Linux - SoftwareThis forum is for Software issues.
Having a problem installing a new program? Want to know which application is best for the job? Post your question in this forum.
Welcome to LinuxQuestions.org, a friendly and active Linux Community.
You are currently viewing LQ as a guest. By joining our community you will have the ability to post topics, receive our newsletter, use the advanced search, subscribe to threads and access many other special features. Registration is quick, simple and absolutely free. Join our community today!
Note that registered members see fewer ads, and ContentLink is completely disabled once you log in.
If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact us. If you need to reset your password, click here.
Having a problem logging in? Please visit this page to clear all LQ-related cookies.
Introduction to Linux - A Hands on Guide
This guide was created as an overview of the Linux Operating System, geared toward new users as an exploration tour and getting started guide, with exercises at the end of each chapter.
For more advanced trainees it can be a desktop reference, and a collection of the base knowledge needed to proceed with system and network administration. This book contains many real life examples derived from the author's experience as a Linux system and network administrator, trainer and consultant. They hope these examples will help you to get a better understanding of the Linux system and that you feel encouraged to try out things on your own.
Click Here to receive this Complete Guide absolutely free.
Don't go for easiest, go for the best and best quality. mplayer is your answer in my opinion. It might be a little more difficult but its worth it in the long run.
Going the easy route will get you no where using Linux. There will be that time where you encounter something hard and don't understand, installing a program that is a little harder only gets you a step closer into understanding how it works and how it works with Linux.
Ya, go with MPlayer. It works really well, is really easy to install (once you figure it out once- then you just write a script to do everything for the next time). Plus Mozilla has plugins for it, and it will play quicktime and realplayer files.
The quality is great too. If you need help installing, look for a readme tutorial online, there are a few good onces listed on google. It may also be easier for you to install with source code compiling, rather than RPM's.
Last edited by linux-addict; 11-02-2003 at 09:45 PM.
My vga card is Riva TNT Vanta 32mb and was detected in linux 9.0 as TNT2.
The error message was :
"FATAL ERROR : Error opening/initializing the selected video_out (-vo) device."
I have installed it at my friends pc like i was and it can play movie files.