Can't install rtl8188eus driver for usb wifi on manjaro 20 kde

Hi
i’m new to linux
i have a wifi usb which is running perfectly on win 10 ( after installing the driver )
but in linux it is recoginzed by the Os but it’s not functioning , i have the CD which has the driver (rtl8188eus) and it’s available for linux ,but when i install it few errors comes and installation process doesn’t complete !
i tried download this driver from internet but they all have errors

this is the error message that appears when i’m trying to install driver from the CD
/home/user/Desktop/RTL8188EUS_linux_v4.1.4_6773.20130222/driver/rtl8188EUS_linux_v4.1.4_6773.20130222/include/osdep_service.h:957:2: error: implicit declaration of function ‘init_timer’; did you mean ‘_init_timer’? [-Werror=implicit-function-declaration]
957 | init_timer(ptimer);
| ^~~~~~~~~~
| _init_timer
In file included from /home/user/Desktop/RTL8188EUS_linux_v4.1.4_6773.20130222/driver/rtl8188EUS_linux_v4.1.4_6773.20130222/core/rtw_cmd.c:23:
/home/user/Desktop/RTL8188EUS_linux_v4.1.4_6773.20130222/driver/rtl8188EUS_linux_v4.1.4_6773.20130222/include/osdep_service.h: In function ‘thread_enter’:
/home/user/Desktop/RTL8188EUS_linux_v4.1.4_6773.20130222/driver/rtl8188EUS_linux_v4.1.4_6773.20130222/include/osdep_service.h:1423:2: error: implicit declaration of function ‘daemonize’ [-Werror=implicit-function-declaration]
1423 | daemonize("%s", name);
| ^~~~~~~~~
cc1: some warnings being treated as errors
make[2]: *** [scripts/Makefile.build:281: /home/user/Desktop/RTL8188EUS_linux_v4.1.4_6773.20130222/driver/rtl8188EUS_linux_v4.1.4_6773.20130222/core/rtw_cmd.o] Error 1
make[1]: *** [Makefile:1756: /home/user/Desktop/RTL8188EUS_linux_v4.1.4_6773.20130222/driver/rtl8188EUS_linux_v4.1.4_6773.20130222] Error 2
make[1]: Leaving directory ‘/usr/lib/modules/5.8.6-1-MANJARO/build’
make: *** [Makefile:678: modules] Error 2
##################################################
Compile make driver error: 2
Please check error Mesg

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Instead of installing some incompatible packages from the internet have a look into AUR. There you find 8188eu-dkms-git.

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thanks . the driver has been installed but the the wifi still doesn’t work i can’t see any networks ,although the system is recognize the device

22: USB 00.0: 0282 WLAN controller
[Created at usb.122]
Unique ID: hSuP.UmYN95yL7D3
Parent ID: pBe4.2DFUsyrieMD
SysFS ID: /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:14.0/usb2/2-2/2-2:1.0
SysFS BusID: 2-2:1.0
Hardware Class: network
Model: “Realtek 802.11n”
Hotplug: USB
Vendor: usb 0x0bda “Realtek Semiconductor Corp.”
Device: usb 0xf179 “802.11n”
Serial ID: “00E02A2D77ED”
Driver: “r8188eu”
Driver Modules: “8188eu”
Device File: wlp0s20u2
Features: WLAN
Speed: 480 Mbps
HW Address: 00:e0:4c:81:88:02
Permanent HW Address: 00:e0:4c:81:88:02
WLAN channels: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13
WLAN frequencies: 2.412 2.417 2.422 2.427 2.432 2.437 2.442 2.447 2.452 2.457 2.462 2.467 2.472
WLAN bitrates: 1 2 5.5 11
WLAN encryption modes: TKIP CCMP
WLAN authentication modes: open wpa-psk wpa-eap
Module Alias: “usb:v0BDApF179d0000dc00dsc00dp00icFFiscFFipFFin00”
Driver Info #0:
Driver Status: 8188eu is active
Driver Activation Cmd: “modprobe 8188eu”
Config Status: cfg=new, avail=yes, need=no, active=unknown
Attached to: #27 (Hub)