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With the rpm, did you use su to become root? As far as the tar file goes, did you untar it first? If so, open the newly created directory and look for a README file and an INSTALL FILE - they normally have install instructions.
Not all software packages have a configure script. I seem to recall that the last time I built Intel network drivers, they didn't. But just to be sure, after you untarred the tar file, did you cd into the newly extracted directory and then run ./configure? Is the configure file set executable? Also, can you tell us what exactly didn't work with Intel's instructions?
When I attempted to run the install script after extracting the tarball bash said that there was no such file or folder.as drpkg [Intel's suggestion] and also I had to use xvf for extracting as bash didn't recognize zxvf either.
For rpm -Uvh filename.rpm, yum couldn't find the file name that I typed in directly from the rpm file, nor could it find the drpkg file.
I have had this computer up and running for less than a week and I am in way over my head. I keep reading like mad, and I have managed to figure out a lot of things, but I am really lost with this video business.
I think that if I could "cd into the newly extracted directory" then maybe I could configure and would be home free. Bash doesn't recognize the name of the new directory, so obviously I am doing something wrong. If bash can't recognize it, I'm not doing it right.
I plan to hang in there, have no plans to go back to XP anytime soon.
Sorry akudewan, but cntrl-shift c doesn't do it, and when I right click, the word copy is faint and unworkable. I have been trying for weeks to figure out how to copy and paste out of the gnome terminal, but so far no luck.
That is easy for you to say! I cd'd to the directory where the file is located, typed the above and got; /where/tar/was/extracted no such file or directory. Bash gives me that comment a lot because I mostly haven't a clue as to what I am doing with the command line.
Another easy way to record commands that you type is with the script command. Type 'script output' and all commands and output until you type 'exit' will be recorded in the file called output. You can then copy and paste from this file. In Gnome at least, the terminal has an edit menu with copy in it, and you can use that.