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First off I would like to thank LQ and all its contributers for getting me this far in my odyssey toward linux enlightenment. It's quite a trip.
The distribution I'm using is FC3.
I'm trying to get a wireless adaper card(D-link DWL-G510) working. So far i have ndiswrapper installed an am ready to install the drivers, i fetched the driver package recomended by the sourceforge card list page. The install page recomends i unpack the package with unzip/cabextract/unshield, that is where I'm stuck. I can't find this utilitiy anywhere on my machine.
I did extract the package in file manager and browsed the resulting file and lo and behold not a INF, SYS, or BIN file in sight.
I would appreciate any help on how to proceed.
The only positive attribute of ignorance is that it can be cured.
Thanks in advance.
What is the name of the file you are trying to extract? The reason I'm asking is that if it is a zipped file (.zip), then you can extract it in Linux with unzip filename.zip. However, if it is a .exe file, you'll probably have to extract in in Windows since those are self-extracting and the binary portion can't run under Linux. It might run using WINE, but I've never tried that.
Originally posted by Hangdog42 What is the name of the file you are trying to extract? The reason I'm asking is that if it is a zipped file (.zip), then you can extract it in Linux with unzip filename.zip. However, if it is a .exe file, you'll probably have to extract in in Windows since those are self-extracting and the binary portion can't run under Linux. It might run using WINE, but I've never tried that.
Rubbish - even self extracting executables can be unzipped using the command line tool.
Hell, even the compressed quake files used be deice.exe can be unzipped using LHA.
I would like to thank all the contributers to this thread for their help and guidance, it is appreciated very much.
I think my problem stems from not understanding the command line and how to use it. Time for me to do some skull sweat.