so, i make music, i play games, i talk to people in my guild on irc, i download things.
i'm a nerd and it's only natural that linux would come my way. i've made attempts on using this wonderfull OS in the past. but things like redhat's omitting of mp3 codec\me knowing nothing about linux, other than basic unix navigation commands.. kept me stuck in windows
i've browsed these boards for a bit of time, and figured it's time. i am going to learn.
so here's what i'm trying to accomplish, i know it's a lot for one post.. but the community here seems nothing short of amazing. and rightfully so!!
I am currently running suse 9.1 personal, might switch over to pro eventually, or a diff distro all together.
Please keep in mind, that i greatly appreciate any help you can offer. i am new to most of the happenings of linux, and need step by step instructions. and i'm probably going to reply back, heh. teaching, is learning.
what i am trying to do in order of importance,
run irc - i have bitchx as of now, at least the file.
i really dont care what client it is, so if you cant suggest something that may work better.. feel some serious freedom.
logged in as SU, i run sh install.sh for this file in konsole
says i need automake.
so i downloaded automake 1.3, extracted it.
still logged in as SU, i run sh install-sh in konsole
and it says no input file selected.
ah yes, good old ut2k4, fun game.
fun.. when you can play it :P
so i read about this, and found comfort in the fact that i'm not the only one who cannot mount things or figure out how to install the game.
unfortunately i have the cd version.
what i have tried thus far on this one is, copying the install file to the desktop and running it through konsole. it asks for the second cd, which it doesnt seem to find..
tried it off the cd as well, same deal. wont read off the cd.
i've heard that a divx plugin is not needed, and that you can just install a media play which already supports this.
so i downloaded these two rpm's and attempted to run them in yast, and sh them.
yast said no. also, i'm guessing you cant sh rpm's. arrg
alright, i think this is enough to hopefully get some usefull ideas\things to try.
ps- if i have left out anything you need to know, please just ask.
also, feel free to message me online via aim at ehafh.
i'm logged into linux now
may have to switch out a bit later.. but yeah. :P