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Old 06-21-2004, 06:26 PM   #1
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Wink sound, links from email apps, and perhaps more


So, the other day when I installed and set up this Mandrake 10 official distro it was cool. Everything worked well until gnome started couphing. THen I installed the kde desktop and I couldn't boot to it...it stopped at 42%...

Anyway I reinstalled. Currently I am running KDE. I was able to choose which desktop to boot to yesterday, until I installed the KDE graphical interface, now my boot loader only shoes [default and failsafe] uinder session. That's cool, I'll figure that out -- this is where I need help:

I have a nvidia (asus) board. I get sound, but not from m3u files that point to mp3 files. Example...goto my hippie music page, ( madcarters.com/hippie-music ) click a link. 2 days ago I was able to play these fine with either xmms of totem This latest setup sees errors when I try to listen to a song with xmms...tells me to configure my sound -- as far as I know it's the same as the last install...

Another problem -- this one kills me the most...I cannot goto any links if I click on them in an email.

EG, I installed Evolution when I installed gnome, and I like it. It's no where near as functional for me as TheBat! was under windows (screw wine, I dual-boot if absolutely necessary). Anyway, and email I get has a link in it that I need to click -- nothing. I have to copy it, then run a command and there I go.

Now, I have installed and removed mozilla 1.7 (POS) I also just installed firefox (ROCKS) which I used with my l;ast install with no errors.

Can someone lend me some assistance. As far as computing goes, I know windows in and out, and am no stranger to layers, etc. Fact is I used to be network admin a few years ago, so I'm no rookie, just a rookie to linux.

I checked around but Google sucks these days -- couldn't find much that I didn't already try.

Oh, what happened to my sound recorder?

Listen, thanks for the help. I'm not going back to windows, and I really need to know linux, I wish to use it as a platform in a company I am starting -- yeah.

Thanks again

machiner
 
Old 06-21-2004, 07:01 PM   #2
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hi machiner, welcome to lq. for your sound problem it could be many things, have you tried different output pluggins w/xmms? depending on how you go about an install, from one to the next, some things could get missed, have a look at the xmms pluggins, etc. make sure everything is installed. i won't be much help for the mail client, i use mozilla and the mail client that comes w/it. it just works for me, filters spam, nice address book, i really just use basic mail features. there are, however, many other mail clients for your use to try until you find one that works for you, have a look here

http://linuxshop.ru/linuxbegin/win-lin-soft-en/table#1

some other useful links for your use

http://www.tldp.org/

http://linux-newbie.sunsite.dk/index.html

http://www.icon.co.za/~psheer/book/index.html

hope that helps.
good luck.
 
Old 06-21-2004, 07:12 PM   #3
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hey peacedog -- thanks for the reply. Yeah -- I checked all the plugins, went to system config, ran some troublesghooting checks...all checks out. THat's why it busgs me. I'm like the old-stodgy bas#%rd...I usually don't ask for help...like to figure it out for myself -- I got married, though...well, I ask for help more now...mu haha.

I'll keep checking. My system DOES have sound. I enabled the silly KDE systems sounds just to check -- and I can play mp3's on my /mnt drives.

I'll go and check your links later after I fill my belly.

Thanks again.

machiner
 
Old 06-21-2004, 07:28 PM   #4
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no big deal asking ?'s, that's what this community does, ask and answer ?'s. it's the nature of the beast so to speak. to add, if you have system sound, and the pluggins are all ok, the next step i'd take is look at my browser configuration. hope that helps.
good luck.
 
Old 06-21-2004, 07:32 PM   #5
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RTFO.
 
Old 06-22-2004, 10:45 AM   #6
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THanks for the welcome and your assistance yesterday, PeaceDog...

Here's what I did...I broke my install.

I was fooling around (hey -- gotta learn, ey) and ended up breaking networking. The killer is, how I did it was to reinstall, choosing update/upgrade.

Reboot, no networking.

Since I only set up email ( yeah -- 22 accounts -- sheesh) and a coupla things I figured just as easy to format/reinstall. I chose only KDE this time. Works great, I've got my sound/and links from email worked --

I have been playing with this distro for a week now (mandrake official 10) -- me likey. Beats the crap out of even winXP -- which I liked, and KNOW...save for the slowdowns, and the fact that I had to run a friggen anti-virus.

So, really thanks.

IN the weeks to come I hope to learn some stuff, maybe I can be productive on this forum. I hope to, but there are only 24 hours in the day -- I need to borrow 3-5 hours from each day as it is.

peace. love and all that -- overrated, but it's sure what we all need.

machiner
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Worcester, MA
Dad, bass player, geek, bnusiness owner, medium, balding and lightly freckled.
 
  


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