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0014178CentOS-7NetworkManagerpublic2017-11-24 10:04
Reporternaatje80 
PrioritynormalSeverityminorReproducibilityalways
StatusnewResolutionopen 
PlatformLinuxOSCentosOS Version7.x
Product Version 
Target VersionFixed in Version 
Summary0014178: Unable to use wireless drivers that required wext support icw NetworkManager
DescriptionUnable to use wireless drivers that required wext support i.c.w. NetworkManager. I require the driver https://github.com/pvaret/rtl8192cu-fixes, because the driver provided by the kernel has speed issues. This is a known problem, and could be resolved by manually compiling the fork of the original Realtek driver. (and blacklisting the driver from the kernel).

The driver is recognized by the kernel, however not by NetworkManager. I found out that the NetworkManager (starting with version 1.8.0 provided in RHEL7.x/Centos 7.x) is compiled without wext support (only if NetworkManger is compiled for/on fedore wext support is enabled).
Contents of the SPECS file:
%if 0%{?fedora}
        --with-wext=yes \
%else
        --with-wext=no \
%endif
The changelog of the specs file also does not explain why support has been disabled on RHEL7.x/Centos 7.x

Manually recompiling NetworkManager (by altering the specs file) solves the issue. Problem is, that this has to be recompiled with each upgrade of the NetworkManager.
Steps To ReproduceSee description.
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tigalch (manager)

If you require this feature to be changed, you should raise a bug at RedHats bugzilla. Once/If RH fixes this, CentOS will inherit the fix.

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naatje80 (reporter)

Thank you, I understand. I filed a bug/feature request at RedHat for the issue.
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Date Modified Username Field Change
2017-11-24 09:44 naatje80 New Issue
2017-11-24 09:46 tigalch Note Added: 0030647
2017-11-24 10:04 naatje80 Note Added: 0030648
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