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How to install driver in linux ubunto

Dell / DIMENSION 8400
October 2, 2017 at 03:17:35
Specs: Windows 7 / 10, G2020 / 8GB
Hi All,

I am a newbie on linux. Recently, i decide to try out linux and had opt for ubuntu 16.04.3 LTS. Here is my laptop specs :

I would like to use a wireless a/c usb adapter to replace the build-in wireless n adapter. I had downloaded the linux driver here :

Here is where i met the problem. Unlike windows, i could just click on the installation icon to get the adapter installed. All i get is this file with the name "rtl8821AU_linux_v4.3.14_13455.20150212_BTCOEX20150128-51.tar.gz"...

How do i go about getting it installed?

Thanks in advance...

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October 2, 2017 at 10:57:07
Windows & Linux are 2 completely different animals & Ubuntu was a poor choice for a linux newbie. You'll probably have to connect the laptop to your router via ethernet cable, then download the driver from the Ubuntu repository. See the following:

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October 8, 2017 at 07:04:55
I have successfully installed the driver after disabling "secure boot" in bios. However, when i try to enable "secure boot" (after driver installation), the wireless adapter stop working. Is there a way to enable "secure boot" and at the same time let the wireless adapter work?

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December 31, 2018 at 02:36:04
Let's assume you extracted the .zip file in your home directory ( /home/user ):


sudo ./

** $HOME/AVERMEDIA is just an example - change the directory name to the one which were created when you extracted the .zip file.

If the command not found error still persists, please copy and paste the Terminal output along with the .sh file contents ( use [code] tags ).

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