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Old 02-12-2004, 10:34 AM   #1
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Thumbs up DVD on Red Hat 9


Hi people, I have had Red Hat 9 installed on my system for 4 days now but i cant find out how to watch dvd's I am running KDE. Please help. Thanks in advance.
 
Old 02-12-2004, 10:38 AM   #2
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Try Mplayer for linux.
 
Old 02-12-2004, 10:43 AM   #3
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would that fit on floppy disk as i cant get the net to work on linux yet
 
Old 02-12-2004, 02:05 PM   #4
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If your machine is dual boot you could set up a mount point on /dos and copy the file from windows to Linux.
 
Old 02-12-2004, 06:11 PM   #5
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Guessing you are trying to watch them by xine, you must be noticed it does not comes usually with codecs enabling encripted dvds watching (as usually they are).
Install first libdvdccs that should fit onto a floppy as well
This should be the problem
Hope this hepls
Ciao
 
Old 02-13-2004, 02:41 AM   #6
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Thanks everyone for help. But how do i set up a mount point on /dos? Thanks in advance
 
Old 02-13-2004, 01:39 PM   #7
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Of course the easiest way is when you are first setting up your system.
Hope you are not NTFS because I think there is difficulty with that.
Anyway this link is pretty good

http://www.poulpetersen.dk/linux/ukmount.htm

Basically you want to create a mount point named /dos and assign it to the hard drive space that has your windows. ie hda1

Hope this helps,
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Old 02-13-2004, 02:02 PM   #8
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Thanks, but does it appear in Windows?
 
Old 02-13-2004, 04:54 PM   #9
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Yes, It will be your c drive. all of the directories typically under c:\ will now appear under
mount point /dos ie:
/dos/MyDocuments
/dos/Windows
/dos/MyDownloads
To access these drives from Linux you will typically have to be logged in as root.
Well, NT insists, I don't really know about other Windows.

You won't see anything different when you are in Windows, but if you save your file to
c:\MyDownloads\MyFile.xxx
You can grab it from Linux as
/dos/MyDownloads/MyFile.xxx

If you have multiple windows drives you can create mounts as dosc, dosd, dose etc.

Any luck getting internet on Linux yet?
 
Old 02-14-2004, 02:17 PM   #10
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Hi, How do i create a ./dos mount point? Well i have had a little luck, when i connect i can use google and autotrader no probs, but other pages keep timing out any ideas please? Thanks in advance
 
Old 02-14-2004, 08:39 PM   #11
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I can't explain creating DOS mount points in less than one line, and to tell you the truth seeing as this topic is How to play DVD's I think we are getting off topic.
You are very close to Internet connection. i think DNS is the next area to explore.
I think you need info from your ISP to complete that.

I'll read this again if you want to answer here, but I think you should start a new thread or search on Domain Name Servers (DNS)

Just one more tidbit on the DOS mount point.... You have to know where the partition exists- ie hda1. Where on your computer in Linux syntax does Windoze exist?
Here is a snip from my /etc/fstab

/dev/hda1 /dos vfat defaults 0 0

If you compare this to your own /etc/fstab you might get a solid feel for what I
am suggesting

Have Fun!
alar
 
Old 02-15-2004, 05:28 AM   #12
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Thanks for your help. Well I have altered the DNS to suit my ISP and i can still only go on google and autotrader and nothing else I dont know what else to do now. Please help if you can. Thank you.
 
Old 02-16-2004, 11:23 AM   #13
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Are you going thru a proxy or something. Because if you can connect to some then internet is working, it has to be a setting somewhere?

Can you ping out? ie
ping www.freshmeat.org
 
Old 02-16-2004, 02:12 PM   #14
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Ive tried pinging and nothing happens? I donty go through a proxy just a normal DNS? Any Ideas. Thanks in advance
 
Old 02-16-2004, 02:17 PM   #15
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Can you ping 66.216.74.58 ?

(freshmeat)
 
  


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