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I've been looking around for a few days on the net and I have found some information regarding winmodems and linux. I have Slack 8.0 running with the latest KDE and I have the intent of getting on the internet. Well, problem is, I have a winmodem, not a REAL modem. As far as I know, and I don't know much about Linux, this is my second week or so working with it, Slackware doesn't have embedded RPM handling support, so I can't just install the drivers I found (ltmodem-6.00b14.tar.gz), I have to compile them into the kernel. So, I download the Linux 2.2.19 kernel (same as what was in my slack install, linux-2.2.19.tar.bz2) I try to open it with tar, and it says
"tar: hmm, doesn't look like a tar archive
tar: skipping to next file header
tar: only read 7032 bytes from archive
tar: error is not recoverable: exiting now "
So, I'm kinda at a loss here...I don't have the $$ to buy a modem at this time, so I would like to get my 56k up and running on Linux because I would like to gradually phase out Windows 98 and run just Linux and the Xserver. Any ideas???
ARGH! the file won't decompress, and I've tried over a bizilion ways... is there anyway I can get RPM support in slack? That would require one hell of alot less monkeying around with sources and compiling...