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Old 09-30-2008, 03:39 PM   #1
Felixone
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Question How do I extract a file on the command line


I truly am a beginner in the Linux field such that all your terms are new to me and have almost no meaning. I am at the stage of having installed Ubuntu 8.04 into an empty Pc successfully but the PC had no spare port fo a Wireless card so I have purchased a D-Link G122 USB Connector only to find that there was no Linux Driver. D-Link have advised to come here to download a driver and this I have on CD now ready to move to the Linux PC. At this point I have a problem because the instructions are Quote -extract and install( read file README for details)***I can see no Ikon named Readme *** but to go on I am then to write some code. Where do I start? What do I do to begin writing? I have no flashing curser, no obvious place to write. Your help would be appreciated. Many thanks from Felixone.
 
Old 09-30-2008, 03:54 PM   #2
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I truly am a beginner in the Linux field such that all your terms are new to me and have almost no meaning. I am at the stage of having installed Ubuntu 8.04 into an empty Pc successfully but the PC had no spare port fo a Wireless card so I have purchased a D-Link G122 USB Connector only to find that there was no Linux Driver. D-Link have advised to come here to download a driver and this I have on CD now ready to move to the Linux PC. At this point I have a problem because the instructions are Quote -extract and install( read file README for details)***I can see no Ikon named Readme *** but to go on I am then to write some code. Where do I start? What do I do to begin writing? I have no flashing curser, no obvious place to write. Your help would be appreciated. Many thanks from Felixone.
The 'extract and install' is what you have to do to the file. You don't say what kind of file you have, so we can't tell you how to extract the files from it.

If you need a cursor, you need to open a terminal window..look in your start menu, and find the terminal, and click it. You say you're going to "write some code"...from your level of experience, I'm guessing you're not going to program, but to type in some commands.......

This page https://wiki.ubuntu.com/NdisWrapper_DWL-G122 has complete instructions and a how-to for your exact hardware, found from a quick Google search. This http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=571188 is an Ubuntu networking tutorial.
 
Old 09-30-2008, 11:37 PM   #3
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you can use 'tar' command, some argument you can find in here:
http://linux.about.com/od/commands/l/blcmdl1_tar.htm

Last edited by Tinkster; 10-30-2010 at 04:42 PM.
 
Old 10-01-2008, 09:56 AM   #4
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The 'extract and install' is what you have to do to the file. You don't say what kind of file you have, so we can't tell you how to extract the files from it.

If you need a cursor, you need to open a terminal window..look in your start menu, and find the terminal, and click it. You say you're going to "write some code"...from your level of experience, I'm guessing you're not going to program, but to type in some commands.......

This page https://wiki.ubuntu.com/NdisWrapper_DWL-G122 has complete instructions and a how-to for your exact hardware, found from a quick Google search. This http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=571188 is an Ubuntu networking tutorial.
Thanks guys. I do not have a start button but I do have some buttons which get me to menus. These are Applications Places System.

The software I have downloaded to Cd is: rt/73-cvs-daily.tar.gz
Then I am supposed to execute in console:

cd/driver-folder/Module
sudo make
sudo make install
audo modprobe rt73

The question is How?

One of the above sites requires me to start again. There is no point. The other assumes knowledge I do not yet possess. But thanks for trying.

I have had a look at what Linux can offer and that intersts me which is why we are where we are. I must tell you I am nearly 87 YOA and still going strong. Look at www.wudja.co.uk

Best wishes Felixone
 
Old 10-01-2008, 11:10 AM   #5
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Thanks guys. I do not have a start button but I do have some buttons which get me to menus. These are Applications Places System.

The software I have downloaded to Cd is: rt/73-cvs-daily.tar.gz
Then I am supposed to execute in console:

cd/driver-folder/Module
sudo make
sudo make install
audo modprobe rt73
In the command line, navigate to the folder where the file is. Now the 'tar' at the end of the file means that it is a whole bunch of files linked together so you will have to untar them. The 'gz' after that means it is a zipped file or compressed.

What you need to do is type the command:
sudo tar -zxvf 73-cvs-daily.tar.gz
This unzips the file.

Hopefully it will create new folder from your current directory. Navigate to that folder 'cd [folder name that it unzipped]' and then run the commands

sudo make
sudo make install
sudo modprobe rt73

If that does work, make sure you read the 'readme' that is in the folder. Hope that helps.
 
Old 10-01-2008, 11:14 AM   #6
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Originally Posted by Felixone View Post
Thanks guys. I do not have a start button but I do have some buttons which get me to menus. These are Applications Places System.

The software I have downloaded to Cd is: rt/73-cvs-daily.tar.gz
Then I am supposed to execute in console:

cd/driver-folder/Module
sudo make
sudo make install
audo modprobe rt73

The question is How?

One of the above sites requires me to start again. There is no point. The other assumes knowledge I do not yet possess. But thanks for trying.

I have had a look at what Linux can offer and that intersts me which is why we are where we are. I must tell you I am nearly 87 YOA and still going strong. Look at www.wudja.co.uk

Best wishes Felixone
First, you must extract that compress file

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