while trying to build it (executing install.sh), manny, many compiler warnings/errors appear:

error: implicit declaration of function 'daemonize' [-Werror=implicit-function-declaration]
warning: cast from pointer to integer of different size [-Wpointer-to-int-cast]

I know the same problem has been fixed/worked around with other drivers, for instance here for rtl8188CU driver.

Is there any fix/workaround which can make the complilation work for the RTL8192SE?


(I don't want the pre-installed driver because it does not allow me to get in monitor mode)

EDIT: You can download the drivers ISO here (containing windows, OSX and Linux versions). I use kali-linux Sana (2.0), with kernel 4.0.0-kali1-amd64. gcc version is 4.9.2.

  • You might get a better response if you included a link to the driver source code that you are trying to build, and details of your OS and kernel version – steeldriver Dec 31 '15 at 14:56

Often the driver code for Linux you find at random sites (i.e., not in the vanilla kernel code, or some dedicated repo with kernel sources for a family of related devices) is way, way out of date with respect to the kernel sources you are trying to build against. Linux development moves ahead at breakneck speed, 24/7. No wonder the build fails.

Look for people working on this device (perhaps start with the names cited in the vanilla driver or perhaps its in-kernel documentation). There might be something in staging.

  • Well, the driver i downloaded from the official repository works as a charm but refuses to go in monitor mode, so i thought this would be the way to go...? – Magix Dec 31 '15 at 16:09
  • By the way, this is not a "random site", this is the wlan interface manufacturer's one :( – Magix Dec 31 '15 at 16:12
  • @MagixKiller, what official repository? For your distribution? Note that fooling around building your own drivers is not for the faint of heart/newbies... – vonbrand Dec 31 '15 at 16:12
  • Well, Kali repository I guess. It worked plug&play, so the driver has been download from somewhere hasn't it? – Magix Dec 31 '15 at 16:15
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    Wow. This question is clearly an XY question then... I apologise :( and will ask another on how I do the thing I want. Thank you – Magix Dec 31 '15 at 16:28

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