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How to create an akmod rpm?

asked 2013-07-16 13:51:55 -0600

JamesGecko gravatar image

I have a wifi card which requires the Realtek 8192cu driver. The drivers in the kernel don't work for me; I have to patch and compile the driver available on Realtek's website, and I have to manually recompile it every time I update the kernel.

I'd like to automate the process by using akmod. I'm having trouble finding documentation about how to make an akmod rpm. How would I go about creating one?

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answered 2013-07-16 15:36:29 -0600

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updated 2013-07-19 22:16:23 -0600

Hi, this link is the most recent document about it.

do you generate .ko (kernel modules) ? can you share the code ? to see if I could help you .

Sorry for late response, I've been busy and can't try it my self, but remember to tell you: you may see how wl-kmod made, is also one wireless drive! ,

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I do generate a .ko file. I've documented the compilation process (here).

JamesGecko gravatar imageJamesGecko ( 2013-07-17 00:12:34 -0600 )edit

Hi, you have a package review , for broadcom-wl-6xx, Broadcom wireless devices you follow it , and adapt for your drive

sergiomb gravatar imagesergiomb ( 2013-07-29 16:06:12 -0600 )edit

answered 2013-07-16 14:51:55 -0600

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updated 2013-07-16 14:52:15 -0600

On the repository of rpmfusion there is a package called akmods. See also at ''

I don't have experience with akmod. I had experience with kmod on my old PC for the nvdia driver. The akmods package contains a man for commands akmods and akmodsbuild. Perhaps this explains where to put your driver sources. I also know that akmods runs as a service systemctl start akmods FYI: for NVIDIA rpmfusion puts the src rpm package in '/usr/src/akmods/'.

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