Ok I found out how to switch directories somewhat. No one said it was case senseitive. Now I got into the directory where the modem driver was located and I type
$ make install
it loaded the driver or looked like it was loading the driver. the driver instructions said that
"I might want to correct in makefile path to my local linux kernel header files."
I dont know what this means so I did not do it. After I install or think I installed I did the network connection wizard in GUI and I set up the ppp connection and pointed the driver to dev/modem and still nothing. I dont know how to explain what I am doing or have much of a clue as to what I am doing I just bought this yesterday and I need help please.
I am running a dual boot xp - linux
I am running linux version fedora i think kernel version 2.6
I am using the Gnome desktop environment
I am trying to install a modem with a smartlink 1801 chipset I found the driver from smartlinks web site and the name of the file is slmdm-2.6.x.tar.gz
I have no friken clue what I am doing at this point so please be clear as to what I am supposed to do, type, install, and edit. and how to do it from the gnome desktop environment.
for more information I bought the red hat fedora linux 2 bible and I am running the software it came with.
also please remember I just used this for the first time yesterday.
Hopefully installing a little modem is not that hard and someone here knows how to do it. more info I got the modem at radio shack.
I really dont want to throw this operating system in the closet and forget about it so please if you can help me under stand this. write something that I can print and follow step by step, and hopefully the next time I post on this forum it will be from linux thanking whoever help me.