problems installing software
i hate being newbie about things, so i hope i'm not bugging too much of you guys, but i have had a hard time installing software in general. but one thing i want to get up and running in general is my sound card. I have a Soundblaster Live! and i am trying to make it work with Mandrake 10. i have downloaded this emu10k1 thing that i found to get. i have it in tar.gz and i also got a second version in rpm. but, no matter what i do, they will not install, and further more, i cannot configure them, and furthermore, i cannot here sound. is there any help on this, am i going about this the totally wrong way?
ps. for the tar, i extract it, and there is a bunch of *.c and *.h files, no real ./config file or anything
and i run 'rpm -iv <emu-whatever>' and sometimes 'rpm -iv --force <emu-whatever>' but they say nothing, them when i do 'rpm -qi <emu-whatever>' it says it is not installed. and i am in the su mode.