Hi again SurfCHimp!
Basically, on a *nix system, we have one user called "root". He is the super-user and can install and remove everything as he pleases. More or less like the administrator in a WinNT-based system.
Needless to say, it's dangerous to play around as root. It's highly recommended to have a normal user. If you've followed SuSE's installation correct, you've already an ordinary user. Always, I mean it, always login as a normal user.
Let's say we have an user called "chimp". Chimp can run nearly all applications (not daemons though) and make all changes he wants inside /home/chimp only
I assume that you are running as "chimp", so it's natural that you can not do anything outside your home directory. If you need to install/remove programs, you've to be root. You don't need to log out and in again to become root. Simply open a terminal and type "su". You'll be asked for the "root" password.
Note that your prompt has now changed from:
The dollar ($) symbol represents an ordinary user, while the hash (#) the root user. It can happens that, in a system with multiple users, you even forget which user you are. Type:
to know who you are
Now, since you know how to become the super-user, you are ready to read this thread:
to learn how to install programs in linux. You'd need to learn some commands as well:
to navigate through the terminal. The most used are:
cp = copy a file/folder
mv = move a folder/file
rm = delete a folder/file
mkdir = creates a directory
ls = list of files
cd = get into a directory
cd .. = go one directory up
Pretty much as in the old DOS fashion way
So now you know how to move your codecs. Assuming you have the codecs in /home/chimp/temp/codecs
cp /home/chimp/temp/codecs *.* /usr/local/lib/codecs