Ubuntu – Unable to install wifi drivers from rtlwifi_new git repo


When I tried installing git from clone it's asking for username & password

git clone https://github.com/lwfinger/rtlwifi_new.git
Cloning into 'rtlwifi_new'...
Username for 'https://github.com':

please help

shdpjjc@shdpjjc-System-Product-Name:~$ rfkill list
shdpjjc@shdpjjc-System-Product-Name:~$ uname -a
Linux shdpjjc-System-Product-Name 4.13.0-36-generic #40~16.04.1-Ubuntu SMP Fri Feb 16 23:26:51 UTC 2018 i686 athlon i686 GNU/Linux
shdpjjc@shdpjjc-System-Product-Name:~$ lspci -knn | grep Net -A3;

below command gives blank

rfkill list 
lspci -knn | grep Net -A3

Below solution resolved my problem

I was able to resolve the issue after following this post in https://github.com/kelebek333/rtl8188fu.

The concern was we were using 0bda:f179 Realtek Semiconductor Corp which requires specific drivers.

Thanks Everyone for the Help :)

Best Answer

  • The https://github.com/lwfinger/rtlwifi_new.git has been removed.

    Use https://github.com/lwfinger/rtw88.git instead.

    To install them run:

    sudo apt update
    sudo apt install git dkms
    git clone https://github.com/lwfinger/rtw88.git
    sudo dkms add ./rtw88
    sudo dkms install rtlwifi-new/0.6
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