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Old 03-31-2003, 11:36 AM   #1
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Unhappy Newb trouble


I just switched from win to linux yesterday. I installed Red Hat 8.0 and am a little lost. When I download a mp3 player from download.com thare are a bunch of files and I have no idea what to run or do. Also I downloaded Limewire and its a .bin file what do I do with that?!? Could someone point me in the right direction or let me know whare some good noob howto's are or tutorials that would be GREAT thannks in advanced!!! good bye WIndoWs!

 
Old 03-31-2003, 11:43 AM   #2
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First, remove LimeWire. Get dcgui from www.freshmeat.net And install that per TrickyKid's instructions in the Linux - General section.

Then...

MP3 in RH 8 was unsupported. I'd suggest taking a look at the search feature http://www.linuxquestions.org/questions/search.php (really not being a jerk, it's just that there is better info on this site than what I can schpeal to you on the RH vs MP3 thing) and let your fingers do the walkin Basically you can go to www.xmms.org and download/install that to get it working again.

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Old 03-31-2003, 11:49 AM   #3
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hmm try the linux documentation project [1] it has loads of guides, howtos and mini howtos.

Also when you know a command try man <command> or info <command> to find out what exactly it does.

If you search for a command to do something you might want to try:
man -k <phrase>

with file <filename> for example you get information what type of file the give file is.

Generally file endings in linux are not important, what is important are the permissions of the file. (man chmod)

the .bin at the end of the limewire download most probably is short for binary.

assuming the file is called limewire.bin

try
%chmod 755 limewire.bin
(this does set the file to executable)
and then:
%./limewire.bin
(this will run the file)

IIRC Redhat allready comes with an winamp like ogg/mp3/whatever player called xmms.
try:
%xmms


btw every line prefixed with % should be run in a shell (looks like a dos window :-)

hopefully this made some sense (probably not)

[1]http://www.tldp.org
 
Old 04-01-2003, 09:57 AM   #4
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yup yup DCGUI is the way to go..though i am finding some of my divx files gets corrupted when i download with multi file download option..does this ever happen to u MC?? oh and did u know that i am a slacker now?? after my mandy crashed and burned, i decided to go slack and it's working flawlessly
 
Old 04-01-2003, 03:18 PM   #5
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hmm try the linux documentation project [1] it has loads of guides, howtos and mini howtos.
A link would help him http://www.tldp.org/
 
Old 04-01-2003, 03:44 PM   #6
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I installed red hat linux 8.0 on my system. I also have windows 98se on my system because most of my programs require it. I would love to switch everything to linux, however, linux doesn't like my video card (part of the planner board) nor my modem (has a college student I need the modem for Net access). I have tried for three days to locate drivers for these two devices. They both run flawless in windows. My modem is a zoom model 2925L with a lucent chipset. The video device is ProSavageDDR from s3 graphics. If anyone has these drivers or knows where I can get them along with a how to install document please let me know. My email address is jamesfew@softhome.net

Thank You
 
Old 04-01-2003, 09:33 PM   #7
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Originally posted by newbieME
yup yup DCGUI is the way to go..though i am finding some of my divx files gets corrupted when i download with multi file download option..does this ever happen to u MC?? oh and did u know that i am a slacker now?? after my mandy crashed and burned, i decided to go slack and it's working flawlessly
Yes, it's actually usually fixed from finishing the download, or "resume" after you remove it from your list.

It's actually addressed on the dcgui forums

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Old 04-02-2003, 03:10 PM   #8
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thanks guys i really appreciate the help =)
 
Old 04-02-2003, 08:03 PM   #9
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You're Welcome, did you decide to go with dcgui, or are you toughing it out with something gnutella based?

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Old 04-03-2003, 09:04 PM   #10
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nope can't find any answer to that problem..and can't resume since it says file is completed..and i found that people are having the same problem as me on the dcgui forum, but it seems there are no answers...oh well..i guess i am just going to have to forget about multi download....sigh...was happy for awhile.....:'(
 
Old 04-03-2003, 09:40 PM   #11
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Hmmm.... I saw it there too, however I have always been able to fix mine with just completing/resuming the download when available. I'm on semi-high-speed DSL so I really don't mind if I end up having to restart the download, and then it will usually work.

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Old 04-04-2003, 09:22 AM   #12
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how do u resume download after it has been completed?? I tried to do Download As and pointed it to a completed but corrupted file and it just says the file is completed and won't let me resume...
 
Old 04-04-2003, 09:34 AM   #13
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If the bytes match then it probably is... You might just have to remove and start over on that download. I don't get a lot of those, so I don't worry too much about it when that happens.



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Old 04-04-2003, 09:39 AM   #14
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about 70% of my download are like that...i think it's missing some of the chunks in the middle...damn....oh well..just going to stick with single download for now then or...i can learn programming and try to hack the source code..HEhEHE ....yeah rite....:P
 
Old 04-04-2003, 04:08 PM   #15
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Hey, there's an idea If you are having more than half of your downloads like that, you might check some other culprit. Don't disconnect during downloads, find a good hub, make sure your download directory isn't full. It really sounds like it's not a problem with the application exactly, but rather something within your environment. Also, plug it into something like mencoder or avidemux and attempt to repair it. With mplayer use:
mplayer -forceidx /path/to/movie.avi

See if it will repair it. With avidemux it's the 2nd option in the "file" menu.

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