This time I´m asking on behalf of a friend of mine. So I have limited access to her laptop´s specs, but I know some of them.
I want to help my friend set up Linux Lite on her laptop, which is a HP 15-db0400ng.
Originally it came with WIN 10 preinstalled.
That was a few years ago and as the laptop couldn´t handle WIN satisfactorily she wanted me to install Bodhi Linux.
In the meanwhile Bodhi has reached EOL and now she wants me to to install Linux Lite 6.4 on her laptop.
I remember back then there was a wlan issue. Bodhi didn´t seem to detect the built-in WLAN.
I found out that it´s the “Realtek RTL8821CE 802.11b/g/n/ac (1x1) Wi-Fi® und Bluetooth® 4.2 combined”
(HP Notebook - 15-db0400ng Produktdaten | HP® Kundensupport )
The problem is: my friend cannot find any ethernet cable despite the fact that she really should have one.
Before tackling the task I just want to ask around:
Does anyone by any chance know: What´s it like in Linux Lite 6.4
Does it (i.e. the kernel) by any chance come with a driver for it already preinstalled?
inxi -F says:
Network: Card-2: Realtek RTL8821CE 802.11ac PCIe Wireless Network Adapter driver: rtl8821ce
And if LL doesn´t support the device out-of-the-box: Is there a way of installing the driver without having internet connectivity available beforehand, i.e.: off-line
Many thanks in advance and many greetings.