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Old 01-08-2012, 10:58 AM   #1
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Playing with SlackWare 13.37


Hi SlackWare Community.
I just did a fresh install of last release of SlackWare and everything is going well.
However I have some questions hope to get help here in the forums

1) I am using Xfce4 which comes with firefox 4, latest version of firefox is 9.0.1, how can I upgrade?

2)how can I install the multimedia codecs so I can watch movies from my DVD collection in my laptop and play my MP3 play list

3) how can I browse files on my network so I can play media files stored in my desktop. I am so used to Nautilus and Dolphin when it comes to file manager that tunar seems so foreing.

I will appreciate it all advices. Thank you!
 
Old 01-08-2012, 11:16 AM   #2
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1) Comment out (remove # and a space) from a mirror in /etc/slackpkg/mirrors, then run (all as root):
Code:
slackpkg update gpg
then:
Code:
slackpkg update
then:
Code:
slackpkg upgrade-all
2) Get VLC from here:
http://connie.slackware.com/~alien/slackbuilds/vlc/
or here:
http://slackware.org.uk/people/alien...ackbuilds/vlc/
depends where you live.

3) Don't know.
Happy Slacking!
 
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Old 01-08-2012, 11:22 AM   #3
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3) Use samba, or as I do, use sshfs. There are many ways to make stuff on the network discoverable. I also use dlna servers for most of my machines.
 
Old 01-08-2012, 11:24 AM   #4
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On rare occasions new software is introduced to the stable branch so I also run this after slackpkg update.

Code:
slackpkg install-new
 
Old 01-08-2012, 12:12 PM   #5
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Thank you For the help. I just did the upgrade, I dont know if the multimedia codecs were install it but now the other thing is question #3 is how to navigate to files in my desktop using the file manager in Xfce.

I have Ubuntu in my Desktop and my music folder and videos folder are setup as shares. Using Nautilus or Dolphin is easy because they have a search network option. Ho can I get to these folders from my SlackWare box.

And how do I install flash plug in to firefox 8.0.1

I appreciate all advices. Thank you!
 
Old 01-08-2012, 12:23 PM   #6
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the other thing is question #3 is how to navigate to files in my desktop using the file manager in Xfce.
Robby Workman's Xfce 4.8 includes gvfs, so most of the protocols you're used to accessing through Nautilus (ssh://, smb:// etc) will also work through Thunar.

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And how do I install flash plug in to firefox 8.0.1
Install Eric Hameleers' Flash Player package. If you want Firefox 9.0.1, you can install Salix's Firefox package (i486, x86_64) which works without a hitch in Slackware.
 
Old 01-08-2012, 12:35 PM   #7
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3. Thunar does windows shares? Either way, if you didn't try removing things from the default full install of slackware, you can still use dolphin (assuming that's KDE's filemanager) from within XFCE. Also, XFCE can run KDE startup processes to make things like the file indexer and other special KDE things work. Make sure the smb and nmb processes are running as well. I don't know what else is needed for Dolphin to browse windows shares.

I'm not using Slackware at the moment so I can't tell you what scripts need to be set to 755... but they are going to be in /etc/rc.d/ and you are going to have to do "something LIKE the following, NOT EXACTLY the following" and you probably only need the smbd client if you don't intend on any windows machines accessing files of the computer.
Code:
# as root
chmod 755 /etc/rc.d/rc.smbd
chmod 755 /etc/rc.d/rc.nmdb
/etc/rc.d/rc.smbd start
/etc/rc.d/rc.nmbd start
If you don't intend on having windows in your network at all, just use sshfs. Hell even with windows, you can still use sshfs and probably have better results all the way around.

Cygwin + OpenSSH - start an ssh server on the windows machine
Dokan - http://dokan-dev.net/en/ - is the closest free windows equvilant to sshfs that I have found apart from trying to get it to work in Cygwin. That is, mount an ssh connection as a removable drive in windows.
 
Old 01-08-2012, 01:13 PM   #8
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Make sure the smb and nmb processes are running as well.
Really? At least as far as Thunar is concerned, neither of these daemons need to be running in order to access Windows shares on other machines; they're only necessary if you have files on your local machine that you want to make available via SMB/CIFS. I'd be surprised if Dolphin needs anything more than the Samba libraries to access Windows shares.
 
Old 01-08-2012, 05:23 PM   #9
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is there a way to get vlc pre compiled? like with the slackpkg tool? I tried downloading the tar.bz file when I did the ./configure command I got some errors.

I think I will still need to get the multimedia codecs, Xine is already installed but when I put a dvd in the tray Xine started shocking.

I will appreciate all advices thank you.
 
Old 01-08-2012, 05:28 PM   #10
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is there a way to get vlc pre compiled? like with the slackpkg tool? I tried downloading the tar.bz file when I did the ./configure command I got some errors.
Yeah. Eric has VLC.

http://connie.slackware.com/~alien/slackbuilds/vlc/
 
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Old 01-08-2012, 07:19 PM   #11
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This is the file I downloaded http://connie.slackware.com/~alien/s...1.1.13.tar.bz2
I had some error when I issued the ./configure command, then when I did make it says that there was no target.

Remember also I still have issues with the multi media codecs so I don't know if vlc along will be enough to play DVDs

Thank you!
 
Old 01-08-2012, 11:13 PM   #12
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In order to play encrypted dvds you'll need libdvdcss. You can install thirdparty software in Slackware using "Slackbuilds".
Slackbuild for libdvdcss.
Get both the source and the Slackbuild from that link and save them to your Downloads folder. Then do something like the following
Code:
cd ~/Downloads
tar -xvf libdvdcss.tar.gz
mv libdvdcss-1. (*hit tab for autocomplete*) libdvdcss
su
sh libdvdcss.Slackbuild
installpkg /tmp/libdvdcss-1 (*hit tab for autocomplete*)
For Erik's VLC package, grab the vlc-blah-blah.txz package out either pkg or pkg64 depending on your computers architecture. Then navigate to where you saved the package and run (as root)
Code:
installpkg vlc-blahblah.txz
That should be all you need to play dvds in Xine or VLC. Slackware comes with most Multimedia codecs out of the box.

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Old 01-08-2012, 11:15 PM   #13
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I have previously had trouble getting DVDs to work in Linux. The problem is that most DVDs have region protection, which IS supported by both VLC and MPlayer. However, due to legal issues, the pre-compiled packages for these programs did not include the needed drivers. (I had tried MPlayer and VLC under Debian) To get it to work, I downloaded and manually compiled MPlayer, and the source package included support for the needed library (I think it even included the library itself in the archive, it's called libdvdcss or something). If you are still having issues with DVDs, try this method. (you can get MPlayer at http://www.mplayerhq.hu/ )
 
Old 01-08-2012, 11:18 PM   #14
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This is the file I downloaded http://connie.slackware.com/~alien/s...1.1.13.tar.bz2
I had some error when I issued the ./configure command, then when I did make it says that there was no target.
That is why I gave you a link to his VLC packages for 32 and 64 bit Slackware (you asked for packages that did not require compiling).
 
Old 01-09-2012, 08:08 AM   #15
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I am attaching here the screenshots of the folders I saw from the link hitest posted.
There are so many files in there I am no sure which one to grab.
That is why I took the first .tar.bz2 I saw there.

Can somebody please point out what files I need to save in my download folder and how can I make them work?

I am using 32 BIT architecture. Thank you.


I will appreciate it.
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