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Old 04-22-2005, 02:00 PM   #1
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2005 LE Post-install todo list


Ok - I've got 2005 LE up & running from the community DVD downloaded via bittorrent. Now what needs to be done? I haven't heard of a distro yet that doesn't need some important tweaks before it's really the way most users want it to be. Sometimes that's because of legal issues.

So what are your first setup tasks to get it the way you want it? Please list only generic tasks - not specific ones (like I haven't got the scanner on my Epson CX6600 working yet, but that belongs ion another thread)

1. I took the following tip from Padma:
Most Mandrake "newbie" problems can be resolved by going to Easy URPMI:
http://easyurpmi.zarb.org/
and following the directions to set up your sources. Instead of resorting to tarballs and "wild" rpms, just "urpmi NAMEOFPACKAGE" on the command line...

2. Install the software that you want but didn't get the first time through or wasn't on the DVD. For me... Thunderbird, Mplayer, Inkscape, kmldonkey, amule, kdegraphics & icons, gcompris (kids game for my daughters) and quite a bit more.

3. Make a menu entry for file manager in superuser mode. (How is this done? Suse has it, why not Mandrakiva?)
 
Old 04-28-2005, 11:31 PM   #2
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I have totem, kaffeine, mplayer, xine, xmms, and all the usual suspects and I need them to play .wmv, .mov files, etc.
I have urpmi updated with plf sources. Could someone please list the names of the files I need in order to get these multimedia apps working to their full potential? Or list a url that has this info. I ran a lot searches but the results are piecemeal.

Example:

In order to get mplayer to play all the rad files you need to do this:
urpmi file, file, file, file, etc.

In order to get totem to play all the rad files you need to do this:
urpmi file, file, file, file, etc
 
Old 04-29-2005, 08:29 AM   #3
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mplayerhq (think thats it) and get all the codecs. make /usr/lib/win32 and place them in there so you can play wmv9 files.
 
Old 04-29-2005, 02:02 PM   #4
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Install the win32codecs (or something like that) package. There should be a the wmv codec with lots of others. Only go to the www.mplayerhq.hu site if you want to compile mplayer yourself.
 
Old 04-30-2005, 02:43 PM   #5
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Here's what you told me to do:

"Install the win32codecs (or something like that) package."

"mplayerhq (think thats it)"


Here's what I got:

[root@bird jackson]# urpmi mplayerhq
no package named mplayerhq

root@bird jackson]# urpmi win32codecs
no package named win32codecs

Does anyone know what to urpmi in order to get totem, mplyaer and all the standard multimedia apps to play all the files that they don't play by default like .mov and wmv?

Example:

In order to get mplayer to play all the rad files you need to do this:
urpmi file, file, file, file, etc.

In order to get totem to play all the rad files you need to do this:
urpmi file, file, file, file, etc

Or is there a command that will install every plf file in the repository?
That would probably cover all the bases
 
Old 04-30-2005, 09:20 PM   #6
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I haven't tried the command line method. The Package manager is populated with the contents of the repositories after running Easy urpmi. All you have to do is search for 'mplayer' and everything you need for it comes up - codecs and all.

In FC3, Yumex provided equivalent functionality but I quickly found myself in dependency hell due to a ridiculous variety of repositories with bleeding, testing, unstable, stable, etc version of software. So far I've seen none of that with the repositories setup for me by Easy urpmi.

www.SteelShepherd.com
 
Old 04-30-2005, 09:43 PM   #7
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win32 codecs are in the plf repository, so as long as you have made that source available on your pc,
Code:
[root@localhost don]# urpmi win32
no package named win32
The following packages contain win32:
avifile-win32
win32-codecs
xine-win32
[root@localhost don]# urpmi win32-codecs

    ftp://ftp.easynet.fr/plf/mandrake/no...-2plf.i586.rpm
installing win32-codecs-1.7-2plf.i586.rpm from /var/cache/urpmi/rpms
Preparing...                     #############################################
      1/1: win32-codecs          #############################################
[root@localhost don]#
If you have not added sources, go to http://easyurpmi.zarb.org/ and follow the easy steps in configuring your online sources, then do above stuff.

urpmi is quite useful in that if you know what you want but not exactly what to call it, just call it what you know for sure, like I tried urpmi win32, it found all software with win32 and listed it so I now know what is available and what to call it. So for mplayer, after you have your sources installed simply urpmi mplayer.

By the way, if you want to play movie dvd's you will need libdvdcss2-1.2.8-3plf.i586, also from plf, for decryption.

Last edited by Lakota; 04-30-2005 at 09:48 PM.
 
Old 05-02-2005, 02:44 AM   #8
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Lakota wrote:

Quote:
win32 codecs are in the plf repository, so as long as you have made that source available on your pc,

code:

[root@localhost don]# urpmi win32
no package named win32
The following packages contain win32:
avifile-win32
win32-codecs
xine-win32
[root@localhost don]# urpmi win32-codecs

ftp://ftp.easynet.fr/plf/mandrake/n...7-2plf.i586.rpm
installing win32-codecs-1.7-2plf.i586.rpm from /var/cache/urpmi/rpms
Preparing... #############################################
1/1: win32-codecs #############################################
[root@localhost don]#



If you have not added sources, go to http://easyurpmi.zarb.org/ and follow the easy steps in configuring your online sources, then do above stuff.

urpmi is quite useful in that if you know what you want but not exactly what to call it, just call it what you know for sure, like I tried urpmi win32, it found all software with win32 and listed it so I now know what is available and what to call it. So for mplayer, after you have your sources installed simply urpmi mplayer.

By the way, if you want to play movie dvd's you will need libdvdcss2-1.2.8-3plf.i586, also from plf, for decryption.
Very helpful. Thanks!
 
  


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