help with status of realtek wifi driver?

Greg KH greg at
Sat Jan 8 00:57:52 EST 2011

On Fri, Jan 07, 2011 at 08:36:51PM -0800, Dave Stevens wrote:
> Hi,
> My Samsung N220 has a RTL8192E wifi chip. The windows 7 driver works fine, but 
> I think the Linux driver is in staging. Does anyone know how to find out if 
> there is work being done on this driver or who is doing it? Flaky in Ubuntu.

Just look at the code in the kernel tree and see:
	git log drivers/staging/rtl8192e/

> lspci -nn shows:
>  05:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd.  RTL8192E 
>  Wireless LAN Controller [10ec:8192] (rev 01)

Then email those people and ask.  Try reporting bugs to your distro as
well, they should be the ones to handle them unless you are using a built kernel.

good luck,

greg k-h

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