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Old 03-29-2004, 05:00 PM   #16
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Thanks alot dizzy V! That did the trick.

One more question though, when I go to a website... say techtv and I want to watch a video clip well normally in windows the windows media player would show the video. Now that I'm a linux geek and not a windows geek, when I go to click on the video link a get an error saying I don't have the plugin and it wants me to get it and then gives me a link to the Microsoft site and well.....there's nothin' there for linux! I use Mozilla 1.6. Where can i go to get the browser plugin?


Thanks,
chevy
 
Old 03-29-2004, 05:45 PM   #17
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Check out this thread, where another user was having the same problem...

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...?postid=229424
 
Old 03-29-2004, 06:39 PM   #18
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Get the mplayer plugin and put a sym link to it in /usr/lib/nsbrowser/plugins. That does the trick for me.
 
Old 03-29-2004, 07:35 PM   #19
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I was able to get the mozilla mplayer plugin 2.50, compile it and install it. took some time though. If I wanted to do this again, how would I go about adding a symlink? BTW what does symlink stand for? Symbolic link?? What else can you use symlinks for? Just wondering.

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Old 03-29-2004, 07:55 PM   #20
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Symbolic links are sort of like shortcuts in Windows. They are just files that point to other files. So making a sym link to the plugin would save haing to put it in two different places. To make one you do this.

ln -s path-to-source-file path-to-destination-sym-link

So to make one for mplayer you just type.

ln -s path-to-mplayer-plugin /usr/lib/nsbrowser/plugins

One is also used to point to the source code for your current kernel and is called 'linux' and loacted in /usr/src. When you upgrade the kernel, you must make the symbolic link point to the new directory.

I hope that helps explain them.
 
Old 03-29-2004, 08:30 PM   #21
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Yes it does... a bit.
I have another question for you if you don't mind?
I'm trying to compile a theme and when I type ./configure I get this:

steve@linux:~> cd kwinsmoothakuaosk-0.9
steve@linux:~/kwinsmoothakuaosk-0.9> ./configure
checking build system type... i686-pc-linux-gnu
checking host system type... i686-pc-linux-gnu
checking target system type... i686-pc-linux-gnu
checking for a BSD-compatible install... /usr/bin/install -c
checking for -p flag to install... yes
checking whether build environment is sane... yes
checking for gawk... gawk
checking whether make sets $(MAKE)... yes
checking for style of include used by make... GNU
checking for gcc... gcc
checking for C compiler default output... a.out
checking whether the C compiler works... yes
checking whether we are cross compiling... no
checking for suffix of executables...
checking for suffix of object files... o
checking whether we are using the GNU C compiler... yes
checking whether gcc accepts -g... yes
checking for gcc option to accept ANSI C... none needed
checking dependency style of gcc... gcc3
checking how to run the C preprocessor... gcc -E
checking for g++... g++
checking whether we are using the GNU C++ compiler... yes
checking whether g++ accepts -g... yes
checking dependency style of g++... gcc3
checking whether g++ supports -Wmissing-format-attribute... yes
checking whether g++ supports -Wundef... yes
checking whether g++ supports -Wno-long-long... yes
checking whether g++ supports -Wnon-virtual-dtor... yes
checking whether g++ supports -fno-exceptions... yes
checking whether g++ supports -fno-check-new... yes
checking whether g++ supports -fno-common... yes
checking whether g++ supports -fexceptions... yes
checking how to run the C++ preprocessor... g++ -E
not using lib directory suffix
checking for ld used by GCC... /usr/i586-suse-linux/bin/ld
checking if the linker (/usr/i586-suse-linux/bin/ld) is GNU ld... yes
checking for /usr/i586-suse-linux/bin/ld option to reload object files... -r
checking for BSD-compatible nm... /usr/bin/nm -B
checking for a sed that does not truncate output...
checking whether ln -s works... yes
checking how to recognise dependant libraries... pass_all
checking for egrep... grep -E
checking for ANSI C header files... yes
checking for sys/types.h... yes
checking for sys/stat.h... yes
checking for stdlib.h... yes
checking for string.h... yes
checking for memory.h... yes
checking for strings.h... yes
checking for inttypes.h... yes
checking for stdint.h... yes
checking for unistd.h... yes
checking dlfcn.h usability... yes
checking dlfcn.h presence... yes
checking for dlfcn.h... yes
checking the maximum length of command line arguments... 32768
checking command to parse /usr/bin/nm -B output from gcc object... ok
checking for objdir... .libs
checking for ranlib... ranlib
checking for strip... strip
checking if gcc static flag works... no
checking if gcc supports -fno-rtti -fno-exceptions... no
checking for gcc option to produce PIC... -fPIC
checking if gcc PIC flag -fPIC works... yes
checking if gcc supports -c -o file.o... yes
checking whether the gcc linker (/usr/i586-suse-linux/bin/ld) supports shared libraries... yes
checking whether -lc should be explicitly linked in... no
checking how to hardcode library paths into programs... immediate
checking whether stripping libraries is possible... yes
checking dynamic linker characteristics... GNU/Linux ld.so
checking if libtool supports shared libraries... yes
checking whether to build shared libraries... yes
checking whether to build static libraries... no
configure: creating libtool
appending configuration tag "CXX" to libtool
checking whether the g++ linker (/usr/i586-suse-linux/bin/ld) supports shared libraries... yes
checking for g++ option to produce PIC... -fPIC
checking if g++ PIC flag -fPIC works... yes
checking if g++ supports -c -o file.o... yes
checking whether the g++ linker (/usr/i586-suse-linux/bin/ld) supports shared libraries... yes
checking whether -lc should be explicitly linked in... yes
checking how to hardcode library paths into programs... immediate
checking whether stripping libraries is possible... yes
checking dynamic linker characteristics... GNU/Linux ld.so
appending configuration tag "GCJ" to libtool
checking if gcj supports -fno-rtti -fno-exceptions... (cached) no
checking for gcj option to produce PIC... -fPIC
checking if gcj PIC flag -fPIC works... no
checking if gcj supports -c -o file.o... no
checking whether the gcj linker (/usr/i586-suse-linux/bin/ld) supports shared libraries... yes
checking whether -lc should be explicitly linked in... yes
checking how to hardcode library paths into programs... immediate
checking whether stripping libraries is possible... yes
checking dynamic linker characteristics... GNU/Linux ld.so
checking for msgfmt... /usr/bin/msgfmt
checking for gmsgfmt... /usr/bin/msgfmt
checking for xgettext... /usr/bin/xgettext
checking for strlcat... no
checking if strlcat needs custom prototype... yes - in libkdefakes
checking for strlcpy... no
checking if strlcpy needs custom prototype... yes - in libkdefakes
checking for main in -lutil... yes
checking for main in -lcompat... no
checking for crypt in -lcrypt... yes
checking for socklen_t... socklen_t
checking for dnet_ntoa in -ldnet... no
checking for dnet_ntoa in -ldnet_stub... no
checking for inet_ntoa... yes
checking for connect... yes
checking for remove... yes
checking for shmat... yes
checking crt_externs.h usability... no
checking crt_externs.h presence... no
checking for crt_externs.h... no
checking for _NSGetEnviron... no
checking for sys/types.h... (cached) yes
checking for stdint.h... (cached) yes
checking for poll in -lpoll... no
checking CoreAudio/CoreAudio.h usability... no
checking CoreAudio/CoreAudio.h presence... no
checking for CoreAudio/CoreAudio.h... no
checking if res_init needs -lresolv... yes
checking if res_init is available... yes
checking for killpg in -lucb... no
checking for int... yes
checking size of int... 4
checking for long... yes
checking size of long... 4
checking for char *... yes
checking size of char *... 4
checking for dlopen in -ldl... yes
checking for shl_unload in -ldld... no
checking for size_t... yes
checking size of size_t... 4
checking for unsigned long... yes
checking size of unsigned long... 4
checking sizeof size_t == sizeof unsigned long... yes
checking for vsnprintf... yes
checking for snprintf... yes
checking for X... libraries /usr/X11R6/lib, headers /usr/X11R6/include
checking for IceConnectionNumber in -lICE... yes
checking for libXext... yes
checking for pthread_create in -lpthread... yes
checking for extra includes... no
checking for extra libs... no
checking for libz... -lz
checking for libpng... -lpng -lz -lm
checking for libjpeg6b... no
checking for libjpeg... -ljpeg
checking for Qt... configure: error: Qt (>= Qt 3.1 (20021021)) (headers and libraries) not found. Please check your installation!
For more details about this problem, look at the end of config.log.
steve@linux:~/kwinsmoothakuaosk-0.9>

Now at the end of all this I see a Qt error. What is this error and what do I do to fix it?

I have come across this in a couple of themes that I have tried to compile.

Thanks,
Chevy
 
Old 03-30-2004, 05:20 AM   #22
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I Suggest you to installing RPMS of Mplayer.it's easy.
 
Old 03-30-2004, 06:50 AM   #23
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Hello sadgone,

Just in case you didn't know I have already got Mplayer working just fine. It's some themes that I'm trying to compile that's giving me a few or maybe just one problem.

I went to my Disto cd's and installed some Qt stuff some I hope that will solve things. I haven't have time to try it yet.

Thanks,
Chevy
 
Old 03-30-2004, 04:28 PM   #24
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The themes I'm trying to compile and install are for the KDE desktop and not Mplayer. I thought I would clear up any confusion.

Cheers,
Chevy
 
Old 03-30-2004, 05:35 PM   #25
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All I can say is that I don't use KDE and that one of the reasons is that it confused me.
 
Old 03-30-2004, 09:52 PM   #26
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KDE is not that complicated. You just have to dive in and get wet!

Just to let everyone know that I have solved all my problems with Mplayer and I am able to compile and install themes for KDE.

Now I know this isn't the right forum, but now if I can get samba to work I'd be a happy camper.
What I would like to do is have my Linux Box swap files with my windows box.--Yes I still have a wondows machine. The wife has to use something heheh.
For some reason I can't see the Linux box on the network. Anybody have any idea what might be wrong?

thanks,
Chevy
 
  


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