LMDE 2 has reached end of support as of 1-1-2019
I love LMDE2 and I want to use it to it's fullest capabilities freely and fun. I hope someone with some developer experience can deliver a solution.
I have bought the O.S. thinking it would require little thought to set up easily. Which of course installing and using it works but however 3d solutions and WiFi aren't there which are really killing me! Some one put an end to the frustrations so I don't end up breaking my installation disc!
Good to have you here.
We need a little more info on the system to know how to help. I do not have LMDE installed at the moment.
but we need to know what wireless card and driver are installed on that machine.
I can't remember if inxi is installed in LMDE2 but if it is please post the output of this command:
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System: Host: computer Kernel: 3.16.0-4-amd64 x86_64 (64 bit gcc: 4.8.4) Desktop: MATE 1.16.1 (Gtk 3.14.5+4) Distro: LinuxMint 2 betsy Machine: System: HP product: HP Notebook v: Type1ProductConfigId Mobo: HP model: 81F1 v: 64.53 Bios: Insyde v: F.30 date: 06/28/2017 CPU: Quad core Intel Pentium N3710 (-MCP-) cache: 1024 KB flags: (lm nx sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx) bmips: 12799 Clock Speeds: 1: 499 MHz 2: 499 MHz 3: 498 MHz 4: 498 MHz Graphics: Card: Intel Device 22b1 bus-ID: 00:02.0 Display Server: X.Org 1.16.4 drivers: fbdev,intel (unloaded: vesa) Resolution: firstname.lastname@example.org GLX Renderer: Gallium 0.4 on llvmpipe (LLVM 3.5, 128 bits) GLX Version: 3.0 Mesa 10.3.2 Direct Rendering: Yes Audio: Card Intel Device 2284 driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 00:1b.0 Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: k3.16.0-4-amd64 Network: Card-1: Realtek RTL8101E/RTL8102E PCI Express Fast Ethernet controller driver: r8169 v: 2.3LK-NAPI port: 1000 bus-ID: 03:00.0 IF: eth0 state: down mac: <filter> Card-2: Intel Device 3165 bus-ID: 02:00.0 IF: N/A state: N/A speed: N/A duplex: N/A mac: N/A Drives: HDD Total Size: 1000.2GB (0.5% used) ID-1: /dev/sda model: WDC_WD10JPVX size: 1000.2GB Partition: ID-1: / size: 32G used: 4.6G (16%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda2 Sensors: System Temperatures: cpu: 27.8C mobo: 27.0C Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: N/A Info: Processes: 167 Uptime: 2 min Memory: 380.9/7848.3MB Init: SysVinit runlevel: 2 Gcc sys: 4.9.2 Client: Shell (bash 4.3.301) inxi: 2.1.28
Please go to the terminal and type this command and post the output back here.
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my results ~ $ rfkill list
0: hci0: Bluetooth
Soft blocked: no
Hard blocked: no
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~ $ inxi -fi CPU: Quad core Intel Pentium N3710 (-MCP-) cache: 1024 KB Clock Speeds: 1: 499 MHz 2: 499 MHz 3: 499 MHz 4: 499 MHz CPU Flags: 3dnowprefetch acpi aes aperfmperf apic arat arch_perfmon bts clflush cmov constant_tsc cx16 cx8 de ds_cpl dtes64 dtherm dts epb ept erms est flexpriority fpu fxsr ht ida lahf_lm lm mca mce mmx monitor movbe msr mtrr nonstop_tsc nopl nx pae pat pbe pclmulqdq pdcm pebs pge pni popcnt pse pse36 rdrand rdtscp rep_good sep smep ss sse sse2 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 syscall tm tm2 tpr_shadow tsc tsc_adjust tsc_deadline_timer vme vmx vnmi vpid xtopology xtpr Network: Card-1: Realtek RTL8101E/RTL8102E PCI Express Fast Ethernet controller driver: r8169 IF: eth0 state: up speed: 100 Mbps duplex: full mac: c8:d3:ff:96:c2:4e Card-2: Intel Device 3165 IF: N/A state: N/A speed: N/A duplex: N/A mac: N/A WAN IP: 00.000.000.000 IF: eth0 ip: 00.000.0.000
That'll get your 3D working, too. Note that you will also need the newer firmware-misc-nonfree and firmware-iwlwifi from backports, too.
And unrelated I also installed Vista how do I get the OS to appear on GRUB thanks in advance.
This page may be of help to you: https://wiki.debian.org/HowToUpgradeKernel good luck.Pr1ymüL wrote: ⤴Fri Mar 02, 2018 2:00 pmI need answers with thorough responses before I go any further installing. I don't want to ever have to reinstall this system again because I just want my computer to work proper with precision so answers that can explain that how to do this safely please do tell!
This should add the entry for Vista (I assume it works when booted from BIOS/EFI using F12 or whatever it is on your machine).
Toshiba NB305 - Manjaro KDE------------------------K7S5A AMD 1.2GHz - LM17.3 Xfce 32 & WinXP-Pro
Acer Aspire E11 ES1-111M - LM18.2 KDE 64 ----Dell PII 350 64MB - Puppy 4.3 & Win98-SE
These responses have all been very helpful and HAVE Solved the problem with my 3d issues. A thousand Thank You's to the responders!
Wi-Fi is still unable to work (still works by Ethernet chord.)
sorry I'm not as technical yet as I'm still learning so I don't know the exact cause and my Google searches fail me to find an exact answer.
If I can get Wi-Fi working again that would really make my day! Seriously.
I have updated it to 4.9 on the Jessie Backports. It all works fine so far except for no Wi-Fi. (How ever if you check PM or the other topic on the board I have ran into another issue.)kc1di wrote: ⤴Thu Mar 08, 2018 12:54 pmas jeremyB pointed out your kernel is way too old for the firmware you need for wifi card that is installed, you will need to up grade the kernel to at least 4.4. for the firmware to work with your card. LMDE2 is great but it's getting a little old LMDE3 is supposed to be released sometime this year. But not sure which kernel it will supply - you best bet may be to install the 18.3 release which will have a much newer kernel. Sorry.
All the main features I wanted to use LMDE2 for works fine else wise.
deb http://ftp.debian.org/debian jessie-backports main
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install intel-microcode
$ sudo apt-get install --target-release jessie-backports linux-image-amd64 xserver-xorg-video-intel libegl1-mesa libgl1-mesa-glx libgl1-mesa-dri
$ sudo apt-get install --target-release jessie-backports firmware-misc-nonfree
$ sudo apt-get install --target-release jessie-backports firmware-iwlwifi
$ sudo apt-get upgrade
$ sudo apt-get install mate-desktop-environment-extras