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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.
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.
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.