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Old 06-21-2004, 06:05 AM   #1
rogleale
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Terminal command problems


Hi All,
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?

Roger
 
Old 06-21-2004, 06:19 AM   #2
Raphael M
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Iīm not sure with suse, but try:

cd into the directory where the package is located ( example: cd /usr/share )

then type:
tar xzvf hsflinmodem-4.06.06.02.tar.gz

Notice xzvf ! not xvzf


tar --help will give you a list of possible arguments


btw: RTFM ( man tar )


Since I donīt use Suse, I canīt help with the driver or yast...., sorry....
 
Old 06-21-2004, 06:33 AM   #3
Baldrick65
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Re: Terminal command problems

Quote:
Originally posted by rogleale
...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...
Roger
Might be a stab in the dark, is tar actually installed?

I don't think that it matters really what order you put the switches in ... for example, I use tar -zxvf <filename.tar.gz> and it works ok.

HTH
Baldrick
 
Old 06-21-2004, 07:41 AM   #4
Raphael M
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Seems to be a little weird....
When I try tax -zxvf it does not work.
When I use xzvf it works fine.
Well, I guess I do not have to understand everything :lol

Last edited by Raphael M; 06-21-2004 at 07:45 AM.
 
  


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