problems installing programs
ok I am fairly new to linux, I am running a Suse distro ver 10.1 and for some reason I cannot install the programs i want unless I use the Yast control center and install packages even then I cannot install bitchx, I have also downloaded many tar files, and am able to upack, move to the correct directory once in the directory i run ./configure or whatever the read me installation says to do. and I get one of two messages depending on the program i am trying to install I either get (no such file or directory) or (checking x...configure error cant find x please check your installation and add the correct paths)
these are the programs i have tried with no luck
VLC media player
also I cannot veiw any videos on the web, are there drivers that i need and if so how to get and install?
any one able to help