Serious Linux noob trying to get Realtek driver installed
Hello out there,
I am REALLY new to Linux and am having a whirlwind of issues just trying to figure out how to run stuff and the like. I'm using Mepis right now, it's version 5.something if that matters.
I have a wireless LAN card I am trying to use for the internet, and initially it obviously wouldn't recognize. I got online on my laptop and found linux drivers for the nic card, it's a realtek RTL8185L. Now, I burned the driver onto a CD, put it in the desktop, extracted the tar fil and don't know what to do from there. I don't even know if extracting it was the right option, or if I did it correctly.
I can go to the folder it was extracted to and I see ten files. One is a readme. I tried some of the command prompts in the read me and none worked. I don't know how to unpack this driver or build it or whatever. Can someone help walk me through this?
Thanks in advance!!!