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Old 06-20-2008, 02:45 AM   #1
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Just yesterday I have installed Mandriva-2008-One on my system (after removing WinXP). I am delighted to say that this OS is simply outstanding and really great. It has detected all hardwares and also the sound card. Hats off to Mandriva Team. If only I had ten thumbs, I would have given all thumbs up !!!

My system config is P III, 868 Mhz, 256 MB RAM with combo drive (kobian motherboard Intel 810). I have few queries as follows :-

1) I am unable to play Quicktime MOV files, with pre-installed player can help me. If there is no pre-installed player, which player is best suited for all formats of video and audio files on Linux and how do I install it. I am very very new to Linux OS and hence this question.

2) My understanding is that windows based games can also be played on Mandriva. What add-ons should I use and how to install the same.

Can anyone in this forum tell me step-by-step instructions, as I said I am totally new to Linux and do not know the new package / program installation process (since there are no *.exe files to execute in Linux).

Thanks in advance,

Old 06-20-2008, 02:58 AM   #2
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Welcome to LQ!

Please use a decriptive title for your posts here - anyone needs help, that is why we all are here...

First put the effort in to use the forums search-function and see if you can get what you want to know this way - there are probably very many references to what you want to know already.

There is also google...and - as well as other similar sources.

If you did not find what you wanted - you are welcome to ask of course.
Old 06-20-2008, 09:24 AM   #3
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1. mplayer, w32codecs, and/or vlc

2. wine (free) or Cedega (Paid for with support $60.00/yr)

for mandriva look up how to use urpmi. you should be able to use it to install most common programs..

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Old 06-20-2008, 09:50 AM   #4
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Just a little more info;
rpmdrake is a graphical interface to urpmi, which permits the installation of software packages. It's provided as part of Mandriva Linux for package installation.
and is located in the Mandriva control center.Use it to update your software repositories and to add new ones.There you can see what packages are avaiable for you to download.Also you can go here to look for a package.You should visit this site and start learning about Linux distribution you are using.
To play something you need appropriate codecs.Just search with your package manager or google and you will find them.


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