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Old 02-09-2008, 01:11 AM   #1
Witness
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Exclamation Installing wvdial_1.56-1.2_i386.deb with dpkg - help


Hi folks, I'm new to this, and to this forum, could use some help,Have downloaded this Deb file and am trying to install it on my:
Freespire 2.0 machine.
wvdial_1.56-1.2_i386.deb
with dpkg

havent been able to connect my modem to the net and after reading a number of threads, this little program was used by many to overcome modem identity problems, so here I am

This is what comes up when i use Konsole:

pedro@Wilderness3:~$ sudo dpkg -i wvdial_1.56-1.2_i386.deb
Password:
dpkg: error processing wvdial_1.56-1.2_i386.deb (--install):
cannot access archive: No such file or directory
Errors were encountered while processing:
wvdial_1.56-1.2_i386.deb

Help anyone

Cheers all
Pedro
 
Old 02-09-2008, 03:25 AM   #2
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If it's a PCI modem you first need to compile drivers for the modem. Using the scanModem tool from here will produce a bunch of information to get the job done.
Make sure to use the version of wvdial that your distribution uses by default by going to it's repositories and download it. Make sure to be in the directory containing the wvdial.deb file when issuing dpkg install command.
With the proper package when you issue the dpkg -i command for wvdial, you should get a dependency error where dpkg will give a list of packages that need to be installed first before wvdial can be installed. Download all the packages it needs as dependencies from your specific version of Ubuntu's repositories and install them first and try again to install wvdial.
 
Old 02-09-2008, 11:05 PM   #3
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Thanks Junior Hacker, Will go through these things and post back my results.
Again , Cheers. Pedro
 
  


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