There's lots of great solutions out there (and here on StackOverflow) for this on Pi hardware but I'm trying to make this dongle work on a PC running Pi OS, which totally foxes the various build scripts out there as it falls over at the
uname or arch detection, wrong toolchain etc. or just a plain unsupported kernel revision somehow...
Also, I'll be honest, once instructions start telling me to download the kernel and recompile it by hand I rapidly lose interest in struggling with a £5 Wifi dongle.
Annoyingly, plugging the dongle into my Linux Mint system it is immediately recognised and working with zero installation or config.
So, the problem in short;
- I have a TP Link WN725N V3 Wifi dongle with Realtek 8188eu chipset
- I have a PC (amd64 arch)
- I'm running what appears to be the most up-to-date version of Pi Desktop,
- Mr Engman's excellent script detects all of this and then aborts due to unknown processor type
- Mr Engman's website does not list a driver build for this kernel revision
- Daber's build instructions / script also fall over without the ARM toolchain
So, anyone got a sane solution for this that doesn't involve hours of hacking?