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Date:	Sun, 23 Dec 2012 13:13:20 -0600
From:	Larry Finger <>
To:	Borislav Petkov <>,
	Mike Galbraith <>,
	Norbert Preining <>,,
Subject: Re: dire state of rtl driver in 3.7

On 12/23/2012 07:21 AM, Borislav Petkov wrote:
> On Sun, Dec 23, 2012 at 06:49:55AM +0100, Mike Galbraith wrote:
>> Looks a lot like my driver experience with older kernels, I had to use
>> the external driver in the rare event that I needed wireless to work.
>> The in tree driver works peachy these days (needed it recently, was
>> pleasantly surprised when it _just worked_, not even a hiccup), so
>> somebody cared, gave at least the 10ec:8181 bits some serious love.
> Good for you.
> I have a [10ec:8176] in my laptop and while I don't have the issues
> Norbert is reporting, I can't say the thing just worked.
> I had to use the wireless recently in a bunch of networks and what it
> would do, is associate properly, connection gets established and traffic
> is fine for a minute or so. Then, after a minute traffic would cease and
> I'd need to re-associate. And it worked sporadically, sometimes fine,
> sometimes with constant connection interruptions. And this observation
> was the case with almost all wireless networks I'd use.
> FWIW, the wifi adapter is:
> 01:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8188CE 802.11b/g/n WiFi Adapter [10ec:8176] (rev 01)
>          Subsystem: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. Device [10ec:8195]
>          Flags: fast devsel, IRQ 17
>          I/O ports at 3000 [size=256]
>          Memory at f0200000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=16K]
>          Capabilities: [40] Power Management version 3
>          Capabilities: [50] MSI: Enable- Count=1/1 Maskable- 64bit+
>          Capabilities: [70] Express Endpoint, MSI 00
>          Capabilities: [100] Advanced Error Reporting
>          Capabilities: [140] Virtual Channel
>          Capabilities: [160] Device Serial Number 01-91-81-fe-ff-4c-e0-00
> using rtl8192ce.

Again a different driver! What do you mean "in a bunch of networks"? How am I 
supposed to duplicate the conditions with descriptions like this?


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