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Old 04-06-2005, 02:24 PM   #1
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Configuring DVD Player


I'm new to linux, but I'm picking it up pretty fast. I'm running SuSE 9.2 and the dvd player that i'm using is xine. I installed it all by myself and everything runs find. The only question that I have is whenever I play a dvd, I have to enter the command: hdparm -d 1 /dev/dvd so the playback isn't jumpy. The tutorial that I was reading says that I should just put the command somewhere into the startup scripts, but I have no idea how to do that or where to find it and I don't want to mess it up. So if you guys could help me out that would be great. Oh one other question that I had was, after reading some of the other tutorials it said to check for your graphics card for drivers and it said for nvidia to download the X11. I was wondering if any one knew anything about this and if so, is it a good idea to install it? Cause right now everything runs great.
 
Old 04-06-2005, 03:22 PM   #2
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To do this in Suse open Yast, click Hardware, click IDE DMA Mode, you should see your DVD drive listed here, click once with your mouse on the description this will highlight it, lower down you will see a drop down box listed as DMA Mode: open this by clicking on the down arrow, select DMA ON (default mode),
you may get a warning, "Enabling DMA on some devices can cause dataloss or system lock." but since you already know that your DVD drive works in DMA mode just click OK, click Finish, job done

As for graphics card drivers take a look Here This is the Nvidia website for Linux drivers, not sure what your card is but take a look around, there are lots of How To's on this forum for these drivers but if you are happy with things as they are then proceed with caution, installing the Nvidia driver isn't difficult but there are pitfalls, might be wise to leave it a while until your knowledge of Suse increases

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Old 04-06-2005, 04:20 PM   #3
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What is the difference between Linux IA32 and Linux IA64 with the nvidia drivers?
 
Old 04-06-2005, 05:02 PM   #4
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Thought perhaps the "32" and "64" might give you a clue ?

Intel P4 is 32bit
AMD 64 is 64 bit

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