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Discussion in 'Linux and Unix' started by rossmission, Oct 10, 2008.

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  1. rossmission

    rossmission Thread Starter

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    Need a bit of help

    Iv just installed Kubuntu and am wanting to get the internet working on it but the network drivers arent installed

    What drivers would i need to get the ethernet connection to work?

    Iv got a toshiba disk with all my drivers on but there not for linux there for windows
     
  2. TerryNet

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    Good question. The "easy" answer used to be ndiswrapper. Most Linux distributions seem to work fine with most ethernet adapters, but if not then with ndiswrapper you can install the Windows XP driver (the .inf file) and it will often work. Kubuntu probably has or had a GUI front end for ndiswrapper.

    There used to be lots and lots of information available. Now about all I can find is the link provided above and a news release that Linux has "denounced" ndiswrapper as something not really eligible for a GPL.
     
  3. RootbeaR

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    Does it not ask about connection during set-up?

    Can you run it as a LiveCD and connect to internet?
     
  4. rossmission

    rossmission Thread Starter

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    Thanks for that

    How do i install it on linux?

    I havent got a clue about linux i just need it installed for uni work

    Also someone else told me to type sudo dmesg | grep -i eth0

    And then paste the results on the forum i was on but he hasent replyed back as of you

    Can anyone tell me what this means?

    [​IMG]
     
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