Anyone had any success getting Asus AC56 wireless USB adapter to work in KDE Plasma?

It doesn’t seem like the driver is actually installed. What’s the output of ls -l /sys/module/ | egrep -i '(rtl|realtek|88)'?

That odd AUR states its there but I can try again?

ls -l /sys/module/ | egrep -i ‘(rtl|realtek|88)’
drwxr-xr-x 5 root root 0 Dec 10 10:01 btrtl
drwxr-xr-x 6 root root 0 Dec 10 10:01 realtek
drwxr-xr-x 6 root root 0 Dec 10 10:01 snd_hda_codec_realtek

Can you run pamac build rtl88xxau-aircrack-dkms-git in the command line and see if it shows any errors?

Here’s the output:
pamac build rtl88xxau-aircrack-dkms-git
Cloning rtl88xxau-aircrack-dkms-git build files…
Checking rtl88xxau-aircrack-dkms-git dependencies…
Warning: rtl88xxau-aircrack-dkms-git-r1123.e9fbf5c-1 is up to date – reinstalling
Resolving dependencies…
Checking inter-conflicts…
To build (1):
rtl88xxau-aircrack-dkms-git r1123.e9fbf5c-1 AUR

Edit build files ? [y/N]

Interesting, it says it’s installed, but nonetheless, please type y, then enter; then type y, and enter again.

Maintainer: Iyán Méndez Veiga <me (at) iyanmv (dot) com>

Contributor: Shaun Ren <shaun DOT ren (at) linux (dOt) com>

Contributor: Simon Hanna <simon DOT hanna (at) serve-me (dOt) info>

pkgdesc=“Aircrack-ng kernel module for Realtek 88XXau (USB adapters only) network cards (8811au, 8812au and 8821au chipsets) with monitor mode and injection support”
url=“GitHub - aircrack-ng/rtl8812au: RTL8812AU/21AU and RTL8814AU driver with monitor mode and frame injection
conflicts=(‘rtl8812au-aircrack-dkms-git’ ‘rtl8812au-dkms-git’ ‘rtl8821au-dkms-git’ ‘rtl8814au-dkms-git’ ‘rtl8812au-inject-dkms-git’)



pkgver() {
cd ${srcdir}/${_pkgbase}
( set -o pipefail
git describe --long 2>/dev/null | sed ‘s/([^-]*-g)/r\1/;s/-/./g’ ||
printf “r%s.%s” “$(git rev-list --count HEAD)” “$(git rev-parse --short HEAD)”

package() {
cd ${srcdir}/${_pkgbase}
mkdir -p ${pkgdir}/usr/src/${_pkgbase}-${pkgver}
cp -pr * ${pkgdir}/usr/src/${_pkgbase}-${pkgver}
cp ${srcdir}/dkms.conf ${pkgdir}/usr/src/${_pkgbase}-${pkgver}

    # Set name and version
    sed -e "s/@_PKGBASE@/${_pkgbase}-dkms/" \
        -e "s/@PKGVER@/${pkgver}/" \
        -i "${pkgdir}"/usr/src/${_pkgbase}-${pkgver}/dkms.conf


Can only enter y once and then the interface comes up.

^G Help ^O Write Out ^W Where Is ^K Cut ^T Execute ^C Location M-U Undo M-A Set Mark M-] To Bracket M-Q Previous ^B Back ^◀ Prev Word ^A Home
^X Close ^R Read File ^\ Replace ^U Paste ^J Justify ^_ Go To Line M-E Redo M-6 Copy ^Q Where Was M-W Next ^F Forward ^▶ Next Word ^E End

Ah hit n and then y…done

Oh, wait, sorry, I made a typo, you should answer the first question with n, and then the second one with y.

Hey no worries…worked it out

I found another article that talks about the need for headers…thus

sudo pacman -S linux-headers


Oh, those weren’t installed? Then you should definitely install them, and build again. On Manjaro, you need to install linuxZZ-headers where ZZ is your kernel version (e.g. Linux 5.4 > linux54-headers).

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Hey presto we have lift off!

Thanks so much for your patient help pobrn.

So for anyone with the Asus 56 USB dongle follow pobrn’s instructions as above and add in the headers command at the end as we mention (make sure to check your kernel under settings before proceeding).

Reset your system and look for (wlp…) in your network choices.

I’ll add if anyone is also using Debian let me know I have the solution for that distro.

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