Step-by-step – Linux Mint 18 Realtek rtl8812au Driver Installation Guide

January 15, 2020 | By the+gnu+linux+evangelist | Filed in: Tutorial.

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  1. 3. Installing Requirements

    Then to Install Required Packages
    First, preferably Upgrade your System with:

    sudo apt update && sudo apt upgrade

    In this case then Reboot it using:

    sudo reboot now

    Then run:

    sudo apt install build-essential linux-headers-$(uname -r) dkms unzip git

    Authenticate with the User Admin Pass.
    If Got “User is Not in Sudoers file” then see: How to Enable sudo.

  2. 4. Downloading Realtek rtl8812AU Driver

    Download Realtek Driver for Mint GNU/Linux

    Get Realtek rtl8812au Driver for Mint

    Choose to ‘Save It’!

  3. 5. Extracting Realtek rtl8812AU Driver

    And then Extract Driver Archive into /tmp
    (Skip in case of Git Checkout)
    Possibly Double-Click/Right-Click on Package and Open with Archive Manager:

    Step-by-step Realtek RTL8812au Driver Source Install on Mint - Extraction
    Or from Command Line:

    sudo unzip -d  /tmp/ ~/Downloads/*master.zip

    (But if yuo are in Trouble to Find it out on Terminal then See: How to Access Downloads Folder from Browser.)

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