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Old 09-20-2004, 07:08 AM   #1
kickidiot
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Problem in installtion MODEM Driver (SUSE 9.1 personal)


I am very new to linux:
First time I installed the suse 9.1 personal.
I liked its appearence and media.
First I stuck with dual boot problem but with help on forum I overcome it.
Now I can use computer in terminal mode and also work in root.
I is very exciting to learn it.
Till now I can install one RPM file.

I want to use internet in Linux environment.
SUSE 9.1 personal detected the modem but unable to install the driver, I have winmodem -- pctel(HSP modem).
When i am going to run makefile.am or makefile.in, its all open in text mode. I have no idea to complie or run this file and make driver work.
Is any external complier can compile these file in SUSE 9.1 personal
lets me get out of problem, so i can enjoy internet with linux.
 
Old 09-20-2004, 09:32 AM   #2
Baldrick65
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For the quick and easy way to install from source:
Code:
tar -zxvf <filename>.tar.gz
cd <filename>
./configure
make
su
make install
Just make sure to read any README or INSTALL files first. And to get drivers for most "winmodems", surf over to linmodems.org

If it's an rpm you're trying to install, try this
Code:
rpm -Uvh <filename>.rpm
HTH
Baldrick

Last edited by Baldrick65; 09-20-2004 at 09:34 AM.
 
  


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