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Toshiba Satellite PRO L10 - drivers


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#1 Chris Cosgrove

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Posted 02 March 2016 - 06:40 PM

Since this laptop is now surplus to requirements as a Windows box I decided to install Mint 17.3 XFCE on it so as to give me a dedicated Linux box to play with as opposed to my dual-boot desktop. I recently had a topic running on installing this OS on an oldish Samsung tablet which had previously been crawling Win 10. That installation went like clockwork and I was very pleased with the results. However . . .

 

This time the installation worked and when running applications they look OK but I keep getting error messages saying 'No proprietary drivers installed'. As an example, the built-in wifi worked under XP, the previous OS, but I have to use a USB dongle with Mint because even though the internal wifi LED is on without the USB dongle all you get is a message 'Disconnected from internet' and it will not connect.

 

Being a relative novice at Linux I reverted it to XP just to find out what the hardware is and it is as follows :

 

Intel 82582/82855 graphics controller

InProComm IPN2220 wireless card

Realtek RTL8139/810x ethernet card.

 

Can anybody tell me where I can these drivers, and the procedure to acquire them ?

 

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Posted 02 March 2016 - 07:13 PM

Found this... http://linuxforums.org.uk/index.php?topic=1422.0



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Posted 02 March 2016 - 07:45 PM

Might as well get some Specs Chris and post the output of these commands from Terminal:

 

That is a very good link that Agouti gave.  Mark Greaves is very good, that should fix your problem.

 

Here is another good one with your exact laptop.

http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1733253

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Posted 02 March 2016 - 09:48 PM

Hi Chris.

 

Try this.

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/556288/intel-linux-graphics-installer-ubuntu-distros/

 

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Posted 03 March 2016 - 01:30 AM

Hi Chris - if all else fails:

 

On the face of it, this may be a job for "ndiswrapper". This should ship with your Linux Mint, see screenshot below from Synaptic Package Manager:

 

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The shot is taken from my 17.3 Cinnamon, but likely applies to Xfce as well.

 

ndiswrapper-utils and ndiswrapper-common are typically the integral components required. Note also my pointer pointing to "ndisgtk" - this will allow a GUI entry to ndiswrapper which may assist you. Check the box, follow the prompts, then click the Apply arrow to install.

 

Note also the reference to "mintwifi" - unfamiliar with it myself, but could be useful.

 

Here also a couple of pages which list similar dilemma to yours:

 

https://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=53&t=178747/

 

... features an Acer Aspire, but same card - user had his problem solved using ndiswrapper.

 

http://ndiswrapper.sourceforge.net/wiki/index.php/Toshiba_L10-154

 

... very close to your scenario?

 

Hope this helps

 

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Posted 03 March 2016 - 04:27 AM

Off-Topic:

Mark Greaves (PCNetSpec) is very good...

He's also the head developer of Peppermint OS...  :thumbup2:

 

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Posted 04 March 2016 - 12:00 PM

ndiswrapper didn't want to play but I found ndisgtk which did the same job and appears to be a container for ndiswrapper. So the built-in wifi is now working again.

 

Next up, try and sort the graphics out !  It's fairly weird. I can set a wallpaper and it displays perfectly, as do all the applications. However when I re-boot the wallpaper comes up I can only call it scrambled but all the applications display properly. See these two images -

 

https://www.dropbox.com/s/55jcskhhnr0nd8t/After%20setting%20wallpaper.JPG?dl=0

https://www.dropbox.com/s/g9bfvjgmss25tx2/Screen%20after%20re-boot.JPG?dl=0

 

In one way I am not too worried, the computer is working pretty well and seems stable, but I am a fairly keen photographer and I like using my photos as wallpapers. Apart from that the XFCE edition includes some gorgeous images as standard.

 

Still, one step at a time. I'll try Nick's graphics link next. Thanks for the suggestions.

 

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Posted 04 March 2016 - 06:14 PM

 

ndiswrapper didn't want to play but I found ndisgtk which did the same job and appears to be a container for ndiswrapper. So the built-in wifi is now working again.

 

Sweet - one hurdle overcome.

 

That link of Nick's is the best I have found, and his Post at the linked Topic provides clear instructions. :thumbup2:

 

If there is no joy, locate in your Menu an item such as Driver Manager, may be under System or Admin, call it up. It will likely have a tick/check or highlighted button beside your driver in use and may list a few more including a Generic driver. Post us a screenshot.

 

Good luck

 

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