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Old 11-12-2006, 11:58 AM   #46
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I spent a few hours getting back into the game.
Suse 10.2 Beta 1 .. no sound .. tried alsa ..it works ...but not quiet.

Tried doing what's suggested by redazz .. that sort of didn't work at all.
Problem was Smart .. it didn't get any channels (packman or guru) .. so it was quiet useless as there were no instructions on the URL locations for them.

So I went back to Yast2.

I picked up the additional repositories from heatheric mail (thanks) and removed xine-lib and added libxine1 (note that I couldn't find libxine that redazz wanted .. there were still some dependency issues .. some libMXXXX couldn't be found .. I told Yast2 to ignore it and viola .. sound works.
The instructions were for 10.0 and 10.1. openSUSE 10.2 is still in development so packman and guru don't have any repos for it yet.
 
Old 11-13-2006, 03:05 AM   #47
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redazz, this is a great article! As I use PC mostly for computing, I often have distro installations without functioning multimedia - sound and pix. (I have partitions for 7 [no, there is 8-th small partition hdb3 for a "puppy") Linux versions on my PC).

I used your article step by step to activate Xine on a suse 10.1 and it worked like a charm. In fact, I made a copy of your article on my private wiki (MoinNoin desktop wiki - shared with other installations of Linux on my PC).

I congratulate you on a job well done!

OldAl.
 
Old 11-13-2006, 03:59 AM   #48
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redazz, this is a great article! As I use PC mostly for computing, I often have distro installations without functioning multimedia - sound and pix. (I have partitions for 7 [no, there is 8-th small partition hdb3 for a "puppy") Linux versions on my PC).

I used your article step by step to activate Xine on a suse 10.1 and it worked like a charm. In fact, I made a copy of your article on my private wiki (MoinNoin desktop wiki - shared with other installations of Linux on my PC).

I congratulate you on a job well done!

OldAl.
Thanks very much for your comments. I will be writing more articles about Suse and other distros in the future.
 
Old 11-14-2006, 12:14 PM   #49
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cool.its working now..
thanks a million
 
Old 11-18-2006, 10:42 PM   #50
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Also, here's the specifics about what Amarok has for getting past the problem with the SuSE builds, same basic thing that I did, just that they're specific as to the files needed: http://amarok.kde.org/wiki/MP3_on_SUSE_Linux_10.1

Heather
Not knowing about this thread, that is what I did to get audio running on suse10.1. Works fine, with one minor glitch: no sound upon return from suspend. Not system sounds, mp3, ogg. Nothing. Works fine after reboot though.

Any ideas?

Second question. I've been using yast2 on dialup line. I've added maybe four or five repositories in total (including the packman and guru ones referred to by the amarok wiki above). Now, any attempt to modify installation sources is taking forever. I've had to give it up and #ps -e then kill the process after about half an hour or so. Will the smart package manager (recommended in the first post) help for future installs?

regards....andrew.
 
Old 11-19-2006, 06:56 AM   #51
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Using dial up will cause a lot of headaches because some of the files needed by smart and the packages from some of the smart repos are quite big so will just choke up your net connection. Maybe you need to get a distro that includes most multimedia stuff out of the box e.g. Mandriva Powerpack.

I am not really sure why your media players won't work after suspend. It could be a bug with Suse or problem with your hardware. I use Fedora Core 6 on my laptop and it does not have such problems.
 
Old 11-19-2006, 11:37 AM   #52
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Hi,

I've installed as per instructions (my Suse 10.1 is by way of upgrade from Suse 9.3)

My had xine working perfectly under 9.3 but now I get the following error:
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xine: error while loading shared libraries: libexpat.so.0: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
 
Old 11-19-2006, 02:23 PM   #53
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You need to install libexpat (or expat).
 
Old 11-19-2006, 03:41 PM   #54
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You need to install libexpat (or expat).

Smart says that expat is installed.
 
Old 11-20-2006, 01:30 AM   #55
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Thanks Redazz,

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Originally Posted by reddazz
Using dial up will cause a lot of headaches because some of the files needed by smart and the packages from some of the smart repos are quite big so will just choke up your net connection. Maybe you need to get a distro that includes most multimedia stuff out of the box e.g. Mandriva Powerpack.

I am not really sure why your media players won't work after suspend. It could be a bug with Suse or problem with your hardware. I use Fedora Core 6 on my laptop and it does not have such problems.

I shall:

a) move to a new house in a different state.
b) get broadband
c) Check out some other distros.

Oh, alright, I was going to move house anyway.

In the meantime, I'll reboot when / if I need sound, and consider the suspend problem to be a feature.

This really has been a totally illuminating thread for me, and thanks very much for so often helping so many people.

regards.... andrew.
 
Old 11-20-2006, 03:30 AM   #56
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I've solved my expat problem.

For some reason I had 2 installs of Xine, one in /usr/bin/xine and the other at /usr/local/bin/xine.

/usr/bin/xine works.
 
Old 11-20-2006, 03:59 AM   #57
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Just to add that using 'xine-check' identified this for me and might be a good place to start if anyone else is having trouble getting xine to run
 
Old 11-20-2006, 04:21 AM   #58
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Thanks Redazz,




I shall:

a) move to a new house in a different state.
b) get broadband
c) Check out some other distros.

Oh, alright, I was going to move house anyway.

In the meantime, I'll reboot when / if I need sound, and consider the suspend problem to be a feature.

This really has been a totally illuminating thread for me, and thanks very much for so often helping so many people.

regards.... andrew.
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Old 11-21-2006, 11:35 AM   #59
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Hell.

Suse 9.3 was working fine, why the hell did I go and mess it up by upgrading????

Xine can't find my bloody DVD drive now.

When I stick the DVD in it appears on my desktop as "MEET_THE_FOCKERS", how the hell to I set up a symlink for that?

Sheesh, I'm copping it in the neck because everybody has sat down to watch a flippin' movie and I'm in the back room trying to work out what's gone wrong.

It doesn't help that the brother-in-law says "This wouldn't have happened if you'd used Windows".
 
Old 11-21-2006, 11:40 AM   #60
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Have you tried right clicking on the dvd icon that shows up on your desktop and then selecting "Open with Xine" (or some other app you wish to use). If you are using KDE, there should be a dialogue box that shows up and asks you what you want to do when you insert discs and other removable media.
 
  


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