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Old 11-09-2012, 11:21 PM   #1
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Toshiba Satellite S855-S5260 network drivers


Hello, I am having an issue finding the nic drivers for my recently purchased Satellite S855-S5260. I have always found a fix for my problems by surfing forums, but this one is alluding me. I have installed the latest version of Black Opal. The OS works great aside for the fact that I cannot make an internet connection. I am in an area that has only wireless internet access, and does not allow network bridging. I am left to a manual install, which I have not found a driver or process that works as of yet. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
 
Old 11-10-2012, 01:52 AM   #2
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Hi:

Depending on what distribution your running; it would help us here to know what distro you use ( I see Black Opal) and also the specifications of your computer as well. Is it a Dell? Lenovo? Tosibia or a Sony Vaio?
How much RAM and the GB's of your Hard Drive...and if your in a dual boot?

You can open the terminal and type in the command:
Code:
lspci
And running this command will help you too to establish what your network intails-
Code:
ifconfig
1. Run one command at a time and read carefully; write down information relevant to your system so you don't have to do it again in the future. (It's up to you but if your like me you don't like to repeat a redundant exercise.) That way you'll have it-

2. Read through the results of the output's. You should be able to find out what graphics card, sound card, any usb devices...etc. and your network interface card.

3. Once you know your NIC and the manufacturer that designed it you can visit the manufacturer's website and obtain a driver.

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Old 11-10-2012, 10:32 AM   #3
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The laptop is a Toshiba Satellite S855-S5260, anad I have installed BlackOpal64. There was no other OS on the laptop when I purchased it. Under details it still comes up as Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, 5.8 GiB memory, i5-2450 CPU@2.50GHzx4, Gallium 0.4 on AMD TURKS, 64-bit OS, and 366.1GB of disk space. I have tried to find these drivers whith no luck, and also i am not sure how to install them without internet access. I have tried several processes which did not work. Here is my information.

LSPCI

00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation 2nd Generation Core Processor Family DRAM Controller (rev 09)
00:01.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation Xeon E3-1200/2nd Generation Core Processor Family PCI Express Root Port (rev 09)
00:14.0 USB controller: Intel Corporation Panther Point USB xHCI Host Controller (rev 04)
00:16.0 Communication controller: Intel Corporation Panther Point MEI Controller #1 (rev 04)
00:1a.0 USB controller: Intel Corporation Panther Point USB Enhanced Host Controller #2 (rev 04)
00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation Panther Point High Definition Audio Controller (rev 04)
00:1c.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation Panther Point PCI Express Root Port 1 (rev c4)
00:1c.1 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation Panther Point PCI Express Root Port 2 (rev c4)
00:1d.0 USB controller: Intel Corporation Panther Point USB Enhanced Host Controller #1 (rev 04)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation Panther Point LPC Controller (rev 04)
00:1f.2 SATA controller: Intel Corporation Panther Point 6 port SATA Controller [AHCI mode] (rev 04)
00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation Panther Point SMBus Controller (rev 04)
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI Thames XT/GL [Radeon HD 7600M Series]
01:00.1 Audio device: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI Turks HDMI Audio [Radeon HD 6000 Series]
07:00.0 Ethernet controller: Atheros Communications Inc. AR8161 Gigabit Ethernet (rev 10)
08:00.0 Network controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. Device 8723

IFCONFIG

lo Link encap:Local Loopback
inet addr:127.0.0.1 Mask:255.0.0.0
inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host
UP LOOPBACK RUNNING MTU:16436 Metric:1
RX packets:689773 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:689773 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
RX bytes:44359555 (44.3 MB) TX bytes:44359555 (44.3 MB)
 
Old 11-10-2012, 01:40 PM   #4
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You said that you are without internet access-

Since you don't have internet the only thing I can think of is use a friends computer and download the driver for you card to a pendrive (usb memory stick)
Or go to your local library and use their computers-
Once on the pendrive/memory stick you can cut and paste it off the memory stick and paste it to your desktop; right click and install it that way. Not sure if Black Opal has that option like my distro does. If not; you'll have to open the terminal and install using dpkg -i (name of driver)change the directory and indicate where the driver is.
Should you struggle with that you can type:
Code:
dpkg --help
In the terminal for help.

5.8 GiB memory; you have sufficient RAM so that's a plus.

That's odd that it still comes up as Ubuntu when you have installed Black Opal-
When you installed Black Opal did you create 2 new partitions?

"08:00.0 Network controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. Device 8723"
This is your NIC if I'm not mistaken. The Realtek site is:
http://www.realtek.com.tw/
http://list.driverguide.com/list/LINUX/company891/
If you have trouble finding your driver let me know and I'll do what I can to help you find it-
 
Old 11-11-2012, 12:51 AM   #5
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There are additional commands that you can run to get complete clarification on which wireless card chipset you have.

Code:
lspci | grep -i wireless
And this one:
Code:
lspci |grep -i --color 'wifi|wlan|wireless'
http://www.cyberciti.biz/tips/linux-...-strength.html

BTW, I visited Ultimate Edition Oz to learn more about your OS.
I don't personally know Thee Mahn but he is the software developer for Ubuntu's versions of Ultimate Edition.
I am wondering if Black Opal64 is Ubuntu based-
Do you know if it is?
 
Old 11-11-2012, 02:11 AM   #6
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Yes it is ubuntu based. It is Unity with some extra features already built in. I was hoping to install a more complete OS due to the limited internet access at my current location. I am working on downloading the drivers now, and will try to install them. I do appreciate all the help from everyone.
 
Old 11-11-2012, 02:40 AM   #7
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Code:
I do appreciate all the help from everyone.
It's nice to be appreciated; tbateman-

You are Welcome!

http://distrowatch.com/

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