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Old 09-13-2003, 12:02 AM   #1
hla@canada.com
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lc2000 powerhouse notebook redhat linux9


notebook lc2000 powerhouse,redhat linux 9 installed
do not have internet yet. can i play dvd cd and do i start at
sound and audio display? i have been trying to find linux beginners class vancouver bc canada area most are intermediate
and up. hope i did not make a mistake in buying linux. need
hands on training 55 years old and no computer abilities
 
Old 09-13-2003, 01:15 AM   #2
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well for red hat, to play dvds, you'll need to get a dvd player like xine, mplayer, or ogle. but you'll also have to get dependancy packages that these programs need to function.

off the top of my head, you'll need:
libdvdread
libdvdcss
divx4linux
libdvdnav
lirc

and maybe these (there in my dvd dependancies folder, but i don't remember if they're critically necessary):
a52dec
aalib
glut
avifile-xvid

if you want to watch windows media files, quicktime movies, or real media stuff, you'll need these:
RealPlayer9
w32codec

and of course the actual media player libraries and player.

to play mp3's you'll need to grab mp3 support:
http://havardk.xmms.org/dist/xmms-1.2.7-rh8-rh9-rpm/

you should be able to play cds, though with no problems.
 
  


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