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Old 01-27-2004, 01:21 PM   #1
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Just a few Fedora questions

I am VERY new to Linux. So any infromation will he helpful. I am looking for a video player that I can install and run in Fedora. Also, I need some help getting Samba working. I am running Fedora on a duel boot system with WinXP Pro. Keep in mind that I am VERY new to the Linux world and I don't know much about installing and using the command line stuff. Thanks.
Old 01-27-2004, 05:20 PM   #2
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ok as video player i can say that vlc aka video lan client as well as mplayer are gret players and there should be rpms avaible for fedora as well as good documentations on how to install from source its not that hard just takes a little time
Old 01-27-2004, 09:03 PM   #3
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Welcome to LQ.

I too would recommend MPlayer, however it can be a bit tricky at times. I have not used videolan much but I keep hearing good things about it.

As for using SAMBA. If you install Samba (should be part of your installation cds) then you may also want to install SWAT. That stands for Samba Web Administration Tool, and as the name should now suggest, it provides a web-based frontend to configuring your SAMBA server. It is very useful and has two 'modes' of operation for most things - easy and comprehensive (or something like that). It also contains a lot of very helpful on-line documentation.

I must impress upon you, though, that you should not be scared of the command line. It may look daunting, but it really isn't hard once you get used to it. Just think, you once had to learn that in order to get you the files on your floppy disk you need to double-click the funny picture with 'my computer' written below it. Think of it not as something to be weary of but as a challenge to learn from.

Good luck, and hang in there. Remember: Linux is not hard, it is just different.
Old 01-29-2004, 02:21 AM   #4
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i would recommend installing apt-get off of
then from terminal type su and enter your root password then run apt-get install mplayer
or apt-get install xine both are good movie players
Old 01-29-2004, 07:42 PM   #5
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Samba in Fedora:

1) Make sure samba is installed. Make sure "smb" is running (you can see it in the Server Settings > Services )
2) you may want SWAT installed and running as well.
3) If you have a newly installed Fedora, your computer name right now should be "localhost.localdomain", you should change it to something else so that other computers in the network can see it. Edit /etc/hosts as root

Type the following: localhost.localdomain localhost (this is for loop back purpose)
(your IP here) myhost (this define your computer name)

save the file

4)That's about it i think . . . ( I tried not to miss any detail already )

Video Player in Fedora:

This is easy, grab a rpm and install it.. that's it


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