VLC: My Missing Manuals

Table of Contents

  1. Missing Customization
  2. Accelerators
  3. Issues with VLC for Android
    1. MicroSD Card Not Displayed in the Browse Folders
  4. Issues with VLC Desktop
    1. Slow Video on J4105 with UHD600
    2. Black Screen but the Sound Continuous. Restored in a few seconds
    3. Hardware-Accelerated Decoding Works with Exceptions
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Build the Linux Kernel Module to Enable RTL8811CU/RTL8821CU USB Wireless Dongles

There is no built-in support for Realtek RTL8811CU[1][2] and RTL8821CU[3] in Ubuntu 20.04 LTS. The later also has a Bluetooth controller. I have to download the RTL8811CU/RTL8821CU driver source code, compile to a kernel module, add it to the kernel, and switch to the WiFi USB mode.

The following USB wireless dongle uses the RTL8811CU chipset:

  1. TOTOLINK A650UA[4]

Quick Summary

For Ubuntu 18.04 LTS and 20.04LTS, follow these steps:

$sudo apt-get update
$sudo apt-get install dkms git
$git clone https://github.com/brektrou/rtl8821CU.git
$cd ~/rtl8821CU
$sudo ./dkms-install.sh
$sudo /usr/sbin/usb_modeswitch -KW -v 0bda -p 1a2b

If the usb_modeswitch doesn’t work, check the vendor and product id:

$sudo modprobe 8821cu
$lsusb

If it works, make it work automatically:

$sudo vi /lib/udev/rules.d/40-usb_modeswitch.rules
/1a2b
# D-Link DWA-171 Wifi Dongle
#ATTR{idVendor}=="0bda", ATTR{idProduct}=="1a2b", RUN+="usb_modeswitch '/%k'"

# TOTOLINK A500UA
ATTR{idVendor}=="0bda", ATTR{idProduct}=="1a2b", RUN+="/usr/sbin/usb_modeswitch -K -v 0bda -p 1a2b"

For RTL8821CU, run systemctl start bluetooth.service to enable Bluetooth.

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Build the Linux Kernel Module to Enable RTL8192EU USB Wireless Dongles

The built-in support for Realtek RTL8192EU[1][2] in Ubuntu 20.04 LTS has some issues with D-Link DWA-131 E1[3]. It provides a weak signal and slow WiFi. To improve, I have to download the RTL8192EU driver source code, compile to a kernel module, add it to the kernel, remove the existing drivers, and fix the detection issue.

The following USB wireless dongle uses the RTL8192EU chipset:

  1. D-Link DWA-131 E1

Quick Summary

For Ubuntu 18.04 LTS and 20.04LTS, follow these steps:

$sudo apt-get update
$sudo apt-get install dkms git
$git clone https://github.com/Mange/rtl8192eu-linux-driver
$cd ~/rtl8192eu-linux-driver
$sudo rmmod 8192eu
$sudo rmmod rtl8xxxu
$sudo dkms remove rtl8192eu/1.0 --all
$sudo dkms add .
$sudo dkms install rtl8192eu/1.0
$sudo depmod -a
$echo "blacklist rtl8xxxu" | sudo tee /etc/modprobe.d/rtl8xxxu.conf
$echo -e "8192eu\n\nloop" | sudo tee /etc/modules
$echo "options 8192eu rtw_power_mgnt=0 rtw_enusbss=0" | sudo tee /etc/modprobe.d/8192eu.conf
$sudo update-grub
$sudo update-initramfs -u;
$sudo shutdown -r now
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Build the Linux Kernel Module to Enable RTL8812AU USB Wireless Dongles

There is no built-in support for Realtek RTL8812AU[1][2] in Linux. To enable, I have to download the RTL8122AU driver source code, compile to a kernel module, and add to the kernel.

Following USB wireless dongles use the RTL8812AU chipset:

  1. D-Link DWA-171 A1[3]
  2. Edimax EW-7811UTC[4]
  3. netis WF2190[5]
  4. TP-Link Archer T2U Ver 3.0 (RTL8811AU)

Quick Summary

For Ubuntu 18.04 LTS and 20.04LTS, follow these steps:

$sudo apt-get update
$sudo apt-get install dkms git
$git clone https://github.com/aircrack-ng/rtl8812au.git
$cd ~/rtl8812au
$sudo make dkms_install
$sudo modprobe 88XXau

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