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Old 12-27-2003, 10:13 AM   #1
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I can't install modem drivers


I have got redhat9 running alongside windows xp. I am trying to get my fujitsu fdx310 adsl usb modem to work. I followed a link i was given and managed to download the drivers but due to being very new with computers i am having difficulty with installing them correctly. Please can someone tell me in extremely basic language how i can get this problem solved.

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Old 12-27-2003, 10:21 AM   #2
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What format are the drivers in (rpm, tgz, etc)?
 
Old 12-27-2003, 03:41 PM   #3
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I think tgz but i am not 100%, mate. It calls itself a tar file. I don't know if i made it clear that it works fine in windows. I have a disk with the original drivers on. Would it work if i went to my linux desktop and installed the same drivers?
 
Old 12-27-2003, 04:22 PM   #4
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if it's a tar file, in a console, type tar <filename>.tgz that will uncompress into it's own directory. You can then cd into the directory and normally, it's ./configure, then make, then make install. There should be a readme file in the new directory or an install file (this is a file which gives install details).
 
Old 12-27-2003, 06:13 PM   #5
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When i type tar <filename>.tgz it just puts up helpful suggestions that i can use with the tar command and if i follow the advice it then gives error messages. Can you recommend a common modem i can buy that will work with both operating systems?
 
Old 12-27-2003, 06:18 PM   #6
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Sorry - my mistake, I should have said that you should type tar - xvzf <filename>.tgz to extract.

That will teach me to think harder while typing.
 
  


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