RTL8188FTV - 802.11n realtek wifi dongle is not working

Previously, I used linux mint in that i used this repo GitHub - kelebek333/rtl8188fu: RTL8188FU driver for Linux 4.15.x ~ 5.11.x . Now i am completely into Garuda i can't find any repo's for it. CAn please help me to fix my wifi driver

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Please help me or even suggest me a repo to install. Or any previous question like this to solve my issue.

This package is up on AUR. Seems the same.



When i check dependencies dkms. The result of it:
dkms may be found in the following packages:
extra/dkms 2.8.4-1 /usr/bin/dkms

is it tp link one

It's not tp link. I forget the company name of dongle. But i'm sure it is Realtek RTL8188FTV. As it is shown in terminal when i use lsusb command.
Realtek Semiconductor Corp. RTL8188FTV 802.11b/g/n 1T1R 2.4G WLAN Adapter

I found the driver for in arch linux user repository AUR (en) - 8188eu-aircrack-dkms-git . While installing garuda i installed with opensource drivers. But my Computer dkms dependeies is showing like this.
dkms may be found in the following packages:
extra/dkms 2.8.4-1 /usr/bin/dkms
Please help in installating dkms

use firmware app in garuda
it almost installs everything

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Search works:


Sir, I had issue with dkms. When i run dkms. It shows like this:
dkms may be found in the following packages:
extra/dkms 2.8.4-1 /usr/bin/dkms
How to install dkms. [i installed garuda linux with open source drivers]

Please post:

inxi -Fxxxxza

Do not post a picture post the output as text.

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System:    Kernel: 5.12.8-zen1-1-zen x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 11.1.0  
parameters: BOOT_IMAGE=/@/boot/vmlinuz-linux-zen root=UUID=c42b2243-4bc0-42b4-9fca-e2bcffdc80fc  
rw [email protected] quiet splash rd.udev.log_priority=3 vt.global_cursor_default=0
systemd.unified_cgroup_hierarchy=1 loglevel=3
Desktop: KDE Plasma 5.21.5 tk: Qt 5.15.2 info: latte-dock wm: kwin_x11 vt: 1 dm: SDDM  
Distro: Garuda Linux base: Arch Linux  
Machine:   Type: Desktop System: OEGStone product: DH61WW v: N/A serial: <filter>  
Mobo: Intel model: DH61WW v: AAG23116-204 serial: <filter> BIOS: Intel  
v: BEH6110H.86A.0023.2011.0524.1826 date: 05/24/2011  
CPU:       Info: Quad Core model: Intel Core i5-2400 bits: 64 type: MCP arch: Sandy Bridge family: 6  
model-id: 2A (42) stepping: 7 microcode: 2F cache: L2: 6 MiB  
flags: avx lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 bogomips: 24741  
Speed: 3297 MHz min/max: 1600/3400 MHz Core speeds (MHz): 1: 3297 2: 3293 3: 3294 4: 3292  
Vulnerabilities: Type: itlb_multihit status: KVM: VMX unsupported  
Type: l1tf mitigation: PTE Inversion  
Type: mds mitigation: Clear CPU buffers; SMT disabled  
Type: meltdown mitigation: PTI  
Type: spec_store_bypass mitigation: Speculative Store Bypass disabled via prctl and seccomp  
Type: spectre_v1 mitigation: usercopy/swapgs barriers and __user pointer sanitization  
Type: spectre_v2  
mitigation: Full generic retpoline, IBPB: conditional, IBRS_FW, STIBP: disabled, RSB filling  
Type: srbds status: Not affected  
Type: tsx_async_abort status: Not affected  
Graphics:  Device-1: Intel 2nd Generation Core Processor Family Integrated Graphics driver: i915 v: kernel  
bus-ID: 00:02.0 chip-ID: 8086:0102 class-ID: 0300  
Display: x11 server: X.Org 1.20.11 compositor: kwin_x11 driver: loaded: intel  
unloaded: modesetting alternate: fbdev,vesa display-ID: :0 screens: 1  
Screen-1: 0 s-res: 1366x768 s-dpi: 96 s-size: 361x203mm (14.2x8.0") s-diag: 414mm (16.3")  
Monitor-1: VGA1 res: 1366x768 hz: 60 dpi: 85 size: 410x230mm (16.1x9.1") diag: 470mm (18.5")  
OpenGL: renderer: Mesa DRI Intel HD Graphics 2000 (SNB GT1) v: 3.3 Mesa 21.1.1 compat-v: 3.0  
direct render: Yes  
Audio:     Device-1: Intel 6 Series/C200 Series Family High Definition Audio driver: snd_hda_intel  
v: kernel bus-ID: 00:1b.0 chip-ID: 8086:1c20 class-ID: 0403  
Sound Server-1: ALSA v: k5.12.8-zen1-1-zen running: yes  
Sound Server-2: JACK v: 0.125.0 running: no  
Sound Server-3: PulseAudio v: 14.2 running: no  
Sound Server-4: PipeWire v: 0.3.28 running: yes  
Network:   Device-1: Intel 82579V Gigabit Network driver: e1000e v: kernel port: f080 bus-ID: 00:19.0  
chip-ID: 8086:1503 class-ID: 0200  
IF: eno1 state: down mac: <filter>  
Device-2: Realtek RTL8188FTV 802.11b/g/n 1T1R 2.4G WLAN Adapter type: USB driver: N/A  
bus-ID: 2-1.6:20 chip-ID: 0bda:f179 class-ID: 0000 serial: <filter>
IF-ID-1: enp0s29u1u5 state: unknown speed: N/A duplex: N/A mac: <filter>
Bluetooth: Device-1: Motorola PCS Lenovo K8 type: USB driver: rndis_host v: kernel bus-ID: 2-1.5:18
chip-ID: 22b8:2e25 class-ID: 0a00 serial: <filter>
Drives:    Local Storage: total: 465.76 GiB used: 12.82 GiB (2.8%)
SMART Message: Unable to run smartctl. Root privileges required.
ID-1: /dev/sda maj-min: 8:0 vendor: Seagate model: ST500DM002-1BD142 size: 465.76 GiB
block-size: physical: 4096 B logical: 512 B speed: 3.0 Gb/s rotation: 7200 rpm serial: <filter>
rev: KC66 scheme: MBR
Partition: ID-1: / raw-size: 465.76 GiB size: 465.76 GiB (100.00%) used: 12.82 GiB (2.8%) fs: btrfs
dev: /dev/sda1 maj-min: 8:1
ID-2: /home raw-size: 465.76 GiB size: 465.76 GiB (100.00%) used: 12.82 GiB (2.8%) fs: btrfs
dev: /dev/sda1 maj-min: 8:1
ID-3: /var/log raw-size: 465.76 GiB size: 465.76 GiB (100.00%) used: 12.82 GiB (2.8%) fs: btrfs
dev: /dev/sda1 maj-min: 8:1
ID-4: /var/tmp raw-size: 465.76 GiB size: 465.76 GiB (100.00%) used: 12.82 GiB (2.8%) fs: btrfs
dev: /dev/sda1 maj-min: 8:1
Swap:      Kernel: swappiness: 10 (default 60) cache-pressure: 75 (default 100)
ID-1: swap-1 type: zram size: 958.8 MiB used: 96.6 MiB (10.1%) priority: 32767 dev: /dev/zram0
ID-2: swap-2 type: zram size: 958.8 MiB used: 98.5 MiB (10.3%) priority: 32767 dev: /dev/zram1
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 67.0 C mobo: N/A
Fan Speeds (RPM): N/A
Info:      Processes: 213 Uptime: 5h 13m wakeups: 14 Memory: 3.75 GiB used: 2.71 GiB (72.3%) Init: systemd
v: 248 tool: systemctl Compilers: gcc: 11.1.0 clang: 11.1.0 Packages: pacman: 1211 lib: 324
Shell: fish v: 3.2.2 running-in: konsole inxi: 3.3.04```

Please post:

pacman -Qi dkms

Format your code blocks properly by placing three ~~~ before and after your code outputs.

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       ╭─[email protected] in ~ took 5s
       ╰─λ pacman -Qi dkms
error: package 'dkms' was not found

Do not post a summary, post the exact input and the exact output or the post is meaningless.

Please post the full input/output of my prior command.

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Sure sir, I edited the above posts.

There is no command input for either:

[[email protected] ~]$ pacman -Qi dkms
Name            : dkms
Version         : 2.8.4-1
Description     : Dynamic Kernel Modules System
Architecture    : any
URL             : https://github.com/dell/dkms
Licenses        : GPL2
Groups          : None
Provides        : None
Depends On      : bash  kmod  gcc  make  patch
Optional Deps   : linux-headers: build modules against the Arch kernel
                  linux-lts-headers: build modules against the LTS kernel [installed]
                  linux-zen-headers: build modules against the ZEN kernel
                  linux-hardened-headers: build modules against the HARDENED kernel
Required By     : None
Optional For    : None
Conflicts With  : None
Replaces        : None
Installed Size  : 176.58 KiB
Packager        : Sébastien Luttringer <[email protected]>
Build Date      : Fri 11 Dec 2020 12:54:28 AM
Install Date    : Fri 18 Dec 2020 01:19:38 AM
Install Reason  : Explicitly installed
Install Script  : Yes
Validated By    : Signature


dkms status
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       ╭─[email protected] in ~ took 5s
       ╰─λ pacman -Qi dkms
error: package 'dkms' was not found

Now you understand how things work when troubleshooting.

You must always include the input and output.

Thank you for the proper I/O.

Please run in terminal:

sudo pacman -Syu dkms

Once your system has completed updating and dkms is properly installed, if the driver versions you have tested are not working try installing this driver version:


If you are still having no success, then I would advise installing the linux-lts kernel. Be sure that you also have the linux-lts-headers installed as well.

What method have you been using to install the different drivers?

Have you been installing the drivers from the AUR or the Chaotic AUR?

If the driver is available in the Chaotic AUR then be sure to test that version first.


Changed the driver to the version you had not tested.