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Old 05-24-2003, 02:40 PM   #16
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you don't even want to know how many times i read the installation notes and tryed to install the drivers. I'm getting these errors like you can't believe. It's unreal. I put the CD in my drive after Redhat boots up and it automatically loads. Then i hit the extract button. I extract it to home/dsanta or something like that. If you want i can get you the right name for that. I been posting on this post and 2 other ones. I'm follwing the instructions and everything i type in at the terminal. I get errors. Can you guys please help me? Thanks.
 
Old 05-24-2003, 04:29 PM   #17
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you didn't have a space before that slash in the find
command
find space / space -name space <filename> space -print
 
Old 05-24-2003, 05:10 PM   #18
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ok i finally had that part. now this part. tar zxvf pctel-0.9.6.tar.gz

no such file name or directory. Whansard- Did i type that tar command right? Thank You.. I'm going to congradulate you if you help me get my modem up and running in Redhat today. I tryed 2 or 3 other places and i still had no clue. So can you answer that command for me? I'm trying to do this one step at a time so i don't get lost.
 
Old 05-24-2003, 05:36 PM   #19
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I think this might help too. The previous command before the tar command. I typed. cd /where/file/is. The same thing as the tar command. no such file or directory. I thought that might help too. Are you guys doing this as we go along? Are you guys sitting at your computer in the terminal? Thanks
 
Old 05-24-2003, 05:40 PM   #20
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you have to be, we you don't have to be, but for our
purposes, is the file in /home/<yourname> ?
you cd /path without the filename in that.
if find showed the file as /home/bob/file.tar.gz
then you
cd /home/bob
then
tar zxvf file.tar.gz
 
Old 05-24-2003, 05:43 PM   #21
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if you are doing this from a terminal inside X, you can
select all the text output from the terminal with the mouse
then click the middle mouse button, or both the left and
right at the same time, and it will paste the text where
the cursor is. that way you could show us the output
exactly what you are getting, so we could tell you exactly
what to type.
 
Old 05-24-2003, 05:55 PM   #22
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I'm using Windows XP to connect to the internet. I have a daul boot with Redhat and Windows XP. I can't use Redhat to connect to the internet and post because it does not recognize my modem. I really don't understand your last 2 postes. I think i'm getting kind of confused again. Just like in the other places where i was posting and i was getting lost.
 
Old 05-24-2003, 06:06 PM   #23
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you know what directories or folders are right? they
have those in windows.
the file you downloaded is in some folder that you
saved it to, but we don't know where that is. so we
were typing commands to try to find out where it is.

we have to know where it is to type the right tar command.
the find command would show where the file is.
if it shows /home/bob/pctel.tar.gz then
the file is IN /home/bob/
if find shows /root/pctel.tar.gz then
the file is in root.
the command to get you in the directory with the
file is cd
cd /root/ or cd /home/bob or
whatever find told you the file was in.

then when you get there with the cd command

you run tar which is a command (tar is for tape archiver(
zxvf which are options z for uncompress with gzip,x for
extract, v for verbose-tell me what is going on, f for
filename to follow.
so
tar zxvf pctel.tar.gz will extract a file named pctel.tar.gz
it's a lot like a zip file.

you can type ls
after you enter a directory to list the files there, to see
if the pctel file is there, and the exact name of it.

Last edited by whansard; 05-24-2003 at 06:08 PM.
 
Old 05-24-2003, 06:13 PM   #24
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The only thing i know i have the driver on CD and it's not on my hard drive. Can you help me? I feel kind of lost. I just told you where the driver is it's on a CD.
 
Old 05-24-2003, 06:20 PM   #25
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ouch, well that's different.
depending on the version of linux you are using, it may
or may not load the cdrom automatically.

try this from a terminal with the cdrom in the first cdrom
drive

mount /mnt/cdrom
mkdir /work
cp /mnt/cdrom/pctel.tar.gz /work
(use the correct name of the file in the above command)
cd /work
tar zxvf pctel.tar.gz
(use the correct filename in the above)

i expect that the mount command is unnecessary,
if the find command before was finding the file.
was it in /mnt/cdrom/pctel.tar.gz ?
 
Old 05-24-2003, 06:41 PM   #26
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ok i tryed this command. mount /mnt/work. This is the message i got. mount: can't find /mnt/work in /etc/fstab or /etc/mtab. I had no other choice but to put it on CD. I had to download the driver using Windows XP. How can i get a driver on Redhat Linux 9 when it does not recognize my modem? So the only choice was left is to put it on CD. Do you have something i can do for my modem to work in Redhat without me going out to buy a new modem?
 
Old 05-24-2003, 07:06 PM   #27
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Can i ever get my modem working in Redhat when i have the driver on CD? Please reply back. Thanks.
 
Old 05-24-2003, 07:09 PM   #28
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you're getting the commands typed in wrong.

mount is a command to load filesystems. fstab
is where filesystem stuff is put. it was telling there are
not settings for /mnt/work.
i told you to type mount /mnt/cdrom
not mount /mnt/work

the mkdir /work
was to make a place to put the file
the mount /mnt/cdrom
was to make sure your cdrom was accessable
the cp command
was to copy the tar.gz file to the /work place to
have room to work on the file.
do the stuff just like it's typed in the post before
except where i put pctel.tar.gz, put the exact name of
your file.
 
Old 05-24-2003, 07:33 PM   #29
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ok... now this command. I know i did not get this one wrong. This is what i typed mkdir /work. This is the message i got. cannot create directory '/work': permission denied. What's up with that? Why did it deny? Please reply back. Thank You.
 
Old 05-24-2003, 07:35 PM   #30
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you have to be logged in as root.
 
  


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