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Old 04-30-2002, 02:27 AM   #1
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Install HCF driver from TAR package


Hello all,
I'm trying to install a driver for a HCF modem but I have absolutely no idea what I am doing. I downloaded the TAR package onto a disk while in Windows and it appears to be there when I mount the disk while running Linux BUT the instructions are rather vague and I have never installed anything in Linux! Anyone care to give me a more detailed play by play than the instructions found at:

http://www.mbsi.ca/cnxtlindrv/hcf/install.html

Thanks,
Sam
 
Old 04-30-2002, 07:04 AM   #2
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1. extract the package with "tar -xzf hcflinmodem-<version>.tar.gz"

2. change to the package directory with "cd hcflinmodem-<version>"

3. run "make install" from the top of the package directory.

4. run "hcfconfig" to complete the installation and configure your modem.
 
Old 04-30-2002, 12:42 PM   #3
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Thanks for the reply, but that is exactly the same info I found on the page
http://www.mbsi.ca/cnxtlindrv/hcf/install.html

I was looking for a little more of a detailed explanation because I really am a Newbie and I have virtually no experience with Linux. So now that I have downloaded the driver onto a disk what should I do?

Any help would be greatly appreciated!

Thanks,
Sam
 
Old 04-30-2002, 04:33 PM   #4
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Move the driver from the disk to your home directory and then open a terminal and do step one followed by step two, then you should change to root with the su command and do step three and then step four.............
 
Old 05-02-2002, 01:18 AM   #5
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Thanks for the condescension!

Anyway, what does: 3) run "make install" from the top of the package directory actually entail. I tried typing in "make install" after changing to the package directory (as root)but I'm guessing that this is not what I need to be doing.
Help would be wonderful!
Thanks,
Sam
 
  


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