Linux - SoftwareThis forum is for Software issues.
Having a problem installing a new program? Want to know which application is best for the job? Post your question in this forum.
Welcome to LinuxQuestions.org, a friendly and active Linux Community.
You are currently viewing LQ as a guest. By joining our community you will have the ability to post topics, receive our newsletter, use the advanced search, subscribe to threads and access many other special features. Registration is quick, simple and absolutely free. Join our community today!
Note that registered members see fewer ads, and ContentLink is completely disabled once you log in.
If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact us. If you need to reset your password, click here.
Having a problem logging in? Please visit this page to clear all LQ-related cookies.
Introduction to Linux - A Hands on Guide
This guide was created as an overview of the Linux Operating System, geared toward new users as an exploration tour and getting started guide, with exercises at the end of each chapter.
For more advanced trainees it can be a desktop reference, and a collection of the base knowledge needed to proceed with system and network administration. This book contains many real life examples derived from the author's experience as a Linux system and network administrator, trainer and consultant. They hope these examples will help you to get a better understanding of the Linux system and that you feel encouraged to try out things on your own.
Click Here to receive this Complete Guide absolutely free.
are there any rpm packages out there that will install all the dependencies for mplayer quickly and easily? I do not want to install all the packages for this. Or is there an easy way to install mplayer?
The easiest way I have found to install mplayer is by source. It is a good idea to download and install all the codecs first this way you will have support for almost anything. What I did was:
and I studied the output for a while. There are a lot of options. When you have found all the switches you want issue the ./configure command with all your chosen switches. Before doing 'make' you should go back and look at what ./configure spit out. Make sure everything you need has been configured. If not go back to the ./configure --help.
Although my preferred method for installs is the rpm format, in this case I find it much easier to install from source.
personally i prefer to install it from source, it's easy. just do "./configure --help" before you start to find out what to pass to ./configure, then just "make && make install" to install it. one last step, unzip any codec packs you downloaded and put the contents in /usr/lib/win32
and bob's yer uncle.
Well I guess sort of. Is there not a gui version of the program that would open up a window and then let me tell it which file to open? When I did the ./configure --enable-gui, I thought it was supposed to do this. As of right now, I type mplayer then the filename and it works but I would like to be able to make this a little more graphically useable.