On 25.04.22 17:42, Suse User wrote:
On Sat, 23 Apr 2022 22:42:51 +0200 Stephan Hemeier wrote:
The Version above is from the kernel 5.17.......
The version I am using (the one from the Github repo) with kernel 5.17 is 5.3.9, i.e. much newer than 4.1.4 (which your source is using).
This version numbers usually have no real meaning at all. Hardware vendors version their (usually ugly and technically questionable ;-) out-of-tree driver packages. From time to time, some kind soul (like Larry...) invests the effort to polish up such a vendor driver until it is suitable for inclusion in the mainline kernel. Once it has entered the mainline kernel, chances are theat the code quality has increased a lot. But basically nobody will ever again update that version field. It just has no meaning anymore. The driver is now part of the kernel, so "rtl8188eu from kernel 5.6.7" is enough of a version number for everyone.
Is it that you insist on the older version you use and why?
Is it that you insist on using the out of tree driver and why? IF there is something that the out of tree driver does better than the one included in the kernel, then reporting this to the kernel maintainers might be a better way than enduring the pain of using out-of-tree drivers. -- Stefan Seyfried "For a successful technology, reality must take precedence over public relations, for nature cannot be fooled." -- Richard Feynman