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Hi guys. I'm really new to Redhat Linux 9 and i'm really hard to understand what people are telling me. Redhat Linux 9 does not recognize my modem. The name of my modem is PCTEL Platinum V. 90 modem. I download the pctel-0.9.6 drivers. I guess when i open up the terminal windows. I have to type some commands. Some people are telling me that i have to be in the location. I'm not sure but i think i have to be in the place where i extract the files to. I don't understand how to get in the location. It seems like what ever i type. I get no such file or directory. Can someone please help me with the modem drivers? I'm a tough person to understand. It would be better if someone e-mail me back right a way. Thank You very much.
Distribution: RH 6.2, Gen2, Knoppix,arch, bodhi, studio, suse, mint
you have to type the full path to the file. that means you
have to know where it is.
find / -name pctel-0.9.6.tar.gz -print
tar zxvf pctel-0.9.6.tar.gz
cd pctelwhatever it is
then you are there, and can begin.
The question you ask me did i download the driver. yes i download. The second question you ask me did i extract it. The answer to that is, I try to. I don't know did i do it right but i gave it my best try. On the other hand, When i open up the Terminal windows. I don't know how to go into the location where i try to extract the files. Can you help me?? Thanks guys.
Open Konqueror or Nautilus, right click the file, you should get the option to exract it.
To navigate in terminals is broadly the same as in Windows/DOS. Try cd (for change directory) /home/name/whatever. Normally things are downloaded to your home directory. so: cd /home/username/directory/file.tar.gz. When you extract the file, there should be a readme.