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RTL 8812au driver missing

Posted: Mon Sep 02, 2019 5:30 pm
by tkocou
In Linux kernel version 5.0.0-25-generic, the RTL 8812au driver was present in that release. Wireless connectivity worked flawlessly. Recently, the Update Manager upgraded the kernel to version 5.0.0-27-generic. Release version 5.0.0-27-generic lacks the RTL 8812au kernel driver. I tried the RTL8xxxau driver found in that release without success. After reverting the kernel to version 5.0.0-25-generic, wireless connectivity was restored after rebooting.

Re: RTL 8812au driver missing

Posted: Mon Sep 02, 2019 5:39 pm
by ajgringo619
Was this a driver that you added manually?

Re: RTL 8812au driver missing

Posted: Mon Sep 02, 2019 5:41 pm
by JeremyB
The dkms is broken in rtl8812au-dkms package and it works better if you use a github solution

Re: RTL 8812au driver missing

Posted: Mon Sep 02, 2019 9:00 pm
by tkocou
ajgringo619 wrote:
Mon Sep 02, 2019 5:39 pm
Was this a driver that you added manually?
Actually, it was added via the Synaptic Package Manager.

Re: RTL 8812au driver missing

Posted: Mon Sep 02, 2019 9:03 pm
by tkocou
JeremyB wrote:
Mon Sep 02, 2019 5:41 pm
The dkms is broken in rtl8812au-dkms package and it works better if you use a github solution
That explains a lot. Thank you. Can anything be done to fix it manually (besides using the Github version)?

Re: RTL 8812au driver missing

Posted: Tue Sep 03, 2019 6:21 am
by JeremyB