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Old 01-25-2007, 02:17 PM   #1
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new to linux. need special help!


HI,
I am new to linux and so far I really like it! I am basically trying to figure it all out on my own. So far I have done well, but getting my video players to play videos (wmv, mgep, avi) has been very frustrating. I have searched a lot of posts but it is never enough to help me out. My main problem is that I don't know how to follow the instructions in the posts. I need some real dumbed down, step by step help here. I appreciate it very much for those who can help out a helpless newbie.

Ok. to start off...
1) I have a fresh install of openSuse 10.2 64 bit.

2) I chose to install "everything" off the dvd during install

3) Most everything works great and I can access the internet just fine (way faster than my windows junker)

4)I have 3 video players: kaffiene, totem and real player 10

5)None of them play any kind of video files (wmv, mpeg, avi. ect..) I know this is an issue everyone has and there are tons of threads about this, but I just can not seem to figure it out.
I need some serious 1 on 1 help!

6)so how do i set up these players (or do i just fix one at a time) to play video.

7) I know how to navigate around suse but I don't know how to give commands and install stuff.

8) what should I do first? Please give detailed slow answer, i am very new here and it will take awhile to become an old linux pro like you guys

Thank you all so much for the help!!!
-adam
 
Old 01-25-2007, 03:05 PM   #2
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Generally, look at "Hacking openSUSE 10.2" - particularly the section "Proprietary audio and video codecs, and DVD playback capabilities" and to play an encrypted DVD on a 64 bit machine "DVD playback on 64-bit machines"
 
Old 01-25-2007, 03:11 PM   #3
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My first suggestion is to ask one question at a time.

I am not going to tackle the video thing, but I would recommend that you tell us what instructions you have looked at, so we kno what we are "dumbing down".

Always start by installing SW using the package manager (which goes to the repository maintained by the publisher of the distro). I don't know what SUSE calls it in the menus, but it will have something to do with installing SW.

Commands:
Open a terminal (maybe called "Konsole" in SUSE?)
type ls -l to see the directory contents. anything starting with a "d" is a directory
cd <dirname> to go to that directory
cd .. to up one
cd ../<newdir> to move to a directory at the same level as the one you are in
cd / to go to the root of the filesystem
ls|more to see directory contents on page at time

look at "man cd" and "man ls", and play with these a bit, so you are comfortable moving around in the filesystem.

now do "info coreutils" to see a nice summary of some other common commands
 
Old 01-25-2007, 06:55 PM   #4
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Please post your thread in only one forum. Posting a single thread in the most relevant forum will make it easier for members to help you and will keep the discussion in one place. This thread is being closed because it is a duplicate.

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