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Old 11-14-2004, 11:24 AM   #1
Ultwe
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Question Installing Fujitsu FDX310 modem on Mandrake 10.0, Console newbie


Hi all

Having taken the plunge and installed Linux (Mandrake 10.0) on one of my computers, I am trying to connect it to the Net using my FDX310 modem.

Found the driver at //dsl-linux.tripod.com/index/

Now, the instruction says to:
- Untar the file (done)
- Go to the save location directory and type
make

This is where I have a problem: I cannot get it. Probably because I am new to using a console and I am making a mistake, but here goes.
- I go to the directory so that the content of it is listed.
- I then type "make" (no quotes) and get : make: *** No targets specified and no makefile found. (there is a file called "makefile" in the directory).
- I tried "make makefile" the console opens a new prompt line, without any other activity.
- I type "make install" and get: make: *** No rule to make target 'install'. Stop.


Where am I going wrong??

Damien
 
Old 11-17-2004, 12:26 PM   #2
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compiling from the command line

First off, if you're using the generic semi-secured install of Mandrake 10.0 then you probably can't run 'make' as a normal user. You'll need to login as root first. Second, you need to configure the package/application that you want to install first so that make knows how to compile the code. Follow these steps from the command line to do all of the above:
[list=1][*]su -root (This is short for the "sudo" command which allows you to change users from the command line)[*](Enter root's password when prompted)[*]change to the directory that you've untarred the application or package to. Type 'ls' to list the contents of that directory and make sure there is a file named 'configure' - If there isn't, you may need to read any 'README' or 'INSTALL' file in that directory for further installation instructions[*]./configure[*]make[*]make install[*]exit (To log out as root and back to your normal user id)[/list=1]

If this doesn't work for you then you'll need to probably read up more on exactly how to get your application installed. Sometimes drivers for ethernet cards and such need to be compiled as modules for the kernel, or loaded statically by the kernel at boot which is a whole different ball of wax for you to tackle.
 
Old 11-17-2004, 12:29 PM   #3
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Oh, I skipped over your part about the directory already having a 'makefile' in it. In this case, skip the "./configure" step I outlined above. Everything else should work fine if you're logged in as 'root' though.
 
Old 11-18-2004, 04:59 PM   #4
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Thank you for the help

Not there yet (still typing this on the Windows machine ) but I made lots of progress


Damien

I will get there... I will it!!!
 
  


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