N00B Alert: How *exactly* do I enable mod_deflate?

I need someone to literally walk me through this, because I can't figure it out.

I'm running Apache/2.0.50 (Fedora) on Linux 2.4.22-1.2199.nptl - I understand how I want to config mod_deflate, I know how to SSH in with PuTTY, I know how to use VI.  I just can't find a config file anywhere.  I found something called mod_deflate.so, but when I tried to open that in VI, all I got was gibberish.

Can somebody gove me a hand on this one?  Big points because even though it seems like a pretty basic question, it's probably a waste of your time to type me a solution.  So it's a gratitude thing.
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mod_deflate.so will be the actual binary (program) of the module.

The configuration will be part of apache's configuration file(s):
/etc/httpd/conf/httpd.conf - the main configuration files
/etc/httpd/conf.d/*.conf - included configuration files

the configuration could go in either.
neilhedleyAuthor Commented:
So there should already be something mod_delate-related in those files, right?
neilhedleyAuthor Commented:
Worked like a charm, Tom, thanks.
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