I am a newby!!! i have a linux suse 7.1 install, everything works well exept programs that i download in RPM or TAR format. What i mean is i run through the RPM logged in as root, log back in as my self and i can not find the program anywhere, also with a tar, i am unzipping doing a ./configue and then make install, I seem to have all the files but can not work out how to run the apps.

Could anyone point me to some documentation on installing software?