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RTL8188EUS worked out of the box in Focal, but is missing in Jammy image


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Flashed the latest Jammy 5.15.48 image and the device went offline

After connecting to HDMI I found out that  RTL8188EUS is no longer available. Previous Focal image worked fine in headless mode with a `0bda:8179` dongle.


Anyone knows why the driver has been removed?



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I haven't yet tried to build my own image, but I tested few other dongles. Surprisingly, `0cf3:9271 Qualcomm Atheros Communications AR9271 802.11n` also did not work because of missing firmware `htc_9271-1.4.0.fw`. So, I think that build has issues with not only missing RTL8188EUS.

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38 minutes ago, cvxx said:

also did not work because of missing firmware


apt-get install armbian-firmware-full resolve this


38 minutes ago, cvxx said:

So, I think

Those two things are unrelated. We maintain a lot of 3rd party wireless drivers https://github.com/armbian/build/blob/master/lib/compilation-prepare.sh , which normally end users should be dealing with. And with all the problems that are related to the build process.


Here you can observe how users from random Linux distribution suffers every time code breaks down due to changes in the kernel code:










With Armbian, plug and play works almost every time. If not, you still have the manual way - as you would need to do with Debian, Ubuntu, Manjaro, Fedora, ...

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