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Old 05-24-2003, 01:53 AM   #1
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no modem with Redhat Linux 9


Hi guys. I'm really new to Redhat Linux 9 and i'm really hard to understand what people are telling me. Redhat Linux 9 does not recognize my modem. The name of my modem is PCTEL Platinum V. 90 modem. I download the pctel-0.9.6 drivers. I guess when i open up the terminal windows. I have to type some commands. Some people are telling me that i have to be in the location. I'm not sure but i think i have to be in the place where i extract the files to. I don't understand how to get in the location. It seems like what ever i type. I get no such file or directory. Can someone please help me with the modem drivers? I'm a tough person to understand. It would be better if someone e-mail me back right a way. Thank You very much.
 
Old 05-24-2003, 02:12 AM   #2
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there is a howto at the beginning of the software forum
on this site that explains many basic things. you should
read that.
 
Old 05-24-2003, 02:20 AM   #3
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I did not see any beginner howto's.
 
Old 05-24-2003, 02:24 AM   #4
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http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...067#post221067
 
Old 05-24-2003, 02:45 AM   #5
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I keep on getting the same error message. tar: pctel-0.9.6.tar.gz: cannot open: No such file or directory. tar: Error is not recoverable: exiting now. This is what i typed in.

tar -xvf pctel-0.9.6.tar.gz

Do you know why i'm always getting this message?
 
Old 05-24-2003, 03:13 AM   #6
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you have to type the full path to the file. that means you
have to know where it is.
you can
find / -name pctel-0.9.6.tar.gz -print
then
cd /where/file/is
then
tar zxvf pctel-0.9.6.tar.gz
then
cd pctelwhatever it is
then you are there, and can begin.
 
Old 05-24-2003, 06:48 AM   #7
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nope still got the same error. This is what i typed in.

find/ -name pctel-0.9.6.tar.gz -print

I got no such file or directory.
 
Old 05-24-2003, 10:37 AM   #8
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are you sure you downloaded the driver?? have you extrcted it??
 
Old 05-24-2003, 12:12 PM   #9
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The question you ask me did i download the driver. yes i download. The second question you ask me did i extract it. The answer to that is, I try to. I don't know did i do it right but i gave it my best try. On the other hand, When i open up the Terminal windows. I don't know how to go into the location where i try to extract the files. Can you help me?? Thanks guys.
 
Old 05-24-2003, 12:16 PM   #10
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tell us the exact location where you extracted the files... and we'll try to be of more help...
 
Old 05-24-2003, 12:18 PM   #11
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Open Konqueror or Nautilus, right click the file, you should get the option to exract it.

To navigate in terminals is broadly the same as in Windows/DOS. Try cd (for change directory) /home/name/whatever. Normally things are downloaded to your home directory. so: cd /home/username/directory/file.tar.gz. When you extract the file, there should be a readme.
 
Old 05-24-2003, 12:21 PM   #12
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ei, i dont know you but your a fellow LQ member so... happy bday XavierP...
 
Old 05-24-2003, 12:21 PM   #13
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The Rute Handbook has an enormous amount of info for Linux - have yourself a read.
 
Old 05-24-2003, 12:25 PM   #14
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Many thanks - 31 tomorrow (soon I shall be an adult. but not this year!)
 
Old 05-24-2003, 12:31 PM   #15
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Quote:
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Many thanks - 31 tomorrow (soon I shall be an adult. but not this year!)
no prob....
good for you...
 
  


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