Comment 4 for bug 1637059

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Julio Lajara (ju2wheels) wrote :

Can confirm, I have the same issue.

As a temporary fix (I couldnt find where CONFIG_COMPAT was defined in the 4.4 lts xenial kernel in 16.04.1), I added the following to the very top of /usr/src/rtl8812au- :

# Note: This not a correct general purpose solution but for building on amd64 16.04.2 it works fine.



This allowed me to build the driver on amd64 16.04.2, followed by the following:

sudo dkms remove -m rtl8812au/ --all
sudo dkms install -m rtl8812au -v
sudo modprobe -r 8812au
sudo modprobe 8812au
# unplug/replug the usb device
sudo systemctl restart NetworkManager

The driver will now work with the 4.8 HWE kernel on 16.04.2 and so far the networking in general seems far more stable than with the xenial kernel.