Leandro Ramos

RTL8192EU Wireless Adapter on Void Linux

Void Linux with XFCE

The TP-LINK TL-WN821N wireless adapter (chipset RTL8192EU) doesn’t work by default, so I have adapted the steps in <https://github.com/Mange/rtl8192eu- linux-driver> (made for Debian/Ubuntu)to work on Void Linux.

Important: I ‘ll be using sudo to do it, because I don ‘t like to use the root login for everything.

Installing dependencies

sudo xbps-install git linux-headers base-devel dkms

Cloning the Github repository

git clone <https://github.com/Mange/rtl8192eu-linux-driver>

Accessing the driver directory

cd rtl8192eu-linux-driver

Adding the driver to DKMS

Please don’t forget to type the dot (.) in the command below

sudo dkms add .

Building and installing the driver

sudo dkms install rtl8192eu/1.0

Blacklisting the generic Realtek driver

echo "blacklist rtl8xxxu" | sudo tee /etc/modprobe.d/rtl8xxxu.conf

Creating the modules-load directory

sudo mkdir /etc/modules-load.d

Forcing RTL8192EU Driver to be active from boot

echo -e "8192eu\n\nloop" | sudo tee /etc/modules-load.d/rtl8192eu.conf

Updating changes to GRUB

sudo update-grub

Updating changes to initramfs

sudo dracut --force

Rebooting the system

sudo reboot


If you have any questions or find any error, please let me know in the comments. See you!