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Old 06-29-2006, 10:47 PM   #31
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When the system prompt you for user name and password hit session and select KDE. Suse is a KDE distro. Gnome doesn't work well in it. You should use KDE not gnome.
 
Old 07-01-2006, 11:48 AM   #32
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ok, I have my SuSE 10 OS dvd and I am going to load it with KDE. Then see what happens.
 
Old 07-01-2006, 01:06 PM   #33
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No need to reinstall just to get KDE. Just use Yast and install it.

In the Yast software manager under filter change it to selections.

You should see a checkbox for KDE Desktop Enviorment. If that is checked you have KDE. If not check it and you will.
 
Old 07-02-2006, 09:35 PM   #34
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ok loaded kde will play with it tomorrow have to be up at 2am....shows cd player and track platyer indicator moves as if it were playing but getting no sound and nautilus still quits unexpectedly
 
Old 07-02-2006, 09:49 PM   #35
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I need that /var/message report I asked about earilier.
 
Old 07-04-2006, 08:44 PM   #36
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I typed that into the command prompt anf got "no such file ..."
I am usingKsCD and in the window seconds ticking by, the sound bar is moving....but no sound
 
Old 07-04-2006, 09:06 PM   #37
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cd roms won't play

ok I have a message that says there is a limited number of codecs installed and my system is unable to play dvds. What is a codex, where do I find it, how do I install it and how do I know which ones to install?
 
Old 07-04-2006, 11:17 PM   #38
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I typed that into the command prompt anf got "no such file ..."
I am usingKsCD and in the window seconds ticking by, the sound bar is moving....but no sound

You typed what into the command bar? Every Linux computer has a var/log/message file. I gave you full instructions about 15 post upthread. Go back read it and do it.

As for the sound playing. WHat do you see when you click on Kmix?
 
Old 07-04-2006, 11:19 PM   #39
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ok I have a message that says there is a limited number of codecs installed and my system is unable to play dvds. What is a codex, where do I find it, how do I install it and how do I know which ones to install?

One problem at a time. On the other hand this may solve it all.

Read this: It applies to 10.1 but if you change anything it calls for to 10.0. it will work for you.

http://www.thejemreport.com/mambo/content/view/254
 
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The /etc/fstab and /etc/mtab file what AwesomeMachine explain is not correct. The two zeros for optical and removable drives are pass and dumping. Pass as means as check errors of the storage medium and dump means using the dump command to make a backup. It is not the order of checking. The /etc/mtab is what old mount command uses to store information what drives are mounted. The /etc/mtab is now obsolete and it should never be edited.

Windows XP users do not known what goes on when they play a music CD. Windows Media Player actually uses DAE or digital audio extraction to play the audio by default. In the old days CD-ROM drives uses an audio wire hook from the back of the drive to the sound card because the processors back then did not have any speed to handle 44100 Hz at 16-bit. DAE uses special software to extract the audio tracks and send them over the IDE cable or whatever and the processor is decoding the information to send it to the sound card. For your computer system, you may not have an audio cable connecting from the drive to the sound card, so you have to use DAE. I suggest using xmms to do this. In xmms make sure you activate DAE for the CD audio plugin. After you did that, insert a music CD, but do not mount it. Then click on the add directory button in the playlist window of xmms and select the CD-ROM's mount directory. I think for SUSE, it is /media/cdrom. Select a track in the playlist window and it should play the sound. If it does not play the sound, load up a terminal like xterm, rxvt, konsole, aterm and type alsamixer to adjust the mixer settings. I recommend not using gnome or kde mixer programs because they do not work as well as alsamixer. Though if you have another sound that is playing, arts running, or esound running, you may not be able to hear the music because some sound cards needs software mixers to play more than one sound at a time and by default xmms outputs to OSS.

I recommend tell Yast to not set the CD or DVD drives to automatically to mount when you insert a disc. You should mount the disc your self.
 
Old 07-09-2006, 12:30 AM   #41
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re:/var/log/messages

Fail: cannot open"-f" for reading: No such file or directory
==> /var/log/messages <==
July 6 20:48:30Linux hal-subfs-mount{5622}: Collected mount options and called 0/bin/mount -t subfs-o fs floppyfss, noatime, procuid, nosuid, nodev, exec /dev/fd 0 /Media/floppy

July 6 20:48:30 Linux kernel: end request: I/O Error, dev fdo sector 0 (This is repeated 2 more times)

July 6 20:48:30 Linux submountd: mount failure, no such device or address

Linux kernel end request repeated here for the fourth time

July 6 20:48:30 linux kernel: subfs: unsuccessful attempt to mount media (256)

July 6 20:48:30 Linux kernel: eth0: no IPvg routers present

July 6 20:48:30 Linux mod probe: FATAL: Error inserting snoypi (lib/modules/2.6.13-15.10 default/kernel/drivers/char/sonypi.ko):no such device

Linux su: (to root)-my name-on/dev/pts/1
 
Old 07-09-2006, 12:32 AM   #42
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also checked "kwikdisc, no mounts or mount points listed
 
Old 07-09-2006, 12:37 AM   #43
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hope that is the info you wanted
 
Old 07-09-2006, 08:08 AM   #44
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Fail: cannot open"-f" for reading: No such file or directory
You didn't do my command correctly or you wouldn't see that error.

Log in as su

then at the prompt type
tail -f /var/log/messages

with that still running try an play your cd.
Then hit cntl c and kill it and paste the output. If the output doesn't change then don't bother.
 
Old 08-01-2006, 10:57 AM   #45
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There is an old saying that says to "check the simple stuff first..."

I would like to thank you for trying to help me with my dvd playing problem...when I opened my case to dust my computer innards, I discovered the audio cable to my motherboard had become disconnected.

Also as a word of advice, I would tell you all to make sure your volume is turned down after you reconnect your audio cable so that when you reboot you don't blow yourself right out of your seat!

I still get weird messages when I try to play my cds and dvds now on start up but the darn things are working really good so I decided to let the error messages be, sort of a "if it ain't broke, don't fix it" philosophy, altered a little to "if it works, leave it alone".

I also learned a lot I wouldn't have by messing around trying to correct the "problem".

Linux ROCKS! Thank you all.
 
  


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