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Old 04-01-2004, 01:43 AM   #1
stumblefingers
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how do I install hardware driver from cdrom?


I've got a wireless usb adaptor and the linux drivers on CDROM - I've installed redhat 7.2 and have tried on KDE and Gnome to find out how to install. With windows all I have to do is click on the cd and it will open into install. What do I have to do with Linux? I'm baffled!
 
Old 04-01-2004, 05:43 AM   #2
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The drivers will most likely be supplied as a tarball (a file ending in .tar.gz). Copy this file to your hard disk somewhere (e.g. /usr/src). Open a shell, become the superuser, change directory to /usr/src (or wherever you copied the file) and decompress the file with the command "tar xvzf file". This should create a new directory in the current directory. Change directory into this directory. If there is a file called configure then run "./configure && make && make install" or else just run "make && make install". This should compile and install the drivers for your hardware.

Shell commands:
su - become superuser
ls - list contents of a directory
cd directory - change directory to directory
 
Old 04-01-2004, 07:28 AM   #3
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Thanks - I've got a lot to learn about linux - I hoped that this would be as easy as is in in ms windows i.e just click on it.

Are all distributions as long winded and complex as this? Is there an easier method?

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The drivers will most likely be supplied as a tarball (a file ending in .tar.gz). Copy this file to your hard disk somewhere (e.g. /usr/src). Open a shell, become the superuser, change directory to /usr/src (or wherever you copied the file) and decompress the file with the command "tar xvzf file". This should create a new directory in the current directory. Change directory into this directory. If there is a file called configure then run "./configure && make && make install" or else just run "make && make install". This should compile and install the drivers for your hardware.

Shell commands:
su - become superuser
ls - list contents of a directory
cd directory - change directory to directory
 
  


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