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Old 11-01-2005, 01:07 PM   #1
sfagundes
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Ubuntu Multimedia Help


I have an Acer Ferrari 4005 notebook running Breezy (x86). My laptop uses the Ati Radeon x700 (PCI-x) graphics chipset. I followed the starter guide howto at wiki.ubuntu.com for installing most of the apps and codecs i needed. All went well or so it seemed. I have done 3 clean installs now all resulting in the same: any multimedia file be it mpg, mp3, ogg, dvd plays in fast forward! This is truely retarded! I tried using a different method for installing with each clean install 1) Installed and used the automix app, 2) installed and used easy ubuntu app, 3) installed then used the starterguide and did it all from scratch.

I have also tried different ways of installing the ATI drivers, and currently I am using the method described in the starter guide. glx_gears is reading at 340+ fps.

Okay here is the kicker! DVD playback works perfectly only in OGLE, and MP3/OGG works perfeclty in XMMS, but all of the "gnome" apps are running in fast forward for any different multimedia file! So I dont know if it has something to do with the gstreamer codecs or what.

I hope someone can help I really don't want this to be the reason to go back to windows!

Thanks in advance!
 
Old 11-01-2005, 01:30 PM   #2
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Add debian etch (testing) repositories to sources and update your multimedia softwares.
 
Old 11-01-2005, 01:31 PM   #3
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im sorry could you please give me the entire command string for the repository, i am new to the whole repository bit. thanks
 
Old 11-01-2005, 01:50 PM   #4
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1. Open Synaptic Package Manager
Unmark your current repositories
2. Settings=>Repositories=>New=>Binary (deb)
In URL write: http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian/
In Distribution write: testing
In Section(s) write: main
3. Settings=>Repositories=>New=>Source (deb-src)
Do the same
Press OK=> Press Reload
Search Totem
Search xine
Search XMMS
Update
 
Old 11-01-2005, 02:00 PM   #5
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When i go to system>administration>synaptic package manager there is no "new" option, so I selected the "add" then "custom" option but it doesn't have fields for the info you gave, it justs asks for a "apt line"
 
Old 11-01-2005, 02:14 PM   #6
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I added screenshot to my blog. Last entry. Clear view how it's done
http://slackerlx.blogspot.com/2005/1...ositories.html
 
Old 11-01-2005, 02:27 PM   #7
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wow my synaptic looks completely different are you using ubuntu breezy v5.10?
 
Old 11-01-2005, 02:35 PM   #8
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It doesn't matter how it looks. Looks don't count
What important is that you see the necessary repositories
 
Old 11-01-2005, 02:42 PM   #9
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can you post the contents of your /etc/apt/sources.list file? Specifically the line for that repository?
 
Old 11-01-2005, 02:47 PM   #10
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Code:
# deb file:///cdrom/ sarge main 

deb http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian/ testing main 
deb-src http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian/ testing main 

deb http://security.debian.org/ testing/updates main 

deb http://ftp.de.debian.org/debian/ testing main 

deb ftp://ftp.nerim.net/debian-marillat/ etch main 





# deb http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian/ unstable main  





# deb ftp://ftp.nerim.net/debian-marillat/ sid main
 
  


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