I've setup an apache server on my desktop (Suse 10.2) to play around with perl, php and coldfusion. I installed Apache and setup the directory that i want to use (/home/jsatt/public_html). I have php and perl installed and running. Php scripts run fine. but when i call a perl script from a cgi or pl file, the browser tries to download the file and the error log shows...
[Thu Dec 21 16:23:33 2006] [error] [client] (2)No such file or directory: exec of '/home/jsatt/public_html/access/www/7-52/web/index.cgi' failed, referer:
[Thu Dec 21 16:23:33 2006] [error] [client] Premature end of script headers: index.cgi, referer:
I've been told on IRC to check http://httpd.apache.org/docs/2.0/howto/cgi.html, which i did and setup everything as it told me too. I also made sure that suexec is running. These are old scripts that used to run on another apache server i used to have so i know that they work.

my httpd.conf has these related directives
DocumentRoot "/home/jsatt/public_html"

<Directory "/home/jsatt/public_html/*">
Options Indexes FollowSymLinks MultiViews +ExecCGI +Includes
AllowOverride None
Order allow,deny
 Allow from all
AddHandler cgi-script .cgi .pl
any idea on what else i might be missing?