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Old 07-11-2004, 03:41 AM   #1
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Hello All
I am a complete newbie here by that I mean new as in today. I would like to find a newbie guide or other literature to get me started. I have installed suse 9.1 on my drive along with xp and everything seems to be working just fine. I updated via yast online update and am looking through the os but the commands.........ok thats the problem. I am friggen clueless here. Could somebody help me out with installing a driver for my wireless card? Have it running fine in xp but I cannot seem to get it installed or unpacked or whatever the hell its called in linux. Have the install disk and the driver is found in a file called WLLI620.TGZ I am assuming this is similar to winzip or the like. When I click on it the file opens with ark and when I attempt to extract it to desktop it makes a folder but then there is nothing in it. The readme in it says to run % tar xzvf pcmcia-cs-3.1.29.tar.gz I tried running that in xterm but get "no such job" and tried running it from run command and nothing there either. This is where I have gotten this far. Could somebody help me out or point me to a guide to get me started?
 
Old 07-11-2004, 03:50 AM   #2
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Welcome to LQ!

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Old 07-11-2004, 04:40 AM   #3
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Tried to extract the .TGZ file to /usr/local/src and I got a permission error? Tried to right click on my computer and change permissions but still get the message. Did get it extracted with all files to desktop.
 
Old 07-11-2004, 09:30 AM   #4
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Originally posted by bigbuzzrd
Tried to extract the .TGZ file to /usr/local/src and I got a permission error? Tried to right click on my computer and change permissions but still get the message. Did get it extracted with all files to desktop.
Sorry mate, but I just read that thread I posted to you and can see how you would
not understand. He assumes you have knowledge that isn't included in the doc...

To do what Jeremy outlines, you will need to use either an editor or a console. I've
never used SuSE so I can't tell you "how" like I would in Slackware. You should have
some type of menu that will allow you to pick a text editor, or open a console. For
either one you will have to be superuser (root) to work in that /usr directory. So if
you can get a console, change from a normal user to root by issuing "su" without the
quote marks, which stands for superuser (root). Then enter your password. The
permissions for the file don't need to change, you just need to be root to do it, and
root has permissions.

Hope this helps. While it's an over-simplification, you obviously know some things
or have read somewhere to get to the point of wanting to install that driver this way
rather than using yast or whatever SuSE has for packages.

If you need more help with this driver issue, it would be better to search, and if you
don't find what you need, post in the Linux - Wireless Networking forum.
 
Old 07-11-2004, 10:23 AM   #5
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See if this helps; http://portal.suse.com/sdb/en/2002/11/wavelan.html
I know it is for 8 but might get you started,that was a quick google,there is alot of information about it.Looks like you can set it up in yast if you manually configure your network card and access wireless settings and your network card is aPCMCIA or USB yast will select a module for you.hope this helps

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