I will try and reply in the order of the previous posts.
rickh - Thanks.I did try several searches\sites and my questions are here as I could not find what I wanted elsewhere.
The compling programs piece is helpful, but in turn raises some points which, to those used to Linux will be obvious, but sadly not to me!!
For instance using the given example after unzipping and changing to the directory - is this done via a console window?
Then it says change to the directory in order to issue the /configure && make && commands - well, what program am I now meant to be using to change to the said directory and by what means do I issue the commands configue && make ?
What does && mean ?
pauland - Thanks. Now I know about Deb packages!!! And have even successfully installed emelfm!
One point though, when using a Deb package is it always safe to assume that the installer will put it in the right place, for instance this is where emelfm ended up as if by magic usr/x11r/bin/emelfm - is that about right? Do I need to worry
about these things or just let it all happen?
Oh, I had already been to the tuxfiles site and printed stuff out a good site to begin with!
As for the web cam, this is the output you asked for.... hope you can help -
root@1[~]# dmesg | tail
[17179606.792000] ACPI: PCI Interrupt 0000:01:00.0[A] -> GSI 16 (level, low) -> IRQ 193
[17179606.792000] [drm] Initialized radeon 1.24.0 20060225 on minor 0
[17179607.820000] agpgart: Found an AGP
2.0 compliant device at 0000:00:00.0.
[17179607.820000] agpgart: Putting AGP V2 device at 0000:00:00.0 into 1x
[17179607.820000] agpgart: Putting AGP V2 device at 0000:01:00.0 into 1x mode
Setting GART location based on new memory map
[17179608.128000] [drm] Loading R200 Microcode
[17179608.128000] [drm] writeback test succeeded in 1 usecs
[17179640.460000] NET: Registered protocol family
[17179640.724000] NET: Registered protocol family 5
pixellany - Thanks. I appreciate what you say, I just feel if I can get to grips with software installation and a few basic commands I will slow down and play!
skullmunky - thanks.I have set up a downloads type folder, it makes sense as you say. However as regards Konqueror -
[QUOTE: double clicking in konqueror uncompresses. that's the same as the "tar xvf" step in the tutorials. sometimes double-clicking doesn't actually uncompress, it just lets you look inside the archive. in konqueror, you should be able to
right-click on it, which gives a popup menu. go to Extract->Extract Here. it should make a folder called emelfm-0.9.2]
I can only seem to look inside the archive and the Extract option is not on the menu, which is maybe why I was getting a bit fraught plus the fact I now know the Shell command doesnt work either!! And, that I think is why my webcam installation has also stalled, I 'll have another go at it....
Thanks to all, I hope to get there... and will no doubt be back soon