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Old 08-31-2003, 02:34 PM   #16
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BongFish thanks for the information but I need something to run games on.

Everything else I need is pretty much caterd for in Linux.
(Although I readdy do miss Macromedia Studio MX :'( )

Any yes I am fully aware that my PC is crap and could do with upgrading.

Soon I will be chaging near enough the whole system to
--Intel Pentuim 4 - 3.06 Ghz with HT,
or an Intel Xeon 3.06 Ghz with HT.
--(Possibly Dual processor's but I'll have to see how money is at the time)

--2 Gig of RAM if I have a single processor or 4 Gb if I have a --dual set-up, which should really help with the lack-of-RAM --problem.

--Would Linux support the graphics card I'm after???
--(3Dlabs® Wildcat4TM 7110 (AGP 8x 256MB) (Dual-Monitor Capable DVI/VGA)

Back to Software

Is there anything like WineX thats free in an RPM - Theres only 2 or 3 games I want to run.

Also no one has answerd me about DVD encyption.

Thanks such a lot guys
 
Old 08-31-2003, 02:39 PM   #17
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P.S

Does anyone know of a disto of Linux that has in built DirectX support?

In all truth I'm getting a little bit bored of Mandrake and RedHat linux
I've yet to try SuSE but from what I hear its the best one out there.

Can someone recommend me a really good disto or should I ask this in another post?
 
Old 08-31-2003, 03:56 PM   #18
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Instead of working with Xine to play DVDs, get a real application ( ):
www.mplayerhq.hu

It comes with built in support for encrypted DVD's, so make sure it's ok to use this in your country

OR
Look at www.freshmeat.net and download/install Ogle, this should also clear up encryption problems in Xine if the libs are compatible (been a while, but they used to be).

Cool
 
Old 08-31-2003, 04:19 PM   #19
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Mplayer only seems to be avalable for Red Hat Linux

Is there a version for Mandrake 9.1?
If so is it an RPM?
 
Old 08-31-2003, 04:22 PM   #20
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I'm sure the source will be available for mplayer, as you probably know it's platform independant.
 
Old 08-31-2003, 04:34 PM   #21
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THANK YOU LOLOL

Ogle Plays Encypted DVD's just ine after installing only 4 RPM's

Now I have that warm fuzzy feeling I had when I first installed Linux.

Its also the feeling I got when I got to stamp on a windows Me disk.
(Sincere satisfaction and joy)

Thanks dude!
 
Old 08-31-2003, 05:10 PM   #22
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Hey Guys (Thanks to everyone who has helped me so far!)

Joey, Dale suggested Limewire, I had treid to use it before and now again but it wouldn't install. :'(

Can someone please suggest a File sharing program like kazaa or morpheus that comes in an RPM other than limewire (no RPM)

Also I think I may as well just pay for WineX, unless someone knows of a program that does the same job for free?

As for my boot problem, I may try deleting Windows (just for ahwile)
The installing RedHat on the primary Hard Drive with the Lilo bootloader, then I can see if it will then let me boot without a boot floppy.

If this does work I will need to put windows back on my second hard drive, but would this change my MBR in anyway?

I don't want to go through all this again without some sought of re assurance that it will work.

Thanks guys
 
Old 08-31-2003, 05:15 PM   #23
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LimeWire is really not a very good application anyway...

You may be able to find some kind of RPM for gtk-gnutella http://gtk-gnutella.sf.net Also check out mldonkey and giFT http://gift.sf.net As they are much better options for P2P on linux RPM might not be available, but look into using checkinstall ( www.freshmeat.net ) and it'll help you when installing from Source anyway.

Cool
 
Old 08-31-2003, 05:32 PM   #24
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I cannot thank you enough

Thanks for helping out a newbie

GTK-Gnutella works great

THANKS
 
Old 08-31-2003, 05:37 PM   #25
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Don't suppose anyone knows another free version of Wine that supports DirectX other than WineX???

If so please tell me and I can leave you all in peace
 
Old 08-31-2003, 05:55 PM   #26
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You're welcome

The CVS version of WineX is actually free, but takes a bit to get it working sometimes. The fee is only ~15 dollars (US), at any age I think you could probably dig up that kind of change in a week or so by mowing lawns or something
You get support, RPM's (new ones all the time I've heard) and can cancel after your first 3 months (the 15 dollars pay's for that).

Cool
 
Old 09-02-2003, 04:50 PM   #27
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Question Wine usefulness?

I changed from win98 to SuSe 8.2 due to my win98 crashing and not being able to get it to work without formating and reloading win98, I tried a linux live Cd of Knoppix and later Morphix. The machine ran normally, thus I tried to find a patch on the support site for microsoft, only to find the EOL message. (The white URL of Death...) SuSe has been working OK.

Trying to get comfortable with KDE and Gnome was my first task after establishing net and printer function. This is done.

Second task is finding a way to sync wife's PDA (still in process).

Third task was figuring out Wine. Some programs run fine, others don't at all. I am not getting an error message, just nothing.

How do I debug? How do I determine what windows programs will run under Wine and which won't without testing each of them?
 
Old 09-02-2003, 04:53 PM   #28
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Wine does have some directX support, just not as good as wineX.
As for filesharing, my personal favorite is the DC network, though it may not be the best for music...
Some ppl have managed to get kazaa/kazaa lite running with wine.
You are using kazaa lite , right?
There are are a few donkey-linux clients and a couple of ports of eMule around, search sourceforge for them.

As for Direct Connect, there are a few linux-clients, but running DC++ for windows with wine is still better imho. Though it isn't flawless.

winehq.com does have an extensive application database over various apps, and if and, sometimes how to get them to work. There does seem to be some success stories there with Diablo 2 at least Didn't check the others.

As for your booting problem, it sounds as if you should use some type of program check/fix it.

Good luck
 
Old 09-02-2003, 07:32 PM   #29
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diablo ii runs fine underwinex goto www.slinux.com or net for preocmpiled binariesd (rpms).

Gift using the giftcurs front end is way better then then kazaa and klite. (less resource heavy, and no spyware).

About dreamweaver....i dont know of it working on wine.

anyways after a few months you realize tyou dont need wine for anything except games.
 
Old 09-03-2003, 09:33 AM   #30
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Thanks for the URL, but.................
It doesn't work

I have already installed Wine from an RPM.

But When I run Wine I get this message.
Warning: no valid DOS drive found, check your configuration file.
Warning: could not find wine config [Drive x] entry for current working directory /home/sergeantroach; starting in windows directory.
Invalid path L"c:\\windows" for L"windows" directory: does not exist.
Perhaps you have not properly edited or created your Wine configuration file,
which is (supposed to be) '/home/sergeantroach/.wine/config'.


I can't find the Wine config file and I have no idea how to edit it.

Someone please help me:'(
 
  


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