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newkit
January 15th, 2010, 12:47 AM
I am one of those unfortunate people who purchased the linksys WUSB600N v2 usb wireless, thinking it would just work on my linux os systems, but ooohh no; i was wrong. I downloaded the 2009_1222_RT3572_LinuxSTA_V2[1].3.0.0.tar.bz2 driver and i am having trouble unzipping and compilling it. I hope this is the right driver but better yet i can't find any clear step by step instructions of how to compile and install it. If anyone could help it would be much apreciated.

Leppie
January 15th, 2010, 01:04 AM
to unpack cd into the folder where the archive is and issue this command:

tar -xvf 2009_1222_RT3572_LinuxSTA_V2[1].3.0.0.tar.bz2
to compile there should be instructions within the archive (a README file). usually there is an executable called something like configure (check the readme), then you have to issue the command "make" to start the compilation. to install you have to issue the command "sudo make install".

warfacegod
January 15th, 2010, 01:10 AM
Do you have unzip and unrar installed? Check Synaptic.

newkit
January 15th, 2010, 01:11 AM
tar: 2009_1222_RT3572_LinuxSTA_V2[1].3.0.0.tar.bz2: Cannot open: No such file or directory
tar: Error is not recoverable: exiting now


wtf does that mean?

Leppie
January 15th, 2010, 01:13 AM
did you change to the folder where you saved the archive?

warfacegod
January 15th, 2010, 01:13 AM
tar: 2009_1222_RT3572_LinuxSTA_V2[1].3.0.0.tar.bz2: Cannot open: No such file or directory
tar: Error is not recoverable: exiting now


wtf does that mean?

You have to use command cd in Terminal to go to the folder that your package is in. Example:


cd /desktop hit enter

audiomick
January 15th, 2010, 01:14 AM
your probably not in the right directory.
do

ls
if you are in the right place, you will see the file.

if you are not, do

cd /path/to/where/the/file/is

"ls" again to check you are in the right place, then try the command again.

newkit
January 15th, 2010, 01:17 AM
i have unzip and unrar installed

newkit
January 15th, 2010, 01:19 AM
i see the directoy, it's in downloads

warfacegod
January 15th, 2010, 01:25 AM
Then to get there in Terminal:


cd /home/username/downloads hit Enter

newkit
January 15th, 2010, 01:36 AM
i coppied and pasted the file directory/home/tomb/Downloads/2009_1222_RT3572_LinuxSTA_V2[1].3.0.0.tar.bz2
but it says: no such file in directory. What am i doing wrong?

d3v1150m471c
January 15th, 2010, 01:38 AM
http://www.cyberciti.biz/faq/install-tarballs/

Type "tar zxf" into your terminal. You said you put the tar.gz folder in your downloads folder so drag and drop it onto your terminal screen. you will end up with something like this:

d3v11@d3v11m4ch1n3:~$ tar zxf '/home/d3v11/Downloads/kylixlibs3-borqt-3.0-2.tar.gz'

Next, press enter. It will probably spit the extracted file out in your file system, aka your home folder, at which point just move it to whatever directory you want. There are better ways to do this but I cannot remember how. It's been a while since i've touched a tar ball. I recommend google on that one.

You can then "cd" the extracted file by doing something similar. Type "cd" and space into your terminal, just like above, and then drag and drop the extracted file. I like this method because it saves me on the typing.

newkit
January 15th, 2010, 01:46 AM
'/home/tomb/Desktop/2009_1222_RT3572_LinuxSTA_V2[1].3.0.0.tar.bz2'
bash: /home/tomb/Desktop/2009_1222_RT3572_LinuxSTA_V2[1].3.0.0.tar.bz2: Permission denied

newkit
January 15th, 2010, 01:49 AM
~$ tar zxf file.tar.gz
tar: file.tar.gz: Cannot open: No such file or directory
tar: Error is not recoverable: exiting now
tar: Child returned status 2
tar: Exiting with failure status due to previous errors


sorry dudes, i still don't get it

d3v1150m471c
January 15th, 2010, 01:49 AM
'/home/tomb/Desktop/2009_1222_RT3572_LinuxSTA_V2[1].3.0.0.tar.bz2'
bash: /home/tomb/Desktop/2009_1222_RT3572_LinuxSTA_V2[1].3.0.0.tar.bz2: Permission denied

use "sudo"

sudo tar zxf (leave a space after zxf, then drag an drop) It will prompt you for your password. Type in your password (you won't be able to see it), then press enter.

d3v1150m471c
January 15th, 2010, 01:52 AM
excuse me. for "tar.bz2" use "jxf" and not "zxf"

newkit
January 15th, 2010, 01:54 AM
i'm strrressin man, like i'm bald now, i'm f*&%'n bald.

d3v1150m471c
January 15th, 2010, 01:57 AM
use "tar jxf" and leave a space before you drag and drop. then press enter. There are tools you can get in synaptic to just right click a package to extract it. if you give me a few i can find them. I use it on mine because i hate having to do this in the terminal. it just eats time.

newkit
January 15th, 2010, 01:58 AM
~$ sudo tar zxf
[sudo] password for tomb:
tar: Old option `f' requires an argument.
Try `tar --help' or `tar --usage' for more information.
tomb@tomb-laptop:~$ sudo tar zxf file.tar.gz
tar: file.tar.gz: Cannot open: No such file or directory
tar: Error is not recoverable: exiting now
tar: Child returned status 2
tar: Exiting with failure status due to previous errors
tomb@tomb-laptop:~$ sudo tar jxf
tar: Old option `f' requires an argument.
Try `tar --help' or `tar --usage' for more information.

please help

d3v1150m471c
January 15th, 2010, 01:59 AM
jxf, not zxf. see above. also, you are telling it to extract nothing. you have to drag and drop the folder onto your terminal after you type tar jxf.

d3v1150m471c
January 15th, 2010, 02:01 AM
d3v11@d3v11m4ch1n3:~$ tar jxf '/home/d3v11/Downloads/kylixlibs3-borqt-3.0-2.tar.bz2'

newkit
January 15th, 2010, 08:30 AM
~$ tar jxf /home/tomb/Downloads'
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i don't, you know
just trying to crawl first, sorry for the wait.