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Ok I have the cutter legacy and b43 tgz and source files downloaded now what do i do from there. Ive tried un archiving them using the utility that comes ...
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    Ok I have the cutter legacy and b43 tgz and source files downloaded now what do i do from there. Ive tried un archiving them using the utility that comes on kde when i click the file its able to extract them but they dont run after that so what do I do?

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    You shouldn't need the legacy firmware.

    Create a directory in your home folder to house these.
    Code:
    mkdir ~/slackbuilds
    And put the tar.gz files in there.

    Then extract the archives
    Code:
    tar xzvf b43-fwcutter.tar.gz
    tar xzvf b43-firmware.tar.gz
    Enter the b43-fwcutter directory you now have and then download the source tar ball to there.
    Code:
    cd ~/slackbuilds/b43-fwcutter
    wget http://bu3sch.de/b43/fwcutter/b43-fwcutter-012.tar.bz2
    Switch to root, make the build script executable, and run the script.
    Code:
    su
    chmod +x b43-fwcutter.Slackbuild
    ./b43-fwcutter.Slackbuild
    This will create a package in /tmp. It'll be called something like b43-fwcutter-i486-1.tgz, but I don't know what the exact name will be. Install with installpkg (still as root)
    Code:
    installpkg /tmp/b43-fwcutter-blah-blah.tgz
    Replace with the correct package name of course.

    Same thing for the firmware. As your user
    Code:
    cd ~/slackbuilds/b43-firwmare
    wget http://mirror2.openwrt.org/sources/broadcom-wl-4.150.10.5.tar.bz2
    su
    chmod +x b43-firmware.Slackbuild
    ./b43-firmware.Slackbuild
    installpkg /tmp/b43-firmware-blah-blah.tgz
    Tab completion is your friend here. If you starting typing
    Code:
    installpkg /tmp/b43-firmware
    and then hit TAB, it will complete the path, assuming that is a unique filename, or if you hit TAB twice, list options that match, if there are other files beginning /tmp/b43-firmware. (Which there shouldn't be in this case.)

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    I am unable to use that method because the computer doesnt have net access in order to do a wget for the source

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    You can download the source packages to a usb stick and transfer them over to your build directory.

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    I downloaded the source and the tgz files on another pc and copied them to the linux pc. I just need to know how to manually do it instead of through the net with wget

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    ok i copied them under the cutter and b43 directories now do i extract them in there or does the program do the extraction itself

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    I believe the slackbuild script should take care of the rest. I don't use Slackware, though. Continue with my instructions after the wget part and post if you run into trouble.

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    when I got to this part is said there is no such file or directory

    su
    chmod +x b43-fwcutter.Slackbuild
    ./b43-fwcutter.Slackbuild

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    You aren't in the correct directory then.

    Make sure you cd into wherever you extracted the slackbuild tar.gz files. If you took my suggestion, that should be
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    cd ~/slackbuilds/b43-fwcutter

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    no im sitting in that exact directory right now but it keeps saying the same thing that there is no such file or directory

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