Completely new to Linux, I installed Slackware 8.1 yesterday. The idea was to install hybrid7 (ircd software). After getting it on the machine and using the tar command then the ./configure --help (basically the only 2 commands ive used ever besides startx) it scared me (looks very complicated) and i obviously need to know more about Linux if im gonna get anywhere. Annnnyway.
How do i actually run programs after theyve been decompressed?
How can i get to the home dir using the windoze explorer type thing in Slackware 8.1 KDE 3.0?
In KDE as soon as it starts i get this:
error while initializing sound driver
device /dev/dsp cant be opened (Permission denied)
the sound server will continue using the null output device.
Its a dell latitude c600 (ESS Maestro soundcard).
Ive read some of the linux on your laptop guides but they all seem to assume the person knows what they are doing and i definately do not (i know absolutely nothing yet basically)...
Any help at all would be greatly appreciated.