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I installed RC3 on a new HP laptop and was delighted that mepis connected to internet without all the grief that I experience with the other distros.
However, for some reason, when I go to play any kind of music, amarok, kaffeine, realplayer, will not play. The sound card is working (at least it makes sounds when booting in), so is there something I can do to configure the various media programs to work?
Don't know if I made things better or worse, but I uninstalled libmad0, and reinstalled it. Still no music. Now, however, Amarok tells me 'currently cannot play mp3 files', and has the button 'install mp3 support', which I clicked on, was told that I now had support but close and reopen. Made no difference at all.
Try getting lame from synaptic. Get libk3b2mp3 too. Liblame0 and libmad0 may help you too. libxine-extracodecs. Kdemultimedia-kio-plugins. Get VLC. Vlc has a lot of it's own codecs that will work with apps you now have. Sometimes an upgrade will hoop amarok but rhythmbox will usually play every time. I have had to use rhythmbox now and then but not for a while.
Try using oss instead of auto-detect or alsa. Oss is cleaner sounding for me.
That 'install mp3 support' box got me too but it was a few weeks ago. Things seem good now.
Last edited by mepnoob2005; 04-04-2007 at 12:45 PM.
Excuse me, why are you posting a Fedora solution to a MEPIS problem in the MEPIS forum? You really ought to know that yum is not available in Debian-based distros. We have something that we passionately believe is superior: .deb, APT, & Debian Policy.
Many of us, myself included, who have used both (yum & APT) think that the former is an unmitigated piece of crap. In fact, I think that some of my FC-using friends say that FC is dropping yum & going to use APT. At least that is what I thought I heard.
Sorry if this seems rude or too harsh, but your off-topic post ticked me off.