Re: Installing device drivers
1. Yes you need to unzip it. If it is a .gz file, use gunzip. If this
gives you a tar file, 'tar tvf <filename>' will show you what is in
it, and 'tar xvf <filename>' will extract the files.
The file I downloaded is actually a .zip, so I'm good there. However,
I'm using Win2K, so getting it onto an ext2 formatted floppy will be an
issue. Do I need to put it on an ext2 floppy or will Linux recognize an
MSDOS formatted floppy no problem?
2. Once you unzip it, what do you have? If it is a .c file, then you
have something you can use the next time you compile the kernel. If
you have a .o file, then you have a kernel module which might be
loaded using 'insmod'.
In the .zip there are the following files:
control.a dsp.a hal.a pctel.o ptserial.a Makefile
Don't be afraid to post all the gory details to the group. Exactly what
modem is it, where did you get the driver, and what is the driver
The modem is a CompUSA HSP56 modem using a PCTEL chipset. That is all
the information we were able to gather about the modem.
Did you check out http://www.linmodems.org ? or
I actually got the driver from a link off of linmodems.org (thanks to my
Thanks for the help....................DAVE