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Realtek 8821CE WiFi card not supported on Solus 4.2 MATE
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WiFi Card Details:

  • Device Manager Name (from Windows 10): Realtek 8821CE Wireless LAN 802.11ac PCI-E NIC

Is there a way to have support for this WiFi card in Solus?
Also, it should also have integrated Bluetooth on it, also not working in Solus 4.2 Live (MATE(.

I tried booting Solus from USB on a laptop with this WiFi card (and no Ethernet card) and I couldn't get it to work.

Thank you!

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laur created this task.Feb 9 2021, 10:28 PM
laur added a comment.Feb 9 2021, 10:29 PM

This WiFi card is from an ASUS Laptop model:

VivoBook ASUS Laptop X509DAP_M509DA

If it's not supported by the kernel then your only choices are to compile an unofficial driver by hand or get a compatible wifi card.

This very often problem with Realtek drivers, check this script for simple and fast install your driver

laur added a comment.Feb 18 2021, 7:02 PM

I will give it a go. Thank you! Hopefully i can make it work :)

DataDrake closed this task as Wontfix.Apr 22 2021, 10:47 PM
DataDrake added a subscriber: DataDrake.

The driver is enabled in our kernel, but the specific revision of your hardware may not yet be supported. You will need to try an out-of-tree driver (which we don't support) or wait until a newer kernel does support your device.