Mich-C wrote:P.S. which antenna did work for you?
I "commented" (with #) all custom options so have no clue. WiFI just worked out of the box.
Disclaimer: I'm unable to read/understand the code. Although driver files didn't look much different from one's in mainline (compared rtl8723be folders with Meld). There's some renames, few additional (legacy?) lines here & there. So it's rather strange why almost identical kernel module didn't work well for me & some other users. Perhaps some changes/deletions were vital but only driver developers could figure out which ones & why.
Mich-C wrote: Alt wrote: ↑
Mon Jun 04, 2018 8:21 am
It would be awesome to have dkms package of rtlwifi_new.
For example... what would be the advantage of a dkms package instead of a .deb one for rtlwifi?
I talked about deb package with dkms builder.
Currently it's a trivial task to follow instructions and install driver from git. And I'd say it's pretty safe (if something goes wrong with new modules just reinstall kernel). The problem is that you'll have to manually repeat driver installation each time you install another kernel (because modules must placed at '/lib/modules/--some_kernel_name--/kernel/drivers/net/wireless/realtek/rtlwifi/').
Much easier just to install package once (like with NVidia or Broadcom driver) and it will automatically compile & replace original modules at each kernel installation. If something goes wrong, they remove package and restore original modules without kernel re-installation. If drivers will stop building with new kernel user will stay with original kernel modules.
But that's just my expectations, hopefully they're not wrong.