I am trying to make the change to Linux with Suse Pro 9.0, and so far I am very impressed with the way it picked up all my hardware, except the Canon i850 printer which I understand will never be usable under Linux unless I learn Japanese!
My big problem is that I can make no progress in installing my modem driver, because I just don't understand the use of terminal commands. Please don't say RTFM, I have tried to no avail.
I have an Olitec PCI modem. I have downloaded the driver for Suse, a tar gz file.
I have kept the tar file on my desktop, and also copied it into my home/bin directory.
In either of these places, if I open a terminal, and enter tar xvzf hsflinmodem-4.06.06.02.tar.gz I get the response "No such directory" but the file title is correct.
Starting from the tar file in my home/bin, what commands should I type to install this driver?
On another note, in Yast, where the modem is selected as 'other', I try to change the initialising chain that Olitec says should be used, AT&F, the modem does not respond, and the log shows that Suse sent ATD to the modem. How could I make Suse use AT&F?