There is a newer rtl8192eu driver available, based on a newer proprietary driver than our current one It is supposed to support kernels up to 5.12.
See https://github.com/clnhub/rtl8192eu-linux for details.
If applicable, I think we should use it in Mageia 9, rather than our current driver.
https://github.com/Mange/rtl8192eu-linux-driver is actually using a newer version (5.6.4) and was also patched for 5.12 (https://github.com/Mange/rtl8192eu-linux-driver/pull/233) and dkms-rtl8192eu was already updated in Cauldron after that was committed
(In reply to Pascal Terjan from comment #2)
> https://github.com/Mange/rtl8192eu-linux-driver is actually using a newer
> version (5.6.4) and was also patched for 5.12
> (https://github.com/Mange/rtl8192eu-linux-driver/pull/233) and
> dkms-rtl8192eu was already updated in Cauldron after that was committed
Thank you for that information. But...
Changing this bug to Mageia 8 in light of Bug 28889, backporting the 5.12 series kernel to Mageia 8.
I have tested the first offering from that bug, and our current Mageia 8 dkms-rtl8192eu does not build successfully. I believe the Mageia 8 version of that driver should be updated to the same one as in Cauldron, assuming, of course, that it also works with the 5.10 series kernels currently in use.
I realize that backports do not carry the same guarantee that they will not break a system as ordinary updates do, but it seems to me we should not ignore known problems if there is a viable solution available. In addition, in this case I look at this update as simple insurance against breakage for the time when we may move beyond the 5.10 series kernel in Mageia 8.
We COULD offer this as another backport, but I believe an update makes more sense.
Mageia 9 =>
What is the current status of this driver in MGA8? I need this driver update too and it looks like it is not even in testing yet (neither updates nor backports)...
I've pushed dkms-rtl8192eu-4.4.1-1.20210403.1.mga8 (the same as in cauldron) to mga8 updates_testing
please test it when it's available....
Updated my test system to kernel 5.10.37 and this driver in one operation. This system normally connects via Ethernet cable, so it took a bit of finagling, but once started the driver works Ok with the 5.10 series kernel.
Activated backports, and installed the 5.12.4 kernel and associated packages. After a reboot, the wifi connection came up and is working with no problems. Using it to write this comment.
Looks OK to me.
Confirming the new driver version works with both 5.10.37 & 5.12.4 kernels. Probably it needs a couple of days for more thorough testing on large downloads and uploads before promoting to updates...
I haven't found any problems with this version of driver so far and I think it can be promoted to updates.