[Novalug] First Time caller long time listener
mshade at mshade.org
Sun Apr 6 10:20:01 EDT 2008
You can also use 'cabextract' to unpack self-extracting .exe files. Was
unaware that the unzip command worked for that!
On Sun, Apr 6, 2008 at 7:53 AM, greg pryzby <greg at pryzby.org> wrote:
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> First, welcome back! It was good to see you at the meeting yesterday.
> Thrailkilln wrote:
> > Hi
> > Names Neal Thrailkill been on the list for a while "looking" at the
> > posts but thought I would write in and ask a couple of question. I have
> > a new job and I am trying to get ahead and become familiar with Red Hat
> > ( is Red Hat Enterprise Linux also pronounced like RAIL?) I picked
> Ra-EL (but as 1 syllable)
> > CentOS. I have been in the tech field since 92 and even worked on Unix
> > for a short time (Xenix and AT&T III, IV) which were old at the
> > time when I worked on them. I am a jack of all trades seen windows NT
> > to Novell to UNIX. Did more server work on the first 65% of my career.
> > The last part of my current career was mostly PC support. Found a
> > company thought it was the next RED HAT / Microsoft ( to eventually
> > take off like them). Talk about a train wreck ( anybody want to read a
> > soap opera and HOW to not run a company
> > http://valleywag.com/tag/john-rogers/ or
> > if you click on the "tags" you will get more wonderful detail also)
> > Sorry I digress I have installed Linux ( half heartedly) of and on for
> > about 7 years still have RED Hat server box version 2?? for $150?? My
> > money well spent on a box ( looked nice on the shelf I must admit).
> > I have a HP Pavilion ZE4200 with centOS on it ( Version 5 )
> > Network card wireless WPC54GS VER 2.1 i am trying to get up and
> > running. I do a search on CENTOS and WPC54GS and not very much comes
> > up. If I search RED Hat more shows. This is ok right ?? There
> > virtually the same???
> Correct. They are the same.
> Which version of centos?
> It looks like it is using the chipset BCM4318
> It also appears the driver MAYBE in the newer kernels:
> Maybe someone has one of these cards and can help.
> Was the card installed during the install? If not, reinstall with it
> there and it might just work (if the kernel really supports it and
> CentOS installer sees it).
> Just an idea....
> > How do you unzip a ZIP file EXE in Linux to get to the windows driver
> If it is a zip, unzip works. You can rename it if needed and unzip. I
> always create a directory to unzip a file.
> mkdir t
> cd t
> unzip ../windows.exe
> (if that fails)
> mv ../windows.exe ../windows.exe.zip
> unzip ../windows.exe.zip
> > What books do you recommend for a semi newbie for Red Hat and the Linux
> > command set?
> Look for an O'Reilly title. I can look in my garage to see what is there
> for the library. Hit me offlist.
> > Thanks for the presentation today enjoyed it. Thanks to the guys who I
> > talked to to get some other info from at the meeting.
> > Neal
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