install of first ethernet then wifi on OS LMDE 3 cindy


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this worked with every other LM install but can't even seem to get ethernet in LMDE though it is as simple as connect of wire in all others. .....then 'sudo apt-get purge bcmwl-kernel-source broadcom-sta-common broadcom-sta-source && sudo apt-get install b43-fwcutter firmware-b43-installer ...... disconnect wire, reboot to LM. Don't seem to understand how to provide ethernet with the info for how my connection should be setup. Any help would be appreciated please and thank you.


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I don't know about LMDE (Linux Mint Debian Edition) but I do know something about Debian.

By default Debian only installs "free" apps because of its ethos. You can later add others if you want. You find this when you view your sources list at /etc/apt/sources.list. What does Linux Mint say?

If you can't access either ethernet or wireless you could install the driver to a USB stick on another computer. The wifi driver is here:

The Debian instructions are :
To prepare a USB stick (or other medium like a hard drive partition, or floppy disk), the firmware files or packages must be placed in either the root directory or a directory named /firmware of the file system on the medium. The recommended file system to use is FAT as that is most certain to be supported during the early stages of the installation.
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Then Reboot when it is added.

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