Should I clean up the residues of failed installations ?
As a shiroto or newbie (Distro: Suse 9.2), I am optimistic, and I made some trials of installing MPlayer. Firstly I tried to compile from source; I failed. Then, I downloaded an rpm package and tried again, and I failed again. I wonder if the accumulated material (codecs, drivers and so on), perhaps redundant, will prevent things of going better the next time. The listing yielded by #locate mplayer is frightening (!) and I wonder if I should visit every directory and remove thigs (which ones ?).
May be, this is a very elemental question; but the problem for newbies is not precisely the lack of available information, but just the excess of it, and I confess that I feel a little lost in the HOWTO's and manuals galore!. This is the reason why I would appreciate a simple piece of advice on this subject.