Package Details: rtl8821au-dkms-git

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Package Base: rtl8821au-dkms-git
Description: rtl8821AU and rtl8811AU chipset driver with firmware v5.12.5.2
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Licenses: GPL2
Conflicts: 8821au
Submitter: zebulon
Maintainer: zebulon
Last Packager: zebulon
Votes: 47
Popularity: 0.25
First Submitted: 2017-09-12 06:28 (UTC)
Last Updated: 2022-09-02 13:23 (UTC)

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zebulon commented on 2019-10-01 06:18 (UTC)

To all having an issue with this driver: please try alternatively.

solsticedhiver commented on 2019-03-17 10:59 (UTC) (edited on 2019-03-17 21:10 (UTC) by solsticedhiver)

a patch to make it work for rpi and may be other ARM device:

--- PKGBUILD.old    2019-03-15 20:08:05.345042676 +0100
+++ PKGBUILD    2019-03-15 20:04:24.390294977 +0100
@@ -32,4 +32,10 @@
         sed -e "s/@_PKGBASE@/${_pkgbase}-dkms/" \
                         -e "s/@PKGVER@/${pkgver}/" \
                         -i "${pkgdir}"/usr/src/${_pkgbase}-${pkgver}/dkms.conf
+   # patch Makefile for RPI
+   sed -i '/^CONFIG_PLATFORM_I386_PC/s/y/n/' ${pkgdir}/usr/src/${_pkgbase}-${pkgver}/Makefile
+   sed -i '/^CONFIG_PLATFORM_ARM_RPI/s/n/y/' ${pkgdir}/usr/src/${_pkgbase}-${pkgver}/Makefile
+   # disable debug code with __DATE__ macro (TODO: proper fix ?)
+   sed -i '/__DATE__/s/^/\/\//' ${pkgdir}/usr/src/${_pkgbase}-${pkgver}/core/rtw_debug.c

Note: I am seeing the interface of the usb wifi key marketed as DEEPOW dongle (from amazon) changing MAC address at every boot even though I have not set up anything like that in netctl, here.

I don't know if it's a hardware problem or driver problem. However, it's the same with rtl88xxau-aircrack-dkms-git driver

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ttsiodras commented on 2023-11-19 15:44 (UTC)

Downloading the latest snapshot, and building from the current master (7305e07) results in a working rtl8821au-dkms-git- that properly builds with DKMS during kernel updates (currently at 6.6.1-arch1-1).

kell2648 commented on 2023-07-27 02:29 (UTC)

@zebulon This just broke on my system too. Happened fairly recently, but couldn't tell you the exact kernel update that put the kibosh on it. I'm currently on 6.4.6-arch1-1 but it might've been an update or 2 prior. Not sure if there's been any updates since your last post so bump for visibility. I'll buy new hardware if I need to, but the USB dongle I was using wasn't all that old really. Thank you!

zebulon commented on 2023-02-23 00:51 (UTC)

@tag_enk: unfortunately it seems that this driver has not been yet updated to linux kernel version 6. This driver starts to be outdated and you may have better result with

tag_enk commented on 2023-02-20 16:25 (UTC)

Fair warning: this package broke after updating to Linux-LTS 6.1.12-1

Attempted to rebuild DKMS and it would fail to rebuild. Had to roll back to 5.15.94-1-lts in order to get my wifi back.

Would hold off on the latest Linux-LTS kernel if you see this before updating.

zebulon commented on 2021-12-02 07:23 (UTC)

Hi all, I will work on updating the package asap.

Repentinus commented on 2021-11-21 01:49 (UTC) (edited on 2021-11-21 01:49 (UTC) by Repentinus)

Upstream sources have moved to git+

zebulon commented on 2021-06-09 08:51 (UTC)

@leo95: indeed, thanks for the notice. Will do this by tomorrow.

leo95 commented on 2021-06-08 17:59 (UTC)

@zebulon you need to change the module name from 8812au to 8821au in the dkms.conf

zebulon commented on 2021-06-01 04:23 (UTC)

I have updated the package to as recommended. Please let me know if this works - and if there is any advantage over the aircrack version.

zebulon commented on 2021-06-01 04:06 (UTC)

Just received an Orphan request from leo95: as requested I can update the source to using as recommended, but this is different from an Orphan. Please let me know if you would like to maintain this.