[GRLUG] drivers

Michael Mol mikemol at gmail.com
Mon Feb 8 17:41:21 EST 2010

On Mon, Feb 8, 2010 at 5:29 PM, Bob Kline <bob.kline at gmail.com> wrote:
> I installed a copy of Linux Mint on an
> Acer Laptop last night, hoping it would
> solve some display issues.  The hardware
> on the Acer 5000 does not seem to be
> particularly well supported.
> Anyway, at one point during the installation
> it said something like "new drivers available
> to support your hardware."  I did not have
> the network cable plugged in, and the
> message went away.

It probably noticed your GPU or wifi chipset brand, and was going to
suggest the proprietary drivers.

> Now,  any suggestions about how I can go
> about getting those updates post installation?
> i.e., is there a standard way of updating drivers
> for a machine?  Is that just part of something
> like Synaptic, or is there another, more direct
> procedure?

It'll be distro-specific. I'm not particularly familiar with Mint, so
I couldn't tell you.


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