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Old 02-04-2005, 09:17 PM   #1
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File help

What files do I need to do general things on my computer? I mean, what files do I need to download that allow me to do things on my computer, such as "make?"

Also, how do I convert .wma to .mp3 files? I tried the process explained on the forums here, and it didn't work because my .wma files are read-only. Is there any way to get around that?

Anything else anyone would recommend to me? I've only been using Linux for about a week and I don't know too many commands.

Thank you.
Old 02-04-2005, 09:24 PM   #2
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If typing
into a shell (Konsole, Xterm etc.) produces an error, then you'll have to install it using Yast. This is almost certainly the case, as Suse Personal doesn't come with much in the way of compilation tools, from memory.

You will also need to install gcc and the standard libraries, at the very least. Searching for "gcc" in Yast should give you most of these, as long as you have the 'check dependencies' box ticked.


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because my .wma files are read-only. Is there any way to get around that?
enter "man chmod" at the terminal.


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