Can’t install rtl8188eus driver

Hey, I’m a new forum user. Old Manjaro user btw. Started using Linux again from windows.

If anyone can help, can’t install rtl8188eus driver for my wireless reciever.
Build fails and cannot find the exact version for linux header image.

I installed the driver form aur, but still no result.



Taken from the archived forum, originally by @tbg

Install the kernel headers and the rtl8188eus driver from the AUR.
The following command will install the linux-headers automatically for all installed kernels:

sudo pacman -S $(pacman -Qsq "^linux" | grep "^linux[0-9]*[-rt]*$" | awk '{print $1"-headers"}' ORS=' ')

Reboot and then run:

pamac build 8188eu-dkms


pamac build 8188eu-dkms-git

After the headers and the driver are installed you may need to create a blacklist for the kernel module (if your adapter is not working after rebooting).

Issue the following command to create the blacklist file:

echo 'blacklist 8188eu' | sudo tee /etc/modprobe.d/8188eu-blacklist.conf

Then, do:

sudo depmod -a
sudo mkinitcpio -P

Reboot again.


why did @tbg take it down?