Originally Posted by pudi211
I am new to linux, and I really don't know too much about computers in general. You lost me at:
in your terminal, cd to the directory of the folder, then type
How do I accomplish these tasks? I tried to do it, but my computer skills failed me
alright, your post is kind of hard to understand in the way that I'm not sure if you are saying that you did everything up to this point. if you did do everything up to the part of the tutorial you posted than follow these steps i am about to post. if you had problems with anything else, simple post what youre having problems with and i'll guide you through it
1.make sure your folder is on your folder that you extracted is on your desktop (the reason for this is that it will make it easier for me to explain)
2. right click the folder and click the rename option. then type the word wireless and hit enter. (i dont know what your folder name is so that is why I am asking you to change the name)
3. on the top menu click the tab that says Applications, and put your cursor over the "System Tools" option. that will open another submenu and from there you click on the option that says "terminal"
4. now that the termina is open, copy and paste these following line into it and hit enter (copy and paste them in one at a time , and hit enter after easch one of them)
5. when you type su in, you have to type your computer password in and hit enter when youre done. also after hitting enter after make, youll see a lot going on in the terminal, thats just part of installing the wireless driver so dont worrly about it, just wait till its done before typing in the next commands.
after the make install process is done type the word "exit" in the terminal and then close it and restart your computer and it should work