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I've downloaded both Firefox and TeamSpeak but I have a few questions regarding installing both of them...
With Firefox, I've figured out how to get the GUI setup going but how do I make it register in the system properly? I'm assuming all the packages that are installed officially go in /etc but I can't create a Firefox folder in there. I'd like to have it in the internet folder on the start menu (or whatever it's called in Linux) and be able to set it as my default browser.
With TeamSpeak, I'm having a slightly different problem... The readme file tells me to run setup.sh and it should have a graphical setup but when I double-click on setup.sh it doesn't do anything. I also wan't TeamSpeak to show up in the Internet folder on the start menu if possible.
and u will be up with the setup
and for ur internet menu problem
either after running the setup ,the icon may appear automatically or u need to right click on the menu start button,look for some menu-config optiona and ad the button along wiht the command and path of the executable
I've pretty much figured out my question, except for getting it to show up in the menu... I'm using Gnome and when I right click on the Red Hat icon only Help and Unlock are available for me to click.
Is there a place to install things that has developed into a standard in the Linux community (like the Program Files folder in Windows)?
Yeah, I just had to extract the tarball for TeamSpeak (and Firefox as well) with directories.
Rather than start a new thread, I'll just ask in this one...
I'm looking for a media player that will actually play MP3s. XMMS and the Gnome media player won't play MP3 files... I'm using MPlayer right now but I'm not exactly liking because it doesn't have shuffle...
Last edited by Sovetskeey; 09-07-2004 at 10:33 AM.
But can you run the program, now? I mean, you extracted the tarball and installed it?
This mp3 issue with redhat is incredible! Even suse and mandrake, which are also companies, ships their systems with mp3 support.
You can add mp3 support to xmms, in order to make it play mp3. google for "mp3 redhat" and take a look. Its just a matter of installing one or two libs. I did it once, some time ago, but I don't recall the steps. But its easy.
Redhat was afraid of being sued by i-dont-know-who (riaa, i guess), if it included mp3 support in the distro. But xmms can play mp3 if you guys install one or two libs in your system. Its rather easy, in fact. Just download the correct rpm and install it.
Scuzz: xmms being broken is another thing, of course. Just reinstall it, shouldn't be difficult.