Bug 32200 - rtl8192eu module fails to build with 6.4.9 kernel
Summary: rtl8192eu module fails to build with 6.4.9 kernel
Alias: None
Product: Mageia
Classification: Unclassified
Component: RPM Packages (show other bugs)
Version: 9
Hardware: All Linux
Priority: Normal normal
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: QA Team
QA Contact:
Whiteboard: MGA9-64-OK
Keywords: advisory, validated_update
Depends on:
Reported: 2023-08-29 04:14 CEST by Thomas Andrews
Modified: 2023-09-30 21:18 CEST (History)
3 users (show)

See Also:
Source RPM: dkms-rtl8192eu-4.4.1-1.20221105.2.mga9.src.rpm
Status comment:


Description Thomas Andrews 2023-08-29 04:14:59 CEST
Description of problem:

The rtl8192eu module fails to build with the 6.4.9 desktop kernel that was shipped with the Mageia 9 Official isos.

Discovered when updating a (Mageia 9)Cauldron install that had not been run in quite a while to Mageia 9. I have not tried it with a new install, but I have no reason to think that would make any difference.
Comment 1 Lewis Smith 2023-08-29 20:13:41 CEST
Thanks for the report.

Assigning to kernel/drivers.

Assignee: bugsquad => kernel

Comment 2 Thomas Andrews 2023-09-17 04:29:20 CEST
The module also fails to build with the proposed 6.5 series kernel. (bug 32296)
Comment 3 Nicolas Salguero 2023-09-27 11:49:07 CEST

Can you try dkms-rtl8192eu- to see if it builds and works with kernels 6.4 and 6.5, please?

Best regards,


CC: (none) => nicolas.salguero

Comment 4 Thomas Andrews 2023-09-28 04:10:47 CEST
I had removed dkms-rtl8192eu from the system, because it was trying to build the module every time I booted. This system had been updated to kernel 6.5.3, but kernel 6.4.9 had not been removed.

I booted into the 6.4.9 kernel, and used qarepo to get the dkms-rtl8192eu test rpm, then install it. The module built successfully, and I was able to use it with no errors.

I rebooted into kernel 6.5.3, and the module was built and install during the boot. After, wifi came up automatically, and functioned normally.

Nicolas, if you would re-assign this to QA, I will OK and validate.
Comment 5 Nicolas Salguero 2023-09-28 09:49:31 CEST
Suggested advisory:

The updated package allows rtl8192eu module to build and run with kernels 6.4 and above.


Updated package in core/updates_testing:

from SRPM:

Source RPM: (none) => dkms-rtl8192eu-4.4.1-1.20221105.2.mga9.src.rpm
Assignee: kernel => qa-bugs

Comment 6 Thomas Andrews 2023-09-28 13:41:19 CEST
Validating. Suggested advisory in comment 5.

Whiteboard: (none) => MGA9-64-OK
CC: (none) => sysadmin-bugs
Keywords: (none) => validated_update

Marja Van Waes 2023-09-30 14:47:41 CEST

Keywords: (none) => advisory
CC: (none) => marja11

Comment 7 Mageia Robot 2023-09-30 21:18:11 CEST
An update for this issue has been pushed to the Mageia Updates repository.


Resolution: (none) => FIXED

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