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Old 07-10-2014, 03:18 PM   #16
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Did you imstall firmware-linux & firmware-linux-nonfree? That should take care of login.
No, could you run me through that?
 
Old 07-10-2014, 03:19 PM   #17
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apt-get install firmware-linux?
 
Old 07-10-2014, 03:47 PM   #18
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apt-get install firmware-linux?
I tried this and got:

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E: Unable to locate package linux-firmware
 
Old 07-10-2014, 03:56 PM   #19
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You need to edit your /etc/apt/sources.list & commen out the cd or dvd. Also you will need an active internet.
 
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Old 07-10-2014, 04:00 PM   #20
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You need to edit your /etc/apt/sources.list & commen out the cd or dvd. Also you will need an active internet.
OK, I'll have to try a fresh install as I didn't configure a network (wifi). Is it normal practice to have internet hard lined in during install?
 
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There are ways to get the network up without reinstalling. Or you can download the packages & put them on cd/usb.
 
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There are ways to get the network up without reinstalling. Or you can download the packages & put them on cd/usb.
Good, so I need to find the linux-firmware and linux-firmware-nonfree packages, save to USB, upload and install? Miss anything?

I really appreciate the help
 
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Good, so I need to find the linux-firmware and linux-firmware-nonfree packages, save to USB, upload and install? Miss anything?

I really appreciate the help
There maybe something else that yiu need but it will prompt you for them, or look at depends.
debian wheezy package firmware-linux https://packages.debian.org/wheezy/firmware-linux https://packages.debian.org/wheezy/f...-linux-nonfree

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Old 07-10-2014, 05:14 PM   #24
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There maybe something else that yiu need but it will prompt you for them, or look at depends.
debian wheezy package firmware-linux https://packages.debian.org/wheezy/firmware-linux https://packages.debian.org/wheezy/f...-linux-nonfree
Can I add a package using aptitude from a usb?
 
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I think you would use dpkg.
 
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Ok, i'll give it a shot. Thank you!
 
Old 07-10-2014, 05:26 PM   #27
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I believe the first 2 commands are for you. You have to bein the directory where the package is located http://www.cyberciti.biz/faq/ubuntu-...-deb-packages/
 
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I believe the first 2 commands are for you. You have to bein the directory where the package is located http://www.cyberciti.biz/faq/ubuntu-...-deb-packages/
I found this one that's debian specific (I know it doesn't matter) http://www.thegeekstuff.com/2010/06/...e-deb-package/
 
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firmware-Linux, firmware-Linux-free, and firmware-Linux-nonfree installed and listed in aptitude. Still boots to blank screen with blinking cursor in upper left-hand corner. I'm scared
 
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Going into the BIOS and toggling the boot sequence between my two drives solved my issue. Now I'm working on 1920x1080
 
  


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