I am currently running a dual-boot Xubuntu and windows 7. I have one wireless usb adapter which is non-branded. Though I was successfully able to install the given driver in the CD of the driver I cannot install it in the xubuntu. I have the driver that was provided with the wireless driver in the link:


If anyone is kind enough to instruct me how to install the driver please inform me. The name that was given in the folder of the driver was RTL8188C_8192C so I supposed it was the name of the driver since it did not have any name it its packet as I mentioned it is non-branded. So if anyone knows how to install the driver or have a link for the driver please let me know.

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    It is quite unlikely that a circa-2012 driver suite will ever build on any recent Ubuntu version. Let's find a better way. Please edit your question to add the result of the terminal command: lsusb. Welcome to Ask Ubuntu. – chili555 Apr 11 at 11:41

what you have to do it the following :

open up a terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T), (or preferably move to the folder with all the files you shared (install.sh, ect...) and right click on empty space and select the menu option "open in terminal"), if you simply opened up a terminal and are in the wrong folder you can put yourself in that directory in the terminal by typing cd Downloads/RTL8188C_8192C_USB_linux_v3.4.4_4749.20121105 (or whatever the real path to the folder is, cd means "Change directory"), then in the opened termianl window, type :

chmod +x install.sh

(if you wish to copy paste these commands in there are several methods, you can Ctrl+C them here then in the terminal Ctrl+Shift+V, or you can simply highlight them here, then in the terminal press down the scroll wheel)

then once you've done that we are certain your install script is executable (it very likely already was).

then you may execute it with :


it might prompt you for details as to your prefered instalations settings or it may be able to sort everything out on it's own.

.sh is a file extention for shell scripts a universal (universal as in, it .sh is runnable on every operating system) executable file type that cannot contain much beyond scripting. Scripts however are very usefull for both installing things and automating repeatable tasks.

this isn't the last time you'll use .sh files. Many linux programs use them as launchers or installers.

hope this helped! :)

  • sorry for that and thanks for the help. I somewhat thought you were going to do something. thanks again and I hope this works – The Blank Apr 11 at 9:16
  • by the way you don't have to type whole commands. just type the three first letters of a word or a folder name or file and then hit the "TAB" key on your keyboard, it will autocomplete. this is much faster. – tatsu Apr 11 at 9:21
  • sorry but there isnt any install file or anything with the name install and when I gave the command you gave I got output : chmod: connot access 'install.sh' : No such file or directory bash: ./install.sh: No such file or directory – The Blank Apr 11 at 9:27
  • well that's a pretty understandable mesage wouldn't you say? you're in the wrong folder aren't you? look at the line at the begining of your terminal, the part after computername@username, it has the path to the folder you are in. if the path is like ~ then you are in home. that is not the right folder. you need to be in the folder with the driver. so cd to that folder. re-read my instructions. or just open up the terminal in that folder with right click. you can check that you are in the right folder by typing pwd and ls. pwd gives you the folder location and ls it's contents. – tatsu Apr 11 at 9:42
  • actually i did get to the right folder see for yourself : drive.google.com/open?id=1Z2MaLvuTPUC8y98gV6pLC6LL-cFGG-g2 – The Blank Apr 11 at 9:47

This is the link to the post which actually worked its really awesome just in case if anyone needed it :Getting error in compiling install.sh of a wireless driver

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