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Old 03-16-2005, 07:44 AM   #1
Bish Bash
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Newbie unable to extract modem driver to directory in SUSE 9.2 Personal


Can anyone please help this newbie understand how to extract a modem driver to a directory in SUSE 9.2 personal.

Ive downloaded the required driver from intel site to usb drive, but as im new to linux im having trouble getting it to the right place to make my modem work and get online to enjoy the full power of linux.
 
Old 03-16-2005, 07:54 AM   #2
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To keep it easy: Right-click the file in Konqueror and select 'Extract -> Extract here'

If you would like us to help any further, you need to provide some better information (which modem, filename of the driver etc. )
 
Old 03-16-2005, 08:10 AM   #3
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Thanks, all i know is the driver file name is Intel 536 ep and the instructions ask me to extract it into a directory with "tar - zxvf <archivename>.tgz"
 
Old 03-16-2005, 08:15 AM   #4
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So you have the information already

The instructions you have will do the same but from command-line. Once you unpacked the archive, you'll probably find further information on how to proceed inside.
 
Old 03-16-2005, 08:32 AM   #5
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so i right click in Konquerer and extract> extract here> and type in "tar-zxvf intel 536 ep.tgz

and this will extract the file to where? its own directory?

sorry to be stupid and ask simple questions, but this is a new way of thinking for me compared to the old easy windows
 
Old 03-16-2005, 08:39 AM   #6
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No, either click or type

Method 1:
- Open Konqueror (the 'blue house'), it will take you to your homedirectory
- Change to the folder where you saved <archivename>.tgz
- Right-click on <archivename>.tgz and select 'Extract -> Extract here' from the menu.

Method 2:
- Open a command-line ('Monitor+shell' symbol)
- Change to the directory where the downloaded file is stored:
Code:
cd /path/to/<archivename>.tgz
- Type the suggested command:
Code:
tar - zxvf <archivename>.tgz
The files will be extracted into the current directory.
 
Old 03-16-2005, 09:14 AM   #7
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Thanks, I will give it a go this evening.

Im sure this wont be the last time I ask a question, but its great fun learning something new and great to get away from the windows boring enviroment.
 
  


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