RTL 8812au driver missing

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tkocou
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RTL 8812au driver missing

Post by tkocou » Mon Sep 02, 2019 5:30 pm

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.

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Re: RTL 8812au driver missing

Post by ajgringo619 » Mon Sep 02, 2019 5:39 pm

Was this a driver that you added manually?
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Re: RTL 8812au driver missing

Post by JeremyB » 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

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Re: RTL 8812au driver missing

Post by tkocou » Mon Sep 02, 2019 9:00 pm

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.

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Re: RTL 8812au driver missing

Post by tkocou » Mon Sep 02, 2019 9:03 pm

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)?

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Re: RTL 8812au driver missing

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