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[bug#40568] [PATCH] gnu: Add rtl8821ce-linux-module.

From: Tobias Geerinckx-Rice
Subject: [bug#40568] [PATCH] gnu: Add rtl8821ce-linux-module.
Date: Sun, 12 Apr 2020 07:51:10 +0200

Good morning,

Michael Rohleder 写道:
My girlfriend's laptop has this chip, so I needed this to spread the
love of guix (to her already endless sea of love).

Yay!  Thank her for the patch.

Im not sure about the naming, it could also be something like

-linux-module's better. The currently random names should probably be standardised.

+ (define-public rtl8821ce-linux-module

This can go under the existing rtl8812au-aircrack-ng-linux-module. I knew that chip number looked familiar.

+      (version (git-version "0.0.1" revision commit))

This should be 0.0.0 unless there's some 0.0.1 release of which I'm unaware.

+      (source
+       (origin
+         (method git-fetch)
+         (uri (git-reference
+ (url "";)
+               (commit commit)))
+         (sha256
+          (base32
+ "17jiw25k74kv5lnvgycvj2g1n06hbrpjz6p4znk4a62g136rhn4s"))))

Git check-outs should have a

 (file-name (git-file-name name version))

field to make the store file name a bit nicer (and easier to recognise).

+      (arguments
+       `(#:phases
+         (modify-phases %standard-phases
+           (replace 'build
+ (lambda* (#:key inputs make-flags #:allow-other-keys)

OK, I'm going to add #:make-flags support to l-m-b-s.

+               (setenv "CC" "gcc")
+               (apply invoke "make"
+                      (string-append "KSRC="
+ (assoc-ref inputs "linux-module-builder")
+                                     "/lib/modules/build")
+                      (or make-flags '())))))

If you copied this from rtl8812au-aircrack-ng-linux-module I apologise :-) I (and Guix) prefer specifying the default up-front like so:

 (lambda* (#:key (make-flags '()) … #:allow-other-keys) …

Then you can use it without ceremony.

+ (synopsis "Linux Driver for Realtek RTL8821CE wireless network adapters")


+ (description "This is Realtek's RTL8821CE Linux driver for wireless

Invisible trailing space.

+network adapters.")

This ought to be a little longer. I can throw something together if you're without inspiration.

The AUR package says ‘with firmware’, which would be problematic if I'd actually found any. The README also mentions firmware at the very end. Do you know what they mean? Does this package work out of the box with Linux-Libre? Is that only for Bluetooth?

Kind regards,


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