What are the packages in "third-party software for graphics and Wi-Fi hardware, Flash, MP3 and other media"

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What are the packages in "third-party software for graphics and Wi-Fi hardware, Flash, MP3 and other media"

Post by leung018 » Thu Feb 08, 2018 7:00 am

During Linux mint installation, we can select “install third-party software for graphics and Wi-Fi hardware, Flash, MP3 and other media".
I would like to ask what are the exact packages in third-party software for graphics and Wi-Fi hardware, Flash, MP3 and other media? I know "mint-meta-codecs' is one of them but how about the "Wi-Fi hardware" part?
I have the problem of when trying to connect to university wifi (like Eduroam), it doesn't prompt me for entering username or password. Does it related to skipping installing third-party software when installing mint since some of my friends using mint don't have this problem.

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Re: What are the packages in "third-party software for graphics and Wi-Fi hardware, Flash, MP3 and other media"

Post by Mute Ant » Thu Feb 08, 2018 8:35 am

"related to skipping installing third-party software" It might be. Posting the text output of the command inxi -Fxz will improve the accuracy of answers.
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Re: What are the packages in "third-party software for graphics and Wi-Fi hardware, Flash, MP3 and other media"

Post by leung018 » Fri Feb 09, 2018 12:36 am

Mute Ant wrote:
Thu Feb 08, 2018 8:35 am
"related to skipping installing third-party software" It might be. Posting the text output of the command inxi -Fxz will improve the accuracy of answers.
Thank! Do you mean the part related to Network?

Network: Card-1: Qualcomm Atheros Device 0042
driver: ath10k_pci bus-ID: 03:00.0
IF: wlp3s0 state: up speed: N/A duplex: N/A mac: <filter>
Card-2: Atheros usb-ID: 001-004
IF: null-if-id state: N/A speed: N/A duplex: N/A mac: N/A

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Re: What are the packages in "third-party software for graphics and Wi-Fi hardware, Flash, MP3 and other media"

Post by Mute Ant » Fri Feb 09, 2018 7:18 am

"Do you mean the part related to Network?" No, all of it. "Mint WiFi" is too fluffy. Even then, you will only get a list of packages. Why not just install the thing and see if it works?
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Re: What are the packages in "third-party software for graphics and Wi-Fi hardware, Flash, MP3 and other media"

Post by leung018 » Sat Feb 10, 2018 10:26 am

Mute Ant wrote:
Fri Feb 09, 2018 7:18 am
"Do you mean the part related to Network?" No, all of it. "Mint WiFi" is too fluffy. Even then, you will only get a list of packages. Why not just install the thing and see if it works?

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System:    Host: XXXXXX Kernel: 4.13.0-32-generic x86_64 (64 bit gcc: 5.4.0)
           Desktop: Cinnamon 3.6.7 (Gtk 3.18.9-1ubuntu3.3)
           Distro: Linux Mint 18.3 Sylvia
Machine:   System: LENOVO product: 80X2 v: Lenovo ideapad 520S-14IKB
           Mobo: LENOVO model: Lenovo ideapad 520S-14IKB v: SDK0J40709 WIN
           Bios: LENOVO v: 4QCN36WW(V1.06) date: 07/11/2017
CPU:       Dual core Intel Core i5-7200U (-HT-MCP-) cache: 3072 KB
           flags: (lm nx sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx) bmips: 10848
           clock speeds: max: 3100 MHz 1: 2700 MHz 2: 2700 MHz 3: 2700 MHz
           4: 2700 MHz
Graphics:  Card-1: Intel Device 5916 bus-ID: 00:02.0
           Card-2: NVIDIA GM108M [GeForce 940MX] bus-ID: 01:00.0
           Display Server: X.Org 1.18.4 driver: nvidia
           Resolution: 1920x1080@60.01hz
           GLX Renderer: GeForce 940MX/PCIe/SSE2
           GLX Version: 4.5.0 NVIDIA 384.111 Direct Rendering: Yes
Audio:     Card Intel Device 9d71 driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 00:1f.3
           Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: k4.13.0-32-generic
Network:   Card-1: Qualcomm Atheros Device 0042
           driver: ath10k_pci bus-ID: 03:00.0
           IF: wlp3s0 state: up speed: N/A duplex: N/A mac: <filter>
           Card-2: Atheros usb-ID: 001-004
           IF: null-if-id state: N/A speed: N/A duplex: N/A mac: N/A
Drives:    HDD Total Size: 1000.2GB (2.9% used)
           ID-1: /dev/nvme0n1 model: N/A size: 128.0GB
           ID-2: /dev/sda model: WDC_WD10SPZX size: 1000.2GB
Partition: ID-1: / size: 33G used: 9.0G (29%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda5
           ID-2: /home size: 73G used: 8.9G (13%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda6
           ID-3: swap-1 size: 10.24GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap dev: /dev/sda4
RAID:      No RAID devices: /proc/mdstat, md_mod kernel module present
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 41.5C mobo: N/A gpu: 0.0:44C
           Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: N/A
Info:      Processes: 209 Uptime: 49 min Memory: 2000.3/7835.2MB
           Init: systemd runlevel: 5 Gcc sys: 5.4.0
           Client: Shell (bash 4.3.481) inxi: 2.2.35 
"Even then, you will only get a list of packages. Why not just install the thing and see if it works?" Which packages do you mean? Sorry for so many stupid question, thank you very much!

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Re: What are the packages in "third-party software for graphics and Wi-Fi hardware, Flash, MP3 and other media"

Post by Pjotr » Sat Feb 10, 2018 10:29 am

leung018 wrote:
Sat Feb 10, 2018 10:26 am
"Even then, you will only get a list of packages. Why not just install the thing and see if it works?" Which packages do you mean? Sorry for so many stupid question, thank you very much!
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Re: What are the packages in "third-party software for graphics and Wi-Fi hardware, Flash, MP3 and other media"

Post by leung018 » Sat Feb 10, 2018 11:30 am

Pjotr wrote:
Sat Feb 10, 2018 10:29 am
leung018 wrote:
Sat Feb 10, 2018 10:26 am
"Even then, you will only get a list of packages. Why not just install the thing and see if it works?" Which packages do you mean? Sorry for so many stupid question, thank you very much!
Make sure you have internet connection and then do this:
Menu button - Sound & Video - Install Multimedia Codecs
Thank! but I have already installed it and would like to ask is that Multimedia Codecs only the subset of "third-party software for graphics and Wi-Fi hardware, Flash, MP3 and other media"? How about the Wi-Fi hardware part? What are the packages related to it?

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