d00d, i don't know if your talking about that version of direct connect that really sux or the one that is really good...if your talking about the one that sux then i'd advise you to get
direct connect 4 linux
and secondly if that is the one you got that i linked to, then there is an rpm for RH9, and it installs no problem..
but judging by you saying:
i did make install already.
i think your using the dctc text based version where you have to install a gui for..
and if that is the case then i would reallly recommend using the one i linked cause i personally i think it is better than the direct connect windows client...