I’d like to buy a WiFi adapter, but I’d like to be sure it will work with the drivers in the repo instead of looking around for drivers to compile and so on.
Looking online gives too much information, most of them not even related to what I’m looking for.
I was thinking to use
pacman to query the database description to find the chipset, but apparently, it didn’t work.
For example, I have a USB adapter, which is using the chipset
RTL8192EU, running the command
pacman -Ss RTL8192EU is not returning anything. Perhaps looking at the
dmesg output, I can see the
rtl8xxxu: Loading firmware rtlwifi/rtl8192eu_nic.bin which driver is loaded, and searching for the file, I’m able to find the package
pacman -F rtl8192eu_nic.bin, but not the other way around.
Any suggestion on how can I verify if a chipset driver is in the repos?
Thanks in advance