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Need help installing driver in Linux Mint 17.2. The adapter

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need help installing driver for I129V in Linux Mint 17.2. The adapter is built into the motherboard, but not claimed by it. I'm using a pci adapter at the moment, which interferes with other uses I have for pci slots.
Submitted: 6 months ago.
Category: Linux Computing
Expert:  Russell H. replied 6 months ago.
Hi, thank you for contacting JustAnswer.com. My name is Russell. I will do my best to provide the right answer to your question. The URL for the download for the driver is: https://downloadcenter.intel.com/downloads/eula/15817/Network-Adapter-Driver-for-PCI-EGigabit-Network-Connections-under-Linux-?httpDown=https%3A%2F%2Fdownloadmirror.intel.com%2F15817%2Feng%2Fe1000e-3.3.3.tar and the instructions for the install are here: open a terminal and type the following commands : sudo su (password *****) cd « pathofthedriver.tar tar xvf e1000e-3.3.3.tar cd e1000e-3.3.3/src/ make install (and many lines of code-garbage-etc. should scroll along) modprobe e1000e (please be sure to be in the folder /e1000e-3.3.3/src beforetyping this command. Do a cd /pathpathpathetc.etc. command to make sure you're in the right directory) You should be able to see eth0 in the network configuration of your Linux, more or less at this point.

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