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Old 06-25-2004, 04:03 AM   #1
mitchb
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how to compile


hello, im really a linux newbie, as my professor was saying im was born as a windows baby how do i compile from source? i really put in credit to this site becuase replies are faster and accurate here i also have a small problem. my modem cant be detected. its an internal smart link modem how can i make this active? thanks a bunch in advance
 
Old 06-25-2004, 04:23 AM   #2
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To install a program from source:
uncompress the package
cd into the new folder created by the uncrompressing
./configure (then hit enter)
make (then hit enter)
su (then hit enter)
type in the root password (hit enter)
make install
 
Old 06-25-2004, 04:41 AM   #3
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Hello,

For your modem problem, see this page
Note that The Linux Documentation Project is a web site where you'll find a lot of helpfull doc

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Old 06-25-2004, 06:18 AM   #4
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Hi

As regards your modem issue, do you know if it is a "WinModem"? I heard that WinModems don't work easily (or at all) in Linux since they expect the CPU to do much of their processing, and this functionality is usually bound up in Windows-only drivers...

IMHO it is much easier to get an external "real" modem working with Linux than it is to use an internal one.

Anyway, googling for "linux winmodem" might help.
 
Old 06-25-2004, 06:20 AM   #5
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http://linmodems.org/ - this site may help - see if your modem is listed and see if it is supported. If no, I'd suggest buying an external, serial modem. They all work with Linux and are a bit more reliable. They are also pretty cheap.
 
  


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