Newbie questions around kernel updating
OK I am an experienced Windows software developer and I have experience with UNIX (FreeBSD) and a little Linux in text mode. I am taking the plunge with Linux. I have installed Redhat on my home desktop machine.
It's a twisted path but am want to get sound working so I have to recompile the kernel, cool. There isn't a real good documentation for this process. Well not the recompiling I've done that. I actually tried to run the script provided by Intel to get their motherboard aoundcard to work. But I didn't have the source on the system. The install documentation doesn't even touch on this but if you have the CD's made from the iso's is there a de facto standard for where to put the source packages? I figured the directory /usr/src/redhat/SRPMS was probably a good place but it is owned by root.
In the GUI interface is there some way in Nautilus to change ownership?
Can I give my login account root priviledges?
Guide me someone please. :?