I am currently on Elementary OS 5.0 Juno, andsudo apt-get install build-essential linux-headers-$(uname -r)
Do I type in uname or something else?
sudo apt-get purge libreoffice
I'm with you there. Most of the larger distro's have "spins" with different desktop flavors.Had a look at Ubuntu but not overly struck on the Gnome desktop.
I love Debian, but it is often not very friendly. Their standard edition does NOT include proprietary drivers, and that can be a nightmare. They do have an alternate build that includes the non-free stuff... here's the link to the latest .iso's. [Edit: added link]Thinking of Debian but I dunna about it.
Holy-smokes! Making Ethernet work in Linux should not be this hard. You RARELY need to fiddle with Ethernet drivers in Linux... RARELY, seriously. Wireless maybe, a little more often, but not Ethernet. And you are having problems with both an onboard LAN, and now a new PCI card too? This just isn't right.Found out that by connecting it directly to the computer I now get 1Gbps connection. both in win 7 and Mint.
I did not install the new ethernet card as the driver could not be even installed at all. The newer version I downloaded to-day installed no probs. But still no dice. It was released in August this year.In Post #31 above:
Holy-smokes! Making Ethernet work in Linux should not be this hard. You RARELY need to fiddle with Ethernet drivers in Linux... RARELY, seriously. Wireless maybe, a little more often, but not Ethernet. And you are having problems with both an onboard LAN, and now a new PCI card too? This just isn't right.
Also in Post #31, you said you "removed the cable from a switch" (bypassing the switch).... and that's when it started working correctly. So, that was the original onboard LAN adapter that was working, right? Have you again tried to bypass the switch with this new adapter? Perhaps the switch itself is the problem?
Scratching my head....
I will hope that it will work, right out of the box. Linux speaks Ethernet better than I speak English. Okay, maybe my English isn't great sometimes, but it's my only fluent language! Maybe the trouble is that it is U.S. English?While writing this and looking at the box for the new card what I might do is install it and see if Minty picks it up.
Please don't take me / this the wrong way.Mayhap the adaptor is specifically set-up internally for windows only??