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Old 05-10-2017, 06:50 PM   #1
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Custom PC - Linux Mint issues


Good evening, I am completely new to Linux, I installed it today after tossing the idea around in my head for quite awhile and finally bit the bullet (I was fully aiming to dual boot it with windows 10 but ... that got kind of pushed to the side because of partition woes...)

Anyway, onto the topic at hand!

Fresh install of the latest version of Linux Mint, everything so far seems A-OK except for my internet (sort of) my wireless connection seems to be Semi-functioning, but I cannot for the life of me figure out why my WIRED connection is not showing up, or even letting me do anything with it (like I can create a wired connection, but nothing is in the drop downs or anything of the sort, so I cannot do anything further)

Second question, since my windows install got nuked is there ANYWAY for me to NOT have to reinstall that dreaded OS? I do primarily game on this PC so that might be a deciding factor...


Thank you all for the help

-Tyetus
 
Old 05-10-2017, 08:06 PM   #2
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Sounds like driver issues. Let's see what you have got. Open a terminal (think of it as a DOS session in Windoze-speak) and run this - it will ask for your password
Code:
sudo inxi -c 0 -F
If that gets "command not found" run this then go back and run the other command
Code:
sudo apt-get install inxi
To open a terminal, hit the "Winows" key and start typing terminal - just like Win10, it will (should) give you a button to click. Post the inxi output.

Last edited by syg00; 05-10-2017 at 08:07 PM. Reason: Bunch of typos
 
Old 05-11-2017, 05:28 AM   #3
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Sounds like driver issues. Let's see what you have got. Open a terminal (think of it as a DOS session in Windoze-speak) and run this - it will ask for your password
Code:
sudo inxi -c 0 -F
If that gets "command not found" run this then go back and run the other command
Code:
sudo apt-get install inxi
To open a terminal, hit the "Winows" key and start typing terminal - just like Win10, it will (should) give you a button to click. Post the inxi output.


Code:
System:    Host: Tyetus-Linux-Mint Kernel: 4.4.0-53-generic x86_64 (64 bit)
           Desktop: Cinnamon 3.2.6  Distro: Linux Mint 18.1 Serena
Machine:   Mobo: ASUSTeK model: STRIX Z270G GAMING v: Rev 1.xx serial: 161292401900196
           Bios: American Megatrends v: 0701 date: 12/28/2016
CPU:       Quad core Intel Core i7-7700 (-HT-MCP-) cache: 8192 KB 
           clock speeds: max: 3601 MHz 1: 3601 MHz 2: 800 MHz 3: 1000 MHz
           4: 1200 MHz 5: 800 MHz 6: 1200 MHz 7: 800 MHz 8: 800 MHz
Graphics:  Card: NVIDIA GM204 [GeForce GTX 970]
           Display Server: X.org 1.18.4 drivers: nvidia (unloaded: fbdev,vesa,nouveau)
           tty size: 80x24 Advanced Data: N/A for root
Audio:     Card-1 Intel Device a2f0 driver: snd_hda_intel
           Card-2 NVIDIA GM204 High Definition Audio Controller
           driver: snd_hda_intel
           Card-3 Logitech HD Pro Webcam C920 driver: USB Audio
           Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: k4.4.0-53-generic
Network:   Card-1: Intel Ethernet Connection (2) I219-V
           IF: N/A state: N/A speed: N/A duplex: N/A mac: N/A
           Card-2: Qualcomm Atheros QCA6174 802.11ac Wireless Network Adapter
           driver: ath10k_pci
           IF: wlp4s0 state: up mac: d8:fb:5e:88:3b:99
Drives:    HDD Total Size: 3000.6GB (14.8% used)
           ID-1: /dev/sda model: HGST_HTS545050A7 size: 500.1GB
           ID-2: /dev/sdb model: WDC_WD5000AAKS size: 500.1GB
           ID-3: /dev/sdc model: ST2000DL001 size: 2000.4GB
Partition: ID-1: / size: 427G used: 20G (5%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda2
           ID-2: swap-1 size: 34.29GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap dev: /dev/sda3
RAID:      No RAID devices: /proc/mdstat, md_mod kernel module present
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 38.0C mobo: N/A gpu: 39C
           Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: 0
Info:      Processes: 252 Uptime: 12:03 Memory: 4848.9/32106.1MB
           Client: Shell (sudo) inxi: 2.2.35
 
Old 05-11-2017, 07:40 AM   #4
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Second question, since my windows install got nuked is there ANYWAY for me to NOT have to reinstall that dreaded OS? I do primarily game on this PC so that might be a deciding factor...
It depends whether you overwrote the space used by XP - if so you have lost it.

The preferred method involves reducing the space used by XP & installing Linux into the the free space.
There are many tutorials on how to do this on the internet.

You shouldn't normally have problems with wired connections, I've always just shoved a piece of ethernet in and it works (no configuration), same with wifi (although that can be a bit more fraught!
It's always worth booting the live DVD/USB (no install) and checking that things like sound & internet work, that way you are warned of any pending problems.
 
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Code:
Network:   Card-1: Intel Ethernet Connection (2) I219-V
           IF: N/A state: N/A speed: N/A duplex: N/A mac: N/A
           Card-2: Qualcomm Atheros QCA6174 802.11ac Wireless Network Adapter
           driver: ath10k_pci
           IF: wlp4s0 state: up mac: d8:fb:5e:88:3b:99
That's the bit of interest - note no driver for the Ethernet (wired) interface. Try this to see if the standard gigabit driver will work - from a terminal
Code:
modprobe e1000e
Will only last until you reboot.
As for your wifi problems, that is unfortunately not unknown for the Atheros chips.
 
  


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