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post Mar 19 2008, 03:21 PM
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Whats this Lie-nix Thing?

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Hi all,

I am Very New to Linux.
I have Ubuntu linux thing.. installed with wubi.
I have Dual-boot. ( Windows. or Linux ) ( now windows T_T )
I have NO internet on Linux, because I cannot install my driver.

The problem:

- I have to install some .tar.gz files, with the CONSOLE ( I have admin pass).
But I have no idea where the '' console'' ever might be. ( This is probally the funniest thing you al hear tongue.gif ).
And if I find the console, what must I type in for install the .tar.gz files ?
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post Mar 19 2008, 09:13 PM
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Its GNU/

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Depends on the desktop but typically there is an icon on the tool bar that looks a computer monitor. Clicking this icon will pop up a window where you can type commands.
There are several x window console applications but it is probably running xterm.

tar.gz are usually source files that must be compiled and then installed which is copying the necessary executable / configuration files to the desired destination directories. tar.gz files are similar to windows zip files and must be extracted first.

tar -zxvf filename.tar.gz

Once the files have been extracted look in the extracted directory and you should find some kind of readme file that explains how to compile and install the application.
BTW tar is a file archiver which basically combines many files into one, gzip is a utility that compresses files. So this is where the tar.gz extension comes from.

What ethernet adapter are you trying to get working?
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