Can CentOS 8 support RTL8188EU Wifi(TL-WN725N USB wifi dongle) by default?

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hyuan
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Re: Can CentOS 8 support RTL8188EU Wifi(TL-WN725N USB wifi dongle) by default?

Post by hyuan » 2020/07/19 03:30:23

May I know what's the difference between xxxx_el8.rpm and xxx_el8_2.rpm, (EL8 and EL8_2) in Centos Package?



I checked my PC linux kernel configuration which is running CentOS 8(2004) by reading **/boot/config-4.18.0-193.el8.x86_64**:

CONFIG_WIRELESS_EXT is not defined. (CONFIG_WEXT_PRIV neither) .

So have to re-built kernel and enable it ( Wireless Extension framework -aka WEXT). - Seems CentOS 8 discards wext wifi driver framework, just keep nl80211 in standard release, if your dirver is developed base on wext, have to rebuild kernel to insmod.

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Re: Can CentOS 8 support RTL8188EU Wifi(TL-WN725N USB wifi dongle) by default?

Post by jlehtone » 2020/07/19 12:05:36

hyuan wrote:
2020/07/19 03:30:23
May I know what's the difference between xxxx_el8.rpm and xxx_el8_2.rpm, (EL8 and EL8_2) in Centos Package?
The latter name tells a bit more about the package.

The "el8_2" emphasizes that this package is "for" or "with" other packages that "are part" of the CentOS 8.2.2004 release.
For some packages feature changes between releases is notable and thus interoperability sets demands for some other packages.

The names, however, are mostly for humans.

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Re: Can CentOS 8 support RTL8188EU Wifi(TL-WN725N USB wifi dongle) by default?

Post by hyuan » 2020/07/20 22:22:15

Not exactly.

check my PC linux kernel configuration which is running CentOS 8(2004) by reading /boot/config-4.18.0-193.el8.x86_64:

CONFIG_WIRELESS_EXT is not defined. (CONFIG_WEXT_PRIV neither) .

So have to re-built kernel by opening them. - Seems CentOS 8 discards wext wifi driver framework, just keep nl80211 in standard release, if your dirver is developed base on wext, have to rebuild kernel to insmod

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Re: Can CentOS 8 support RTL8188EU Wifi(TL-WN725N USB wifi dongle) by default?

Post by jlehtone » 2020/07/21 06:42:34

hyuan wrote:
2020/07/20 22:22:15
Not exactly.
What?

Have you looked at https://wiki.centos.org/AdditionalResou ... CentOSPlus

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$ sudo dnf --enablerepo=centosplus -q list kernel-plus
Available Packages
kernel-plus.x86_64          4.18.0-193.6.3.el8_2.centos.plus          centosplus

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