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Old 10-01-2006, 09:48 PM   #1
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Hardware questions for sled10


Hello,

I installed SLED10 on my pc and I'd like to know how can I play my dvd. I have an aopen dvd+-rw. Also for my canon i250 printer, I found the driver but I don't know how to install it. I know Sled10 has an autoinstall now, but the driver that I found for my i250 is in different format.

I'd like to install sled10 on my laptop too but I'm kinda skeptical 'cause it might interfere with windows, on my desktop I installed it on a different hard drive. My laptop is an hpze5270.

Any advice and help would be greatly appreciated. TNX.....
 
Old 10-02-2006, 02:08 AM   #2
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I finally made it work to play dvd. I still have to figure out my canon i250 printer. I'll keep this post updated when I find the fix. This is the link on how to play dvd. http://www.thejemreport.com/mambo/content/view/270/1
 
Old 10-02-2006, 09:19 PM   #3
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Hello,

I installed SLED10 on my pc and I'd like to know how can I play my dvd. I have an aopen dvd+-rw. Also for my canon i250 printer, I found the driver but I don't know how to install it. I know Sled10 has an autoinstall now, but the driver that I found for my i250 is in different format.

I'd like to install sled10 on my laptop too but I'm kinda skeptical 'cause it might interfere with windows, on my desktop I installed it on a different hard drive. My laptop is an hpze5270.

Any advice and help would be greatly appreciated. TNX.....
For me, SLED 10 is very smooth to play with. I have SLED10 running on a whitebook (clone) laptop made by a Taiwan manufacturer called Compal. It is running on Intel Core Duo processor on top of an Intel 945G chipset. Had it dual boot to Windows.

Dual Booting
If you want to dual boot, it's better to have Windows installed first. Then pop the SLED10 DVD and install. SLED10's YAST installer allows you to modify the partitioning. It actually suggests on how far it will go in resizing the Windows partition to make way for your Linux partition (ReiserFS, etc..). The rest of the process is just pretty much the same. Don't worry about your Windows partition. It hasn't messed up mine, so I guess it wont mess up yours.

Happy SLEDding!
 
Old 10-03-2006, 02:02 AM   #4
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I'm still having problems with my dsl connection everytime I turn off my desktop I have to go to yast and reconfigure it again to make it work, how come it doesn't autodetect it. Also, under installation source I can't add dvd or cd, but it's detecting it. Any clues? Is there a way also to log on with the gui, instead of the root showing first. It's just time consuming typing in my logon name and password on root then I have to type in root and init 5 just to get to the log on area. Or is it always like these? Tnx..bear with me cause I'm a newbie..
 
Old 10-04-2006, 11:38 PM   #5
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I'm still having problems with my dsl connection everytime I turn off my desktop I have to go to yast and reconfigure it again to make it work, how come it doesn't autodetect it. Also, under installation source I can't add dvd or cd, but it's detecting it. Any clues? Is there a way also to log on with the gui, instead of the root showing first. It's just time consuming typing in my logon name and password on root then I have to type in root and init 5 just to get to the log on area. Or is it always like these? Tnx..bear with me cause I'm a newbie..
To log on to UI instead of terminal first, edit your /etc/inittab file and look for :
# The default runlevel is defined here
id:3:initdefault:
Change id:3:initdefault to 5:

id:5:initdefault:
I'm not sure why your SLED is behaving differently. It's supposed to detect and use your DSL immediately. Plus your DVD/CD installation source should have been there immediately in YAST after installation.

As for restoring your installation source DVD/CD do:
1. look for your CD/DVD device assignment using Terminal:

me@linux:# ll

;look for cdrecorder, cdrom, dvd, or dvdram and take note its device assignment, usually /dev/hdb
2. Exit terminal
3. Insert your SLED10 DVD into the drive and open up YAST
4. Go to to Installation Source and click on Add, DVD. Or you can manually add the installation source by clicking Add, Specify URL, then type cd:///?devices=/dev/hdb (you can replace /dev/hdb with the actual device that you have in your system)
5. That's all there is to it.

Hope this helps.
 
Old 10-05-2006, 10:01 PM   #6
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Thanks, I'll give it a try sometime since I'm running ebuntu.
 
  


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