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Old 01-28-2004, 02:26 PM   #1
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What the @%#$ is nautilus and why wont it let me see certain files???


I have successfully installed redhat 9 on my newly built pc. I have a lite-on dvd-rom drive and I am having problems opening the setup driver files. I put the cd in, it automatically detects it, but whenever I click on any of the icons in the window a message comes up and says that nautilus has no installed viewers to view the file. The same thing happens when I put in the driver cd for my video card and mobo. The driver cd's were made to run on windows os, what application will it take to run them on linux?

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Old 01-28-2004, 02:30 PM   #2
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Nautilus is a file manager and viewer, like Explorer in Windows.

First, I doubt your Windows drivers will work on Linux.

Second, what type of files are they? I have no idea what application it will take to run them, if I don't know what they are.

[Edit]: www.gnome.org/projects/nautilus/

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Old 01-28-2004, 02:33 PM   #3
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What kind of CD are you trying to open files from?? If its a windows driver disc to install drivers for your Lite-on cdrom then kindly remove the CD from the drive and put it away. Linux has the drivers for your CD drive already built in and your drive should have been autodetected on boot up.

Note: .exe files will not work on Linux!!

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Old 01-28-2004, 03:34 PM   #4
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Well thanks for putinng my worried mind to rest because the files are exe. and ini. files. If the drivers are already built in how do I find them or do I need to? I cant play dvd's and I was figuring that it might be the drivers. I wanted to see if I could use the rh9 to help boot the fedora core 1 dvd that I have. I have tried setting the bios to boot from the cd rom drive but for some reason my dvd-rom drive doesnt see the dvd each time that I insert it and try to boot, the screen says insert systems disk. Linux recognizes the drive but cant play the dvd's. What should I do?
 
Old 01-28-2004, 03:36 PM   #5
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Well thanks for putting my worried mind to rest because the files are exe. and ini. files. If the drivers are already built in how do I find them or do I need to? I cant play dvd's and I was figuring that it might be the drivers. I wanted to see if I could use the rh9 to help boot the fedora core 1 dvd that I have. I have tried setting the bios to boot from the cd rom drive but for some reason my dvd-rom drive doesn't see the dvd each time that I insert it and try to boot, the screen says insert systems disk. Linux recognizes the drive but cant play the dvd's. What should I do?
 
Old 01-28-2004, 07:41 PM   #6
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It looks your problem has more to do with linux utilizing (mounting) your dvd/cd drive(s) than it has to do with drivers. The file you are going to need to edit is the /etc/fstab file. Most notable the entries for /cdrom and /dvd.

Here is the line from my fstab file for my Lite-On CDRW that I use:

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/dev/cdroms/cdrom0     /mnt/cd   iso9660   ro,user,noauto,unhide  0      0
And here is the line I use for my Sony DRU510A DVD-+RW:
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/dev/cdroms/cdrom1    /mnt/dvd  udf       ro,user,noauto,unhide  0      0
You need to be aware though that my DVD-+RW is only setup to play DVD's and it works fine, I haven't had to mess with getting it setup to Burn yet. I use my CDRW for all my burning needs (that sounds funny ) like music, data files and ISO's.

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