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Old 11-02-2006, 10:43 AM   #16
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Ordered? Just got to http://fedora.redhat.com
download the ISOs, burn them as disk images and you have FC6.
I'm kind of leery about even FC releases. FC2 adn FC4 both sucked in my opinion but I love FC3 and FC5. Havn't tried 6 yet.

You are right the DVD playing is a mess. I've just about given up on getting Xine to play DVDs. Mplayer will do it but I can't do screen cuts which means I can't grab screen shots off vids of my band's performance. LibDVDcss gets stuck in dependancy hell so I can't play movies either.

As for click and install. Try out gnome-yum you want to configure your yum repositories and add dag to it also. If your using FC5 they have an rpm you can download that will add the repository. If not email me and I'll send you a copy of my yum configurations. With Gnome yum you have a list of apps devided by installed, updates, not installed. Click on it you get a description of what it is and the option to install, update or remove. Really nice way to handle packages. Most of the time it'll resolve dependancies for you also. Every so often even yum gets stuck in dependancy hell.
 
Old 11-03-2006, 01:20 AM   #17
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Ordered? Just got to http://fedora.redhat.com
download the ISOs, burn them as disk images and you have FC6.

As for click and install. Try out gnome-yum you want to configure your yum repositories and add dag to it also. If your using FC5 they have an rpm you can download that will add the repository. If not email me and I'll send you a copy of my yum configurations. With Gnome yum you have a list of apps devided by installed, updates, not installed. Click on it you get a description of what it is and the option to install, update or remove. Really nice way to handle packages. Most of the time it'll resolve dependancies for you also. Every so often even yum gets stuck in dependancy hell.
Dear Friend,
Thank U but we can order DVDs here just Rs.200 in India (incl. Delivery CHarges) where as downloading may cost much, so its better to order and Im not using FC5 or 6 presently so I don't even know what yum is and repositories are so Thank U will contact u or mail u if needed but really Thank U for ur support and co-operation.
 
Old 11-04-2006, 02:08 AM   #18
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hmm... $2 is a lot easier than tearing your hair out pulling down 2 gigs worth of cd's.

i don't like to wait for the mailman to come though.
 
Old 11-05-2006, 12:54 AM   #19
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Recd. DVDs

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hmm... $2 is a lot easier than tearing your hair out pulling down 2 gigs worth of cd's.

i don't like to wait for the mailman to come though.
Although having a Broadband connection I have only 1 gig on bandwidth (upload & download capacity) where as Once I downloaded 700 M.B of iso and was corrupted. So I don't dare to download large files. It costs me much and mailman comes within 3 days from the order. so no prob

I recd. My DVDs and Installed Mandriva 2007. Looks Ok but with some initial problems to be solved like DVD writer doesn't mount and SATA 80 GB HDD doesn't detect.
 
Old 11-06-2006, 10:03 AM   #20
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I recd. My DVDs and Installed Mandriva 2007. Looks Ok but with some initial problems to be solved like DVD writer doesn't mount and SATA 80 GB HDD doesn't detect.

1 - Detection of the SATA HDD will be based upon the SATA controller chip. Even if the controller (plugs) are built into the motherboard, there is still a controller chip that runs it. Silicon Image (chip maker) is almost universally recognized by linux, as is most of the Via stuff. However, some SiS brand chips have issues. You should not have to load any drivers... support would be built into the kernel.

2 - DVD Writer may not be seen as a cdrom device... I had an issue with lsdvd (program that reads dvd information off a disc) where the computer and operating system picked up the DVD drive, but lsdvd wouldn't read it... so I created a symlink from /dev/hdc (my DVD drive) to /dev/dvd.
 
Old 11-07-2006, 02:00 AM   #21
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Plese Help

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2 - DVD Writer may not be seen as a cdrom device... I had an issue with lsdvd (program that reads dvd information off a disc) where the computer and operating system picked up the DVD drive, but lsdvd wouldn't read it... so I created a symlink from /dev/hdc (my DVD drive) to /dev/dvd.
Kindly tell me how to do this? Im also facing the same problem in Knoppix installed (now Debian), mandriva 2007, Ubuntu 6.06. Pls show me the command line to do this. My DVDs are not working

Thanking U in Advance.
 
Old 11-08-2006, 11:38 AM   #22
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param85047,

1- login as 'root' or open terminal and 'su' to root.

2- at the command line (in terminal) do the following.

# ln -s /dev/hdx /dev/dvd

WHERE /dev/hdx is the dvd drive you want to use!

Likely, this will be either hda, hdb, or hdc or hdd. find out which one it is, and then issue that command above.

That's all you have to do.
 
Old 11-09-2006, 10:00 PM   #23
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Thank U

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param85047,

1- login as 'root' or open terminal and 'su' to root.

2- at the command line (in terminal) do the following.

# ln -s /dev/hdx /dev/dvd

WHERE /dev/hdx is the dvd drive you want to use!

Likely, this will be either hda, hdb, or hdc or hdd. find out which one it is, and then issue that command above.

That's all you have to do.
Dear Friend,
I've not tried yet as I was out for few days and let U know after trying but Thank u for ur kind support.
How can we learn the commands to be issued as I want to become a thorough user of Linux atleast a basic who can function on his own and if needed can help others like playing DVDs and detecting some hardwares or mount, unmount etc.

Thanking U in advance.
 
Old 11-10-2006, 08:08 AM   #24
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Param,

Everything that I have learned has been from reading posts or forums like here at linuxquestions.org.

It would be nice if there were a easy to use "all in one" guide for Linux, but I've yet to find one.

I would suggest simply researching problems as they arise, and then keeping a log or notebook of solutions once you get things to work.
 
Old 11-11-2006, 06:05 AM   #25
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Yes True

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Param,

Everything that I have learned has been from reading posts or forums like here at linuxquestions.org.

It would be nice if there were a easy to use "all in one" guide for Linux, but I've yet to find one.

I would suggest simply researching problems as they arise, and then keeping a log or notebook of solutions once you get things to work.
I too think that there must be one guide for all the simple problems faced by a person and he must get some relaxibility from searching soo much and maintaining a log is a good suggestion. I will do it.

As u r usinf FC5 Can u advice me how is Fedora Core Distro becaz I have FC6 and want to install it. In what ways it is different than Mandriva and Ubuntu. if not can u atleast tell its features.

Thanking U
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Old 11-11-2006, 06:53 AM   #26
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Introduction to Linux: A Hands on Guide

That's pretty close to the "all in one" guide for Linux.
 
Old 11-11-2006, 09:29 AM   #27
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if you want to make it all work... do this...

go here... and make sure you get the chinese codecs (why? because the US file cannot contain the 'really good' windows stuff because its all proprietary microsoft copyright -- but the chinese servers don't care and host it anyway -- at least this was the situation when i first heard about the whole thing).

here's the chinese-food link -->
http://www1.mplayerhq.hu/MPlayer/rel...l-20061022.zip
Could you elaborate a little more on this? It's the first I've heard of it. Wondering what the experiences are...

What is really all that different about the Chinese versions? (Specifically, I mean)

I'm off to give it a try.

EDIT: I looked over the differences and it just seems like that "Chinese" version is simply the windows version of the mplayer codecs. Both versions have a few files that the other doesn't have but most of them are the same.

Last edited by zetabill; 11-11-2006 at 10:03 AM.
 
Old 11-12-2006, 12:13 AM   #28
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Pdf

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Introduction to Linux: A Hands on Guide

That's pretty close to the "all in one" guide for Linux.
Thank u for the Link, but it is html book where as it would be better if it would be PDF format so I can download and read it. if possible kindly post PDF links Im also searching if I'll get then I'll post.
 
Old 11-12-2006, 01:40 AM   #29
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http://www.tldp.org/guides.html
 
Old 11-13-2006, 07:07 AM   #30
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Thank U Sir, it has all the PDF links also.
 
  


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