Bug 22808 - rtl8812au driver is outdated
Summary: rtl8812au driver is outdated
Alias: None
Product: Mageia
Classification: Unclassified
Component: RPM Packages (show other bugs)
Version: 6
Hardware: x86_64 Linux
Priority: Normal normal
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Kernel and Drivers maintainers
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Reported: 2018-03-20 11:48 CET by Tomasz Konojacki
Modified: 2020-08-16 16:59 CEST (History)
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Description Tomasz Konojacki 2018-03-20 11:48:50 CET
Mageia's kernel includes rtl8812au driver (see #21043), but unfortunately, it's severely outdated. 

In the latest upstream version include/rtw_version.h looks like this:

#define DRIVERVERSION "v5.2.20_25672.20171213"

compared to Mageia's:

#define DRIVERVERSION	"v4.2.2_7502.20130517"

The latest driver can be found there: https://github.com/gordboy/rtl8812au

I need the update because my card has trouble connecting to 5 ghz networks (2.4ghz work fine) using Mageia's version of the driver. With the newest version there are no issues.
Marja Van Waes 2018-03-20 13:18:32 CET

Assignee: bugsquad => kernel
CC: (none) => marja11

Comment 1 Thomas Backlund 2018-03-26 22:47:02 CEST
please try 4.14.30-3 currently in testing

CC: (none) => tmb

Comment 2 Tomasz Konojacki 2018-03-28 07:04:52 CEST
Thank you, I've updated to 4.14.30-3 and network seems to work correctly.
Comment 3 Thomas Backlund 2018-03-30 16:24:12 CEST
An update for this issue has been pushed to the Mageia Updates repository.


Resolution: (none) => FIXED

Comment 4 Thomas Backlund 2018-04-08 23:14:11 CEST
Unfortunately the v5.2.20 code drop is broken for several hw that worked with the older code, so I have to revert to the v4.2.2 based driver for now until we get it all sorted out

Resolution: FIXED => (none)

Comment 5 Aurelien Oudelet 2020-08-16 16:59:46 CEST
Mageia 6 changed to end-of-life (EOL) status on 2019-09-30. It is no longer 
maintained, which means that it will not receive any further security or bug 
fix updates.

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CC: (none) => ouaurelien
Resolution: (none) => OLD

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