Mini-Howto: ROCK64 USB 3.0 WIFI Adapter (Rabbit-ear) on Manjaro
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Update: The driver the above uses stopped building as of kernel 5.15 because ipx was removed. The kernel devs gave 3 years for refactoring code; predictably no one heard of it or fixed code until it was actually removed.

The issue was reported upstream on Nov 04 and hasn't been addressed yet; it's been fixed in two other rtl8812au drivers. The maintainer said on Sep 04 "We are just about at the point where I am considering dropping support for this driver, due to USB issues with kernel 5.13."

I've switched to,
https://github.com/morrownr/8812au-20210629

Installation was mostly as per the instructions on that page. Before running 'sudo ./install_driver.sh' I edit the Makefile to hardcode ARCH to arm64,
Code:
SUBARCH := $(shell uname -m | sed -e s/i.86/i386/)
# ARCH ?= $(SUBARCH)
ARCH := 'arm64'
Otherwise it detects the architecture as aarch64 and doesn't know how to build for it.

Note the maintainer's comments:
Quote:Question: Why do you recommend Mediatek based adapters when you maintain this repo for a Realtek driver?

Answer: Many new Linux users already have adapters based on Realtek chipsets. This repo is for Linux users to support their existing adapters but my STRONG recommendation is for Linux users to seek out WiFi solutions based on Mediatek, Intel or Atheros chipsets and drivers. If users are looking at a USB solution, Mediatek and Atheros based adapters are the best solution. Realtek based USB adapters are not a good solution because Realtek does not follow Linux Wireless standards (mac80211) for USB WiFi adapters and the drivers are not maintained in the Linux kernel. These issues make Realtek drivers problematic in many ways. You have been WARNED. For more information about USB WiFi adapters:

https://github.com/morrownr/USB-WiFi
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RE: Mini-Howto: ROCK64 USB 3.0 WIFI Adapter (Rabbit-ear) on Manjaro - by Dendrocalamus64 - 11-14-2021, 03:41 PM

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