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    Fluffy Kitten Programmer~ Elledan's Avatar
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    Has anyone done this? I think that I can figure it all out by myself, but I'd like to hear some comments before I try it myself...

    Thanks!

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    Depending on the compiler it should be something like c filename.c or make projectname.

    I strongly suggest that you stay away from compiling stuff if you don't know how to use the compiler on your machine, the wrong flag or line of code can destroy Linux.

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    Well, problem is that I've got to compile my sound-drivers... So it's compiling or no sound

    It's in the manual and there are so many resources on the internet, but I'd like to hear some tips and such things before I start.

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    Normally installing on Linux is as simple as typing<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">code/font><HR><pre>./configure
    make
    make install[/code]These three lines should do the job but if anything happens it's not my fault. You shouldn't have any problems though...

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    As pedro said, ./configure;make;make install should work 95% of the time. This will compile and install the drivers. Otherwise, compiling is only 1/2 the battle - you need to integrate as a module with the kernel, which is a little tricky. Be sure to do the last step as root.

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    I hate to point this out but things like this are what the Linux community has to overcome before Linux can become a mainstream operating system.

    Some people get confused at running "setup.exe" to install their sound card drivers and here is a system asking these same people to compile software and configure the kernal.

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    Yup, this is a thing in Linux I like less... You know how I had to install the Flash plug-in for NS? I got two files in a tar.gz file, and I had to put these files in the plug-in dir of NS... Well it works!

    I'll try compiling today, if it works, I'll tell it here. If it doesn't...

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