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    dummy question from me...from RED HAT LINUX user..

    I'm totally..absolutely..beginner of RED HAT LINUX user..

    I just installed file from..website and that file is "r-333-5.tgz".
    I've read LINUX book about how to..installed that file ..(..r-333-5.tgz for my driver device.)..but the instruction..bit confusing..

    Anyone help..me out tutorial..how to install that file...step..bye step..(I know I'm..such a dummy...LOL)..

    Pleasee..thanks..

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    The Iceman Cometh
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    Since you're new to Linux, I would honestly recommend looking for an rpm version of the file. It'll be easier to install. Also, are you sure that your modem isn't supported under Red Hat natively? I'm never had a problem installing a modem on Red Hat. I never had to download the driver file... (that's what it is, right? It looks familiar)

    AJ

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    First thing. Read the manual page for the tar utility,
    which is used to uncompress the file.

    man tar <enter>

    This will tell you the proper command line options to use.

    tar <options> <filename> <enter>

    You will probably see several files now that the "tar" file has been
    unzipped. There should be a readme text file there with
    instructions on how to install the program.

    If it is source code, you will be told to enter a make command
    or something along those lines. This invokes your compiler to
    compile the program.

    If the program comes already compiled (binary), you will be told
    how to install it.

    good luck.
    I came in to the world with nothing. I still have most of it.

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    hi..adven..at the moment I've been using EXternal modem "AMBIENT 56k EXTERnal modem" (I've been using DIALUP for my internet conection) I've tried to connect to internet but..I couldn't I'have tried make configuration..in Gnome programm for my modem..and I've tried KPPP..still can't connect to internet..and friends (at antionline) suggested to get driver device...so I've been tring to install that....do you have any advice for me???
    hehehe..definitly..I need help.....mmm....

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    AO Curmudgeon rcgreen's Avatar
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    Make sure there is a symlink /dev/modem that points
    to the serial port that the external modem is connected to.
    serial ports have a tty prefix ie. /dev/tty0 and so on.
    I came in to the world with nothing. I still have most of it.

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