensuse.org/showthread.php/410319-Getting-Your-Wireless-to-Work might also be of interest.

BTW, when you provide commputer text from a terminal window into a post here, please do so between CODE tags. You get them by clicking on the # button in the tool bar of the post editor.

Ok - Going thru the “stickies” you pointed out here is what I have found
lsusb

Bus 005 Device 003: ID 0461:4d8a Primax Electronics, Ltd 
Bus 005 Device 002: ID 192f:0416 Avago Technologies, Pte. ADNS-5700 Optical Mouse Controller (3-button)
Bus 005 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
**Bus 001 Device 002: ID 050d:1109 Belkin Components **
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 004 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub

dmesg | less

    3.255034] usb 1-2: new high-speed USB device number 2 using ehci-pci
    3.370452] usb 1-2: New USB device found, idVendor=050d, idProduct=1109
    3.370454] usb 1-2: New USB device strings: Mfr=1, Product=2, SerialNumber=3
    3.370456] usb 1-2: Product: 802.11n NIC
    3.370458] usb 1-2: Manufacturer: Realtek
    3.370459] usb 1-2: SerialNumber: 123456

iwconfig


lo        no wireless extensions.

enp2s0    no wireless extensions.]

iwlist scan


lo        Interface doesn't support scanning.

enp2s0    Interface doesn't support scanning.

hardware scan



usb device: name = 1-2:1.0
    path = /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:12.2/usb1/1-2/1-2:1.0
    modalias = "usb:v050Dp1109d0000dc00dsc00dp00icFFiscFFipFFin00"
    bInterfaceNumber = 0
    bInterfaceClass = 255
    bInterfaceSubClass = 255
    bInterfaceProtocol = 255
    if: 1-2:1.0 @ /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:12.2/usb1/1-2
    bDeviceClass = 0
    bDeviceSubClass = 0
    bDeviceProtocol = 0
    idVendor = 0x050d
    idProduct = 0x1109
    manufacturer = "Realtek"
    product = "802.11n NIC"
    serial = "123456"
    bcdDevice = 0000
    speed = "480"

Any thoughts on next step ?

In review of the Boot.log - There was no mention of any firmware anyplace ( the word firmware did not show up)

tonyarmer wrote:

>
> hcvv;2702613 Wrote:
>> Hello and welcome.
>>
>> Did you read the firs few “sticky” threads at the top of this Wireless
>> forums? I assume this one is important to you:
>> http://tinyurl.com/kyxqh9j to provide the information people need to
>> help you.
>>
>> And the other one http://tinyurl.com/mjyk9yk might also be of interest.
>>
>> BTW, when you provide commputer text from a terminal window into a post
>> here, please do so between CODE tags. You get them by clicking on the #
>> button in the tool bar of the post editor.
>
> Ok - Going thru the “stickies” you pointed out here is what I have found
> lsusb
>
> Code:
> --------------------
> Bus 005 Device 003: ID 0461:4d8a Primax Electronics, Ltd
> Bus 005 Device 002: ID 192f:0416 Avago Technologies, Pte. ADNS-5700
> Optical Mouse Controller (3-button) Bus 005 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001
> Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub *Bus 001 Device 002: ID 050d:1109 Belkin
> Components * Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root
> hub Bus 004 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
> Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
> --------------------
>
>
> dmesg | less
>
>
> Code:
> --------------------
> 3.255034] usb 1-2: new high-speed USB device number 2 using
> ehci-pci
> 3.370452] usb 1-2: New USB device found, idVendor=050d,
> idProduct=1109 3.370454] usb 1-2: New USB device strings: Mfr=1,
> Product=2, SerialNumber=3 3.370456] usb 1-2: Product: 802.11n NIC
> 3.370458] usb 1-2: Manufacturer: Realtek
> 3.370459] usb 1-2: SerialNumber: 123456
> --------------------
>
>
> iwconfig
>
>
> Code:
> --------------------
>
> lo no wireless extensions.
>
> enp2s0 no wireless extensions.]
> --------------------
>
>
> iwlist scan
>
>
> Code:
> --------------------
>
> lo Interface doesn’t support scanning.
>
> enp2s0 Interface doesn’t support scanning.
> --------------------
>
>
> hardware scan
>
>
> Code:
> --------------------
>
>
> usb device: name = 1-2:1.0
> path = /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:12.2/usb1/1-2/1-2:1.0
> modalias = “usb:v050Dp1109d0000dc00dsc00dp00icFFiscFFipFFin00”
> bInterfaceNumber = 0
> bInterfaceClass = 255
> bInterfaceSubClass = 255
> bInterfaceProtocol = 255
> if: 1-2:1.0 @ /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:12.2/usb1/1-2
> bDeviceClass = 0
> bDeviceSubClass = 0
> bDeviceProtocol = 0
> idVendor = 0x050d
> idProduct = 0x1109
> manufacturer = “Realtek”
> product = “802.11n NIC”
> serial = “123456”
> bcdDevice = 0000
> speed = “480”
> --------------------
>
>
> Any thoughts on next step ?
>
> In review of the Boot.log - There was no mention of any firmware
> anyplace ( the word firmware did not show up)
>
>
Don’t know if this will help or not as I use SUSE Linux. There appear to be
several versions of the source code. If you go to the following site -
https://github.com/gnab/rtl8812au - you will find a button labeled download
zip. This is a version of the Linksys code modified to work with kernels
later than version 3.10. I was able to compile and install the module on
SUSE 13.2 simply by running make and make install.

Unfortunately when I did a software upgrade today the code would no longer
compile and like you I have absolutely no knowledge or experience in
programming. Fortunately for me the developers did not delete the previous
kernel so I was still able to boot into that kernel. But if someone doesn’t
come up with a fix I may have to give up on Linux since I have no option but
to use a Linksys dongle on my desktop to access the internet and I won’t be
so lucky at the next kernel update and will have to run a kernel that is not
secure.

Give that a try and let us know if that works.

Allan

Hm, not many Wifi gurus seem to tune in here.

Maybe your thread title isn’t very attractive. Why did you not simply ask somthing like “Can’t get RTL8812au Wifi working”?

I realy do not understand what you think that people will think when reading " … Patience Please".

This Mint thread discusses the same Realtek chipset (050d:1109). There it was established that it is a RTL8812AU, and that it would be necessary to download and compile a driver

https://wikidevi.com/wiki/Belkin_F9L1109_v1

I would suggest that this is not a trivial exercise for a new Linux user, and strongly suggest that you buy a device with current kernel support instead.

As a moderator I am actually surprised at not only your approach but your “sarcasim” as well. We are not all linux experts as I know you were not at one time. This has actually turned out to not only be un-helpful but it has led me to not (nor ever) use this distro PERIOD. Your first reply says to basically read the stickies - WHICH SAY DO NOT POST MY ##$$$ IS NOT WORKING - So now your saying to do the opposite of what you asked me to do… Secondly my reason for posting "Patience Please has nothing to do with what people will think - I am new to this, I do not know how to do a lot of things in OpenSuse and I was more trying to make that clear - Please be patient with this -

At the end of the day this may get nuked and that is fine - And it may also not matter that I do not use OpenSuse (what do you care) - What I do think is important that they have rude, unhelpful, arrogant pricks like you answering questions to new people that really just need a hand.

I hope to some day be on the other end of this and I can than return the help you have offered to me

Thank You

I have really no idea why you read sarcasm in my posts. The only thing I tried is to bumb up your thread seeing that there is not much reaction to it. I also see deano-ferrari did post a useful answer, but I do of course not know if this is because of my bump or not.

Yes, the stickies at the top a a forums are there for a reason. We hope you read them before posting, triggered by the titles they have. In this case they ask you to provide informatioin needed to answer 99% of the questions about not working Wifi devices. And they are there to avoid asking the same things in every thread again and thus speeding up the whole question/answer process. And I only asked you if you found and read them and when not, please do so and act accordingly. Which you did btw.

Seeing that even after you posted that wealth of information nobody tuned in, I bumbed up the thing, at the same time asking myself (and you) why nobody tuned in. And that brought me to the title, which IMHO isn’t that optimal. But your mileage may vary.

But when you see sarcasm and other negative behaviour in my posts, I apoligize for trying to urge you in providing the information needed in a case like yours and for watching your thread to see if help was coming forward.