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    newbie to linux got a few quick questions

    just installed mandrake 9.2 on my pc..... this is the first time i ever used linux and i have seemed to learn the basic commands and the interface etc but i do have a few simple questions

    i downloaded mozilla firefox .8 and extracted it and opened it up and it works fine (that is what i am using to write this)... however, it is in a folder in my documents menu... how do i get a "shortcut" (in windows terms) to it on my start menu?

    also, all of my mp3's are on my windows partitions (ntfs win xp)... i can open them up and play individual mp3s, however, i cannot figure out how to make a mp3 playlist of all of the files because they are on a ntfs partition (default media player on this system is totem)

    also, how do i force quit something (like ctrl+alt+delete in windows)?

    thanks for everything!
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    alright well i think mandrake 9.2 might have slightly different commands?
    i extracted xmms fine
    i try and install xmms by doing what is said in the readme file :

    cd xmms-1.2.8
    ./configure
    make
    make install
    but when i type in ./configure after going through a lot of different stuff i get this error:
    configure: error: no acceptable C compiler found in $PATH
    and then when i type in make it says no makefile found
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    This is because mandrake does not come with a gcc compiler installed by default.
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    Also XMMS should have come installed. Atleast it did on my system.
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    ahh aight thanks guys i got the packages installed from the cd
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