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Old 01-18-2005, 01:29 AM   #1
Aeoruuk
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Fresh Ubuntu


After asking a question and then promptly being told I was offline due to my modem being 'dead' according to Earthlink, I fired it back up and noticed it works fine now. So I've re-installed Ubuntu from the butchering I gave to it and Slack, and am trying to not screw it up this time.

The basic questions I have are:

A: Making DVD's work.

B: Making the printer (Hp Deskjet 845c) work.

C: Global Font Resizing.

D: Getting Wine to run games.




A: I go to Totem and click Movie>Play Disc and it isn't looking for the right file. Where should I send it?

B: CUPS wants my root password, which is nonexistent. I go to Menu>Computer>System Configuration>Printing and install the printer, then switch the driver from hpijs to pcl3 and it prints test pages, but doesn't respond to gedit or evolution word.

C: I never learned how to set the global (xterm and else) font size to a readable setting. I sit about 3 feet away from my monitor and it's fairly small.

D: The gaming part is multi step I guess, probably having something to do with stdlib32.tlb. I haven't done any work on this since I installed Ubuntu again, so I understand if the vagueness prevents an answer.

Thanks, immensely, for any help. I'd like to summarize all this setup stuff if I ever learn it... =)
 
Old 01-18-2005, 02:08 AM   #2
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Re: Fresh Ubuntu

Quote:
Originally posted by Aeoruuk
After asking a question and then promptly being told I was offline due to my modem being 'dead' according to Earthlink, I fired it back up and noticed it works fine now. So I've re-installed Ubuntu from the butchering I gave to it and Slack, and am trying to not screw it up this time.

The basic questions I have are:

A: Making DVD's work.

B: Making the printer (Hp Deskjet 845c) work.

C: Global Font Resizing.

D: Getting Wine to run games.




A: I go to Totem and click Movie>Play Disc and it isn't looking for the right file. Where should I send it?

B: CUPS wants my root password, which is nonexistent. I go to Menu>Computer>System Configuration>Printing and install the printer, then switch the driver from hpijs to pcl3 and it prints test pages, but doesn't respond to gedit or evolution word.

C: I never learned how to set the global (xterm and else) font size to a readable setting. I sit about 3 feet away from my monitor and it's fairly small.

D: The gaming part is multi step I guess, probably having something to do with stdlib32.tlb. I haven't done any work on this since I installed Ubuntu again, so I understand if the vagueness prevents an answer.

Thanks, immensely, for any help. I'd like to summarize all this setup stuff if I ever learn it... =)
A: You probably don't have the /dev/dvd link setup, or the link is pointing to the wrong device. Check your totem (xine) settings to see if you can change the device, or if you can't, at least see what device it's looking for and create a symlink to that device.

B. Create a root password. When cups asks you for it, supply it. I suggest keeping the hpijs driver, it's probably going to give you the overall best printing. Cups, once setup, should be a drop in replacement for your lp jobs, so anything sent generically to lp, should be in turn sent to CUPS. Check out the admin page to see that it's working correctly:
http://localhost:631

C. Good luck, maybe check in /etc/rc.conf if one exists, not sure how to do this in SUSE.

D. Windows Gaming in Linux is still something I've not taken a shot at. The closest I came was NWN which actually worked natively in Linux, so no need to do the Wine thing. However, I have used Wine for DVD Shrinking and must say, it works quite well. I guess it really depends on the game. Check out the Linux Games sub section in Linux - Software for more info on this part of your question.

Cool
 
Old 01-18-2005, 02:35 AM   #3
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A: You probably don't have the /dev/dvd link setup, or the link is pointing to the wrong device. Check your totem (xine) settings to see if you can change the device, or if you can't, at least see what device it's looking for and create a symlink to that device.
<<<

Ubuntu set it up automatically, the drive functions properly on CD's, and will read, and Totem sees the drive, it just doesn't actually Play. (What file should I tell it to look for?)

>>>
B. Create a root password. When cups asks you for it, supply it. I suggest keeping the hpijs driver, it's probably going to give you the overall best printing. Cups, once setup, should be a drop in replacement for your lp jobs, so anything sent generically to lp, should be in turn sent to CUPS. Check out the admin page to see that it's working correctly:
http://localhost:631
<<<

I don't know how to create a root password, which is why I put this in "newbie", please don't think me rude, but also please don't assume I know anything about anything linux =)

The hpijs driver will not even talk to the printer as-is, for a test page.

>>>
C. Good luck, maybe check in /etc/rc.conf if one exists, not sure how to do this in SUSE.
<<<

Thanks, though I don't think I really need to learn SUSE also =)

>>>
D. Windows Gaming in Linux is still something I've not taken a shot at. The closest I came was NWN which actually worked natively in Linux, so no need to do the Wine thing. However, I have used Wine for DVD Shrinking and must say, it works quite well. I guess it really depends on the game. Check out the Linux Games sub section in Linux - Software for more info on this part of your question.
<<<

Ok, thanks. =)

>>>
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Old 01-18-2005, 02:48 AM   #4
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B. you can create a root password by typing :
sudo passwd root

check out this guide for alot of useful info :

http://ubuntuguide.org/index.html
 
Old 01-18-2005, 03:04 AM   #5
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I wonder why while I was replying the entire time I was imagining Suse... my appologies

I realize you put it in newbie, but we also get a plethora of questions in newbie from people who have a rough grasp of Linux, at least enough to do a few things, so I just took a stab and gave general info

As for "what file to tell it to look for" well it shouldn't be asking for a file, you can give it a parameter, such as /mnt/cdrom but I am not really sure why it's asking you for a file when you are trying to play a DVD...

If you get Cups working, hpijs is the way to go. Short of that, feel free to use whatever driver you want. The admin page for Cups should help you get things going, but you'll need to know how your printer is connected, and more importantly, if it's being recognized by your system. If you read the Cups Documentation, it covers this in detail.

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Old 01-18-2005, 04:33 AM   #6
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EDIT: The printer is talking to the computer now, but it doesn't spray any ink from gedit. Just moves back and forth.

>>>
I wonder why while I was replying the entire time I was imagining Suse... my appologies
<<<

Np. I appreciate the reply.

>>>
I realize you put it in newbie, but we also get a plethora of questions in newbie from people who have a rough grasp of Linux, at least enough to do a few things, so I just took a stab and gave general info
<<<

Again, I appreciate it, but I don't like to pre-assume any technical knowledge of newbies and err on the side of extra data. Of course I have no bias in this circumstance...

>>>
As for "what file to tell it to look for" well it shouldn't be asking for a file, you can give it a parameter, such as /mnt/cdrom but I am not really sure why it's asking you for a file when you are trying to play a DVD...
<<<

It _is asking for a file, and its the only one ubuntu comes with. I don't know where to give it that parameter, sorry.

>>>
If you get Cups working, hpijs is the way to go. Short of that, feel free to use whatever driver you want. The admin page for Cups should help you get things going, but you'll need to know how your printer is connected, and more importantly, if it's being recognized by your system. If you read the Cups Documentation, it covers this in detail.
<<<

- - -Heema, thank you =) It worked, but cups still doesn't like it, I'm gonna try rebooting and then do it agian, and probably edit the outcome. If you guys have any ideas on

Getting DVDs to work in Ubuntu.
Getting the printer to work (with cups?) in Ubuntu.
Getting Fonts resized.
or
Getting Wine to work with Direct3D/OpenGL and CD-ROM intensive systems like games.

I'd love to learn this stuff, I must have been trying to learn it for months now, and I most likely won't go away 'till I do =P


>>>
Cool
<<<

Last edited by Aeoruuk; 01-18-2005 at 12:34 PM.
 
Old 01-18-2005, 04:52 AM   #7
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It seams that u havent checked out http://www.ubuntuguide.org/



How to install DVD playback capability?

1. Add extra repositories :
Open synaptic
Tools -> Repositories
check on all of them
Press the reload button

2. tpye : sudo apt-get install libdvdcss2
 
Old 01-18-2005, 05:29 AM   #8
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I appreciate the link to the guide, and the DVD help which I intend to look into. However, the guide did not address (that I saw) printing, fonts, or games.

It's 5:30, I'm going to bed.

EDIT:

I did what you said to do on synaptic, and it said this:

>>>
Reading Package Lists... Done
Building Dependency Tree... Done
Package libdvdcss2 is not available, but is referred to by another package.
This may mean that the package is missing, has been obsoleted, or
is only available from another source
E: Package libdvdcss2 has no installation candidate
<<<

And for some reason it closes immediately when I start it now, it was doing that before I made your changes, though it only started today, I'll restart and if it changes anything, I'll edit again.

Thanks.

EDIT: This is the message it gives me when trying to start Totem from xterm:

>>>
looking for type: got text/plain
looking for type: got application/x-gnome-app-info
Segmentation fault
<<<

I'm confused. =\

Last edited by Aeoruuk; 01-18-2005 at 01:17 PM.
 
Old 01-19-2005, 10:29 PM   #9
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Thank you, but I'll take that as a fizzled question... =\
 
  


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