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We all know the problems with RTL8723 wireless card and some people achieved to install but i can't. I have Ubuntu 12.10. When I do the make in terminal, it gives me this error

make -C /lib/modules/3.8.0-37-generic/build M=/home/adrian/Desktop/rtl_92ce_92se_92de_8723ae_linux_mac80211_0006.0514.2012 modules
make[1]: Entering directory `/usr/src/linux-headers-3.8.0-37-generic'
CC [M]  /home/adrian/Desktop/rtl_92ce_92se_92de_8723ae_linux_mac80211_0006.0514.2012/base.o
In file included from /home/adrian/Desktop/rtl_92ce_92se_92de_8723ae_linux_mac80211_0006.0514.2012/base.c:39:0:
/home/adrian/Desktop/rtl_92ce_92se_92de_8723ae_linux_mac80211_0006.0514.2012/pci.h:245:15: error: expected ‘=’, ‘,’, ‘;’, ‘asm’ or ‘__attribute__’ before ‘rtl_pci_probe’
/home/adrian/Desktop/rtl_92ce_92se_92de_8723ae_linux_mac80211_0006.0514.2012/base.c: In function ‘_rtl_init_mac80211’:
/home/adrian/Desktop/rtl_92ce_92se_92de_8723ae_linux_mac80211_0006.0514.2012/base.c:320:6: error: ‘IEEE80211_HW_BEACON_FILTER’ undeclared (first use in this function)
/home/adrian/Desktop/rtl_92ce_92se_92de_8723ae_linux_mac80211_0006.0514.2012/base.c:320:6: note: each undeclared identifier is reported only once for each function it appears in
/home/adrian/Desktop/rtl_92ce_92se_92de_8723ae_linux_mac80211_0006.0514.2012/base.c: In function ‘rtl_action_proc’:
/home/adrian/Desktop/rtl_92ce_92se_92de_8723ae_linux_mac80211_0006.0514.2012/base.c:870:25: error: ‘RX_FLAG_MACTIME_MPDU’ undeclared (first use in this function)
/home/adrian/Desktop/rtl_92ce_92se_92de_8723ae_linux_mac80211_0006.0514.2012/base.c: In function ‘rtl_send_smps_action’:
/home/adrian/Desktop/rtl_92ce_92se_92de_8723ae_linux_mac80211_0006.0514.2012/base.c:1432:16: error: ‘struct <anonymous>’ has no member named ‘sta’
make[2]: *** [/home/adrian/Desktop/rtl_92ce_92se_92de_8723ae_linux_mac80211_0006.0514.2012/base.o] Error 1
make[1]: *** [_module_/home/adrian/Desktop/rtl_92ce_92se_92de_8723ae_linux_mac80211_0006.0514.2012] Error 2
make[1]: Leaving directory `/usr/src/linux-headers-3.8.0-37-generic'
make: *** [all] Error 2
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i had the same problem the fix was simple just upgrade the kernel you need the latest kernel version i suggest 3.12

  1. Go here:
  2. Download 3 (maybe 4) debs to a folder somewhere:




linux-image-extra-VERSION-NUMBER_amd64.deb # if available

3.Install the debs with whatever package manager front-end you use (is gdebi still around?), or use these commands:

cd /path/to/folder/where/you/put/the/debs

sudo dpkg -i *.deb

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The two links you gave me aren't working – user259896 Mar 19 '14 at 14:20
you can download the latest from from the site below depending on your version of Ubuntu. – byaruhaf Mar 19 '14 at 14:30
I have now installed kernel 3.12.8 and again it doesn't let me make the install – user259896 Mar 19 '14 at 14:45
but the driver should be the in kernel 3.12.8 send me the print uname -a and lshw – byaruhaf Mar 19 '14 at 14:51

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