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During the installation of Ubuntu 12.04.4 LTS on a new computer build and i am getting a message that says "some of your hardware needs non-free firmware files to operate. It says the missing firmware files are: rtl_nic/rt18168g-2.fw" Then it gives me an option to load the firmware with a USB stick.

The first time i installed Ubuntu 12.04.4 LTS i skipped this section and after the install i noticed i was having problems shutting down and restarting my computer. I was getting a network manager fail code. I thinking this missing firmware might be related to this problem, but i'm not sure.

I've been doing some research about this and i have found some pages for problems that are related, but i cant find a solution for this exact file. Is there possibly any way to obtain this firmware file?

I have a Asus Z87-Deluxe motherboard with two network nics installed. They are a Intel 1217-V Gigabit Lan and a Realtek 8111GR Gigabit Lan Controller.

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