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Old 05-27-2012, 01:15 PM   #1
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help i am stuck


hi all, this the second time i have tried Linux the first go the computer was too old ,what i would like to do is get a dtv usb stick to work and copy my music collection i have put it on an usb hard drive but cant see how to put on to the laptop any help would be apricated

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Old 05-27-2012, 01:39 PM   #2
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Since there are over 500 different distributions of Linux, it would be helpful if you posted which one you are using.
Your post isn't clear. What are you trying to do? Install Linux on a usb drive, hard drive or flash? Copy your music to a flash? Both?
Clarify your intentions.
 
Old 05-27-2012, 01:56 PM   #3
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thank you for your quick reply, what i have done is installed linux mint on a 4 year old toshiba laptop and now i would like to have my music on it and to use it to watch tv hope this helps bobski
 
Old 05-27-2012, 02:08 PM   #4
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This may be one of the best site to see. USB tv sticks tend to be difficult unless yours is fully supported.

http://linuxtv.org/

The audio input and output part of your question is a different issue. As noted we need to know more about the hardware and the distro choice.
 
Old 05-27-2012, 02:20 PM   #5
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distro choice.now thats somthing i am not sure of as i said my first try with linux failed so this is my first real go

its the questions i dont know how to ask or what but i would like to know, bobski
 
Old 05-27-2012, 04:04 PM   #6
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distro choice.now thats somthing i am not sure of as i said my first try with linux failed so this is my first real go

its the questions i dont know how to ask or what but i would like to know, bobski
You mentioned that you've installed Linux Mint. Is that correct? The browser useragent on the left hand side of your post indicates Ubuntu.
 
Old 05-27-2012, 04:41 PM   #7
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thats what it says when i turn the computer on

i google for linux and then whent and picked the first one, i think now i might have done it the wrong way perhaps ask hear first
 
Old 05-27-2012, 07:05 PM   #8
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If you can get to the cmd line (look for an icon/menu option like 'terminal'), please do the following and post the results
Code:
uname -a


cat /etc/*release*
NB: Linux is case sensitive ....
 
Old 05-27-2012, 07:14 PM   #9
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i google for linux and then whent and picked the first one, i think now i might have done it the wrong way perhaps ask hear first
Yes. Blindly doing things is not the best approach. Before you do any more, I suggest doing some reading to familiarise yourself with Linux and whichever distribution you are using. You would find the time spent very rewarding.
 
Old 05-28-2012, 01:08 PM   #10
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If you can get to the cmd line (look for an icon/menu option like 'terminal'), please do the following and post the results
Code:
uname -a


cat /etc/*release*
NB: Linux is case sensitive ....
only 5 tries there a space ?
DISTRIB-ID=LinuxMint
DISTRIB-RELEASE=13
DISTRIB-COADENAME=maya
DISTRIB-DESCRIPTION= Linux Mint 13 Maya"

does this help bobski
 
Old 05-28-2012, 08:41 PM   #11
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Well, Linux Mint is a good distribution for media files. So it should work for you.

For your music the only thing you need to do is plug your USB drive to the laptop and select the directory (folder) then copy and paste on the music directory already created under your home directory. Banshee, or Rhythmbox, or Amarok are good music managers and music players. It will depent on which one is the one you have installed

For the HD television adapter I really havent had the experience with one of these. My advice will be to plug the thing in and install all the available software for it. If you have a pop up saying that there are drives available for your computer you should install it. Also make sure you install all the updates availables.
Some updates might break something that was previously working so post here on the forums whatever question you have.

Good luck to you!
 
Old 05-28-2012, 09:06 PM   #12
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check this out
http://wiki.linuxquestions.org/wiki/Main_Page
http://www.linuxquestions.org/linux/answers

feel free to ask.. we are here for you and for anyone who has problems with linux..

---------- Post added 05-29-12 at 03:07 AM ----------

what is the brand name of the usb stick ?
 
Old 05-29-2012, 12:06 PM   #13
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Thank you for all your replies, my music is copied on a external hard drive about 60 gig which when I look at it in Linux there are a lot of files which I believe are hidden in Windows I'm not sure I wish to copy all that

Any suggested reading would be appreciated, I have tried running Microsoft auto route with wine which gave me an error but that something I will look at later

Thanks bobski

ps is my linux kernel newer than 2.6.29

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