I know this is a slight divergence but it is to allow me to get better acquainted with using terminal.
Since Linux is new to me and when something is new I tend to be slightly apprehensive when I do things, so I will before tackling the driver install I will install AOO on my machine to boost my confidence and get a bit more acquainted with the commands on the terminal.
I know that I will have to untar the file first
What commands follow after doing that? @wizardfromoz Thanks for that written it down in my little book where I write down commands and what their function is, for reference later.
Well I finally untarred the file and installed the r8168 driver but still no joy with it.
Just wondering whether the mac address has anything to do with it.
It dinna help when you have no feedback when you are logging on to the ISP. As with my ISP when you fail connecting you get a notice of why you failed to connect onto their server.
Do the OS's you run on your plastic brain box change the mac address?
I just sent a message to my ISP to see whether it is because I am using Linux or what the problem is.
Geez, that's no good, Ken, and my humble apologies, your Post at #25 slipped beneath my radar, only just read it now
Wifi and Networking is one of my weak points ("He's got a million of them!" chant the hecklers, Wizard turns them into toads), but I'll scout around tomorrow morning to see if I find anything useful - Monday mornings Elaine is at Art, so requires less care (I am her Carer).
Also, have we covered that you need to totally uninstall LIbre Office before you install AOO?
sudo apt-get purge libreoffice
Gotta go soon, having roast chook and veggies for tea, and have lumpy gravy to make.
I contacted my ISP provider and he don't have a clue I think he thinks that I haven't done any thing about my predicament and talked to the Linux community as he told the missus for me to look up Mint on the web.
I am leaving the Libre office on at the moment till I sort out this internet kerfull I have a spare HD that I am thinking of putting a another Linux distro on. Had a look at Ubuntu but not overly struck on the Gnome desktop. Thinking of Debian but I dunna about it. Any suggestions. I am not distro hopping happy with Mint just organising future needs and ways of doing things.
Any way gotta go going up to the village to do a few things up there back on the morrow.