Step-by-step – Realtek rtl8821ce Driver KDE Neon Installation

August 6, 2020 | By the+gnu+linux+evangelist | Filed in: Tutorial.


  1. 4. Removing Apt Driver

    First, to Remove rtl8821CE DKMS Apt Driver
    This only if it was installed, in any case try:

    sudo apt remove --purge rtl8821ce-dkms

    And if yes then reboot with:

    sudo reboot
  2. 5. Installing Requirements

    Then to Install Required Stuff
    First, play:

    sudo apt install bc git module-assistant dkms

    Authenticate with the User Admin Pass.
    If Got “User is Not in Sudoers file” then see: How to Enable sudo.
    Now better to Upgrade the System with:

    sudo apt upgrade

    And in this case after Restart your System running:

    sudo reboot

    Last, to Setup the Kernel Headers and other eventual Requirements run:

    sudo m-a prepare
  3. 6. Installing Realtek rtl8821CE Driver

    Then to Install Wi-fi Driver for KDE Neon
    Access the Target folder, in case of a Git Checkout modifies the Path accordingly:

    cd /tmp/*master

    Or whatever else the Git Archive location.
    And then to Setup it play:

    sudo ./

    Last, in case of Troubles with Dkms you may Try with an Ordinary “make” “sudo make install” Setup.

  4. 7. Loading Realtek rtl8821CE Driver

    Now to Load Realtek Driver into KDE Neon’s Kernel
    Try to Load it with the following Command:

    sudo modprobe 8821ce

    Possibly try to Reboot to Activate your Device:

    sudo reboot


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