Hardy does not have support for Realtek 8187 USB

Bug #258344 reported by Tim Gardner on 2008-08-15
78
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
linux-ubuntu-modules-2.6.24 (Ubuntu)
Medium
Tim Gardner
Hardy
Medium
Tim Gardner

Bug Description

Received device driver directly from Realtek. See attached.

Tim Gardner (timg-tpi) wrote :
Tim Gardner (timg-tpi) wrote :
Changed in linux-ubuntu-modules-2.6.24:
assignee: nobody → timg-tpi
importance: Undecided → Medium
milestone: none → ubuntu-8.04.2
status: New → Fix Committed
Tim Gardner (timg-tpi) wrote :

SRU Justification

Impact: Hardy does not have support for the RTL 8187 USB wireless adapter

Patch Description: Add the Realtek OEM device driver.

Patch: http://kernel.ubuntu.com/git?p=ubuntu/ubuntu-hardy-lum.git;a=commit;h=a4d2f1c69ed3aa8d13a2af8d267bbe71023c328f

Test Case: see bug description

Tim Gardner (timg-tpi) wrote :

Does not apply to Intrepid

Changed in linux-ubuntu-modules-2.6.24:
status: Fix Committed → Invalid
assignee: nobody → timg-tpi
importance: Undecided → Medium
milestone: none → ubuntu-8.04.2
status: New → Fix Committed
Steve Langasek (vorlon) wrote :

Accepted into -proposed, please test and give feedback here. Please see https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Testing/EnableProposed for documentation how to enable and use -proposed. Thank you in advance!

sweetscorpio (my3bears) wrote :

of all the updates and upgrades why is it that my kernel is still not syncing? kernel panic and need to reboot, press esc until I can boot with an old kernel. soooooo now that I have "fixed" the kernel panic twice in the terminal and Ubuntu updates I have to do it all over again. Im getting realllllly upset with it. dont want to do anymore updates.

Steve Langasek (vorlon) wrote :

Accepted into -proposed, please test and give feedback here. Please see https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Testing/EnableProposed for documentation how to enable and use -proposed. Thank you in advance!

Hugo Nascimento (hadn) wrote :

The new package the includes support for Realtek 8187 USB, linux-ubuntu-modules-2.6.24-21-generic (2.6.24-21.31), also breaks some existing wireless functionality. Please have a look at bug 260664, https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux-ubuntu-modules-2.6.24/+bug/260664.

This needs to be solved.

scarecrow (bray) wrote :

Apparently, relative to the breakage of wireless functionality (I have iwp2200 and linux-ubuntu-modules-2.6.24-21-generic (2.6.24-21.31) did break my wireless), the latest update to
linux-ubuntu-modules-2.6.24-21-generic (2.6.24-21.30) to 2.6.24-21.32
and kernel update fixed the problem.

Matt Neilson (ichthyoboy) wrote :

This update seems to fix wireless for me, but kills fglrx. Login goes to gray screen, and a search of /var/log/Xorg.0.log shows that DRM does not load

Hugo Nascimento (hadn) wrote :

The update solved the problem for me too.

Mircea (tramir) wrote :

I can confirm that the update to 2.6.24-21.32 breaks fglrx. I think there's no restricted-modules package for this version, and as a result fglrx is "partly" loaded (the dreaded MESA OpenGL vendor). It is also not shown in System-Hardware drivers (at all, not as loaded or anything). I had to go back to 2.6.24-20 again...

Martin Pitt (pitti) wrote :

linux-ubuntu-modules-2.6.24 -21 copied to hardy-updates.

Changed in linux-ubuntu-modules-2.6.24:
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
Hélio Nunes (dedalu-dedalu) wrote :

This causes a kernel panic here. I will try intrepid. If it does not work, I will fill a detailed bug report.

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