RTL8812AU And Kernal Update Problems

Maybe some here know about the trouble with my RTL8812AU WiFi USB Wireless failure to be able to run after every kernal update.

Somehow - a kernel update happened when I wasn’t looking - or spent an hour away from the 'puter. Every update disables my WiFi adapter.

At one time, I got the following to work - this was an original installation :
sudo apt install dkms
git clone https://github.com/zebulon2/rtl8812au.git
cd ./rtl8812au
sudo ./dkms-install.sh

Knowing that the driver has been installed and is being kept “someplace” in the distro magic files, I know that I can just re-ignite to installation procedure and not worry about downloading it ever time.

Still in all, this is disturbing as I thought a “dkms” was a command for any kernal updates to consider, install and keep for future installations every time a new kernal comes in.

Somehow - this doesn’t work.

What am I doing wrong? I need these kernal updates to at least announce that they are going to install so I can pick a better time for it to happen.

Other than this, Budgie is a great distro - er, fork in Ubuntu. I love it.

Seems like the git projects dkms script compile and install isnt registering correctly.

Suggest raise an issue on that projects issue tracker giving all the info they require tk advise better such as kernel version, any dmesg messages etc.

As I mentioned previously I don’t really understand why you need the git project anyway - Ubuntu supplies the package rtl8812au-dkms - so you should really only need to install that for things to work - in addition - it is supported with any kernel updates.

If the package isn’t working for you then please file a bug report:


Looking through the latest issues this one caught my attention https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/rtl8812au/+bug/1820897 - there is some advice at the bottom of that report as well.