About no-cost red hat developer subscription for individual

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Hello everyone. I would like to ask two things. First, can I attach two laptops to a no-cost Red Hat developer subscription for individual? Secondly, my HP Laptop relies on a Realtek RTL8821CE 802.11b/g/n/ac for Wi-Fi connectivity but it seems that it isn't recognized during installation. Could you please give me a simple and detailed explanation of how to solve this issue? Thanks in advance.
P. S. I found this (https://copr.fedorainfracloud.org/coprs/sergiomb/akmod-rtl8821ce/). Is it safe to do it?

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Hi Nikos,

Welcome back ! Haven't seen you for some longer time on the discussion forums. Hope everything is fine with you. :)

The Red Hat developer subscription for individuals provides you with 16 entitlements. This means you can attach the
subscription to 16 physical or virtual machines - so yes, you can attach the subscription to your two laptops. Is it safe
to install the akmod-rtl8821ce from the Fedora copr repository ? I'd say yes, the drivers are proprietary code - hence
they can't be included in the Red Hat repositories. You don't have other options to make use of your wifi device than
to install these drivers from an external repository - it is the same as with NVIDIA drivers from the RPM Fusion repos.

Regards,
Christian

Hi Nikos,

Let me add one recommendation ... In case dependencies are needed that are not included in the Red Hat repositories,
it makes sense to enable the CodeReady Builder repo - and install and enable the EPEL/RPM Fusion repositories too :)

sudo subscription-manager repos --enable codeready-builder-for-rhel-8-x86_64-rpms

sudo dnf install https://dl.fedoraproject.org/pub/epel/epel-release-latest-8.noarch.rpm
sudo dnf install https://download1.rpmfusion.org/free/el/rpmfusion-free-release-8.noarch.rpm
sudo dnf install https://download1.rpmfusion.org/nonfree/el/rpmfusion-nonfree-release-8.noarch.rpm

sudo dnf copr enable sergiomb/akmod-rtl8821ce
sudo dnf upgrade

Regards,
Christian

Hi Christian. A couple of personal matters, both pleasant and unpleasant, kept me preoccupied all this time. Now things are back on track, so I'm here again with all my silly (and hope not so silly) questions. And it's with the greatest pleasure that I'm getting in contact with you again, since you've been by far the most helpful and kindest contributor. Congratulations for your upgrade to community leader, because you definitely deserve it!

Thanks for your kind words, Nikos ! I hope that (one or both of) my comments above could help you. :)

Regards,
Christian

Eventually, everything worked out well. I registered both my laptops to my no-cost Red Hat developer subscription. Also, there was no need for a proprietary driver, since RHEL 9 recognized my Wi-Fi adapter (you see, one month earlier, this wasn't the case with RHEL 8). Well, the newer the better! Thanks for your interest, anyway!

You're welcome, Nikos ! Glad to read that everything worked fine for you. :)

Regards,
Christian