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I just installed Ubuntu server 12.10 and I am missing the drivers for my ethernet adapter. I have seen this is a common problem for my controller(AR8161) I have downloaded the package linux-backports-modules-cw-3.6-3.5.0-17-generic_3.5.0-17.1_amd64.deb on a working machine.

How do I go about installing this package on my Ubuntu machine that does not have a network connection?

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sudo dpkg -i linux-backports-modules-cw-3.6-3.5.0-17-generic_3.5.0-17.1_amd64.deb

Should do the trick when run on the same folder linux-backports-modules-cw-3.6-3.5.0-17-generic_3.5.0-17.1_amd64.deb is in. dpkg is the backend apt, aptitude and other package managers use to install software.

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is there a certain directory I should copy the package to on the offline machine? –  arrowill12 Feb 12 '13 at 3:20
    
not really. Its just so you don't have to supply a complete path - any working directory you have permissions to use would work –  Journeyman Geek Feb 12 '13 at 3:22

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