actually, im not completely computer illiterate. i have a bachelors in computer science and am i-net certified. ive worked as a web programmer for about a year if you add it all up. just dont know everything, like what kind of sound card i have. i did take a linux class in college but forget most of it cept the basics. i would love to put my programming knowledge to use in linux. but first things first and i gotta learn how to run this thing.
another problem we have reached is that my distro didnt come with any development pakages and so i dont have a compiler that is needed in order to install programs from source. the problem im finding, well with gcc in linux anyway, is that i need a compiler to compile the source for the compiler. so, i am currently looking for an executable compiler.
oh, one more thing. i am typing this from my desktop wich is currently the problem. however, this computer has the same linux installation from the same source as my laptop. my laptop has sound. this computer doesnt. so i dont think its a matter of my distro not having the packages required. i think , or maybe i need a different package because of different hardware? is that what your suggesting?
Last edited by mjkramer; 11-22-2004 at 05:56 PM.