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Old 03-25-2004, 12:51 PM   #1
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Installing programs


Hello!
Please, help me with my problem. I just installed Xine. I think I did everything as ordered. I did ./configure - make - make install. I want to start the program, but I don't know how to do it. I can find the files and things, but how to start Xine and how to make the shorticon?
 
Old 03-25-2004, 12:57 PM   #2
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from a terminal type

Xine <enter>

or if that doesn't work

xine <enter>

for your shortcut, right click on the desktop for a menu

new>link to application

from there you'll want to put xine or Xine (whichever worked) into the run command box.
good luck.
 
Old 03-25-2004, 01:17 PM   #3
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Where is it?

I tried to wrote xine/Xine to the terminal and nothing happened. Then I tried to find the application from the desktop menu, it wasn't there eather. I must done something wrong during the installation.
 
Old 03-25-2004, 01:20 PM   #4
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did you get any errors during the install?
 
Old 03-25-2004, 01:29 PM   #5
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Yes, there were few errors and some warnings too. What can I do now, I just want to watch DVD-movies with my Linux-computer.
 
Old 03-25-2004, 01:32 PM   #6
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take a look here

http://xinehq.de/index.php/faq

http://dvd.sourceforge.net/xine-howt.../howto-10.html

it may explain some errors.
 
Old 03-25-2004, 01:43 PM   #7
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Thank you very much, I'll visit these pages. I still have Windows, but I'll hope someday I'll format it and never gonna get it back. But these kind of problems make me sometimes think, "Why is it so hard with Linux?". I'll just want to use the computer, not all the time configuring it.
 
Old 03-25-2004, 03:51 PM   #8
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it can be frustrating, but, i always try and remember the first time i had to ask "what is a dos prompt?", and it puts things in perspective forme. ;-)
 
Old 03-25-2004, 05:39 PM   #9
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"PEACEDOG" (That's an old song from The Cult, by the way)

If you are sure you installed the files (did a 'make install') try this:

which xine

or

whereis xine

If it is installed, it will display the path:

[root@erds local]# which xine
/usr/bin/xine

If it has a goofy path, make sure that path is on your PATH (type env and look for the PATH variable)
 
Old 03-25-2004, 05:47 PM   #10
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Quote:
Originally posted by trade14u
"PEACEDOG" (That's an old song from The Cult, by the way)
yes i'm aware of that, it's not where the nick came from, but i am a fan. just thought i'd respond to that. okay back on topic.
 
Old 03-26-2004, 06:00 AM   #11
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One more question. Have Mandrake 9.2 DVD-software in the installing CD's?
 
Old 03-26-2004, 07:31 AM   #12
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here are the features for mdk 10 community.

http://www.mandrakelinux.com/en/features.php3#7
 
Old 03-26-2004, 08:36 AM   #13
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Thank you, again. I saw Xine there in that list of Mandrake's programs. I would like to install Mandrake, because I have heard good things about it. Bu my promblem is LG CD-RW. I just read somewhere that Mandrake might do bad things to LG CD-ROM.

Ps.What is the meaning of these numbers i386, i586 or i686 on the end of a package?
 
Old 03-26-2004, 08:40 AM   #14
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that's the architecture, i.e 486dx, 486sx, all the way to pentium. i586, and i686 are the next generations of the old 386 architetcure. it's explained better here

http://www.laynetworks.com/architect...oprocessor.htm

http://www.cyberwalker.net/columns/apr99/041599.html
 
Old 03-26-2004, 08:54 AM   #15
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I have a quick look at those pages, but I not sure what my architecture is. I know it is Pentium II, so what is the ixxx. Would you help me with this, please.
 
  


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