Step-by-step – Realtek rtl8821CE WiFi Driver Fedora 31 Offline Installation

December 24, 2020 | By the+gnu+linux+evangelist | Filed in: Tutorial.

Installing Requirements

  1. 2. Downloading Dkms

    Download Fedora DKMS for Fedora GNU/Linux

    DKMS for Fedora 31 Archive

    Store it in a external Storage Device.

  2. 3. Extracting Dkms Archive

    Then Extract Dkms into /tmp Directory
    Possibly to open it up Double-Click/Right-Click on Package from the File Manager

    Realtek rtl8821CE WiFi Driver Fedora 31 Offline Installation - Extracting
    Or from Command Line:

    cd /[path/2/device]
    tar xvzf *.tar.gz -C /tmp/
  3. 4. Downloading Kernel Headers & Source

    So Download the Right kernel-devel & kernel-headers Packages
    First, find out the Kernel Version with:


    Take Note of the Digits prior to “fc31” to searching for the kernel-devel Package!

    Download kernel-devel/kernel-headers for Fedora 31 GNU/Linux

    Get kernel-devel+kernel-headers .rpm Packages
    First, see in the Actual Fedora 31 Repo.
    Or else try on
    But in case you do not find an available version the first look: how to install New Kernel offline.
  4. 5. Installing Kernel Headers & Source

    Then to Install Kernel Headers & Source Code
    First, extract the Archive as for the previouse Tools:

    cd /[path/2/device]
    sudo dpkg -ivh kernel*.rpm
  5. 6. Installing Packages

    Then to Install Required Packages
    First, access the Target Packages Location:

    cd /tmp/packages

    To Check the Package are there:

    ls | grep dkms

    The grep Command Refine the output List showing only the entries Matching the Keyword.
    Sure, the Group is exceding the needed Setup, so possibly you can remove some unnecessary Packages…
    Then simply play:

    sudo dnf in ./*.rpm


    sudo dpkg -ivh ./*.rpm

    Authenticate with the User Admin Pass.
    If Got “User is Not in Sudoers file” then see: How to Enable sudo.
    Finally, if some dependency is missing you can download it just browsing the Fedora Mirror as for the Kernel in the previous step.


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