Hi Guys. OK I have sorted out all my GCC issues, help from you, and my own efforts too so thats all good. One prob to go !
I notice that I have lots of 'stuff' in my Linux partition, but it seeems I have to install anything I want to actually use ? For example,GCC seemed to work but I had to find where stdio.h was ( thanks for the tip to use dpkg -S stdio.h), and having found it, installed it, which worked - my C code tries to compile now.
NOW, I am tryig to find asoundlib.h and it seems this file is not on my machine, but I have found a few ALSA folders and in them 'modprobe-post-install.sh' ( which I ran to see what would happen; not a lot).
So, should I downloand and install an ALSA package from (god knows) or is it lurking somewhere in the depths of my install ?
One thing I would like say to any newbie like myself, IMHO.
This is day 3 for me of Linux. Linux, it seems, is very much a 'doing it' OS. Forget point/click/wizard/blue screen/reboot/crash, it aint like that. It seems that with Linux as you learn a tiny bit (as I have - very tiny), so it slowly gets better, but you really have to participate. To be honest, I am beginning to feel back in control of my PC again.