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Old 04-02-2005, 04:54 PM   #1
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I have a laptop with a smart link modem. I have downloaded the smart link modem driver for linux, unpacked it. I did the $make command in console and then the $make install. And by the end of the install I get the message:

install: cannot overwrite directory `/usr/sbin/slmodemd' with non-directory
make: [install] Error 1 (ignored)

When I enter the /usr/sbin/slmodemd folder it's empty.

It's my first ever attempt to install a tar in linux so any help will be appreciated.

I'm using Mandrake 10.1 with KDE 3.3.
Old 04-02-2005, 05:36 PM   #2
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You need to be root to do make install. In your case, you would
$ make
$ su -m
# make install
The "su -m" is switch to superuser and stay in this directory.

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