Step-by-step – Realtek rtl8812BU Zorin OS 15 Driver Installation Guide

July 30, 2020 | By the+gnu+linux+evangelist | Filed in: Tutorial.

GNU/Linux Zorin OS 15 Realtek rtl8812BU Setup Guide

Hi! The Tutorial Shows You Step-by-Step How to Install Realtek rtl8812BU WiFi Driver in Zorin OS 15.x LTS GNU/Linux.

And this Zorin OS Realtek rtl8812BU Driver should be working for all the rtl88x2BU Chipset equiped Devices, as for instance the rtl8822BU one.

Especially relevant: this Realtek rtl8812BU Driver Zorin OS 15 Setup should be working also after a Kernel Upgrade with the Dkms integration.

This Realtek rtl8812BU Driver has been successfully tested with a Linux Kernel 4.4+.

And following the Realtek Driver Suppor Documentation it may be working also for all the following Chipsets:

  • RTL8192EU

  • RTL8811AU

  • RTL8811CU

  • RTL8812AU

  • RTL8814AU

Most noteworthy: please be aware of how this Driver is Not supporting all the Linux Kernels range, so in case of issue consult the available Online Documentation.

How to Install Realtek rtl8812BU Driver in Zorin OS 15 - Featured
  1. 1. Launching Shell Emulator

    Open a Terminal window
    (Press “Enter” to Execute Commands)

    How to Install Realtek rtl8812BU Driver in Zorin OS 15 - Open Terminal Shell Emulator
    Ctrl+Alt+t on Desktop.
  1. 2. Installing Requirements

    Then to Install Required Stuff
    First, eventually, upgrade your System with:

    sudo apt upgrade
    Authenticate with the User Admin Pass.
    If Got “User is Not in Sudoers file” then see: How to Enable sudo.
    And if a New Kernel is installed then restart with:
    sudo reboot
    So then run:
    sudo apt install build-essential linux-headers-$(uname -r) dkms git

  1. 4. Downloading Realtek rtl8812BU Driver

    Download Realtek rtl8812BU Driver for Zorin OS GNU/Linux

    Get Realtek rtl8812BU Driver for Zorin OS
    Grab the Zip Archive or clone it with Git.
    In this New Post Revision in addition to the default cilynx Driver choice I’ve added also the aircrack-ng and gnab eventual Alternatives.
    So in case, then see directly the Developer Github Documentation to Setup it!
  2. 5. Extracting Realtek rtl8812BU 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:

    How to Install Realtek rtl8812BU Driver in Zorin OS 15 - Extraction But if yuo are in Trouble to Find it out on Terminal then See: How to Access Downloads Folder from Browser. Or from Command Line:
    sudo unzip -d  /tmp/ ~/Downloads/rtl88x2bu*.zip
  1. 6. Installing Realtek rtl8812BU Driver

    Then to Install Realtek rtl8812BU Wi-fi Driver for Zorin OS
    Access the Target Folder:

    cd  /tmp/rtl88x2bu*
    Next to prepare the setup play:
    VER=$(sed -n 's/\PACKAGE_VERSION="\(.*\)"/\1/p' dkms.conf)
    sudo rsync -rvhP ./ /usr/src/rtl88x2bu-${VER}
    Then add it to DKMS:
    sudo dkms add -m rtl88x2bu -v ${VER}
    Again build it with:
    sudo dkms build -m rtl88x2bu -v ${VER}
    Install it into DKMS System:
    sudo dkms install -m rtl88x2bu -v ${VER}
    Long last try to fill it up with:
    sudo modprobe 88x2bu
    And you should successfully see your Wifi Adapter magically popping up from nowhere! :)
    Possibly, to load it at Boot time:
    echo 88x2bu | sudo tee -a /etc/modules
    Thanks to Randy C. Will inestimable Work!
  2. Congratulations your Realtek rtl8812BU Network Device on Zorin OS 15 should be now nicely working!

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