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    Cannot install drivers for motherboard/graphics card

    I just bought a new computer, and decided to put ubuntu 10.10 (x32) on it. HEre are my system specs:


    Processor: Intel Core i5-2500 Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) 4 x 256KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I52500

    MOBO: GIGABYTE GA-P67A-UD3-B3 LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

    Graphics card: SAPPHIRE 100296HDMI Radeon HD 4670 1GB 128-bit DDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card

    RAM: Patriot G Series ‘Sector 5’ Edition 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model PGV34G1600ELK

    Hard drive: Western Digital Caviar Blue WD5000AAKX 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

    PSU: APEVIA ATX-AQ700W-BK 700W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Power Supply

    CD/DVD player: LITE-ON Black 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 8X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA 24X DVD Writer

    I've visited the websites for the motherboard and the graphics card, and downloaded the linux driver files they have available :

    Realtex LAN files: http://www.realtek.com.tw/downloads/...1E<br>RTL8168E

    Realtex audio codecs: http://www.realtek.com.tw/Downloads/...&GetDown=false

    ATI graphics driver: http://support.amd.com/us/gpudownloa...2&lang=English

    I have all the files on a USB stick, and i have it plugged into my computer. Now, my question is, how do i install them????
    Last edited by ilikepaste; April 3rd, 2011 at 05:16 AM.

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    Re: Cannot install drivers for motherboard/graphics card

    You probably don't need to install any drivers for the mobo, Gigabyte mobos tend to "just work" with Linux these days. If everything is working (eg: sound, networking, etc) then you're good to go.

    Your graphics card is an AMD one, which isn't very well supported. You can try the driver for it at System > Admin > Additional drivers, but I believe a lot of AMD people just use the default open source driver. I've not used an ATI/AMD card for years though, so i'm no expert.

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    Re: Cannot install drivers for motherboard/graphics card

    the LAN isn't connecting... haven't tried the sound yet. (The MOBO has integrated LAN on it)

    eth0 doesn't get a signal (BIOS reads +100 MBPS)

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    Re: Cannot install drivers for motherboard/graphics card

    Here's your linux baptism. :0

    Download the Ralink LAN linux driver from the link you posted. Put it in your home folder. (in the general area)

    Then open a terminal and copy and paste:
    Code:
    tar vjxf r8168-8.022.00.tar.bz2
    then
    Code:
    cd r8168-8.022.00
    then
    Code:
    sudo ./autorun.sh
    You can check whether the driver is loaded by using following commands.
    Code:
    lsmod | grep r8168
    or
    Code:
    ifconfig -a

    If there is a device name, eth0, shown on the monitor, the linux
    driver is loaded. Then, you can use the following command to activate the eth0. Do:
    Code:
    ifconfig eth0 up
    Let us know if you need further assistance. It's not hard, just take your time.
    Last edited by wolfen69; April 3rd, 2011 at 05:52 AM.

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    Re: Cannot install drivers for motherboard/graphics card

    So I'm going to make myself sound even dumber... which files should I download? There are 5:

    -LINUX driver for kernel 2.6.x and 2.4.x (Support x86 and x64)

    -FreeBSD 7.x and 8.0

    -SCO OpenServer 6 and UnixWare 7.1.x

    -SCO Unix 5.0.6 and 5.0.7

    -Linux driver for kernel 2.4.x (Support x86 and x64)

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    Re: Cannot install drivers for motherboard/graphics card

    Quote Originally Posted by ilikepaste View Post
    -LINUX driver for kernel 2.6.x and 2.4.x (Support x86 and x64)
    This one.

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    Re: Cannot install drivers for motherboard/graphics card

    I just figured getting you online should be the first priority. Then we can work on the rest. Once online, it's easier to get the rest of what you need.

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    Re: Cannot install drivers for motherboard/graphics card

    So i copied the folder onto the home folder, tried typing in:


    PHP Code:
    tar vjxf r8168-8.022.00.tar.bz2 
    and got this error:

    tar: Old option 'f' requires an argument.
    Try 'tar --help' or 'tar --usage' for more information.

    What did I do wrong?

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    Re: Cannot install drivers for motherboard/graphics card

    What did I do wrong?

    Nothing.
    try

    Code:
    tar -vjxf r8168-8.022.00.tar.bz2
    Last edited by realzippy; April 3rd, 2011 at 07:26 PM.
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    Re: Cannot install drivers for motherboard/graphics card

    Quote Originally Posted by ilikepaste View Post
    So i copied the folder onto the home folder, tried typing in:


    PHP Code:
    tar vjxf r8168-8.022.00.tar.bz2 
    and got this error:

    tar: Old option 'f' requires an argument.
    Try 'tar --help' or 'tar --usage' for more information.

    What did I do wrong?
    You didn't. The current version of tar apparently requires an option indicator (a dash before the option letters). Try
    Code:
    tar -vjxf r8168-8.022.00.tar.bz2
    instead and it should work...
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