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im trying to compile a wireless driver for the Realtek RTL8812AU chipset. i got the tar file from github. i did a "sudo make" but i got some errors. Pic And i would like to learn how to install it.

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Try to modify scripts/Makefile.lib, like add a comment, or something like that, to set the modification time at your current PC time. Check you BIOS to verify the time/date the machine uses, it could help too. – MrVaykadji Jan 26 '14 at 2:01
MrVaykadji. i had to manually change the bios time. plus, it removed the clock issues. but the "make[1]: leaving directory '/usr/src/linux-headers-3.11.0-12-generic'" line is still there. – Alex Jan 26 '14 at 2:19
I can't help you further, I never compiled a package in my life (yaourt doesn't count). I was just reading the error and guessing. GL – MrVaykadji Jan 26 '14 at 2:44
The readme file in the unpacked directory usually indicates how to install, the usual method being "make install" – ubfan1 Jan 26 '14 at 4:30

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First, there is no reason to use 'sudo make.' Second, the line 'leaving directory '/usr/src/linux-headers-3.11.0-12-generic' is trivial. Third, your previous build probably left behind some malformed bits and pieces. Let's clean them up, using sudo since they were built with sudo:

cd ~/rtl8812au-master
sudo make clean

And if there are no errors:

sudo make install

Please note and post any errors. If they are extensive, paste them here and give us the link in your reply:

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they work. just now have to somehow get it working with networkmanager. – Alex Jan 27 '14 at 1:51
Isn't that a separate new question aside from 'how to compile'? – chili555 Jan 27 '14 at 2:08

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