Okay, if your a newb, try to avoid compiling from source, look for a RPM package if possible. SuSE use's RPM, which is basicaly a binary form that suse can install itself (with out the need to compile).
If however you need to compile from source then:
- open the terminal
- type: su
- it will ask you for your root password, so enter that and press enter.
- use the cd command to go to the folder where the source is... for example if the source code came in a folder called myproject0.2 and the folder was in your home and you user name was orisma then you would use this command:
- now you are in the folder you have to configure the source code... use this command:
- then if that goes okay you make the binary...
- then you install it
Now, more than likely you will have a dependacy issue (you will be missing a file that the program needs to run) or some other type of error.
If you do run into errors just copy and paste it in a reply and I will help you out.