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Old 05-10-2003, 11:50 AM   #1
[GiB]Spawny
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Unhappy Installed this now what?


Complete noob, but determined to make a go of it

I have installed 8.2 SuSE on my Media project box:

Link: here

I've downloaded a programme that supports my LCD called IPG123 here This will play my MP3's and will display the IDE tags on the LCD.

I need to get this working and need a step by step guide for a complete

I have got the default one working XMMS.
 
Old 05-10-2003, 12:22 PM   #2
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Are you using LCDProc to display things on your LCD? If so, you'll need to find an lcdproc plugin to display that data or find someone who has written one.

You might wanna check out these links:
http://www.zinf.org/
http://irmp3.sourceforge.net/

The application you have linked to above is the "de facto" with mp3's in Linux. It's the most basic of all apps regarding mp3 playing. Pretty much anything that plays mp3's uses that application as it's decoder. So what you need is a plugin for it.



If you have any programming abilities you might be able to write your own plugin. Check out the devlopment of lcdproc to find out how you can write drivers/plugins for it.

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Old 05-10-2003, 12:31 PM   #3
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My friend has some programming knowledge and will change the script files for the pluggin to work. I just can 't seem to to install the programme?

Like there's no right mouse click and install option?

I'm using the LCD to display the tags and information on my MP3's as it will be one of it's main functions.

It's simple when you know how, but I don't
 
Old 05-10-2003, 12:48 PM   #4
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Perhaps these links will help.

# Guides to software and installation
Compiling Software Help File
LNAG - How do I install a program I downloaded from the Internet?
Rute Guide's software explanation
 
Old 05-10-2003, 01:48 PM   #5
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Thanks for the guides but I'm still no better off?

I've un-zipped the file I think but then what? Which I did logged in as root, but how do I get to see it some where.
 
Old 05-10-2003, 02:11 PM   #6
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Its probably in /root/<packagename> or possibly a subdirectory. Did you install Midnight Commander (command is mc)? It's a nice file manager/browser that will extract with double clicks and you can see how things are packaged.
 
Old 05-10-2003, 06:14 PM   #7
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Perhaps I'm not making myself clear?

I have no idea of Linux at all, I was hoping this was goin to be easier than I hoped. I proved myself right in that respect.

I can login as root and I also have a user account?

A mate has set samba up for me and some shares one being called downloads this is where it has unzipped too.

I running SuSE 8.2
 
Old 05-10-2003, 06:24 PM   #8
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# Commands for finding or locating files
find
locate
which
whereis

You should always run Linux from your user's account (it's a basic security practice).

If you need to administer your computer, you need to be root. Open an x terminal and issue this command and give root's password:
Code:
[phil@tinwhistle phil]$ su -
Password: 
[root@tinwhistle root]#
Now, that terminal has full root powers.

Last edited by fancypiper; 05-10-2003 at 06:29 PM.
 
Old 05-10-2003, 06:37 PM   #9
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Do I need to administer it, you tell me?

I'm getting dis jointed bits of information that make some sort of sense but I'm not getting the full picture?
 
Old 05-10-2003, 06:45 PM   #10
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I think you may need to do some reading. Running Linux and the Rute guide is a good all around manual for Linux if you want hard copy,

Rute is on-line as well. Bookmark the Rute User's Tutorial and Exposition and for a quick reference for doing things, bookmark the Linux Newbie Administrator Guide.

See if that can get you started on understanding Linux
 
Old 05-10-2003, 08:13 PM   #11
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You need to install it. If you can see your filesystem structure through your LCD then you should:
"unzip" the archive (this is actually known as untar)
Change into the directory that was created from untarring:
cd mpg123-version (this is just an example, the actual directory might be mpg123-0.9)
Then you'll need to run the configure script, if any (you should at this point find a README and/or INSTALL file that you shoul read to find out just how to install from this point on). If there is a configure script, you run it with:
./configure
You then need to run the Makefile through the "make" command:
make
And finally you need to get it installed:
make install

The Rute Guide from Fancypiper above is going to be a tremendous help for you. You really should look it over, at least the sections pertaining to software for now.

Cool
 
  


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