I have been trying to get LMDE to work on my computer that I just built. I used an Asus P8P67 Pro (Revision 3) motherboard that according to the box has an Intel 82579 Gigabit LAN controller. Upon installation LMDE does not detect the LAN controller. I used the latest version from the LM site and also tried the latest version of Debian and they both decided that it didn't want to work.
I have Googled around and I came across this http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=611798 which would seem to suggest that the kernel has been updated to support this new controller. Is this a correct assumption? If so would it be possible to install LMDE then update the kernel from a file I downloaded onto a flash drive? (How would I go about that?)