RTL8188EU Usb dongle and Fedora

The realtec RTL8188EU dongle does not work out of the box on Fedora 23.

This guide help you compile the driver from source, or just download and install my compiled version.

Ubuntu guide here

Github source code (lwfinger)



Compiling and installing the driver the lwfinger provided on github

sudo dnf groupinstall "Development Tools" "Development Libraries"
mkdir -p ~/build
cd ~/build
git clone git://github.com/lwfinger/rtl8188eu.git
# Run the following each time kernel has been updated:
cd ~/build/rtl8188eu/
sudo make install
sudo depmod -a
sudo dracut -c -f -force
sudo modprobe 8188eu

Download my compiled driver

tar -xvf rtl8188eufw.tar.gz
sudo mkdir -p /lib/firmware/rtlwifi 
sudo cp rtl8188eufw.bin /lib/firmware/rtlwifi/ 
sudo depmod -a 
sudo dracut -c -f 
sudo modprobe 8188eu
  • Debashis De

    Thank you.

  • ppnman

    That’s great dude, this works great for me 😁

  • Sébastien Wilmet

    A copr repo would be great! It would simplify a lot the installation and updates.

    • Hey Sébastien. Help me build it, then I will host gladly host it 🙂

      • Sébastien Wilmet

        Unfortunately my RPM packaging experience is very rusty, I just did the initial version of one package in 2010 or so. I would need to re-learn almost everything.

        Maybe someone reading this, who have more experience with Fedora packaging will create a copr repo 😉 Any takers?

        It’s a pity that the code exists upstream in the Linux kernel, but because it’s in staging it is not packaged by the Fedora kernel developers. So a copr repo would solve the problem. Debian on the other hand has already a package for this driver.

      • Sébastien Wilmet

        The Fedora developer portal has introductions about RPM packaging and the Copr build service:

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