Iain (elkster) wrote in linuxnewbies,

Help! Installing new programs and sound cards

I have a problem or two. I'm literally new to Linux and tbh I understand nothing (or it seems that way)

I installed Ubuntu 8.10 alongside Windows via Wubi. I'm having problems (apparently, so does everyone else) getting my X-fi gamer sound card to work. I understand that I need to install the ALSA stuff as well as the files from Creative. I've downloaded both of these, but this is where I run into problems.

1. I don't know how to install files. I unzipped (if that's a linux term) all the soundcard files, but I don't know where to go from here. I never thought I'd feel like such a newbie again!

Thanks in Advance.

x-posted to gaygeeks
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