Re: Backports not building configured drivers

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On Mon, 2018-08-27 at 15:01 -0700, Marlon Smith wrote:
> Hi everyone,

Hi Marlon,

> I'm using backports 4.14 to build for a custom kernel 3.14.  That
> kernel includes the RT2800 wifi driver, and if I configure backports
> with menuconfig to build a newer version of that driver it works
> perfectly.  However, if I configure backports to build the RTL8821
> driver, which my kernel otherwise does not include, the driver never
> gets built and backports shows it as not selected the next time I run
> menuconfig.
> Is this expected behaviour?  Is there something I can do to force
> this
> driver to build?

This probably means that your 3.14 kernel doesn't have some of the
dependencies needed by the RTL8821 driver from 4.14.  Check the list of
dependencies for the driver and make sure they are included in your
3.14 kernel.


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