where do they go?
hi, folks. I am brand-spankin' new at this stuff. I installed Mandrake 8.1. I'm dual booting with win98 and that part is ok. I have about 3 issues for the time being. 1) I can't seem to get this OS to see my soundcard. Do I need to disable it in Windows when I want to run Linux, or am I not configured right? 2) I have a MIDI interface that runs through my joystick port. Same thing...Linux isn't seein' my MPU-401 MIDI ports in or out. 3) I downloaded a couple Linux apps that are in the good ol' tar format, and put them on floppy disks. I got past the mounting thing, and I can hear my floppy drive doing something, but so far I haven't been able to access the files, let alone install anything. How do I open these files, and where do they go? Do I have to assign file associations? Or do I need a seperate application to open them? I would really appreciate any help on the above issues. Thanks in advance.