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#51 2014-06-14 15:27:18

Registered: 2013-05-04
Posts: 82

Re: ASUS PCE-N53 Kernel Panic

Thanks for the above!

I have an Edimax card: … pl2_id=139

and was able to build on 3.14.6-1 64bit kernel.

Steps taken:

Download Patch and PKGBUILD from @Webbah

Add the extra step provided by @benjkaiser


makepkg -s
pacman -U {pkg}
modprobe rt5592sta

lspci -k

01:00.0 Network controller: Ralink corp. Device 5592
	Subsystem: Device 7392:d722
	Kernel driver in use: rt2860
	Kernel modules: rt5592sta

had some issues though initially but after reboot makepkg -s seemed to work fine??


After fix from @benjkaizer I also needed to edit the PKGBUILD in order to not decompress the original source code again:

build() {
cd "${srcdir}/Linux"
   #tar -xjf ${_srctarname}
   cd $(basename -s .tar.bz2 $_srctarname)
   # patch the moronic makefile
   patch -p1 -i "${srcdir}/arch_build_preparation.patch"
   # patching for 3.8 kernel compatibility
   patch -p1 -i "${srcdir}/rt5592sta_fix_64bit_3.8.patch"
   patch -p1 -i "${srcdir}/patch314.patch"

Last edited by JohnnySSH (2014-06-14 15:49:20)


#52 2014-07-10 03:05:44

Registered: 2013-01-27
Posts: 11

Re: ASUS PCE-N53 Kernel Panic

Current patch tested with 3.15.4, which fixes an incorrect type usage and removes the __DATE__ and __TIME__ macro usage (they prevent repeated builds from making identical output).

Last edited by jcrews (2014-07-10 03:07:40)


#53 2014-08-08 18:36:39

Registered: 2014-08-08
Posts: 2

Re: ASUS PCE-N53 Kernel Panic

I'm going to be installing Arch Linux this weekend with the Asus PCE-N53 card, and stumbled across this forum post while researching how to make the card work on Linux. I'll be using kernel version 3.15.7. I don't really have anything to contribute right now other than thanks to jcrews for making this patch available, but I'll post an update in a few days about how it went; hopefully my experience can be helpful to some other people as well. I'm optimistic that I'll be able to make it work thanks to all the information in this thread.


#54 2014-08-09 21:27:38

Registered: 2014-08-08
Posts: 2

Re: ASUS PCE-N53 Kernel Panic

OK, I just compiled this driver under kernel 3.15.8. The wireless card works great now. For anyone else trying to do the same, here's the steps I took:

1. Download and extract driver src from Asus's website
2. Download jcrews's 3.15.8 patch
3. cd to driver src root directory
4. run "patch -p1 < /path/to/patch/file"
5. make
6. make install
7. modprobe rt5592sta

Last edited by bgladx64 (2014-08-16 20:29:08)


#55 2014-12-23 11:52:56

Registered: 2014-12-06
Posts: 6

Re: ASUS PCE-N53 Kernel Panic

I am trying to get this to work with kernel 3.17.6-1 to no avail. I am web developer with embarrassingly little to no experience with C or make.

This is exactly what I have done.

1. wget …
2. unzip
3. cd Linux
4. tar -xvjpf DPO_GPL_RT5592STA_LinuxSTA_v2.6.0.0_20120326.tar.bz2
5. cd DPO_GPL_RT5592STA_LinuxSTA_v2.6.0.0_20120326
6. wget
7. patch -p1 < rt5592sta_fix_64bit_3.15.patch
8. make (both as normal user and root)

It fails at step 8, with the following output:

make -C tools
make[1]: Entering directory '/home/sup3rman/build/Linux/DPO_GPL_RT5592STA_LinuxSTA_v2.6.0.0_20120326/tools'
gcc -g bin2h.c -o bin2h
make[1]: Leaving directory '/home/sup3rman/build/Linux/DPO_GPL_RT5592STA_LinuxSTA_v2.6.0.0_20120326/tools'
cp -f os/linux/Makefile.6 /home/sup3rman/build/Linux/DPO_GPL_RT5592STA_LinuxSTA_v2.6.0.0_20120326/os/linux/Makefile
make -C /lib/modules/3.17.6-1-ARCH/build SUBDIRS=/home/sup3rman/build/Linux/DPO_GPL_RT5592STA_LinuxSTA_v2.6.0.0_20120326/os/linux modules
make[1]: Entering directory '/usr/lib/modules/3.17.6-1-ARCH/build'
make[1]: *** No rule to make target 'modules'.  Stop.
make[1]: Leaving directory '/usr/lib/modules/3.17.6-1-ARCH/build'
Makefile:384: recipe for target 'LINUX' failed
make: *** [LINUX] Error 2

Am I doing something wrong or does it not work with this kernel version?


#56 2014-12-23 16:28:31

From: Pasadena, CA
Registered: 2009-07-13
Posts: 19,880

Re: ASUS PCE-N53 Kernel Panic

Building kernel modules outside of the kernel tree can be a PITA.
One solution is DKMS

I usually cheat.  After upgrading my Arch kernel, I usually grab the kernel source from and roll my own kernel with drivers I I interested built in.  If I want to slip in patches or new modules, I add them to the tree I had downloaded, and do a make, followed by a make install_modules.   Note that this is NOT the recommended method.

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#57 2015-01-29 20:26:50

Registered: 2012-07-08
Posts: 49

Re: ASUS PCE-N53 Kernel Panic

Just to say that I now don't have that card anymore, since it was a real pain to get working on every kernel update.

Bought one from thinkpenguin and works like a charm, out of the box. There are some disconnections from time to time, but no more than maybe twice a week. I recommend the switch to everyone, seriously. Your asus will drive you nutz.


#58 2015-04-01 06:05:42

Registered: 2015-04-01
Posts: 1

Re: ASUS PCE-N53 Kernel Panic

I just follwed bgladx64's steps and was able to install the driver on OpenSuse with kernel version 3.16.7.
Before i started with steps I installed kernel-devel and gcc-c++ packages.
Nothing needed to be changed in the Makefile as the location of Linux sources was good.
The card works great. I am able to get online in no time.

Thanks alot for to everyone who contributed!


#59 2015-04-01 06:21:05

From: .nz
Registered: 2009-05-09
Posts: 30,424

Re: ASUS PCE-N53 Kernel Panic

Arch + dwm   •   Mercurial repos  •   Surfraw

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