I’m real new to linux and i’ve tried to look up how to do it and have failed at all the tutorials that i could find… i’m running opensuse 10.2 and have an AMD Athlon 64 3700+ with 1 gb ram. first off, with linux, i’m trying to figure out what, when i’m downloading versions of files, extensions like x86_64 and i686 mean – and how i figure out which one of them my computer is running on – does it have to do with the kernel?

now with xchat, could someone please tell me how to install this program through console? the file name is xchat-2.8.2-4.guru. suse102.x86_64.rpm – the website i am downloading off of is http://linux01.gwdg.de/~pbleser/rpm-navigation.php?cat=Network/xchat/

thanks!

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