brain frog wrote:I really dont like having to have help with this on every step of this. However i am totally new to any kind of linux and this is advanced stuff and most problems are solved by going online but that is my problem.
I have gotten to the point where i use ./configure and it tells me it cant find kernel headers, i can find no useful guide to getting them on my system wile offline.
This part of the operating seems a mess nothing seems to quite work with anything else, not even the patch that came with the modem works properly.
The modem plugs into my pc using a usb port and my internet provider is tiscili.
Must i be logged in as root to do this could this be part of my problem?
Why must it be so complex to do something so basic?
Whenever you install software, you need to be root. That could be what is making things so complex. Furthermore, what are you trying to compile from source? If you're using Mint or some Ubuntu flavor, it's a pretty bad idea. Just use the repositories. Did you look at the thread that I posted for you to read regarding your modem? There isn't anything to compile given in the instructions there.