I was going to step you through this, but remembered this: http://www.linuxcommand.org/
. Everything you need to know will be there, or in the README files contained in the source code tarballs you have downloaded.
To get started, open a terminal/konsole and copy the downloaded files into your /home directory.
Untar them: `tar -xzvf filename.tar.gz`, or `tar -xjvf filename.tar.bz2`.
Move into the uncompressed directory: `cd directory-name`.
List the contents of the directory: `ls`
Read the README and INSTALL files: `less filename`.
Follow the instructions.
Do it the hard way, yourself.
Believe me, the effort it takes now will pay huge dividends in the future. And the buzz you'll get when you _finally_ get it working will be immense