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 ?