My two favorite devices are my linux computer and my line 6. I downloaded what is supposed to be a driver. When I tried to use the control panel it said that the folder doesn't exist, and said that "alien" is a better way to install drivers tham RPM. I installed alien. Now what? alien doesn't show up anywhere....
The cleanest way to install the driver is to build and install an RPM package.
This takes care of removal of old versions and proper loading of the driver.
Type the commands
rpmbuild -tb line6usb-0.8.1.tar.bz2
rpm -U /usr/src/packages/RPMS/i586/line6usb-0.8.1-1.i586.rpm
The second command requires root privileges. You might need to change the path
if you are using a system different from SuSE for the i586 platform.
If you are not familiar with RPM or prefer manual compilation, you can use the
following procedure. Unpack the archive, change to the newly created directory,
and compile/install the driver:
tar xjf line6usb-0.8.1.tar.bz2
This will compile the driver and install it in the module directory, so the
driver should be loaded automatically as soon as the Line6 device is connected.
If it doesn't, you can load it manually with