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Old 07-05-2004, 05:08 PM   #1
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Slackware 10.0 - no internet access and other question


Hello,

I fortunately managed to install Slackware 10.0, everything went fine...
I managed to start my ADSL via "adsl-setup" and then "adsl-start", the
connection is on, because I can see it on the modem that "act" diode
blinks for some time as well as "adsl-status" shows some RX and TX
packets going in and out. So my question is: what is the problem with
the fact that I cannot browse anywhere, Pan (newsreader program from
Slackwere) sends such an info"Handshake failed: error reading form socket,
NNTP error: cannot read form socket".
So, what should I do in order to browse the net and so..?

The second problem... I assume that I need network access to solve
it and that's why this is the second question. In Slackware 10.0 there's
a software called Totem - it is a multimedia player. I tried to play mp3's
with it but with no result (won't play, no error msgs, simply it takes no action).
So, what would you sugges as an alternative mp3 player? XMMS?
How to install it.. I was previously using Knoppix with it "apt-get"...
... if you can point me to the relevant link, I'd be very grateful...

Third question...
I need to write - not only read form NTFS file systems on my harddrives,
I was trying to make a screenshot and then save it to the "fat-d" but
there was problem with a permission to write to parent directory. How
to check these perimissions and how to change them?

Fourth question :-)
Well, looks like that sound subsystem sees my Terratc Aureon 7.1 Space
(VIA ENVY 24HT), however when I want to test sound there's still silence.
My assumption that it sees this sound card is based on the fact that
in ALSA mixer there's a clearly marked tab "Terratec Aureon...". So, where
could the problem lie?

Fifth question :>
I have a SCSI CD-ROM (Plextor Ultraplex 40max) but looks like Slackware
doesn't see it. I selected a kernel with SCSI support ("SCSI", not SCSI2 nor3,
the first one from SCSI-suporting kernels from the list in Setup). What could
be the problem here? How to check what kind of hardware support is
compiled into kernel?

Thanks in advance and best regards,
 
Old 07-05-2004, 05:52 PM   #2
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That's a lot of questions to try and solve in one thread. I think it's possible problems two and four are linked. Try launching Totem with a command and then play an mp3 and see if it says anything useful in the terminal. Good luck
 
Old 07-05-2004, 06:25 PM   #3
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Thanks 4 reply...
How do I do this.. for example when I have any_name.mp3 ...?
I mean the syntax...

Greetz
 
Old 07-05-2004, 06:43 PM   #4
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I meant run Totem. Just enter the word totem then open the playlist and navigate to the song you want to play. I would expect it to give an error about permissions for things in /dev or somesuch. There's nothing worse than not having an error message. You can specify the track at the command line, but you have to put quotes around the trackname if it has spaces in it, like so
Code:
totem "/home/andy/save/music/Brad Paisley - I'm Gonna Miss Her.mp3"
 
Old 07-05-2004, 07:36 PM   #5
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The output from console after typing "totem" is..
Code:
root@darkstar:~# totem
Audio device open for 44.1Khz, stereo, 16bit failed
Trying 44.1Khz, 8bit stereo.
Audio device open for 44.1Khz, stereo, 8bit failed
Trying 48Khz, 16bit stereo.
Audio device open for 48Khz, stereo,16bit failed
Trying 22.05Khz, 8bit stereo.
Audio device open for 22.05Khz, stereo, 8bit failed
Trying 44.1Khz, 16bit mono.
Audio device open for 44.1Khz, mono, 8bit failed
Trying 22.05Khz, 8bit mono.
Audio device open for 22.05Khz, mono, 8bit failed
Trying 11.025Khz, 8bit stereo.
Audio device open for 11.025Khz, stereo, 8bit failed
Trying 11.025Khz, 8bit mono.
Audio device open for 11.025Khz, mono, 8bit failed
Trying 8.192Khz, 8bit mono.
Audio device open for 8.192Khz, mono, 8bit failed
Trying 8Khz, 8bit mono.
Sound device inadequate for Esound. Fatal.
What's going on?
 
Old 07-05-2004, 07:55 PM   #6
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Ok... the problem is gone... installed XMMS and it works fine.
But one more question... I dwl tar with XMMS, decompressed it
to a folder on desktop and run it from there, should I install it somehow
or can I just put it into any folder? If so then would it be somewhere in the
/usr ??

Greetz :-)
 
  


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