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Old 08-14-2017, 01:02 AM   #1
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Just Installed Ubuntu 16.04 LTS And It Won't Connect To Internet VIA Ethernet

The Ethernet is not the issue I tested on a different computer. For some reason it will not work. I think it has something to do with rtl_nic/rtl8168f-1.fw but I don't know anything about Linux I am a really Linux noob. Any help would be greatly appreciated. I am pretty nooby about this stuff so please try to automate and simplify everything as much as you can EDIT: My Issue Has Changed Please IGNORE This Thread

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Anything with a .fw suffix is likely to be firmware. Many wifi cards have built-in processors that run their own "operating system". The kernel is supposed to detect and load this after loading its own driver for the hardware. The firmware files should be in /lib/firmware. If they aren't, you'll need to install them.

If Ubuntu manages firmware the same way that Mint does (which seems likely as Mint is based on Ubuntu), there will be a large package of miscellaneous firmware called something like linux-firmware and a separate program called fw-cutter, which you will also need to install. This program cuts out the bits of firmware that are needed for all the cards and puts them in /lib/firmware ready for use.

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