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?
Originally posted by nhs
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.
su - become superuser
ls - list contents of a directory
cd directory - change directory to directory