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To all: I thank you for what you have said so far, but I keep getting error readings, or no such file or command exists. I cannot even get it unpack, consistently, although I once did, but I could not get it function. Isn't there some kind of manual that clearly does more than define what the terms mean, as Suse's does? There has to be a way to learn how to unpack and install .tar or .tar.gz files consistently!!!!!
The INSTALL file should already be executable...
I then run ./INSTALL and it executes. It brings up a licence agreement, hit your space bar until you get to the bottom and accept the licence. It will then ask where you want to install it.
To Mako: My home directory is where I get Tar./home/oldsarge/linux-508.tar. and when clicked on all I get is no such command or directory. What should I enter in the monitor w/shell, to get it to respond with something other than error readings? Or where should I enter the string as you see it? I have no knowledge of .tar nor .tar.gz, to get it to work, beyond the fact they are file types.
What distribution are using? SuSE? Red Hat? Mandrake? etc...
What window manager are you using? KDE? Gnome? WindowMaker? etc...
Which terminal program are you launching to type in the commands that everyone is showing you here? aterm? xterm? gnome-terminal? etc...
To Its just me and mako: I happen to be on the browser already, to make the reply as you suggest means I have to go off the browser and do whatever. I am so discouraged right now, I am going to just have to let it go, and go out to dinner, and then when I come back, try again. Ironically, I have local people who just do not seem interested in helping anyone learn Linux!!