I have been following this thread myself and would like to run the demos as well.
I am totally new to Linux, but have installed the Deb distro, my PI is up and running and I have been reading as much as I can over the last week or so.
I can log on to PI, change the directorys to the directorys were the samples are supposed to be.. I run 'make' and I appear to get error messages... and when I try to ./ (run) the programs defienitly get error messages...
Please if I may I have a few questions...:-
Do I just run the command 'make' in the directory were I am expecting the source code to be, or do I have to be explicit and use:- make filename.xxx ?
How do I tell which file it the sorce code to be complied?
How do I tell which file is the complied exacutable.?
One of the tutorials I followed a link to suggested that the different file types and sub directorys were supposed to be color coded... all mine are white... is my distro bad?
I conclude, that I have not got the correct compiler installed, but how would I know if I have, or were to get it if I don't....
Typing get-xxx is a cool way of commanding your operating system to install a programme, but how do i know which xxx?
Whats Sudo got to do with anything apart from Phil Colins?
I must say, as an old hand at DOS I am not entirely afraid of Lunix, but its overall lack of stanadarisation is a let down. I can see why many new comers are frightened off. Particularly as there are so many differences within the distro's that you can not even buy anything like a half decent book to guide you in.. Not that any bookshops have computer books anymore.... How would I know which book to send off for...?
Anyway.. any assistance would be a great help..