I have an old desktop - 7 years old - without a wifi card and without access to a physical internet connection. Instead of upgrading from 11.04 to 12.04, I had to do a fresh install of 12.04 due to some broken packages that I wasn't able to find. I have a wifi dongle, but it's for a Windows OS.
I have a netbook with a wifi card, so I've been able to download the deb packages and transfer them to the desktop. I've been installing the deb packages and supporting libraries for Wine one-by-one in the Terminal so that I can download the wifi driver and have internet on this desktop. Except that I'm unable to install the kmod deb. I get the message that doing so will break the module-init-tools, and that auto-deconfigure might help.
But I can't find anywhere how to uninstall module-init-tools, or overwrite them with kmod, or just break the packages, or how to use auto-deconfigure. Not in any fashion that I understand, anyway. I'm newbie to intermediate.
Thank you for any help you can provide.