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    After downloading and the icon is sitting on my desk top. Will someone please tell me precisely what I have to do next, and will the instructions apply to all downloads?
    Thank you
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    You do whatever you want to do with it.

    If you want more details, please give more details
    What do we want?
    Time machines!

    When do we want 'em?
    Doesn't really matter does it!?


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    Elija is right. We need a lot more details before we can start to help you.

    What have you downloaded, how did you download it, have you tried to install it, what do you want it to do??
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    Quote Originally Posted by JTH View Post
    After downloading and the icon is sitting on my desk top. Will someone please tell me precisely what I have to do next, and will the instructions apply to all downloads?
    Thank you
    jth.
    Like the others, I'm not really sure what you are trying to do either, but if it's some kind of software installation, here's a HowTo with instructions for various ways of installing software under Linux:

    http://www.linuxforums.org/forum/lin...are-linux.html
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    Quote Originally Posted by JTH View Post
    After downloading and the icon is sitting on my desk top. Will someone please tell me precisely what I have to do next, and will the instructions apply to all downloads?
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    jth.
    At least we need the extension of the file you have downloaded.

    is it a .deb? .rpm? .tar.gz?

    with that we can at least start doing something, also which Linux Distro are you using?
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    Quote Originally Posted by JTH
    After downloading and the icon is sitting on my desk top. Will someone please tell me precisely what I have to do next, and will the instructions apply to all downloads?
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    jth.
    Open Terminal or Konsole and execute this
    Code:
    ls Desktop
    Post output here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by devils_casper View Post
    Open Terminal or Konsole and execute this
    Code:
    ls Desktop
    Post output here.
    Opened Terminal, typed code & this is the result
    alsa-driver 1.0.15.tar.bz2

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    Execute this
    Code:
    cd Desktop
    tar -jxvf alsa-driver.1.0.15.tar.bz2
    It will create alsa-driver folder on Desktop. Check ReadME file inside for installation instructions.
    BUT why do you want to compile source of alsa-driver? It must be pre-installed or available in repositories.
    Which Distro are you using?

    Check this link : How to install packages in Linux. Check post #2 in there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ggarron View Post
    At least we need the extension of the file you have downloaded.

    is it a .deb? .rpm? .tar.gz?

    with that we can at least start doing something, also which Linux Distro are you using?
    The download is - alsa-driver 1.0.15.tar.bz2
    Iwant to install it.
    My distro is FC5.
    Thank you

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    Quote Originally Posted by devils_casper View Post
    Execute this
    Code:
    cd Desktop
    tar -jxvf alsa-driver.1.0.15.tar.bz2
    It will create alsa-driver folder on Desktop. Check ReadME file inside for installation instructions.
    BUT why do you want to compile source of alsa-driver? It must be pre-installed or available in repositories.
    Which Distro are you using?

    Check this link : How to install packages in Linux. Check post #2 in there.
    I understood that alsa-driver 1.0.15.tar.bz2 is an update.

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