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Old 03-20-2011, 02:38 PM
Jonas Bardino
Default Bug#619051: linux-2.6: Missing Realtek 8188CE pcie wifi support (rtlwifi/rtl8192ce module not built)

Package: linux-2.6
Version: 2.6.38-1
Severity: wishlist

Please enable the new rtlwifi/rtl8192ce drivers in the kernel build config.

Full version:
I'm sending this email from my wireless Thinkpad Edge using my own rebuild of
the linux-image-2.6.38-1-amd64 package with just those two additional modules
enabled and the firmware from the linux-firmware git repository in

My system runs Linux Mint Debian Edition, but it should apply to all
Testing/Unstable systems with the Realtek 8188CE pcie wifi adapter and this

I added the following lines to debian/config/config before building:
~/build > diff -Naur config-default config-rtl8192ce
--- config-default 2011-03-20 12:26:00.576309324 +0100
+++ config-rtl8192ce 2011-03-20 12:40:51.117677926 +0100
@@ -1997,6 +1997,12 @@

+## file: drivers/net/wireless/rtlwifi/Kconfig
## file: drivers/net/wireless/wl1251/Kconfig

Please also refer to #613536 for information about the corresponding firmware
missing from the firmware-realtek package.

Feel free to contact me for further information.
Thanks in advance!

Cheers, Jonas

-- System Information:
Debian Release: squeeze/sid
APT prefers testing
APT policy: (500, 'testing')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.38-1-amd64 (SMP w/4 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=en_US.utf8, LC_CTYPE=en_US.utf8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash

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