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Old 04-20-2004, 05:00 PM   #1
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mandrake 10 and multi-media?


just installed mandrake 10-including disk 4. don,t seem to see xmms or anytype of dvd player, only totem, which i cannot get to work. are these 2 items missing from mandrake 10 community, but will be available on mandrake 10 official release?
 
Old 04-20-2004, 06:58 PM   #2
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hmmm, They are on my 10 -official release and on the mirrors as well.
 
Old 04-20-2004, 07:43 PM   #3
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I would definitely suggest you use mplayer rather than totem. Just make sure you install the gui. It shuld be on the discs.
I have Mandy 10 community and it comes with xmms. See what happens if you run the command "xmms". If it isn't there you can always install it with rpmdrake.
 
Old 04-20-2004, 09:51 PM   #4
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On the first 3 disks, I turned up xmms and xine, but no ogle. Why don't you point your sources to an "official" list on a mirror and snag what you need? I have gotten mplayer (with kmplayer as a good front-end as well) and uninstalled totem.
 
Old 04-20-2004, 09:52 PM   #5
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going to try to download from another site, maybe i was downloading a limited edtion of man 10 community. the 2.6 kernal seems to be fairly quick from initial oberservations
 
Old 04-20-2004, 10:14 PM   #6
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...and powerful. I have opened everything in sight and it didn't break it down. Had 2 x-sessions open with KDE and all the goodies (BTW, why is KDM such a resource hog? Its so slow compared to xdm) and was installing packages and the mouse didn't even hiccup. My box is modest: P-III 700 with 256mb ram and slow ata-33 onboard controller. No speed demon, but I'm not upgrading it yet, thanks to 2.6.
 
Old 04-20-2004, 10:53 PM   #7
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with the 2.6 kernal, maybe i hook up some linux distro on one of my big rigs-one has i 875 chipset, p4 -3.2ghz-raid . 3 of my computers run serial raid-so i am glad the 2.6 kernal is slowing showing its wonderful head. as for the p3-probably using some form of a 440 bx motherboard-it ought to work great with linux distros, i just bougt it amd 761 chipset board on ebay today-abit kg7-r board, the reason-LINUX. really wanted a gigabyte ga-7dxr or dxr + , but believe they are completely deleted from the retail sector .

just installed mand 10 community with the 2.6 kernal, quess i was using 2.4 kernal before, still no xmms or dvd player. mandrake is doing some weird things if you ask me, quess they want ya to buy?

well, went back to mepis. reallly like mepis, so easy to xine dvd playing, its really a distro that is coming close to being a multi-medai desktop for the average joe. and it only costs-$10. one negative- no gnome, but quess you can install it.

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Old 04-21-2004, 09:38 AM   #8
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you people seem to be missing the point, in your community release you have totem, what does totem use? it uses xine-lib which does play dvd's but it will not play encrypted dvd's because of law restrictions. if you want you can still download xine-ui rpm or use urpmi for it. if you need to play encrypted dvd's then go to the plf site and download libdvdcss.
 
Old 04-21-2004, 03:07 PM   #9
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Not really that. My suggestion of Mplayer was for other reasons. I find that Totem is sluggish to open in KDE. I prefer it to Gnome, and Mandrake defaults to KDE anyways, so a newbie will be introduced to KDE first. I find that Mplayer will open vcds and their .bin files when xine-based front end won't. I've always found it to be more stable over all. The whole plf thing wasn't mentioned for other reasons as well, as you can see from reading the question and response from ronss. Didn't seem interested in getting the mirror list.
 
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I agree with vectordrake.
 
Old 04-22-2004, 10:15 AM   #11
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Quote:
just installed mandrake 10-including disk 4. don,t seem to see xmms or anytype of dvd player, only totem, which i cannot get to work. are these 2 items missing from mandrake 10 community, but will be available on mandrake 10 official release?
yes DVD's will not play out of the box because totem uses xine-lib which on it's own will not play encrypted DVD's. In order to do this you need libdvdcss.

No they are not missing, su to root and run:

urpmi xine-ui xmms

so i've answerred his questions but apparently my advice is wrong? *cough*
 
Old 04-22-2004, 05:55 PM   #12
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Not wrong at all. Its the right answer. You're right about the deaf ears, though. At least the other choice starts with "M" as well.
 
  


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