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Old 04-17-2008, 04:35 PM   #1
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Local driver install via Synaptic?

Noob question:

I just bought a new Toshiba Satellite notebook and the NIC card uses the RTL8101E chipset which isn't supported in my PCLOS 2007 distro.

I found the linux driver here, but haven't a clue how to install it.

If I copy the package onto my linux box partition, can I use Synaptic Package Manager to install it?

If so, how?
Old 04-17-2008, 08:51 PM   #2
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No you can't use synaptic. All you need to do is extract the contents, go into that folder and follow the instructions in the readme file.


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