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Old 07-27-2005, 01:55 AM   #1
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KDE / Media Player


Hey all.

I have KDE and am just gettin into linux, and im looking to tweak KDE to my liking. My first question is, how do i get new icons on the desktop that look like the intended vendor icon?

By this i mean, Mozilla has its little dinosaur logo, and when you click on it, the mini logo bounces up and down while it loads. I went and downloaded Firefox and its all installed fine. However, the only icon i can get for it is the white (doc?) background with the console picture. This loads up the shell and then launched firefox. Is there anyway to have the fox logo and make it bounce like the exisiting apps?

Second of all, i downloaded and installed XMMS, and it didnt recognise my soundcard. Rather then go through the process of troubleshooting this application (sound works fine), does anyone reccomend any other XMMS/Winamp like Media players. It would be desirable if playlists could be set up and the app load on startup as a little bar accross the top.

Thanks
 
Old 07-27-2005, 02:41 AM   #2
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it depends how you installed firefox wheather you get the bouncing cursor. (i think - but i rememeber something like that.)

icon for a shortcut. right click on the shortcut. click properties and then click the icon in the properties window

xmms/winamp. xmms will work. its not about it recognising your sound card. its all about which drivers your using and how kde is set up
give more info on what errrors you get with this prob and i can help.
 
Old 07-27-2005, 03:13 AM   #3
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regarding ur first problem as i understand. if ur using GUI KDE the right click on the bottom panel of ur window and click the configuration option. while selecting layout option at the top left of that window select last of the tab(i dont really remember its name). there u will select the menu or sub menu u want to add fire fox to(most probably internet). the add new item. by doing this u will get a new dialog.in this dialog u r to specify the path of the command which u want to execute for that button press. more over there is a mension for the icon once u click it u get an exaustive list of icon, both system and user, there u can select fire fox icon with fire surrounding a fox. i have seen it there.
and now for ur second problem u can use Mplayer. it will play all ur videos and audios.its really easy to install with all the process listed in the site. all u have to do is to get three things.
mplayer main binaries
codecs
a font(u can have more fonts but only one will also do)
a skin(u can have more skins but only one will also do)
the site where u can get all these is
www.mplayerhq.hu
one u have got all those file u will note one thing. some file r with extension
.tar.tar and some with tar.bz2. to unpack these archives use the following commands
for .tar.tar
tar jxvf package-name
then
tar xvf changed-package-name
and then all that ./configure and make steps

for .tar.bz2
only first step is different
bunzip2 package-name
rest all is the same as in the case above
i hope that u get it installed cleanly but if dont feel free to ask.
take care
 
Old 07-27-2005, 06:25 AM   #4
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Thanks, the KDE icon "trick" worked like a charm. Where are the icons located for future reference (so incase the defaukt icon isnt there, i can add it in)

As for KMMS the error is:

Couldn't Open Audio

Please check that:

Your soundcard is configured properly
You have the correct output plugin selected
No other program is blocking the soundcard

So yes, it does recognise it.

And ill give Mplayer a go

Thanks again

Edit: i downloaded and unzipped the Mplay .bz2. I ran ./configure'. Then the system hung multiple times when attempting to make.

Last edited by Casket; 07-27-2005 at 06:53 AM.
 
Old 07-27-2005, 07:40 AM   #5
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not sure where all the icons ar kept actually...
ok
a 'locate icons | more' shows that applications keep hold of their own icons in their own directorys and the kde icons are in /usr/share/icons/**yourcurrenttheme**

try k menu > control centre > sound + multimedia > sound system > hardware and try setting your device to use OSS instead of anything else. same with any setting you can find in xmms
also in the control centre for the sound system try messing around with the auto suspend settings to see if its that.
personally i don't like mplayer but a lot of ppl do. i'm a good old fashioned xmms man. winamp for me was what made mp3s great when they first came out and it is the only program i miss from windows.

TIPut your distro in your profile so ppl can see what your running and therefore if its an distro specific problem it might help
 
Old 07-27-2005, 07:49 AM   #6
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Thanks for that.

Whilst chaging to OSS (Threaded Open Sound System?) Knotify popped up and informed me that there was a crash.

Guess im just unlucky :P
 
Old 07-27-2005, 08:26 AM   #7
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hmmm
try artsd instead. or just plain OSS (not the threaded one)
 
  


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