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Old 11-11-2004, 08:10 AM   #1
mib2k
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Question Modem trouble


Hi guys. I'm gonna give you a short description of my Linux knoledge so that you will know who you're dealing with...

I have been working i\with computers for about 10 years but all my work has been Windows related only. I started out with MS-DOS and grew along with Windows 3.1, 3.11, 95 Beta, 95, 98, 98se, ME, 2000, XP, XP SP1.

and

10 hours ago was the first time i ever installed a Linux Based OS that was Linux SUSE Professional 9.1, All went ok with the instalation but i have a little problem setting up the modem...

I have the driver i need downloaded but i hav no clue whatsoever on how to install it...

Ok this is my configuration
AMD Sempron 2200+
ASUS A7V8X-X
512 MB RAM
80GB hard disk
128 MB Geforce 4


I am compleetly new to linux so pleas have patience with me and guide me step by step, if you can, and tell me how to set up my modem.
It's an internal modem

These packages need to be installed
Intel-536ep

that's the message that i get
The modem is allready detected but it's not configured and when i try to configure it i get the message i just wrote above. I have downloaded the following driver package

Intel536EP_460-1-S82.tgz

how do i install it.

Thnaks
 
Old 11-11-2004, 08:39 AM   #2
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i think you need to uncompress the driver you have and read the installation instruction

try this (at console pls)
tar -xvzf Intel536EP_460-1-S82.tgz
 
Old 11-11-2004, 08:48 AM   #3
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i unpacked it and then what... there's a couple of files and one fo them is executable but nothing happens when i try to click on it...
any suggestions?
 
Old 11-11-2004, 10:14 AM   #4
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any README file?.
 
Old 11-11-2004, 12:53 PM   #5
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This is what the readme file says concerning instalation... the thing is i'm using a GUI and i don't know how to get to the console thing the basic command thing... i can see where i have unpacked the files but i don't know how to do what it says... i all ready admited i'm an IDIOT when it comes to LINUX so bare with me...


3. INSTALLATION

Prerequisites:
1. root access
2. bash shell to run install scripts
3. a 536EP modem
4. KERNEL SOURCE HEADERS FOR THE KERNEL YOU ARE RUNNING.
and programming development tools installed as well

6 steps to install
1. login as ROOT
2. extract the archive into a directory with "tar -zxvf <archivename>.tgz"
3. cd into the directory it created.
4. Type: make clean
5. Type: make 536ep
6. Type: make install

how do i do that... i tryed to execute these comands form run command link but without success...
 
Old 11-11-2004, 01:45 PM   #6
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First install the following: The "kernel source code" and the "gcc compiler" ( Go to the "Control Center" select "YAST2 modules" and then "Software" and then "Install/Remove Software" and do a search on the "kernel-source" and "gcc". Select those to and press accept.

Extract the archive (e.g. to the desktop)
Open the folder and select Tools > Open Terminal
Type into the terminal the following: "make clean", then "make 536ep" and then "make install"
Your modem should now be installed.
Take a look also at this pages: http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...hreadid=251097
and
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...hreadid=251773

It took me a while to do this, but my internet is running now.

Hope this helps.
 
Old 11-11-2004, 06:23 PM   #7
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ok guys i installed all the components that were speciffied but when i open the terminal and i try to execute the make clean commnad i get the following answer:

bash: make: command not found


what can i do...
 
Old 11-11-2004, 08:19 PM   #8
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first of all, are sure you are in source directory (the directory where you unpack the driver tarball). to verify type 'pwd' . if you are not in the directory do

su - root
<password>
pwd - you should get '/root'
cd /path/to/your/source/directory/
pwd - to verify
make clean
make 536ep
make instal

done !!l
 
Old 11-11-2004, 08:23 PM   #9
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just for your info & learning.....

http://linuxcommand.org/
 
Old 11-12-2004, 06:52 PM   #10
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i did all you said
i'm in the right folder but i still get that error message when i get to the make commmand...
i'm lost guys...


bash: make: command not found


sorry for bugging you so much but i would realy like to be able to use the internet while i'm using Linux too... coz wuit frankly i'm sick and tired of Microsoft and all thier crap... and i want to get the knowwhow to ba able to relay strictly on Linux...
 
Old 11-13-2004, 05:48 AM   #11
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Go to the install software in Yast2. Search for "automake" and "make". Install those and it should work

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