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Bug#584945: linux-2.6: 0bda:8172 Realtek USB WiFi unsupported

On Mon, 2010-06-07 at 21:01 +0300, Guy Sheffer wrote:
> Package: linux-2.6
> Version: 2.6.34-1~experemental.2
> Severity: normal
> This device should be supported (at least it says that on the cover, and
> supplied driver, which does not compile anymore).

The hardware vendor seems to have lied to you.

Please send the supplied driver and I can try to puzzle out what the
important change is.

> It is detected, but then returns: unknown rf chip, can't set channel map
> in function:rtl819x_set_channel_map() in dmesg
> Seems to be a related problem to the recently fixed #580740
> The device gets an interface, but no rf signals seem to be detected
> (compared to a wifi card next to it, right next to the AP).

That's an entirely different problem - the driver did not claim the
device ID for a device that it could handle.  Here we have a device that
it can't handle.


Ben Hutchings
Once a job is fouled up, anything done to improve it makes it worse.

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