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Old 02-25-2013, 07:54 AM   #1
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Installing a media player

Hi I have just installed a version of Knoppix I want to insatll a medai player / manager such as songbird. It downloads what do I do next


Old 02-25-2013, 08:14 AM   #2
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have you checked in the kde-menu for it (probably under 'sound & video') ?

else you can run it from the commandline by executing songbird.

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What do you mean with "It downloads"? Knoppix is based on debian, so have you used one of Debian's tools (apt-get, aptitude, Synaptic, Software Center) to download and install the package?
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The reasons why installing software on Knoppix installed to a hard drive pose problems are explained at the Knoppix site below in extreme detail. If you are not 'a hard core experienced Linux user', problems lie ahead. Knoppix was designed to be used as a Live Medium but it would be best to read their link below for an explanation:
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Old 02-25-2013, 11:37 AM   #5
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I recommend two applications, VLC and spotify.

Spotify will give you that iTunes feel, and VLC is in my opinnion the best media player out there.

So for you to install Spotify just go to their website and install

sudo add-apt-repository ‘deb stable non-free’
gpg –keyserver –recv-keys 4E9CFF4E and gpg –export 4E9CFF4E |sudo apt-key add -.
sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install spotify-client-qt
Type spotify to launch the application.


apt-get update
apt-get install vlc libdvdcss2


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