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Hi Everyone,

 

I am having trouble installing kernel headers in order to build and install the neccessary wifi drivers for my rtl8188eu dongle.

I have tried installing the headers from armbian-config as suggested elsewhere in the forum but nothing seems to happen.

For reference, i am running armbian on an amlogic s912 box.

 

Release: Ubuntu 18.04.4 LTS

 

uname -r:  5.5.0-rc6-aml-s9xxx

 

Error Message:


make ARCH=aarch64 CROSS_COMPILE= -C /lib/modules/5.5.0-rc6-aml-s9xxx/build M=/home/***/Downloads/rtlquick/rtl8188eus  modules
make[1]: *** /lib/modules/5.5.0-rc6-aml-s9xxx/build: No such file or directory.  Stop.
Makefile:1911: recipe for target 'modules' failed
make: *** [modules] Error 2

 

Any and all help with solving this problem will be much appreciated

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1 hour ago, yaa314 said:

I am having trouble installing kernel headers in order to build and install the neccessary wifi drivers for my rtl8188eu dongle.

Any and all help with solving this problem will be much appreciated

are you sure that a actual armbian doenst has that already  included?:

root@npi-neo2-24(192.168.6.24):~# find / -name rtl8188eu*
/lib/modules/5.6.13-sunxi64/kernel/drivers/net/wireless/rtl8188eu
/lib/firmware/rtlwifi/rtl8188eufw.bin
root@npi-neo2-24(192.168.6.24):~# uname -a
Linux npi-neo2-24 5.6.13-sunxi64 #20.05.1 SMP Sat May 30 11:29:49 CEST 2020 aarch64 GNU/Linux

 

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Hi, it seemed i had to wait a day to reply

 

Oddly yes, i get the same result when i run find / -name rtl8188eu*  thus showing it as already installed but the dongle still does not work. I am using another dongle for now that worked out of the box.

However, i do wish to resolve the headers issue since any program i need to build runs into the same issue. Any ideas?

 

Thanks in advance

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4 hours ago, yaa314 said:

Hi, it seemed i had to wait a day to reply

 

 

Spam encounter measure. The limit should be gone now for you.

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hi i have arm board which was a tanix tv box S905, it comes with rtl8189etv wifi built in, it have booted smoothly now i need to install the wifi module but i need to install the kernel header, i did the same as @yaa314 and got the same nothing result.

 

could i get a little help

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Im using arm s905 by inphic which worked smoothly with buster current 20200205 using meson-gxl-s905w-tx3-mini.dtb

 

Im trying to install kernal headers that is suitable with 5.5.0-rc6-aml-s9xxx, in order for me to install wifi rtl8189etv drivers. Based on what i have found, the following driver could be suitable for my wifi built in chipset https://linux-sunxi.org/Wifi#RTL8189ES_.2F_RTL8189ETV , however i haven’t reached this point to test it yet. So i have tried the armbian-config method to install the headers but it did not have any effect, should i download and install headers found in this url https://github.com/armbian/upload/find/apt.armbian.com ?

 

 

The other challenge is that am not able to copy sd to emmc through nand-sata-install, i guess nand-sata-install.sh is not available to me in the current build that im using, is it exclusively availablefor to specific kernal as mentioned by@igor in this doc https://docs.armbian.com/User-Guide_Getting-Started/#how-to-install-to-emmc-nand-sata-usb ?

 

I apologize for the lengthy questions

 

 

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Armbian provides limited support for certain boards https://www.armbian.com/download/?device_support=Supported and no support for unofficial builds or any TV box hardware, but you are welcome to use software as is and help each other via this community. 

 

Check general support term: https://github.com/armbian/build#support

 

How do you know which build is official?
https://docs.armbian.com/User-Guide_Getting-Started/#how-to-check-download-authenticity

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6 hours ago, eduamld1 said:

Hi@igor my inquiry can be treated as general question if possible, i hope my questions were in the right place to get any useful hints.
Much appreciated


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It is in right place. Just don't know what this problem has to do with me personally?

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11 hours ago, Igor said:

 

It is in right place. Just don't know what this problem has to do with me personally?

Maybe becasue this founder label sticking to your back :P

 

Joking apart: There are many contributors to the Armbian project as well as to it's documentation so Igor does not necessarily know about at specific topic.

To cut a long story short: it is not Igor's documentation, it is the Armbian's documentation which consists of many different people, not a specific one ;)

 

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