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rtl8821ce: init at 5.2.5_1.26055.20180108 #55141

merged 2 commits into from Feb 12, 2019

rtl8821ce: init at 5.2.5_1.26055.20180108 #55141

merged 2 commits into from Feb 12, 2019


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@hhm0 hhm0 commented Feb 3, 2019

Motivation for this change

Adds driver for rtl8821ce wifi hardware, a common wireless device which is integrated in many laptops.

Things done
  • Tested using sandboxing (nix.useSandbox on NixOS, or option sandbox in nix.conf on non-NixOS)
  • Built on platform(s)
    • NixOS
    • macOS
    • other Linux distributions
  • Tested via one or more NixOS test(s) if existing and applicable for the change (look inside nixos/tests)
  • Tested compilation of all pkgs that depend on this change using nix-shell -p nox --run "nox-review wip"
  • Tested execution of all binary files (usually in ./result/bin/)
  • Determined the impact on package closure size (by running nix path-info -S before and after)
  • Assured whether relevant documentation is up to date
  • Fits

In order for the system to automatically use the kernel module (driver), pkgs.linuxPackages.rtl8821ce needs to be added to boot.extraModulePackages (when tested on my machine). Otherwise, and insmod command has to be run with the nix store path of the module as an argument, in order to load the driver. Is this normal/how it should be, or is there something else I can do in the nixpkgs package to make the driver load automatically when rtl8821ce hardware is detected, so people won't have to add the package to boot.extraModulePackages in order to use the hardware on their machine?


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