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Re: RTL8812/8821 network cards





On 06/02/2017 04:03 AM, Michael Lange wrote:
> Hi,
> 
> On Thu, 1 Jun 2017 19:34:20 -0500
> Michael Milliman <michael.e.milliman@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> 
>> Have you tried the package firmware-realtek??  I'm not absolutely
>> positive that the drivers available in this package will work with your
>> specific 8812/8821 chipset (there are more than one), but it does have
>> drivers for some 8812/8821 chipsets that may work.
> 
> from a quick glance at the page the OP has linked I doubt that any of the
> drivers that are currently included in the linux kernel will work with
> this chipset if you just add some firmware file(s), I guess this is the
> reason why the developers bothered to write that driver ;)
> 
> I have here a similar problem with a realtek8723bs chipset, the 8723ae
> and 8723be drivers are no good for that one.
> 
I've had a similar problem in the past (quite some time ago).  AIR, I
had to do some searching to find a driver that would compile under
Debian and install it myself.  I haven't used the device that required
that in quite a while, and it is not needed on my current system, but I
think that a usable driver did eventually find its way into the
Debian distribution.  One of the side-effects of Debian policy is that
it takes quite a while for these things to work their way through the
system to the distro.
>>From what the project page suggests, building and installing the 8821au
> driver seems to be easy enough (no patches and no additional firmware
> files required) so I think it should be possible to build a debian
> package which could be added to a custom debian iso.
> 
>>From what the OP writes however I am not sure if they meant to include the
> driver in the official debian distro instead. This would surely require
> the driver to be added to the official kernel first. Even if this happens
> there is no guarantee that debian will include it in their kernel
> packages (as is currently the case with the rtl8723bs driver which
> finally made it into the kernel but is not included in debian's 4.11
> kernel package).
> 
> Regards
> 
> Michael
> 
> 
>>
>> On 06/01/2017 05:49 PM, Jessica Litwin wrote:
>>>
>>>
>>> On Thu, Jun 1, 2017 at 6:31 PM, Wei-Shun Lo <raliclo@xxxxxxxxx
>>> <mailto:raliclo@xxxxxxxxx>> wrote:
>>>
>>>     Dear Debian,
>>>
>>>     Is it possible to include below driver in the kernel for network
>>>     installation?  
>>>     Many cards are using this driver.
>>>
>>>     https://github.com/abperiasamy/rtl8812AU_8821AU_linux
>>>     <https://github.com/abperiasamy/rtl8812AU_8821AU_linux>
>>>
>>>     Best regards,
>>>     Ralic 
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>>> In the past I have made my own ISOs and included the contents of
>>> linux-firmware. Perhaps this may be something you can do also?
>>>
>>> // jkl
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