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Hi people, After a while of searching I have eventually found the modem driver for my system, one problem is, I DONT KNOW HOW TO INSTALL IT its a Intel 536EP driver in a "tgz" format, I am running Red Hat 9, and using KDE. Please help as I am new to this. Thank you.
Download the file. Suggest moving it to /usr/local/src. Open it and read the readme or install info in the package. The normal routine if its a source package is ./config make and make install. Take special note in the readme if header files are required. If they are you need to ensure that you have the relevant header files for the kernel you are running.
Thanks, but what do you mean by "The normal routine if its a source package is ./config make and make install" and about headers. Sorry but I am completely new to linux and havnt a clue how to install stuff. Thank you.
Because the base system may vary ( that's why Linux is generally very secure) a lot of the drivers and applications need to be compiled around the kernel and compiler you use. Hence a lot of them are released as source files. Depending on the distribution you use and the prevalence of the hardware some of the distros may have a package available. e.g. I use Debian and if a certain piece of hardware is commonly used, say my Realtek network card, then there may be debian version available for install.