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I just bought an EEEPC 4g and I am trying to install a Zoom USB external modem. I need this for travel. I have never even seen Linux until now. ...
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- 01-05-2008 #1
- Join Date
- Jan 2008
EEEPC + modem
I just bought an EEEPC 4g and I am trying to install a Zoom USB external modem. I need this for travel. I have never even seen Linux until now. The modem gives me 3 choice for setup. I need to run from the command prompt which I know is ctr+alt+t. The choices are .rpm, .deb and .tar. I assume it is debian (?). If so it says type sudo press enter then at prompt enter super user password. Where can I find it?. Then it says for .deb enter dpkg -i dgcmodem_i386.deb then at the prompt ent the Linux source build directiory that matches your kernel. BTW the eeepc uses linux/xandros os. How do I know what kernel ??? If necessary, run dgconfig to complete the installation. I don't know what that will do since I haven't gotten thru the 2nd step.
I would appreciate any help you can give.
- 01-18-2008 #2
- Join Date
- Nov 2006
The kernel sources are available from the Asus website (go to asus website, downloads page, select your model of eeepc, find source code , download kernel source), you'll need to install them which will be a few more steps:
download the kernel source to a folder on your eeepc, then open a terminal, navigate to the folder you downloaded to (for example)
unrar e Linux_Kernel_071127.rar
sudo dpkg -i linux-source-220.127.116.11-eeepc_5_all.deb
sudo tar -xjf linux-source-18.104.22.168-eeepc.tar.bz2
sudo ln -s linux-source-22.214.171.124-eeepc linux
sudo dpkg -i dgcmodem_i386.deb
It sounds like you're doing OK for a first timer - stick with it, you'll soon pick it up and find it very rewarding A better place for you to be might be in the eeeuser forums. Good Luck!