Staging Changes Land In Linux 4.14 With New Realtek WiFi Driver
Written by Michael Larabel in Linux Kernel on 5 September 2017 at 04:28 PM EDT. Add A Comment
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Along with the other subsystems managed by Greg Kroah-Hartman, the staging tree was pulled today into the mainline Linux kernel Git for the 4.14 merge window.

Found in the staging pull this time are many driver fixes and clean-ups, some TTY core changes, and the usual amount of maintenance work.

The new WiFi driver found in staging for Linux 4.14 is the Realtek RTL8822BE "rtlwifi" WLAN driver for this newer 802.11ac / Bluetooth ASIC beginning to appear in different systems.

There is also a PI433 driver in staging that's new and is for the Pi433 433MHz radio module for the Raspberry Pi that connects via the GPIO header.

More details via this Git merge.
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