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IDProjectCategoryView StatusLast Update
0004140Kali Linux[All Projects] Kali Package Bugpublic2017-08-15 18:42
Assigned Tothreeway 
StatusclosedResolutionno change required 
Product Version2017.1 
Target VersionFixed in Version 
Summary0004140: Installing realtek-rtl88xxau-dkms produce an error when installing
DescriptionInstalling realtek-rtl88xxau-dkms produce an error when installing
Steps To ReproduceBoot Raspberry Pi 3 with fresh kali Linux image.
Start terminal
apt update
apt install realtek-rtl88xxau-dkms
Additional InformationSee attached file for screenshot of make.log
Attached Files




rhertzog (administrator)

The package has been tested with more recent kernels. Not sure that it's buildable against Linux 4.4 and not sure that this is something we ought to support either.

Maybe it's time to upgrade the kernel in the raspberry pi image.


muts (administrator)

Last edited: 2017-08-15 18:42

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The raspberry pi kernels (and all Kali ARM device kernels for that matter) are not packaged in Kali, but compiled separately as part of the image build process.

This means that packages and drivers built for the 32 and 64 bit Kali kernels will not work on any ARM devices.

If you want to compile your own drivers for an $ARM_device you will need to do so manually. We've kept a clean kernel source directory on each ARM device for this purpose specifically.


-Issue History
Date Modified Username Field Change
2017-08-11 14:12 triplef New Issue
2017-08-11 14:12 triplef File Added: realtek-rtl88xxau-dkms-make.log.file.png
2017-08-15 17:11 rhertzog Note Added: 0006998
2017-08-15 17:12 rhertzog Assigned To => threeway
2017-08-15 17:12 rhertzog Status new => assigned
2017-08-15 17:29 muts Status assigned => closed
2017-08-15 17:29 muts Resolution open => no change required
2017-08-15 17:29 muts Note Added: 0006999
2017-08-15 17:30 muts Note Edited: 0006999 View Revisions
2017-08-15 18:41 muts Note Edited: 0006999 View Revisions
2017-08-15 18:42 muts Note Edited: 0006999 View Revisions
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