wabashriver wrote:Fresh built computer with Linux Mint installed and running. I need to install drivers but the Biostar TZ77XE3 motherboard CD in only setup for Windows. What do I need to do next? Thanks!
wabashriver wrote:Linux Mint 14 Cinnamon 64 bit
sudo apt-get upgrade
nomko wrote:Just curious: do you encounter problems with your motherboard running MInt14? If so, what kind of problems?
xenopeek wrote:Exactly my question Normally you wouldn't need to install drivers as the kernel comes with drivers for most hardware devices and peripherals. There are exceptions though, with some manufacturers not contributing open source drivers to the kernel. You may check by in your menu going to Preferences > Software Sources, and click on the Additional Drivers tab. Here it will display if it found any proprietary (closed source) drivers for your system. But if all is working fine, you do not need to install these.
If you want more help, it is useful if you can share some specifics from your hardware. Open a terminal and run the following command. Share the output here. You can copy text to/from the terminal, see its Edit menu.
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System: Kernel: 3.5.0-17-generic x86_64 (64 bit, gcc: 4.7.2) Desktop: Gnome Distro: Linux Mint 14 Nadia
Machine: Mobo: TAR model: TZ77XE3 version: 5.0 Bios: American Megatrends version: 4.6.5 date: 04/19/2012
CPU: Quad core Intel Core i7-3770K CPU (-HT-MCP-) cache: 8192 KB flags: (lm nx sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx) bmips: 28009.8
Clock Speeds: 1: 1600.00 MHz 2: 1600.00 MHz 3: 1600.00 MHz 4: 1600.00 MHz 5: 1600.00 MHz 6: 1600.00 MHz 7: 1600.00 MHz 8: 1600.00 MHz
Graphics: Card: Intel Xeon E3-1200 v2/3rd Gen Core processor Graphics Controller bus-ID: 00:02.0
X.Org: 1.13.0 drivers: intel (unloaded: fbdev,vesa) Resolution: email@example.com
GLX Renderer: Mesa DRI Intel Ivybridge Desktop GLX Version: 3.0 Mesa 9.0 Direct Rendering: Yes
Audio: Card: Intel 7 Series/C210 Series Chipset Family High Definition Audio Controller driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 00:1b.0
Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture ver: 1.0.25
Network: Card-1: Realtek RTL8111/8168B PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet controller
driver: r8169 ver: 2.3LK-NAPI port: e000 bus-ID: 02:00.0
IF: eth0 state: down mac: <filter>
Card-2: NetGear WNDA4100 802.11abgn 3x3:3 [Ralink RT3573]
IF: N/A state: N/A mac: N/A
Drives: HDD Total Size: 1064.2GB (0.3% used) 1: id: /dev/sda model: ST1000DM003 size: 1000.2GB
2: id: /dev/sdb model: M4 size: 64.0GB
Partition: ID: / size: 44G used: 3.3G (8%) fs: ext4 ID: swap-1 size: 17.07GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap
RAID: No RAID devices detected - /proc/mdstat and md_mod kernel raid module present
Sensors: System Temperatures: cpu: 29.8C mobo: 27.8C
Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: N/A
Info: Processes: 153 Uptime: 26 min Memory: 392.6/15947.5MB Runlevel: 2 Gcc sys: 4.7.2 Client: Shell inxi: 1.8.4
wabashriver wrote:My wireless USB adapter also has a Windows installation CD. Do I need to install Wine off a thumb drive to open .exe files?
~/Desktop/Linux/DPO_RT3573_LinuxSTA_V22.214.171.124 $ make install
make -C /home/Desktop/Linux/DPO_RT3573_LinuxSTA_V126.96.36.199/os/linux -f Makefile.6 install
mkdir: cannot create directory `/etc/Wireless': Permission denied
make: Entering directory `/home/Desktop/Linux/DPO_RT3573_LinuxSTA_V188.8.131.52/os/linux'
rm -rf /etc/Wireless/RT2870STA
mkdir: cannot create directory `/etc/Wireless/RT2870STA': No such file or directory
make: *** [install] Error 1
make: Leaving directory `/home/Desktop/Linux/DPO_RT3573_LinuxSTA_V184.108.40.206/os/linux'
make: *** [install] Error 2
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