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Been hearing alot about the Linux desktop advances over the past couple of years, and with M$ ruling the world, I'd like to explore the alternative... OK so I have been using LINUX for 1 day now and so far I am impressed. Downloaded Mandrake 10.0 and installed NP!! No conflicts with any of my hardware!!
Downloaded Firefox 0.8 and installed NP!! Surfing the internet via my DI-604 router NP!!
Audio CD's play NP!!
Breakout runs NP!!
So far Linux is cool!!
My problem is that I want to test rip some CD's to the HD... I downloaded GRIP .rpm file and tried to run it but it says something like I need to associate a file with it and I have no idea that the h311 that means!! I open up the window and I don't understand what I need to do. I need to specify a file or type in a command or something!! The GRIP website is of no use as I can't find any install FAQ's!!
Originally posted by jschiwal Kmenu -> System Configuration -> Configure your Desktop.
Look for the File Associations entry. I don't know what type of file you need to associate with it however.
There is a program called Sox that can convert all manners of audio files.
The problem isn't the audio, its the .rpm that doesn't have a file association.
Like the post above said, just do it in a terminal. I'm assuming you're running Gnome or KDE as a desktop so right-click on the desktop and open up the thing that says Terminal... or look for something called Terminal, Gnome-Terminal or Konsole. Then type what was mentioned before. If you need help with basic stuff check out this website good place for newbies.
OK, that worked... I got 2 bar graphs that went up to 100%. Now where is the file that I can run??
I couldn't figure that out (looking at GNOME), and poking around in the files...where in the heck did it install to??
Anyways, so I messed around and found that in the Gnome GUI system configuration there some kind of software install console, so I poked around in there, and found that on the Mandrake install CD #2 that there is another version of Grip.
That one installed and the Icon magically appeared under the multimedia section. Double clicked on it and now I am ripping a CD!!
I'd still like to know where that first install went to though!!
Also, now I need to install LAME, because that wasn't included I guess...
When programs are installed, for the most part, they won't get added to your start menu. They generally go into /usr/local/bin. If you typed (after installing the first one) grip into the terminal, grip would've launched. When you installed the 2nd one from the CD, it most likely overwrote the old one, so doing grip from the terminal would launch the same one from the menu. With Gnome, you could add grip to your panel by doing Add New Panel or Launcher (I forget) and for the command to launch it, simply type grip. Clicking on that will launch grip for you. Lame also might be on the install CDs, you might want to check.