did you download a .rpm file or a .tar.gz (or gz2) file?
If you want to install a rpm file do the following in a terminal.
su (to log in as root)
rpm -i [Rpm file's name here]
If its a tar.gz, or a tar.gz2, you need to extract it, on Mandrake there is a program called Ark, I dunno what distrobution you a using, so I cant give u detailed instructions.
Right click on the tar file and go to whatever program you use to extract files, extract it, then go into the folder with the extracted files in it, open a terminal, log in as root (su) then type
itll do its stuff, when you are able to type again type (Assuming you got no errors)
after it does its stuff and you can type (assuming you got no errors)
Hope this helped, I am a newbie to Linux myself, but I am learning pretty fast. You might wanna mention wat Linux you are using, that way people can give you better instructions on how to do things.
Last edited by /home/kyle; 03-12-2004 at 06:33 PM.