wifi driver query

Colin Law clanlaw at gmail.com
Sat Nov 7 09:18:14 UTC 2015


On 7 November 2015 at 07:26, Dave Stevens <geek at uniserve.com> wrote:
> In reading about  kernel 4.3 I see that the driver for the Realtek 8192e
> wifi radio is to be updated. I have one of these now using kernel 3.16.0 as
> part of U14.04. Where can I ask if the updated driver will be present in
> 16.04? I've been thinking of updating to that in the Spring when it becomes
> available. I don't understand where I can find out. Anyone?

There is a 4.3 kernel available which (for me anyway) works ok in 15.10.  See
https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Kernel/MainlineBuilds
which describes how to install kernels from
http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/?C=N;O=D

There is no guarantee that you won't find problems of course.

Colin



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