procedure for installing (good habits)
Can someone please give me a quick guide as to where to install (BTW i never used RPM) programs or drivers ? most linux docs just talk about how to install, untar etc which is fairly self explanetary . .
I have just installed a driver for something and am sure that it doesnt work becos of how i installed it. I normally untar in my home directory and then install from there, this is because i still have a windows mentality of click install and everything will be sorted. I am the only user on my machine so doing this is okay for now but i guess is probly a bad habit
-What is the significance of the place i run 'make' or 'make install' from ?
-I dont want my home directory full of untarred directories, shouldn't i be putting them somewhere nice and tidy (like in windows the program directory)