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Old 12-12-2010, 04:27 PM   #46
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  1. Create a temporary folder in your home folder.
  2. Extract the downloaded zip file into the temporary folder using a GUI archiving application.
  3. run "sudo cp path/to/your/temporary/folder/* /lib/firmware"

You might want to see the LinuxCommand tutorial liked to in my sig for command line basics.
 
Old 12-12-2010, 04:36 PM   #47
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  1. Create a temporary folder in your home folder.
  2. Extract the downloaded zip file into the temporary folder using a GUI archiving application.
  3. run "sudo cp path/to/your/temporary/folder/* /lib/firmware"

You might want to see the LinuxCommand tutorial liked to in my sig for command line basics.
im getting more confused.extracting a file should be no more the a right click?


i downloaded the 2 file then dragged and droped them in folder then i extract here on both files, then i c/p sudo cp path/to/your/temporary/folder/* /lib/firmware in terminal and got.

cannot stat `path/to/your/temporary/folder/*': No such file or directory

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Old 12-12-2010, 05:09 PM   #48
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im getting more confused.extracting a file should be no more the a right click?
A right click on what?

Either go to Accesories->Archive Manager and open the file, or select to open the file with Archive Manager or file-roller in your browser.

And does it really end in .zip?
 
Old 12-12-2010, 05:34 PM   #49
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im used to windows in windows you just right click on file and extract it anywhere you want.


none of this is here.

Either go to Accesories->Archive Manager and open the file, or select to open the file with Archive Manager or file-roller in your browser.


no

Archive Manager


or

file-roller


and no they end in tar.gz

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Old 12-12-2010, 05:46 PM   #50
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I got my Linux Mint 10 system running.

On the desktop there is an icon for your home folder. Double click on that. It is just like Windows Explorer.

Navigate to the file.

Put your mouse pointer over the icon for the file and right click on the mouse. A menu will pop up.

Go down to "Extract Here" and click on that.

That will extract the file.
 
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Old 12-12-2010, 06:01 PM   #51
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i know how to extract here but the directions say extract to /lib/firmware/
 
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You can always copy them once they are extracted.
 
Old 12-12-2010, 06:15 PM   #53
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all i can do is download the 2 files then open them drag and drop them to /lib/firmware/

but its still no good?

after extracting the 2 files i get 2 folders named b43 and
b43 legacy i drag and drop them to /lib/firmware/

then go to terminal put in sudo cp -r ~/wireless/* /lib/firmware/

restart com still no good.

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Old 12-12-2010, 06:20 PM   #54
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I thought you were going to extract the files, remember? Once they are extracted, just like in Windows, there will be the original archive file and the files that were in the archive file, just like in Windows.

There is nothing in this step that is any different than Windows using WinZip for example.

Once you extract the files you will have to do what is in reply #45. sudo cp etc.

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Old 12-12-2010, 06:46 PM   #55
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Musky,
I deleted the lengthy post running you through the ringer.

Plain and simple, you don't want help, you want someone to fix your problem for you. You should contact a qualified company in your area that has experience with Linux and pay them to fix your problem. Don't get ripped off though, it should be a 15 minute fix.

It could have been a 15 minute fix you could have done had you actually had any desire to learn and grow your computer knowledge.

Linux is just as easy as Windows (I even think more so), but either system requires some commitment. As I told you in post #10 of this thread, We must all choose to be a part of our own solution.

It is time for you to make that choice Musky.

Being rude isn't my intention. I'm sorry but I think this needed to be said.

I truly HTH,
Dave
 
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Musky,
I deleted the lengthy post running you through the ringer.

Plain and simple, you don't want help, you want someone to fix your problem for you. You should contact a qualified company in your area that has experience with Linux and pay them to fix your problem. Don't get ripped off though, it should be a 15 minute fix.

It could have been a 15 minute fix you could have done had you actually had any desire to learn and grow your computer knowledge.

Linux is just as easy as Windows (I even think more so), but either system requires some commitment. As I told you in post #10 of this thread, We must all choose to be a part of our own solution.

It is time for you to make that choice Musky.

Being rude isn't my intention. I'm sorry but I think this needed to be said.

I truly HTH,
Dave
wow not cool ..yes im having issues but it is different then windows alot different..when i extract file it does not give me the option of extracting to any folder of my choice like windows does.it only says extract here.so in short yes i am trying but if you dont want to help and just insult me then .i say thanks but it,s just to much for you i guess thanks for the help you have given.


i have extracted the 2 files .now i have 2 folders on my desktop i c/p them to /lib/firmware/ then ran the command in terminal and same thing.

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Old 12-12-2010, 07:20 PM   #57
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:-)
You are absolutely correct...
It's all my fault.

It's my fault you have been given 4 different methods to repair your computer.
It's my fault that you didn't understand how to proceed.
It's my fault that others and myself spent 2+ pages of posts trying to explain how to run a command.
It's my fault you finally accomplished that goal.
It's my fault the steps you need to perform were cut and pasted giving you all the info you needed.

I haven't insulted anyone, merely I have pointed out my take on an ongoing problem with any number of forums.

As I read and type this from my laptop running Linux (connected via wireless), I realize you are absolutely right, this problem is too much for me.

Good Luck
Dave
 
Old 12-12-2010, 07:31 PM   #58
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PLEASE use proper capitalization, proper punctuation, no SMS shortand, and most of all STAY ON TOPIC!

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and no they end in tar.gz
Then it's not a zip file. It's a "tarball", the popular Unix alternative to zip.

tar is an archive format. It takes a directory tree and encodes it into a single file for easy distribution. Unlike zip, it nas no built-in compression.

gzip is a compression format. It takes a single file and makes it smaller.

So a .tar.gz file is a tar archive that has been compressed with gzip.

Now some essential commands:

The "cd" command: change the current directory.

"cd Downloads" run in your home dir will go to /home/<your username>/Downloads.

".." means parent directory. So running "cd .." in /home/<your username>/Downloads will take you to /home/<your username>.

The "ls" command: list contents of the current directory.

Use "ls -a" to list hidden files (in Linux hidden files are just files whose name begins with a dot), too, and "ls -l" for a detailed format.

The "gzip" command: compress a file using gzip.

Use "gzip -d filename" do decompress a .gz file.

The "tar" command: manage tar archives.

Use "tar cf myarchive.tar file1 file2 myfolder" to create an archive containing "file1", "file2", and "myfolder".

Use "tar xf archive.tar" to extract it into the current directory.
 
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Old 12-12-2010, 07:45 PM   #59
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Thanks for the break down.You are correct, i feel like throwing this computor in the trash,and yes it,s close.All im saying is i followed the instructions and still nothing.Here are some screen shots.

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2-then the lib folder


3-then the 2 folders cp to the lib folder
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I thought you're supposed to put them in /lib/firmware, not /lib.
 
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