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Old 08-31-2002, 11:57 AM   #31
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No, you only need to be root for make install. I always log into my user account and su to root when I need to, and I configure and make software in my home directory as a user and then su to root to make install.
 
Old 08-31-2002, 02:12 PM   #32
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Right the saga continues...

I've had to shift some partitions to make room for a couple of others... consequently i used it as an oppurtunity to startx from scratch with slack...(now have adsl connection configured in linux, so no more switching between OS's to post)

I've gone through the installation steps carefully...
Now I get this error when I run "make devices"

bash-2.05a$ make devices
Hmmm, looks like you have devfs mounted, Im going to be safe and leave things alone!

should I just create the devices manually??
 
Old 08-31-2002, 08:42 PM   #33
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Devfs is a "work in progress" as they say, I don't use it so your in uncharted waters here, might as well make the device nodes, do to the symlinks, chmod them and see how it goes.
 
Old 09-01-2002, 06:01 AM   #34
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I'm not intentionally using it.... is it just disabled in the kernal?
 
Old 09-01-2002, 06:13 AM   #35
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Yeah it's something you need to enable in the kernel, post your /etc/fstab, that will tell if your using devfs or not.
 
Old 09-01-2002, 07:20 AM   #36
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/dev/hda2 swap swap defaults 0 0
/dev/hda3 / ext3 defaults 1 1
/dev/hda1 /drivec vfat defaults 1 0
/dev/dvd /mnt/dvd iso9660 noauto,owner,ro 0 0
/dev/cdrw /mnt/cdrw iso9660 noauto,owner,ro 0 0
/dev/fd0 /mnt/floppy auto noauto,owner 0 0
none /dev/pts devpts gid=5,mode=620 0 0
none /proc proc defaults 0 0
none /proc/bus/usb usbdevfs defaults 0 0
 
Old 09-01-2002, 07:47 AM   #37
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Well, thats not the fstab of a person using devfs, go ahead and make the device nodes manually.
 
Old 09-01-2002, 10:56 AM   #38
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YAY!!! the microcode will upload... wooohooo!!!

How can I test its funtionality??
 
Old 09-01-2002, 11:19 AM   #39
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Cool
The next step is to compile xine or mplayer with dxr3 support.
I use xine with the dvdnav plugin so I can use my mouse to work the on screen menu's in dvd's, but I also have mplayer as a back up. Once you have them going with dxr3 as the output your ready to play around with the module options untill you get the perfect tv output.........now, where was I....thats right, just finished watching The Phantom Meance, now I think I'll have another look at The Fifth Element followed by LoTR again :-)
 
Old 09-01-2002, 11:49 AM   #40
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xine compiled...

However... I get the following error while trying to play DVDs

There is no input plugin available to handle
'dvd://VIDEO_TS.VOB'.
Maybe MRL syntax is wrong or file/stream source dosen't exist


grrr really want to watch "Full Metal Jacket" but don't wanna have to boot into windows to do it...
 
Old 09-01-2002, 12:30 PM   #41
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Yor need to install libdvdnav and recompile xine.
And now...back to bruce and milla in the 5th element.....mmmm...milla...

Last edited by Aussie; 09-01-2002 at 12:32 PM.
 
Old 09-01-2002, 02:55 PM   #42
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Finished with milla?? (well, for now)

downloaded
libdvdread
libdvdnav
libdvdcss

compiled them all...

recompiled xine.. still get the same error
 
Old 09-01-2002, 03:01 PM   #43
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ooh i missed on...

MPlayer!! does a much better job than xine.

mplayerhq.hu
 
Old 09-01-2002, 03:30 PM   #44
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Nearly.....soooo close...

installed:
libdvdread
libdvdnav
xine-nav

xine will now play a film... cept it's trying to play it on the tv. I can't work out make it play on monitor...plus tv out is screwed... really green and too huge. tried switching tv modes but get an error

tvmode: cannot connect to nvtvd - TV mode switching disabled
 
Old 09-01-2002, 04:06 PM   #45
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*cough* mplayer *cough*

xine really is quite poor all things considered
 
  


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