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Old 10-05-2006, 11:20 PM   #1
busmanbob
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cannot use dvd-rw


good evening everyone...

I am real new to this linux stuff so please answer
gently....


I have just installed mepis linux...

I am having a number of issues here.

#1. unable to play dvd. (while running xine the message i get is "wrong fs type......." memorex dvd-rw


#2 would like to get other fuctions of the video card
working... ati 9200 tv tuner and vidio i/o jacks.

#3 after connected to internet for a while i get
disconnected. (dameon has died ! ) error reporting
log says it cannot tell me why..



my computer is a semperon 2800 512 ram
running duel boot with windows xp\linux
memorex dvd-rw

any help would be appriated..

p.s. I know nothing about linux so please answer gently


bob

busmanbob@juno.com

Last edited by busmanbob; 10-05-2006 at 11:22 PM.
 
Old 10-06-2006, 03:26 AM   #2
timmeke
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For #1: try to determine how the DVD gets mounted (mount config?) and which filesystem type is on there.
ie:
cat /etc/fstab
cat /etc/mount (after inserting the DVD)
cat /etc/auto.*
and post the results.

For #2: Have you installed the ATI drivers properly? Your video may simply be working under a generic video
card driver.

For #3: Please ellaborate: what daemon died? Does it happen all the time, or occasionally?
 
Old 10-06-2006, 05:22 AM   #3
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OK I am new in LInux also so take it easy.

#1
Xine was installed with mepis? If so then you should be able to find in A FAQ whether xine can play DVD out of the box. If not then there should be a guide how to provide your machine with that ability.
Xine can play DVD but I think it needs some plugin.

If you have installed xine then you should know if you have put the necesary plugin.

I don't think it has to do with mount. I have also problem with playing DVD. For example in Fedora out of the box you can't play DVD, mp3 etc because there are lisense problems.

#2
There are special drivers for ATI video card provided by ATI but I guess your pc works without them for basic use (not 3D accelaration but most other programs work ok right?)

Consult ATI site

#3
I don't know which deamon you refer to...
 
Old 10-06-2006, 10:03 PM   #4
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cannot get dvd-rw to work

Quote:
Originally Posted by timmeke
For #1: try to determine how the DVD gets mounted (mount config?) and which filesystem type is on there.
ie:
cat /etc/fstab
cat /etc/mount (after inserting the DVD)
cat /etc/auto.*
and post the results.

For #2: Have you installed the ATI drivers properly? Your video may simply be working under a generic video
card driver.

For #3: Please ellaborate: what daemon died? Does it happen all the time, or occasionally?

Thanks to everyone who replied to my question.....

I still don't have a clue as to how and what to do now.....

i told you i am greener than grass at this. I have never worked
with lixux before.......I am using mepis linux..


bob

busdmanbob@juno.com
 
Old 10-06-2006, 11:51 PM   #5
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Mepis is Debian based, so if it came with Xine then highly unlikely that it'll play DVD and AVI movies.
1. Remove originally installed
2. Add some of the repositories of Debian (DVD and DivX amd MPlayer related)to sources
3. Install again Xine
4. Install libdvdcss (to play encrypted and legal DVD)
5. Install Xvid, DivX, DivXforlinux packages
6. Install MPlayer - optionally

PS. Mplayer plays all

Last edited by SlackerLX; 10-06-2006 at 11:53 PM.
 
Old 10-07-2006, 03:24 PM   #6
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good morning: I just installed the free86 drivers from ati and
now the dvd works just fine. thanks everyone!

do i need to install the X ORG.86 file from ATI ????

What do i need to do to get the tv tuner working?

I tried to run xawtv but program does't start.

any ideas??


thank very much

this has been very challenging to someone with a short attention span



bob

Last edited by busmanbob; 10-08-2006 at 10:51 AM.
 
Old 10-09-2006, 02:52 AM   #7
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Quote:
I just installed the free86 drivers from ati and
now the dvd works just fine. thanks everyone!
do i need to install the X ORG.86 file from ATI ????
XOrg and XFree86 are 2 flavours of X servers, which are compatible to some degree, probably.
You need to find out which of the 2 you are using and installing the ATI file for that one.

Quote:
I tried to run xawtv but program does't start.
I don't know anything about installing a tv tuner, but can you tell me what gives you the idea that xawtv doesn't start? Did it return an error message and if so, what does it say? Maybe it just needs proper configuration for your specific tuner?
 
Old 10-12-2006, 08:02 PM   #8
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your right it just may need to be setup right. I don't have a clue as to
how to do it. though.....when I click on xawtv i do not get any error messages at
at all. just the little icon jumping up and down that you get when clicking
on a program to start.
 
Old 10-13-2006, 02:52 AM   #9
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So you're using a launcher on your desktop, right?
Try opening the launcher's properties and look for the command it executes.
Then, open a terminal window and execute the same command from there.
If this causes an error, at least you'll see the error message.

An alternative could be to check the log files in /var/log for any messages related to xawtv.
 
  


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