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Old 05-16-2003, 03:04 PM   #1
Ballaboveall
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BASIC LINUX Q's


1) How do i find out what version of mandrake do i have. Cuz none of the theme files i download work.

2) How do i get a external cd burner to work because it either doesnt detect it or i went to the wrong place

3) How do i get a mp3 player to work.

4) what are some of the default rpm dir. Some i found at usr/bin but i still havent found a few of them. LMK thanks!
 
Old 05-16-2003, 03:12 PM   #2
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1) run 'cat /etc/*release'

as for your other questions, we need more info.

What type of burner is it? what interface does it use ie: usb, parrallel port? What mp3 player are you trying to use? What errors is it giving you?
 
Old 05-16-2003, 03:17 PM   #3
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Re: BASIC LINUX Q's

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Originally posted by Ballaboveall
1) How do i find out what version of mandrake do i have. Cuz none of the theme files i download work.
Its usually seen during start up...

Quote:
Originally posted by Ballaboveall
2) How do i get a external cd burner to work because it either doesnt detect it or i went to the wrong place
If the external cd burner is detected then you will have no problem... if it is not detected try to ask your manufacturer if it has drivers for Linux...

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3) How do i get a mp3 player to work.
I'm pretty sure that mandrake comes with mp3 support.... but you can download Mplayer.... it should be able to play mp3s and other audio, video files...

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4) what are some of the default rpm dir. Some i found at usr/bin but i still havent found a few of them. LMK thanks!
I'm not sure in Mandrake.... I use Red Hat 9....
 
Old 05-16-2003, 03:27 PM   #4
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Its usually seen during start up...
or instead of rebooting, just run 'cat /etc/*release' as I suggested...
 
Old 05-16-2003, 03:51 PM   #5
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Re: BASIC LINUX Q's

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3) How do i get a mp3 player to work.

Have you tried XMMS? It comes with mandrake...if it doesn't work, post up error messages.
 
  


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