Realtek RTL8188CE

Projet:Trisquel
Version:6.0
Composant:Kernel/drivers
Catégorie:Tâche
Priorité:minor
Attribué:Non assigné
Statut:active
Description

The Realtek RTL8188CE network card requires non-free software and therefore does not work on my laptop. It is certainly a shame that I cannot use 100% free software on that computer. I think that the RTL8188CE uses a non-free LKM (Linux Kernel Module), that can possibly be rewritten as free software. Is anybody interested in this?

Sam, 08/17/2013 - 17:44
Priorité:critical» minor

The problem is not the kernel module but the firmware. Reverse engineering binary firmware is non-trivial. A common thing to do is replace the WiFi card with one that respects your freedom. This can be done via internal or external WiFi devices.