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Re: Linux Mint, Ubuntu, Arch Linux recognize my Acer Aspire S wifi, debian does not

On Wed, Mar 15, 2017 at 08:43 Pete Orrall <pete@xxxxxxxx> wrote:
On Wed, Mar 15, 2017 at 10:45 AM, Dean Valentine
<deanvalentine@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> I don't have debian installed on my computer yet, nor can I access the
> internet with it (because my wifi is down) so i don't understand how I would
> install the non-free package?

Hi Dean,

You'll have to install Debian from one of the non-free images first.
That should have your desired firmware.  Another user posted the
non-free page earlier, but in case you didn't see it here it is below:


Good luck.

Pete Orrall
"If there isn't a way, I'll make one."
I installed the netinst non-free ISO to a boot drive and I still got the "no ethernet card was detected" message. Does that mean the wifi on this computer isn't supported?