I have installed Debian 9 and everything looks great I'm just struggling to install my wifi adapters drivers. I have found the adapter driver here. I'm just very new to the console and need a bit of guidance in using it.
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Per the installation guide:
- Make sure your kernel is up to date:
sudo apt-get dist-upgrade, then reboot.
- Go to the folder where you downloaded the driver in a terminal (like
- Check your compiler version with
cat /proc/version | grep "gcc version". The version number is after
gcc version(which should be in red). If it is at least 5.4.0, you can continue.
- Compile the driver with
make cleanand then
- After the commands finish, you should see a
.kofile in the directory (you can find the name with
ls | grep ".ko".
Then, load the driver with the following:
sudo cp 88x2bu.ko /lib/modules/[kernel version]/kernel/drivers/net/wireless/ # Make sure to replace (above) [kernel version] with your current kernel version. sudo depmod -a sudo modprobe 88x2bu.ko
88x2bu.ko is the wifi driver's name.
Then, check to see if the driver installed by running
lsmod. If it didn't, reboot and try