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Ok, I know how to unmount and mount a floppy drive and that you can view the contents of the floppy in /mnt/floppy and it is located at /dev/fd0, however, where is the CD drive ? how do you mount and unmount it ? Also, I have some XVID and DIVX and AVI format movies but I do not konw how to view these in linux , I have no idea what program to use of if this kind of playback comes incorporated into linux ? If anyone could recommend a program for these things and where to get it and how to install it that would be great as I am very new to linux : )
Ok, I found http://www.mplayerhq.hu/homepage/design6/dload.html, however I do not know which one to download from there, I have slackware 9.0, do I download the source ? what is source ? does it need to be compiled ? how do i compile and install this program ? ty. Also when I put in my cd rom drive module for my laptop and changed to /mnt/cdrom and I did a ls and a ls-a and saw nothing. Does this have to do with slackware not having built in avi /divx support or ?? Does slackware ? I am confused, I did the full 2.0gb installation of slackware 9.0. Also when I tried to umount and mount /dev/cdrom it said it was a invalid block device, could that possibly be the reason behind not seeing anything in /mnt/cdrom ? I am very confused : ) How can I check if I have built in support ? If I do indeed have built in support how do I play these avi and divx : ) Thankyou !
I'd have to say that "if you don't know" it's a thousand to 1 odds it's IDE. However, you could look at your computer specs, you can look at your motherboard, and you can even check out something like dmesg to find out.