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Old 12-04-2002, 07:05 PM   #1
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Listening to CDs - Mandrake 9.0


After testing a number of Linux distros over a few months, I have finally been able to reformat my hard-drive and remove Win XP.

I am using Mandrake 9.0 on an IBM Thinkpad. Nearly everything is working perfectly except for a couple of problems:

1. Sound card is installed OK and the sound works well for VCD movies and the system sounds. It does NOT produce any sound when using music CDs. Have checked volume levels. It picks up the tracks using Xmms, Grip, Kaboodle, or Noatun and looks like it is playing them ok, but there is no sound.

2. How do I install one of the PDF programs as a 'printer' in StarOffice 6.0, so that I can produce PDF files.

Thanks.
 
Old 12-04-2002, 07:11 PM   #2
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Sorry, can't help with the CD...

But if StarOffice 6 is anything like
OpenOffice 1.0.1 it's piece of cake.

Using the printer administration tool
you click the "New Printer"-button,
then from the dialogs radio-buttons
"connect a PDF converter", then
the default printer driver as a filter,
and then it should present you with
a command-line for your ghostscript.

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Old 12-04-2002, 08:22 PM   #3
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1. Your soundcard needs to have that cable running from the cdrom to it. I am assuming this laptop does not have this. I don't think you will have a ton of luck playing music cd's on that box. There are other options for people in such a situation though...

You might still be able to "rip" the audio tracks using something like grip and then listen to the mp3's from your hd.

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Old 12-05-2002, 02:27 PM   #4
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I've never tried playing music-cd's on my old TP770ED
in Linux, but remember that in the good old days of OS/2
I had to enable "digital-transfer" in my media-player to get
sound out of them .... :}

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