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Old 04-08-2004, 01:29 AM   #1
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Unhappy <<<PLEASE HELP!! I'M Confused>>>


I am kinda new to Linux and I just saw this 3d GLMatrix desktop wallpaper and I downloaded it to my computer and now I don't know how to install it in Linux I have windows XP running on my machine and I run Linux off of a disk so if any body can help me I would be so glad!!! I downloaded GLMatrix, xscreensaver, and 3d desk top 0.2.5. I also need to install 3d desktop 0.2.5

Thanks alot!!!! if you can help
 
Old 04-08-2004, 02:51 AM   #2
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well, first of all, did you download source codes or rpms? or does it have an installer by itself maybe?

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Old 04-09-2004, 12:47 AM   #3
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its a "tarball" and I have three of them
 
Old 04-09-2004, 02:57 AM   #4
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first of all, you'll have to unpack the tarball, try tar xvfz <blabla.tar.gz> for gz files or tar xvfj for .bz2 files
this will extract the tarball, you should now have a dir with the source code. with almost every source, there's a README file and a INSTALL file. read both with less README and less INSTALL. most of the times, there's a lot info in those files most sources are compiled with these commands:

./configure
make

and as root: make install

succes,
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Old 04-09-2004, 03:02 AM   #5
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If you don't know how to switch to root, type:

Code:
su root
Then enter your password.
 
  


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