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Re: non-free firmware not found despite unofficial CD

On Fri 13 Oct 2017 at 14:15:41 -0400, Michael Stone wrote:

> On Fri, Oct 13, 2017 at 08:04:28PM +0200, Emanuel Berg wrote:
> > Michael Stone wrote:
> > 
> > > USB ethernet would not be affected, but will
> > > also be slower/more cpu-intensive than
> > > internal PCI/PCIe ethernet. If you're happy
> > > with how the USB ethernet is working, then
> > > just stick with it.
> > 
> > I'm not happy with it, or rather the guy who is
> > supposed to have the computer has an
> > Ethernet cable.
> > 
> > So you are saying, it is likely
> > "cable Ethernet" doesn't work because of the
> > DMI being outdated, and "USB Ethernet" works
> > because it has nothing to do with the DMI?
> The thread got too long, so I'd forgotten what you'd meant by USB-ethernet.
> So yes, the thing you're doing works because it's not using the internet
> ethernet that has the firmware issue. I first thought you mean something
> like this  http://www.cablematters.com/pc-447-101-cable-matters-superspeed-usb-30-to-rj45-gigabit-ethernet-adapter.aspx
> which should also work fine and act as a normal ethernet adapter you can
> just plug into your network, if you don't want to mess with updating the
> firmware on the system to try to get the internal ethernet working.

There isn't a single bit of evidence from the OP that there is an
ethernet firmware issue. When asked to provide information on what
the installer sees and what happens


he declined to provide it.

He's poncing about.



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