OK this part was regarding:
ive been trying to get Seti@home to work but it says it cant execute the binary file... after reading all the posts on that subject on these boards i still dont get it cuz i dont understand how linuz works with surtain files & commands.
i need a guide on all the file types, commands & errors for running scripts & programs in linux (also RPM packages intalling & uninstalling). i think if i understand the different file types & commands i will be able to make sense of it.
what you need to do is
open an Xterm (shell - sort of MS-DOScommand line)
you will be in your home directory (if you are user_name then it will be /home/user_name), locate the file for seti@Home, when you downloaded it asked you where to save the file, I assume you didn't change directory and by default it resides in your home directory, I am going to use my username, so follow the concept
[morpheus@matrix morpheus]$ ls -ltr <---- it will return the list of files in your home directory with modification date in descending order, so the last modified file will be at the bottom, see if there is the one you downloaded and note its filename, I assume runSeti.bin (you should find the real name though)
[morpheus@matrix morpheus]$ chmod 755 runSeti.bin
and then follow the instructions included on how to compile it, if the runSeti.bin is not in your home, then you should remember where you downloaded and use cd command to change to appropriate directory
[morpheus@matrix morpheus]$ cd some_dir_in_my_home
and then do the ls command to locate the file.