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|ID||Project||Category||View Status||Date Submitted||Last Update|
|0014178||CentOS-7||NetworkManager||public||2017-11-24 09:44||2017-11-24 10:04|
|Target Version||Fixed in Version|
|Summary||0014178: Unable to use wireless drivers that required wext support icw NetworkManager|
|Description||Unable 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:
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 Reproduce||See description.|
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|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.|
|Thank you, I understand. I filed a bug/feature request at RedHat for the issue.|