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Old 11-30-2003, 01:12 PM   #1
Muiro
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Can't get anything to install


Once again I am back into the situation where nothing will install. I eventully got Overnet to go but I think that was fluke.

Now I am trying to install either Mplayer or Xine. I have tried the tars and the rpms but neither is working. I always think that they install right but when I go to load them they don't exist. So now I am getting more nand more clutterred crap andI don't know what to do about it. I don't even know if anything is making erres. I am trynig to get those players to install to watch Divx, just fyi. I am at my wits end again after reading everything I could find and only understanding half of it. Can someone take me step by step with this? statrting to get frustrated enough to drop linux again. For the work I am putting in and what I am getting out, it barely seems worth it.

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Old 11-30-2003, 01:28 PM   #2
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Eh, forget this. I am going back to windows. I can't get anything done and can't understand help docs and can't get anyone to answer my posts even though all the other threads around mine that started at thesame time are getting filled up. Forget this. Windows works.
 
Old 11-30-2003, 04:26 PM   #3
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Problems

I wouldn't give up just yet. The learning curve is steep, no doubt. Once you get used to it, I believe it will all be worth the hassle.

I am not sure that I am the best one to help you, but I am sure there are many out there who can.

Describe what it is exactly you are trying to do, and I am sure someone will reply with a post.

What distro are you using?
 
Old 11-30-2003, 09:02 PM   #4
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Well need to know what distro but if in RH go to like freshrpms.net and download all the rpms for xine. Then using a terminal su to root and do a rpm -U xine-**.rpm that will update the xine already installed or if not installed it will install. You may need to do a force install think its -f or -force. There are alot of dependencies for xine though but the site I said above has them all so you dont have to go hunting for em..

Tell us the Distro. and how you are exactly tring to install them.
 
Old 11-30-2003, 09:23 PM   #5
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Yep Linux is a PITA and step-by-step stuff is hard to get. ("Just CD to the directory and blah-blah" It took me a while just to figure out how to CD.)
I think the Point and click RPM install is crap and doesn't work. I can't get it to work but stuff will install from the command line you just have to know how to get to it and where to put it .
Windows spoils you until it craps out....
Set a goal and stick to it until it's done then move to another one.
 
Old 11-30-2003, 10:17 PM   #6
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If you install them from a terminal window using (as root)

rpm -Uvh file.rpm

It should either install or give you a reason why it didn't.
 
Old 11-30-2003, 10:59 PM   #7
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lol....

what ddi you try ?

did you download ALL 4 mplayer RPM's ?
Did you install them all at the same time (circular dependency's)
Rpm -ivh mplayer-*

and if you get dependency's
download them and
rpm -ivh dependency.rpm.

what could be more simple ?

maybe people do not answer your question because you dont give enough information for people ot help you...
distro ?
error meaages ?
what u already tried ?

AND, this question has been asked and answered many times, and is available in the archives.

Quote:
windows works
lol....

cya.
 
Old 12-01-2003, 03:34 PM   #8
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Thank. that all should help. See, I am starting linux from no one's advice. I just got bored and put it in. I think I am advancing quickly for using it for 4 days. What really I need to do is I think learn more about the console commands, both basic and specialized. So if anyone can point me to a doc about that I would be much obliged.

I may not give enough info but that is simple to explain I do not know what data is important to supply. Something else is that in the console I find myserlf not understanding a BIT of the readout so I don't even know what is an error or not. Sometiems it gives no warnings or anything but it doesn't work. I am not sure how to go back and recheck things. Yes, windows did spoil me but, if I remeber correctly whenI was new to windows it took me a long time to figure out what affected what and where I could find this in ordher to do that. I suppose it ill take me a long time to learn all that about Linux. I feel like everyone does even with their first windows computer. What the hell does this do? Where is this going? what is this telling me?

I just have to do what I did with windos. Wait a while to get the hang of it, mess withg things, fuck up the whole hting then fixk it again.

But, anyone who xknows of a really good help doc that talks about both basic and advanced console commands please link it, it mourd help a lot.

Heh, console is new to me because I never even used dos, was too young for it. By the time I would have had the mind to learn it, it was gone. So maybe that is why I am having as much trouble as I am with the console: I am not used to having just text readouts of what happens.

By the way, I am runnig Redhat 9. Just in case you were still wondering.
 
Old 12-01-2003, 10:24 PM   #9
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Quote:
Originally posted by Muiro

But, anyone who xknows of a really good help doc that talks about both basic and advanced console commands please link it, it mourd help a lot.
Take a look at the links here

http://www.starnetok.net/~jallen/boo...mentation.html
 
  


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