Package Details: rtl8188eu-git 1.0.c5113ff-2

Git Clone URL: (read-only)
Package Base: rtl8188eu-git
Description: Standalone RTL8188EU driver
Upstream URL:
Licenses: GPL2
Conflicts: 8188eu, rtl8188eu
Provides: 8188eu, rtl8188eu
Submitter: mugifly
Maintainer: monotykamary
Last Packager: monotykamary
Votes: 0
Popularity: 0.000000
First Submitted: 2015-12-06 16:15
Last Updated: 2017-08-23 09:08

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Latest Comments

mikecr commented on 2017-08-23 11:50

Ah sorry, my mistake! Yaourt was defaulting to installing both without prompting

monotykamary commented on 2017-08-23 09:19


That's a consistency issue I probably left from the community package bbswitch, which I have fixed.

As for the two packages thing, that's because it is a split package. You make either or both packages and install only one. Otherwise you would have both a built and dkms version of the module for extramodules-4.12-ARCH, which creates package confusion as to which is being used. It is why you don't have both bbswitch and bbswitch-dkms installed at the same time.

mikecr commented on 2017-08-23 09:04

Also on line 50 of the PKGBUILD the closing quotation mark is too early and on line 66 the first part isn't enclosed in quotation marks.

mikecr commented on 2017-08-23 06:57

This PKGBUILD creates two packages - rtl8188eu-dkms-git & rtl8188eu-git - which conflict with each other, installation is not possible.

monotykamary commented on 2017-08-12 16:58


That is because without dkms, the pkgbase package rtl8188eu-git refers to extramodules-4.12-ARCH so it defaults to that kernel. If no default is given, the package can fail to build in a situations like on a kernel that has been updated, but not restarted. The community pkgbase bbswitch uses the same dependency logic.

I don't know many people who remove the stock kernel, even if they already have LTS for fallback. If you want to just install it for just linux-zen, simply just edit the PKGBUILD, remove the makedepends and change `_extramodules` to reflect linux-zen in /usr/lib/modules/${_extramodules} (which I assume is extramodules-4.12-zen).

sylveon commented on 2017-08-12 16:34

I can't install this with the linux-zen kernel without pulling the complete linux kernel

monotykamary commented on 2017-08-03 10:49

I've fixed up the package, just because, and it should work in theory. I'm not too confident about module loading; but the package itself is referenced from community/bbswitch(-dkms), 8818eu-dkms, and 8192cu-dkms packages.

If you have any problems and any solutions to those problems, feel free to post it here.

baratharon commented on 2016-12-29 09:17

/usr/lib/firmware/rtlwifi/rtl8188eufw.bin is owned by linux-firmware

tbitai commented on 2016-12-07 14:03

Tried to dirtily fix this with

$ sudo mv /usr/lib/firmware/rtlwifi/rtl8188eufw.bin /usr/lib/firmware/rtlwifi/rtl8188eufw.bin.backup

but still got

rtl8188eu-git: /lib exists in filesystem

So it seems that the package wants to overwrite /lib !

migueldvb commented on 2016-10-10 23:59

The file rtl8188eufw.bin is owned by linux-firmware:

error: failed to commit transaction (conflicting files)
rtl8188eu-git: /lib exists in filesystem
rtl8188eu-git: /lib/firmware/rtlwifi/rtl8188eufw.bin exists in filesystem
Errors occurred, no packages were upgraded.
$ pacman -Qo /lib/firmware/rtlwifi/rtl8188eufw.bin
/usr/lib/firmware/rtlwifi/rtl8188eufw.bin is owned by linux-firmware 20160915.c4c07a8-1