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Hello, I am running SuSE linux 8.2 on a Compaq Presario notbook. I need help configuring a modem. I was also wondering in a USB 2 PC Card will work. I plug it in but nothing happenes, should something be enabled? Last Thing, I need a battery monitor but Linux says something like partial ACPI enabled. How do you fix this? Last thing, my movies (.avi and .mpg) won't play at all. I used MPlayer, any thoughts? I'm dual booting with Windows XP Pro, just in case that matters. Also I'l using KDE 3.1. Thanks for all your help!
You have to enable the apcid daemon for the battery monitor to work. Go to YAST2-->System-->Runlevel Editor-->Runlevel Properties. Enable acpid. Be sure to check the runlevel 5 box at the bottom. Now when you boot, the acpid will start. The battery monitor is the only service currently working--the suspend functions have not been implemented yet.
Your modem is probably a winmodem. Do a search on Google or http://loll.sourceforge.net/linux/links/ on winmodem in linux for help. I have a Presario 2170US, but I use DSL to connect.
I had problems getting xine and MPlayer to play DVD's. Ogle works great. I don't know if that would solve your avi/mpg problem.
I am glad to help. Ogle can be found at www.dtek.chalmers.se/groups/dvd/. Just use the RedHat rpms. Be sure to get the libdvdcss package to play regionally encoded DVDs.
Now I have a question: Do you have insight into getting a Netgear MA401 pcmcia wireless card working in SuSE 8.2?
Here are some sources for information that might help with the USB PC card:
Linux on Laptops--www.linux-laptop.net/
The last two will have links to other sites with tons of info on linux and laptops.
What error messages did you get? Make sure you download these four rpms: ogle-0.9.1-ogle1.i386.rpm, libdvdcss-1.2.7-fr1.i386.rpm, libdvdread-0.9.4-ogle1.i386.rpm, and ogle_qui-0.9.1-ogle1.i386.rpm.
The libdvdread rpm will probably conflict with MPlayer. You may have to remove it to get Ogle to install. Install the two lib rpms first by clicking on them in konqueror. That will give you the option to install them using YAST. After that is done, install the main ogle rpm and then the ogle gui rpm.
Ok I uninstalled it and I got another error. I couldn't find a file named ogle-0.9.1-ogle1.i386.rpm so instead I got one that says ogle-0.9.1-fr3.i386.rpm. That's when I got the error that says that libXv.so.1 is needed. I messed up and freaking out, help! Thanks.
Go to the main ogle page. Click on the Downloads link on the side. On that page click on RedHat RPMs under How to Install on System X.
Get libdvdcss for RH8.0, libdvdread for RH 7.x, ogle for RH 7.x, ogle_gui for RH 7.x, and if you want a KDE gui get okle.
Install libdvdcss first, the libdvdread, then ogle, the the guis.
Okle should be added to your KDE menu automatically. You can run ogle from the command line by typing "ogle" without quotes. You may need to add a link to your dvd drive. Mine is listed as /dev/cdrecorder. As root at the command line type "ln -s /dev/cdrecorder /dev/dvd" without quotes. That way ogle can find the dvd drive.
Let us know how it works out.