hey guys, im new to linux and still trying to become comfortable with it. (at the moment i honestly feeling hadicapped using it)
i would love to be able to do so much more with it, but i am having a bit of a hard time finding where to start. I have found a few worthwhile sites, but it would be a great help if someone could post some good learning sites/books (perferably sites) to learn from the ground up.
Now on to the problem. As the subject line says, i am having a bit of trouble with rh9. I am confident you guys hear this one alot but i cant play mp3s, which "forces" me to spend alot of time away from linux (i find it really boring with out tunes). My buddy already helped me mount some of my windows partitions so i can transfer over the mp3s. So to try and get around the not playable mp3 thing, my friend advised me to install a rpm called mpg123 which suspossedly gets around said mp3 problem. BUT it says i already have this installed (its a little blurry in my mind as i gave up because of anger and this is the first time i returned in a couple days) i remebered i had it working briefly but it wasnt in xmms it was in something else. SO to bring you up to today, i tryed to delete it throught the add remove programs thing, and it says it cannot find a required file. i also tryed to play a cd (non mp3) however it just locks up xmms and i have to close it through the system monitor.
So i think what i am asking for is a way to delete it, and reinstall it so everything will work hunky dory and i will live happily ever after. (untill of course i screw something else up then i will have to come and harrass you guy some more
i also found this i dont know if it would be any help to you guys in my situation.
hi i have sound problems with Redhat 9 that i just installed a few hours ago
during post installation it detected my sound card and was able to play some sample sound.
I tried playing some mp3's but Redhat doesnt support mp3's so i downloaded the mpg123 plugin for xmms from xmms.org and then tried to play an mp3 but i got an error
My soundcard is VT8233 AC97 Audio Controller made by VIA
had the same problem so I tried to start xmms as an "new" user and i was able to play mp3's! So i mentioned that it would be an problem in /$home/.xmms/ so I rm -r ed this dir and now it works for my user too. I hope this will fix your problem.
this is the same soundcard as me
well the guy who replied probably had some helpful tips, but he might as well be speaking spanish because i would understand it just as much.
thanks for the time it took you to read this, and your help ahead of time
ps and sorry for the length