help with basic modem driver instructions
I am having trouble with loading a modem driver. I have had some good advice that is over my head or at least I am missing a basic step that others assume that I know.
Maybe I can express my need in another manner that might be easier for you to answer:
The driver is now sitting on my desk top as a zip file. I had to bring it in on a zip drive from anther computer since I cannot access the internet with this one.
I have the following directions that came with the modem driver:
1. login in as root
2. extract the archieve into a directory with "tar -zxvf<archievename>.tgz
3. cd into the directory it created.
4. type make clean'
5. type: make 536
6. type make install
This will create a /dev/modem device file. This file is used as an interface to modem by all applications: minicom, kppd, efax, etc. Please configure the applications to use /dev/modem if necessary.
Okay. Here is my understanding of each step:
1. I know how to do this
2. How? Do I open something first? Extract it into a directory implies that I have a directory open or a program that is setting one up for me. Please, more detail here. This is the key step for me. Hold my hand through it, so to speak. Assume I am the newbie who is trying to learn linux speak. Thanks!
3. cd means change directory in my dos mind. True? If so, do I just type in the new directory name?
Is there a 7. like "exit"?
This is all done at this stage? I just go back to user and try it out?
Last edited by kapalka; 03-28-2005 at 11:20 AM.