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#1 2019-09-27 18:44:05

nobodyuknow
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Cannot install driver for ASUS USB AC55 B1

I have a working LinuxMint system. I was able to install the driver for ASUS USB AC55 B1 by two simple actions: chmod install.sh to be executable and set the top level directory name to what install.sh thinks it should be (the latter's a bug). I thought for sure I could do the same thing on Devuan given how related Ubuntu, LinuxMint, Debian, and Devuan are. But on Devuan, error messages complain about the makefile. I added an ls to install.sh to make sure it was in the proper directory. The output is below. I realize this isn't strictly a Devuan thing; more of a Unix/Linux thing, I assume it has to do with how Ubuntu/LinuxMint handles shell scripts versus Debian/Devuan. I tried it both with sudo and su. Could someone give me a hint as to what's wrong?


$ sudo ./install.sh
##################################################
Realtek Wi-Fi driver Auto installation script
Novembor, 21 2011 v1.1.0
##################################################
Decompress the driver source tar ball:
   
tar: Old option 'f' requires an argument.
Try 'tar --help' or 'tar --usage' for more information.
rtl88x2BU_WiFi_linux_v5.3.1_27678.20180430_COEX20180427-5959
88x2bu.ko     88x2bu.o    hal         Kconfig        Module.symvers  rtl8822b.mk
88x2bu.mod.c  clean    ifcfg-wlan0  Makefile        os_dep        runwpa
88x2bu.mod.o  core    include      modules.order  platform        wlan0dhcp
Authentication requested [root] for make clean:
bash: make: command not found
Authentication requested [root] for make driver:
bash: make: command not found
##################################################
Compile make driver error: 127
Please check error Mesg
##################################################

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#2 2019-09-27 19:13:16

fsmithred
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Re: Cannot install driver for ASUS USB AC55 B1

bash: make: command not found

apt install build-essential linux-headers-$(uname -r)

I don't know about the tar error. It sounds like there's a tar command in the script that has the -f option but no filename after it.

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#3 2019-09-27 20:17:21

nobodyuknow
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Re: Cannot install driver for ASUS USB AC55 B1

Sorry, I should have mentioned the tar error. I ran install.sh after commenting those lines out, but I got the same error. There seems to be a difference in the way Ubuntu/LinuxMint and Debian/Devuan extract files, so I went into each directory and extracted them all manually.

I tried the apt line, but got the following:

user@intel60:~$ sudo apt install build-essential linux-headers-$(uname -r)
[sudo] password for user:
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
E: Unable to locate package linux-headers-4.9.0-6-amd64
E: Couldn't find any package by glob 'linux-headers-4.9.0-6-amd64'
E: Couldn't find any package by regex 'linux-headers-4.9.0-6-amd64'
user@intel60:~$

Then I used Synaptic to install build-essential and the linux-headers entries that seemed to be related to amd64. The make error is a little different now:

$ sudo ./install.sh
##################################################
Realtek Wi-Fi driver Auto installation script
Novembor, 21 2011 v1.1.0
##################################################
Decompress the driver source tar ball:
   
tar: Old option 'f' requires an argument.
Try 'tar --help' or 'tar --usage' for more information.
rtl88x2BU_WiFi_linux_v5.3.1_27678.20180430_COEX20180427-5959
88x2bu.ko     88x2bu.o    hal         Kconfig        Module.symvers  rtl8822b.mk
88x2bu.mod.c  clean    ifcfg-wlan0  Makefile        os_dep        runwpa
88x2bu.mod.o  core    include      modules.order  platform        wlan0dhcp
Authentication requested [root] for make clean:
#make -C /lib/modules/4.9.0-6-amd64/build M=/home/user/Downloads/USB-AC55_B1/Linux/RTL88x2BU_WiFi_linux_v5.3.1_27678.20180430_COEX20180427-5959/driver/rtl88x2BU_WiFi_linux_v5.3.1_27678.20180430_COEX20180427-5959 clean
cd hal ; rm -fr */*/*/*.mod.c */*/*/*.mod */*/*/*.o */*/*/.*.cmd */*/*/*.ko
cd hal ; rm -fr */*/*.mod.c */*/*.mod */*/*.o */*/.*.cmd */*/*.ko
cd hal ; rm -fr */*.mod.c */*.mod */*.o */.*.cmd */*.ko
cd hal ; rm -fr *.mod.c *.mod *.o .*.cmd *.ko
cd core ; rm -fr */*.mod.c */*.mod */*.o */.*.cmd */*.ko
cd core ; rm -fr *.mod.c *.mod *.o .*.cmd *.ko
cd os_dep/linux ; rm -fr *.mod.c *.mod *.o .*.cmd *.ko
cd os_dep ; rm -fr *.mod.c *.mod *.o .*.cmd *.ko
cd platform ; rm -fr *.mod.c *.mod *.o .*.cmd *.ko
rm -fr Module.symvers ; rm -fr Module.markers ; rm -fr modules.order
rm -fr *.mod.c *.mod *.o .*.cmd *.ko *~
rm -fr .tmp_versions
Authentication requested [root] for make driver:
make ARCH=x86_64 CROSS_COMPILE= -C /lib/modules/4.9.0-6-amd64/build M=/home/user/Downloads/USB-AC55_B1/Linux/RTL88x2BU_WiFi_linux_v5.3.1_27678.20180430_COEX20180427-5959/driver/rtl88x2BU_WiFi_linux_v5.3.1_27678.20180430_COEX20180427-5959  modules
make[1]: *** /lib/modules/4.9.0-6-amd64/build: No such file or directory.  Stop.
Makefile:1986: recipe for target 'modules' failed
make: *** [modules] Error 2
##################################################
Compile make driver error: 2
Please check error Mesg
##################################################

Then I noticed that /lib/modules/4.9.0-6-amd64/build did not exist, so I created build.

$ sudo ./install.sh
##################################################
Realtek Wi-Fi driver Auto installation script
Novembor, 21 2011 v1.1.0
##################################################
Decompress the driver source tar ball:
   
tar: Old option 'f' requires an argument.
Try 'tar --help' or 'tar --usage' for more information.
rtl88x2BU_WiFi_linux_v5.3.1_27678.20180430_COEX20180427-5959
clean  hal        include  Makefile  platform     runwpa
core   ifcfg-wlan0  Kconfig  os_dep    rtl8822b.mk  wlan0dhcp
Authentication requested [root] for make clean:
#make -C /lib/modules/4.9.0-6-amd64/build M=/home/user/Downloads/USB-AC55_B1/Linux/RTL88x2BU_WiFi_linux_v5.3.1_27678.20180430_COEX20180427-5959/driver/rtl88x2BU_WiFi_linux_v5.3.1_27678.20180430_COEX20180427-5959 clean
cd hal ; rm -fr */*/*/*.mod.c */*/*/*.mod */*/*/*.o */*/*/.*.cmd */*/*/*.ko
cd hal ; rm -fr */*/*.mod.c */*/*.mod */*/*.o */*/.*.cmd */*/*.ko
cd hal ; rm -fr */*.mod.c */*.mod */*.o */.*.cmd */*.ko
cd hal ; rm -fr *.mod.c *.mod *.o .*.cmd *.ko
cd core ; rm -fr */*.mod.c */*.mod */*.o */.*.cmd */*.ko
cd core ; rm -fr *.mod.c *.mod *.o .*.cmd *.ko
cd os_dep/linux ; rm -fr *.mod.c *.mod *.o .*.cmd *.ko
cd os_dep ; rm -fr *.mod.c *.mod *.o .*.cmd *.ko
cd platform ; rm -fr *.mod.c *.mod *.o .*.cmd *.ko
rm -fr Module.symvers ; rm -fr Module.markers ; rm -fr modules.order
rm -fr *.mod.c *.mod *.o .*.cmd *.ko *~
rm -fr .tmp_versions
Authentication requested [root] for make driver:
make ARCH=x86_64 CROSS_COMPILE= -C /lib/modules/4.9.0-6-amd64/build M=/home/user/Downloads/USB-AC55_B1/Linux/RTL88x2BU_WiFi_linux_v5.3.1_27678.20180430_COEX20180427-5959/driver/rtl88x2BU_WiFi_linux_v5.3.1_27678.20180430_COEX20180427-5959  modules
make[1]: Entering directory '/lib/modules/4.9.0-6-amd64/build'
make[1]: *** No rule to make target 'modules'.  Stop.
make[1]: Leaving directory '/lib/modules/4.9.0-6-amd64/build'
Makefile:1986: recipe for target 'modules' failed
make: *** [modules] Error 2
##################################################
Compile make driver error: 2
Please check error Mesg
##################################################

It seems like it's expecting something in build, but how could that be?

And I just tried to install it on SparkyLinux, which is based on Debian. I got the exact same error.

Last edited by nobodyuknow (2019-09-27 21:57:06)

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#4 2019-09-28 14:02:47

Head_on_a_Stick
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Re: Cannot install driver for ASUS USB AC55 B1

nobodyuknow wrote:
user@intel60:~$ sudo apt install build-essential linux-headers-$(uname -r)
[sudo] password for user: 
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
E: Unable to locate package linux-headers-4.9.0-6-amd64
E: Couldn't find any package by glob 'linux-headers-4.9.0-6-amd64'
E: Couldn't find any package by regex 'linux-headers-4.9.0-6-amd64'
user@intel60:~$

You're running an old kernel version so the matching headers are no longer available in the repositories.

First update your system then reboot into the new kernel version and install the headers:

# apt install module-assistant
# m-a prepare

Then try the script again.


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#5 2019-09-28 19:19:53

nobodyuknow
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Registered: 2017-09-10
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Re: Cannot install driver for ASUS USB AC55 B1

THAT'S IT!

At first it didn't work, but after a reboot the make finished to completion.

I really wanted Devuan to work because of Poettering's latest proclamation. I need to be systemd-free.

Thanks a lot for the assistance of fsmithred and Head_on_a_Stick.

Last edited by nobodyuknow (2019-09-28 19:21:26)

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