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Old 08-17-2006, 01:37 PM   #1
FooB
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help with getting mp3's to play


hi.

i have just installed a dual-boot with openSuSE 10.0 and winxp64bit and im having a great time on it. my sound works, my graphics drivers works and ive been having a blast playing all my games. However, i have a rather large mp3 collection i would like to listen to. i realise that mp3s and videos will not work "out of the box" on opensuse, and that Yast2 is the way to get the components installed.

my problem is propbably one youve heard a lot before, AmaroK just skips through all my sound files without playing them.

However, i have set my installation source as ftp.skynet.be (as i found in another post) and it finds the xine packages, and downloads them through software manager as it should. but when something has finished downloading, the installation for it fails, no matter what it is. it will fail. as for the error message, software managemnt has frozen on starting it up, so im about to reboot, start it up and get the error message then, and add it in a following post.

please keep in mind that i am very new to linux so if you are able to help me, keep it as simple as possible
 
Old 08-17-2006, 01:47 PM   #2
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this is the error for a random xine package i picked to download. all errors look like this on whatever package i try to install.

ERROR(InstTarget:E_RpmDB_subprocess_failed)
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error: db4 error(-30978) from db->close: DB_RUNRECOVERY: Fatal error, run database recovery
rpmdb: PANIC: fatal region error detected; run recovery
error: db4 error(-30978) from db->close: DB_RUNRECOVERY: Fatal error, run database recovery
rpmdb: PANIC: fatal region error detected; run recovery
error: db4 error(-30978) from db->close: DB_RUNRECOVERY: Fatal error, run database recovery
rpmdb: PANIC: fatal region error detected; run recovery
error: db4 error(-30978) from db->close: DB_RUNRECOVERY: Fatal error, run database recovery
rpmdb: PANIC: fatal region error detected; run recovery
error: db4 error(-30978) from dbenv->close: DB_RUNRECOVERY: Fatal error, run database recovery
 
Old 08-20-2006, 10:38 AM   #3
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Hi FooB,

I don't use Amarok (never liked it, prefer XMMS), but here's what I did to get MP3 support under SUSE 10.0 OSS (using KDE):

1. Add installation sources
(I'm not familiar with the ftp.skynet.be repository that you mention, but these are the ones I use)

- Go to YaST > Software > Installation Source
- Click 'Add', and add the following sources:

As FTP:
mirrors.kernel.org opensuse/distribution/SL-10.0-OSS/inst-source
mirrors.kernel.org suse/i386/10.0/SUSE-Linux10.0-GM-Extra

As HTTP:
suse.mirrors.tds.net pub/opensuse/distribution/SL-10.0-OSS/inst-source
suse.mirrors.tds.net pub/opensuse/distribution/SL-OSS-stable/inst-source
packman.iu-bremen.de suse/10.0
ftp.gwdg.de pub/linux/misc/suser-guru/rpm/10.0

- Set all sources to 'On' and Refresh to 'On'.
- Set the CD/DVD source to 'Off'.
- Click 'Finish'

2. Add packages from repositories
- Go to YaST > Software > Software Management
- Search for the following packages and select them for installation:

k3b-mad, kdemultimedia3-mad, lame, libtunepimp-mad, libxine1, mad, mad-devel, python-mad, xmms-lib-mad

- Package libxine1 from the above list replaces the xine-lib supplied as standard with SUSE 10.0 OSS, so select package xine-lib for removal.
- Select package k3b for Update. Select version 0.12.16.3-1.pm.0 from the 'Versions' tab.

(While you're in Software Management, you might want to have a look at the full list of available packages, there's loads of good stuff in the repositories plus quite a few updates. If you're having any trouble getting video files to play, you might want to try installing w32codec-all, mplayer and mplayer-plugin while you're there.)

- Click 'Accept'.
- You'll probably be presented with a list of dependency resolution proposals - accept them all. If you are presented with a message stating that k3b-mad requires k3b-10 or above, select 'Ignore conflict...'. K3b will be updated to k3b12, provided that it has been set to Update, and there will be no conflict once all packages have been installed.

Once I'd gone through this process, I had full MP3 support in KDE with no problem at all. Like I said, I don't use AmaroK, but I can play MP3s in XMMS, Kaffeine and MPlayer quite happily.

Hope this is useful,

Regards

James.
 
  


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