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Old 04-11-2006, 08:48 AM   #1
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Still struggling with speedtouch

Hi Again
I am still struggling with this system, and trying to install a speedtouch 330 adsl modem in Xandross. I have downloaded the speedtouchconf file onto a floppy disc with the microcode on another. Accordng to the Steve Parker file on the installation the command is: tar xzvf speedtouchconf-dd-mm-yyyy.tar.gz Whenever I try this I get the same answer

tar (child) :speedtouchconf_09_JAN_2006.tar.gz:
cannot open:no such file or directory
tar (child) :Error is not recoverable : exiting now
tar child returned status 2
tar Error exit delayed from previous errors

Anyone got any ideas what is happening.
Old 04-12-2006, 04:02 AM   #2
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Anyone got any ideas what is happening.
tar says "cannot open:no such file or directory"
So, where is your speedtouchconf_09_JAN_2006.tar.gz file?
It is either not in the directory you are in (which appears to be /temp) or you have misspelled the filename. Remember that linux filenames are case sensitive.
You say the speedtouchconf file is on a floppy disk. You should probably copy it to your home directory, and then try to untar it there. On my machine the commands would be:
cp /mnt/floppy/speedtouchconf_09_JAN_2006.tar.gz /home/tredegar
cd /home/tredegar
tar xzvf speedtouchconf-dd-mm-yyyy.tar.gz

Old 04-12-2006, 07:20 AM   #3
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What distribution are you using?
For any that are listed there I would recommend using the guide at rather than the speedtouchconf method. This always proved better for me on FC3,4 and 5 as well as Ubuntu Hoary and Breezy.
Old 04-12-2006, 09:21 AM   #4
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I'm trying to use Xandros 2.0 but finding life a bit of a struggle. I'm used to puting a disk or a floppy in to the drive a couple of clicks and everything is working.


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