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Old 02-25-2005, 12:57 PM   #1
wally58
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unpack it with what?


Greetings:

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.
 
Old 02-25-2005, 01:11 PM   #2
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Apparently there are two versions of this card...if yours uses the Atheros chipset then use the drivers at http://madwifi.otaku42.de/

If your uses the other chipset (Marvell w8300) then stick with ndiswrapper.

Have you tried unzipping the package?
Code:
unzip packagename
If not, then cabextract is at http://freshmeat.net/projects/cabextract/
 
Old 02-25-2005, 01:14 PM   #3
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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.
 
Old 02-25-2005, 01:19 PM   #4
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Fedora usally comes with unzip might try searching the cd's for the rpm. if you can't find it google the linux source for unzip.
 
Old 02-25-2005, 02:02 PM   #5
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Quote:
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.
 
Old 03-02-2005, 10:10 AM   #6
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Greetings,

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.

Thanks
 
  


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