[RESOLVED] Installing wifi dongle drivers


I’ve just installed manjaro KDE, which doesn’t recognise my usb wifi dongle (RTL88x2bu). I was able to locate a couple of suitable drivers in AUR and built them from pamac. Both builds were successful, but after that nothing happened. I know that at least one of those workes fine (after manually compiling and installing on Mint). Am I missing another step? Please advise.


You should test one by one and not both simultaneously … and a reboot of the system is required.

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Thanks for answering. I tried that and it didn’t work. However, when trying to manually build the thing, the command:

dkms build -m rtl88x2bu -v ${VER}

gave the following error:

Error! echo
Your kernel headers for kernel 5.8.18-1-MANJARO cannot be found at
/usr/lib/modules/5.8.18-1-MANJARO/build or /usr/lib/modules/5.8.18-1-MANJARO/source.
You can use the --kernelsourcedir option to tell DKMS where it's located.

Where do I get those kernel headers from?


Switch to another kernel. Linux58 is EOL

Will try. Thanks.

Success! Switched to kernel 5.4, rebuild and installed. Thanks all.

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