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Old 09-19-2010, 10:16 AM   #31
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Dear Jdkaye,

When I go to Terminal and type the commands it always shows a error message. I wasn't sure if I had to put the pate of the file before so I did one time and the other I didn't. This is what showed up when I DID put the path infront of the file:

@jetso-laptop:~$ tar zxvf OS/LINUX/hybrid-portsrc-x86_32-v5.60.48.36.tar.gz tar:
OS/LINUX/hybrid-portsrc-x86_32-v5.60.48.36.tar.gz: Cannot open: No such file or directory
tar: Error is not recoverable: exiting now
tar: Child returned status 2
tar: Exiting with failure status due to previous errors
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Now without the file path infront:

jetso@jetso-laptop:~$ tar zxvf hybrid-portsrc-x86_32-v5.60.48.36.tar.gz
tar: hybrid-portsrc-x86_32-v5.60.48.36.tar.gz: Cannot open: No such file or directory
tar: Error is not recoverable: exiting now
tar: Child returned status 2
tar: Exiting with failure status due to previous errors
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This is really frustrating me. I am pretty sure that once I get this, not only will I get the internet working, but also will help me out alot in my future of using Ubuntu
 
Old 09-19-2010, 10:28 AM   #32
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I don't thing you are doing it right. If the file is on your Desktop go to your termain and type

cd Desktop

if the file isn't on your Desktop then cd to the directory where it is at.

then

tar xvzf hybrid-portsrc-x86_32-v5.60.48.36.tar.gz

Assumming that hybrid-portsrc-x86_32-v5.60.48.36.tar.gz is the file name

Now a little about what you are doing

Tar is a archiver that simular to zip, rar. It puts all the files into a 1 big file.
files with .tar is a tar archive

when you have .tar.gz the .gz part of it indicates that it was filtered through gunzip. So its a compressed tarball another words to make it smaller. If you see something simular to tar.bzip2 then it was archived with tar and compress with bzip.

some of the most common tar options

x - extracts files
c - creates a tar archive
v - verbose saying what is it doing
z - filter archive through gunzip
j - filter archive through bzip
f - file name of the archive

This post is to show you how to extract files from command line. After you extract it you have to go into the folder it extracted and read a readme or futher instructions. Post back if you need further help.

Hope this helps out a little.

Last edited by jmc1987; 09-19-2010 at 10:31 AM.
 
Old 09-19-2010, 10:52 AM   #33
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Ok, so I went into terminal and typed in "cd desktop" the output came back that there is no directory named desktop. So I went to the file, right-clicked and went to properties and it said it was in "/home/jetso/desktop" (Which is weird because when I installed Ubuntu I never made a /home) So I then typed "cd /home/jetso/desktop" The same thing showed up saying there is no directory under that name. I am very sorry about all this, but I am new to Ubuntu.
 
Old 09-19-2010, 10:55 AM   #34
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lol
I remember when I had such issues

it should be /home/jetso/Desktop
capital D

cd /home/jetso/Desktop
tar -xzvf name_of_pkg.tar.gz

the command "ls" will show you whats in your home directory to
ls

ls -a
ls -al

and cant you just get it installed thru Synaptic pkg manager?
http://jetpackweb.com/blog/2009/10/2...adcom-bcm4312/
http://jetpackweb.com/blog/2010/04/3...adcom-bcm4312/

Last edited by linus72; 09-19-2010 at 10:59 AM.
 
Old 09-19-2010, 11:18 AM   #35
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Hi Jetso,
You need to learn about Linux filesystems. This is causing you trouble now but once you learn it you will laugh just like Linus72. Take 20 minutes to learn them now and it will save you endless hassles and make you feel powerful!!!
You can find one tutorial here The linux filesystem is discussed in Section 2. Just take the time to read it and you'll probably understand your mistakes. Then come back if you need any further help.
ciao,
jdk
 
Old 09-19-2010, 12:32 PM   #36
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Haha, Thanks, It worked. But I need help with one more thing.... What do I do know. I was able to CD the drive, then ran the tar xzvf command, but now what? The extracted file showed up on my desktop, but now I am unsure what to do. I believe that this is the last step, and I'm almost there! So now what do I do? How do I actually install the driver?
 
Old 09-19-2010, 12:34 PM   #37
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How do I actually install the driver?
Well, you start with reading the readme and install files in the directory.


Kind regards
 
Old 09-19-2010, 02:23 PM   #38
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Have you actually tried the driver provided by the kernel (i.e. b43)?
 
Old 09-19-2010, 02:24 PM   #39
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Okay, So I oped the README file that was extracted. The first thing it said to do was to untar the file, which I had already done. After that I read on to the Install part of the README and the first thing it said to do was:

1: Remove any other drivers for the Broadcom wireless device.


There are several open source drivers that are used to drive Broadcom 802.11
chips such as b43 and ssb. They will conflict with this driver and need
to be uninstalled before this driver can be installed. Any previous
revisions of the wl driver also need to be removed.
lsm
Note: On some systems such as Ubuntu 9.10, the ssb module may load during
boot even though it is blacklisted (see note under Common Issues on how to
resolve this). Nevertheless, ssb still must be removed
(by hand or script) before wl is loaded. The wl driver will not function
properly if ssb the module is loaded.

# lsmod | grep "b43\|ssb\|wl"

If any of these are installed, remove them:
# rmmod b43
# rmmod ssb
# rmmod wl

To blacklist these drivers and prevent them from loading in the future:
# echo "blacklist ssb" >> /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf
# echo "blacklist b43" >> /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf

I typed in the lsmod command that it said to type to find out if any other drivers were on. and got this:

jetso@jetso-laptop:~$ lsmod | grep "b43\|ssb\|wl"
b43 163523 0
mac80211 205146 1 b43
cfg80211 126517 2 b43,mac80211
led_class 2864 2 b43,sdhci
ssb 38671 1 b43

(All b43 and ssb were bold and red) I figured that I needed to blacklist ssb and b43, so I did what it said to blacklist it. This is what happened:

etso@jetso-laptop:~$ echo "blacklist ssb" >>/etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf
bash: /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf: Permission denied

I know that I am definitely alot farther than I was at the beginning of the day, so thank you very much for that. What now?

Last edited by Jetso; 09-19-2010 at 02:26 PM.
 
Old 09-19-2010, 03:25 PM   #40
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Please do not double-post - I merged your two (VERY!) closely
related threads into one.
 
Old 09-19-2010, 03:30 PM   #41
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Please do not double-post - I merged your two (VERY!) closely
related threads into one.
Okay, I'm sorry, I tend to get impatient. The problem is, everytime I try to help my self, something goes wrong, or I get confused. I think part of it is because I'm new to Linux. I'm getting more used to it, though, and understanding the diffrences between Ubuntu and Windows, and the pro's and con's of each. I'm sorry about the double post.
 
  


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