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> PLEASE HELP NEWBIE!!!, Installing AV and USB DSL Modem
paulb100
post May 8 2006, 07:06 AM
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Hi, Im new to Linux and have managed to install Fedora core on another partition with XP on the other...
Everything is fine with DUAL BOOT with XP as default
BUT, How do I install Software on Linux?
I want to add an Anti-Virus (Bit Defender FREE but dunno what to with the 3 files it offers)
and my USB DSL Modem needs to be installed, im not sure if its recognizing any USB devices as when i insert the Modem nothing happens...
Im on AOL BroadBand
Please help, I have laptop in front of me now..
thanks
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michaelk
post May 8 2006, 07:19 AM
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What is the make / model of the USB modem.
I would download and install the RPM version. To install type in the command in a console window
rpm -Uvh filename.rpm.

AOL does not have a linux client but you can login and browse the internet.
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paulb100
post May 8 2006, 07:25 AM
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QUOTE (michaelk @ May 8 2006, 07:19 AM)
What is the make / model of the USB modem.
I would download and install the RPM version. To install type in the command in a console window
rpm -Uvh filename.rpm.

AOL does not have a linux client but you can login and browse the internet.

Hi,
Its a BT Voyager 105 modem
I used to us firefox with aol dialler on windows not AOL Browser
I need to install USB MEMSTICK for transferring files (antivirus)
I have found a page that helps but i dont know how to create a mount point?
once I have access to USB Memstick I can get the AV files .RPM
what now..?
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post May 8 2006, 08:47 AM
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When you plugged in the memstick was a ICON automatically created?
If this is the only USB, Firewire or SATA device then the its ID will be /dev/sda. A mount point is just a directory. Use the mkdir command i.e.
mkdir /media/usb

To mount:
mount -t vfat /dev/sda1 /mnt/usb (as root)

Installing software depends on if it source code or a RPM package. I suggest using yum.
http://www.fedorafaq.org/

For the modem driver:
http://eciadsl.flashtux.org/
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post May 8 2006, 02:33 PM
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More info about the various instlalation methods on Linux can be found on the wiki, at http://wiki.linuxhelp.net/index.php/Softwa...re_Installation

It might be worth a read if you want some background on RPM/Yum


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