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Old 09-27-2003, 10:58 PM   #1
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how and where do you install a tar driver for example a sound card or a nic. and if posable where do i go to learn it?

Old 09-27-2003, 11:06 PM   #2
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tar files are generally the same.

tar -xf <file name> turns the file into a folder

usually the rest goes like this
make install

sometimes it's not configure you should use but something else. you want to look in the folder created by the tar file for things like "install" "setup" general things like that. if you don't find anything like that, go with the ./configure and follow it from ther

(also: there usually are instructions in some kind of readme within the folder created by the tar file. just work through it)


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