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As you'll see I'm new to Linux and specifically Linux Mint 7 which I loaded onto an old Toshiba Sat Pro 6100 laptop with dual boot for Windows XP. My first problem is trying to get the ethernet on my laptop configured for 10 mb rather than the default 100 mb. I have an access point under an outside patio but the distance is too great to run at 100 mb but it works fine at 10 mb on Win XP. I've tried using ethtool to display and change the parameters but it comes back with errors like no such device. I'm using terminal with a command line of "ethtool -c eth0" but get "no such device" response. In fact pretty much all the responses are no such device except obviously for ethtool -h. When the laptop is brought indoors and plugged into the same hub on a short ethernet cable, it connects to the net fine. Is my syntax wrong or do I have to be in root mode or something and if so how do I get there ? I also have a USB wiereless 'n' dongle that works on Windows XP but Mint cant seem to see it. Any ideas, do I need a driver ? Similarly, do I need to load Linux drivers for my USB printers ?
Sorry for all the questions but thanks in advance for the help.