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by GekkoRoman
Sun Dec 30, 2012 3:52 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Compiling network drivers without internet
Replies: 2
Views: 387

Compiling network drivers without internet

Hi. Neither my wireless nor my ethernet card seem to be supported by Maya. I described them here . I've found directions to compile the drivers here and here . I'm trying to transfer all the necessary programs from my other laptop via USB drive. However, I keep running into endless dependency issues...
by GekkoRoman
Sun Dec 30, 2012 4:36 am
Forum: Wireless
Topic: need Realtek 8723 driver via Windows
Replies: 8
Views: 2089

Re: need Realtek 8723 driver via Windows

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Oh, wow. That's wonderful. Thanks.
by GekkoRoman
Sun Dec 30, 2012 3:38 am
Forum: Wireless
Topic: need Realtek 8723 driver via Windows
Replies: 8
Views: 2089

Re: need Realtek 8723 driver via Windows

Ah, I see what you're saying. Could you educate me on the output? What indicates whether or not the driver is loaded?

Much thanks.

Edit: I think I understand. lspci -k should list the Kernel driver in use, but nothing is showing for either. Is that it?
by GekkoRoman
Sun Dec 30, 2012 3:23 am
Forum: Wireless
Topic: need Realtek 8723 driver via Windows
Replies: 8
Views: 2089

Re: need Realtek 8723 driver via Windows

The wireless card worked in Windows just fine. It's brand new. I don't have wired because I don't have access to the ethernet. My landlord provides wireless. I'm sort of thinking of bringing my laptop some other place I can plug in and see if it would connect that way.
by GekkoRoman
Sun Dec 30, 2012 2:34 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: new win 8 laptop --> mint 13: need install help
Replies: 12
Views: 1100

Re: new win 8 laptop --> mint 13: need install help

New thread re: wireless is here.

Thanks for teaching me some new grep options (everything is new to me, at the moment :) )
by GekkoRoman
Sun Dec 30, 2012 1:46 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: new win 8 laptop --> mint 13: need install help
Replies: 12
Views: 1100

Re: new win 8 laptop --> mint 13: need install help

I ended up managing to boot from the DVD by switching from UEFI to CSM in the advanced BIOS options. It worked fine, as far as I can tell. I think something went wrong creating the USB boot, but not with the DVD. I actually was in the process of installing Debian when I made the change. I booted up ...
by GekkoRoman
Sun Dec 30, 2012 1:37 am
Forum: Wireless
Topic: need Realtek 8723 driver via Windows
Replies: 8
Views: 2089

need Realtek 8723 driver via Windows

My new laptop has a Realtek 8723 network controller. I just installed Mint 13 and need a driver, but I have no wired internet on that machine. I am sending from a Windows machine. Can I find a linux driver and put it on a USB drive and transfer it? I've seen other posts for this driver, but all the ...
by GekkoRoman
Fri Dec 28, 2012 8:01 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: new win 8 laptop --> mint 13: need install help
Replies: 12
Views: 1100

Re: new win 8 laptop --> mint 13: need install help

Tried to run the xorg config. At the bottom was this: Using config file: "/root/xorg.conf.new" Using system config directory: "usr/share/X11/xorg.conf.d" Number of created screens does not match number of detected devices Configuration failed ddxSigGiveUp: Closing log Server term...
by GekkoRoman
Fri Dec 28, 2012 7:46 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: new win 8 laptop --> mint 13: need install help
Replies: 12
Views: 1100

Re: new win 8 laptop --> mint 13: need install help

Thanks for chiming in. I've been exploring other, possibly more compatible, options. I'll try your suggestion. I chose 13 because of LTS.
by GekkoRoman
Fri Dec 28, 2012 4:57 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: new win 8 laptop --> mint 13: need install help
Replies: 12
Views: 1100

Re: new win 8 laptop --> mint 13: need install help

I tried the mint4win application on the DVD and used the 'help me to boot from CD' option. Upon reboot, I got the option of selecting my OS. I chose Mint and got another error: Windows Boot Manager Windows failed to start. ...[snip]... File: \linuxmint\winboot\wubildr.mbr Status: 0xc000007b Info: Th...
by GekkoRoman
Fri Dec 28, 2012 4:00 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: new win 8 laptop --> mint 13: need install help
Replies: 12
Views: 1100

Re: new win 8 laptop --> mint 13: need install help

The DVD should work, assuming you burned it correctly? Do you understand this process clearly? Regardless if you use the DVD or a USB, they should be identical. They are for me. And if I press a key during the 10 second countdown, it stops and becomes a boot menu. There should be an option to do an...
by GekkoRoman
Fri Dec 28, 2012 2:47 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: new win 8 laptop --> mint 13: need install help
Replies: 12
Views: 1100

Re: new win 8 laptop --> mint 13: need install help

I do not see any countdown. I tried space and Tab at many various times without success. However, I did notice on the GNU GRUB screen at the bottom it says 'e' to edit the commands before booting so I pressed 'e' and saw this: set params 'start Linux Mint' set gfxpayload=keep linux /casper/vmlinuz f...
by GekkoRoman
Thu Dec 27, 2012 11:37 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: new win 8 laptop --> mint 13: need install help
Replies: 12
Views: 1100

new win 8 laptop --> mint 13: need install help

Machine: Toshiba Satellite C855D Processor: AMD A6-4400M APU with Radeon HD graphics 2.70 GHz RAM: 4 GB (3.47 GB usable) System Type: 64-bit Operating System, x64-based processor HDD: ~500 GB Current OS: Windows 8 Desired OS: Linux Mint 13 Cinnamon 64 bit My wife bought me this new laptop. She figur...

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