I can't install internet drivers, without internet...?

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njohnb
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I can't install internet drivers, without internet...?

Post by njohnb » Sun Feb 02, 2014 4:19 am

I can't install the driver for my PCI without internet... how am I supposed to get the updates required to install drivers?

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Re: I can't install internet drivers, without internet...?

Post by Neil Edmond » Sun Feb 02, 2014 10:06 am

How did you post this question without internet?

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Re: I can't install internet drivers, without internet...?

Post by Hoser Rob » Sun Feb 02, 2014 11:24 am

Neil Edmond wrote:How did you post this question without internet?
On another machine maybe? :wink:

To the OP: does the wired connection work?

If not you may have to dl tar files and build from source.

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Re: I can't install internet drivers, without internet...?

Post by trapperjohn » Sun Feb 02, 2014 11:40 am

Here's an approach that has worked for me:

Boot using the live cd. This may need to be another machine if your live cd can't connect to the internet either.

From Synaptic, get the installers using the "download package files only" option (make a list of the files it gets)

Navigate to /var/cache/apt and, within that directory tree, find the installers (*.deb files)

Copy them to some media device that you will later be able to access from the install.

Boot your installed OS and, with root priveleges, copy the downloaded deb files to /var/cache/apt. Install them from there (dpkg -i filename.deb).

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Re: I can't install internet drivers, without internet...?

Post by mank_in » Sun Feb 02, 2014 11:51 am

What is your card :?:
If you don't know .open terminal, executed :

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inxi -N
or

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lspci -nn -k
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Sorry for my bad English , I am Indonesian.

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Re: I can't install internet drivers, without internet...?

Post by lisapisa2 » Sat Feb 08, 2014 6:57 pm

Easiest thing is buy a cheap card that is known to support Linux and us that. Saves a lot of headache and cards are dirt cheap these days.

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