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Old 06-11-2009, 07:18 PM   #1
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installing minicom from desktop


This is a carryover from a different thread in hardware concerning geting a serial port modem conection. I am trying to install minicom from a pendrive as the computer I'm trying to connect has no conection I can't go through the normal route via synaptic or add/remove. There are other posts regarding an identicle problem but the advice always assumes a net connection. I now have an untared minicom on my desktop but can't install it.
 
Old 06-12-2009, 01:25 AM   #2
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You have to use:
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sudo dpkg -i filename.deb
 
Old 06-12-2009, 02:20 AM   #3
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This is getting embarrassing,tried the advice but just tells me "cannot access archive :No such file or directory.
I typed in sudo dpkg -i minicom-2.2.deb
 
Old 06-12-2009, 02:22 AM   #4
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In which case, the file doesn't exist. By untarred; what is the filename? With suffixes?
 
Old 06-12-2009, 05:41 AM   #5
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I sent the downloaded minicom from the pendrive to the desktop. It appeared there as
minicom-2.2tar.gz I right clicked on this and clicked on extract and it apeared as minicom-2.2 I have tried both files in the terminal with sudo dpkg -i filename.deb
As you can probably see I am really just a mousekiteer escapee from MS.
 
Old 06-12-2009, 05:50 AM   #6
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Did you try gdebi?
 
Old 06-12-2009, 06:17 AM   #7
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open a terminal
cd to the folder where minicom-2.2tar.gz is located
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cd /home/yourusername/Desktop
tar -xvzf minicom-2.2tar.gz
cd minicom-2.2
ls
Post the output from the ls command.
 
Old 06-12-2009, 09:27 PM   #8
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Tried cd/username/desktop etc but still comes up with no such file or directory. Have right clicked folder on desktop and looked at "properties" which tells me there is a file at /home/username/desktop and its size is 703.6 kb.
 
Old 06-13-2009, 02:25 AM   #9
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open a terminal
type
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cd /home/username/Desktop
ls
please post the output of all the commands
 
Old 06-13-2009, 08:06 AM   #10
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fit is username and below is the reply I get.

bash: cd: /home/fit/desktop: No such file or directory
 
Old 06-13-2009, 08:25 AM   #11
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Try
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cd /home/fit/Desktop
note the capital "D"
 
Old 06-13-2009, 05:39 PM   #12
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opened terminal.
Shows fit@fit-PC:~$ typed in cd /home/Desktop
Shows fit@fit-PC:~/Desktops$
 
Old 06-13-2009, 05:42 PM   #13
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what is the output from ls
do you see the file?
 
Old 06-13-2009, 06:37 PM   #14
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typed in cd /home/fit/Desktop Is
result fit@fit-PC:~/Desktop$
 
Old 06-13-2009, 06:43 PM   #15
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type the following
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cd /home/fit/Desktop
ls
 
  


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