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Old 05-04-2004, 10:04 AM   #1
mandyrslinux
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Unhappy trouble installing drivers for PCTel chipset


Hiyas
i am new to Linux, and have been trying to get my modem to be recognized. I realize that the PCtel chipset is a proprietary windows modem.

I downloaded the drivers that I needed, but when it came time to install them I got hung up. I unpacked it, and unarchived it. Went through the install instructions, and when it came time to pick the type of chipset I was using, I kept getting the message, cant find the appropriate source in $PATH, now I realize that is an environment variable, but how do I find out what I need to do next to get my modem recognized by linux. I would go buy a different one, but well, that is just not an option at this point, so working with what I have. Any information regarding this will be so much appreciated and helpful.

Thank you all in advance for help
 
Old 05-04-2004, 10:29 AM   #2
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Please do not post the same thread in more than one forum. Picking the most relevant forum and posting it once there makes it easier for other members to help you and keeps the discussion all in one place.

http://www.linuxquestions.org/rules.php

Other thread can be found here: http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...hreadid=177682
 
Old 05-04-2004, 10:44 AM   #3
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Thread split off, the thread you replied to was over 3 years old. When asking a questions like this, usually best to just start a new thread. Regards.

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Please do not post the same thread in more than one forum. Picking the most relevant forum and posting it once there makes it easier for other members to help you and keeps the discussion all in one place.

http://www.linuxquestions.org/rules.php

Other thread can be found here: http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...hreadid=177682

I am confused by this, first you say to start a new thread for asking this type of question since the other thread was 3 years old? And then you tell me that I have to keep my post in the old thread only even though its possible that no one will reply to it because it is so old? Maybe you Moderators should delete threads more than 3 years old....
 
Old 05-04-2004, 12:22 PM   #4
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Threads are only ever deleted in extreme circumstances. This site is a resource for help - deleting threads would mean that the information is unavailable.

If a thread is 3 years old, it is far better to start a new post and say, in that post, that you followed the information in the old post and it didn't work or you need clarification and then provide a link to that post (or the post title if you have less than 5 posts.

Replying to an old post means that your post is likely to be skipped over because of the age of the original. Trickykid did you a favour by splitting your post off to make a new thread - it means it is less likely to be overlooked. He did this to save you the trouble of creating your own.

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