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tried to install the mp3 pluging for xmms, i downloaded it on another computer, put it on a cd, then opened the cd on my rh9 box, it showed me everything on the cd, including the mp3 plugin rpm, i double click it, it shows a dialogue box for like one second, then it disappears and nothing happens after that. i try to find it in the plugin list in xmms, it isnt there, tried to activate the mpeg plugin that's already there then tried to play an .mp3, didnt work. what am i doing wrong?
also - i mount a partition that i have mp3's on, using this command:
[root]:mount -t vfat /dev/hdb1 /uniac
it mounts, i can read everything in it, except when i restart the machine it's not there and i have to mount it again to see all the files. how can i have it so it's permantly mounted?
I'm presuming you installed mpg123 for mp3 support? Check out http://www.xmms.org and follow the links to download and install mpg123 cause Redhat doesn't come preinstalled with it to support mp3's. This is asked all the time by the way, a quick search would have found an answer to this and your mounting problem I explained below.
About the mounting, you have to add it in your /etc/fstab file to mount at boot time.
Originally posted by warheros ok i got it to mount the drives everytime it boots up. thank you.
what does the 775 after 'chmod' mean/do?
That is just the numerical value of setting the permissions.
man chmod for more details.
read = 4
write = 2
execute = 1
You have User, Group, and Everyone defined with permissions.
Each number in that 775 is associated with each user level I just stated, User, Group and Everyone or World as some call it.
Basically you add the values up to determine what access you want to give.
Say I want the owner of the file to have full access but no one else has no access, I would do a: chmod 700 <filename>
If I wanted to do the same thing but wanted to add group read access to the file, I would do this: chmod 740
Thanks for the answer. For some reason when Linux is starting up and it says Checking forward / etc/ sstab/ it says Failed.
I didn't do anything to make it do that. It just started randomly. I checked that file and the cdrom is listed correctly.
From the command line If I try to mount anything from froward/dev/cdrom1, it says: "special device does not exist."