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justin_p 10-12-2004 03:46 PM

loninappleton:

DO NOT HIJACK SOMEONE ELSE's THREAD!!!! Start your own. I know how to fix the modem issue. I have the same modem and am pretty adept with fedora. Send me a private message once you post your own thread. Thanks.

loninappleton 10-13-2004 02:44 PM

Send a message to


lon@athenet.net.


Far as I know I'm not hijacking anyone
else's thread. So you must be the thread police.


I'll appreciate the mail followup but I don't know why I'm
being shouted at and don't see any breach of netiquette here.

ZymeMaster 10-22-2004 11:36 PM

Quote:

Originally posted by da_zombie
if you are a first time user dont start with Fedora. youll be disappointed with the interface and it doesnt play mp3s or any videos! choose a much user friendly distro like mandrake.
Hey guys, I use Fedora Core 2, and do not listen to this idiot. You can listen to MP3's and watch videos, all you have to do is install mplayer, apparently he is too dull to know this or perhaps he is just that dumb. Fedora Core 2 is a very good system, but I have also lately used gentoo, Mandrake, and Slackware, all very good disto's.

Baldrick65 10-23-2004 06:29 AM

Quote:

all you have to do is install mplayer, apparently he is too dull to know this or perhaps he is just that dumb
Just out of curiosity, did you install that off the Fedora CD's or off the internet? Unless something changed, I thought that Red Hat / Fedora didn't put any mp3 plugins / codecs on their CD's due to license complexities.

Baldrick

loninappleton 10-23-2004 02:44 PM

Quote:

Originally posted by ZymeMaster
Hey guys, I use Fedora Core 2, and do not listen to this idiot. You can listen to MP3's and watch videos, all you have to do is install mplayer, apparently he is too dull to know this or perhaps he is just that dumb. Fedora Core 2 is a very good system, but I have also lately used gentoo, Mandrake, and Slackware, all very good disto's.

Hello Zy,


If I can avoid the thread police today. I'm here to say that I'm one who needs lots of assistance with Fedora Core 2.


Trying to stay on-thread, I have been having problems burning an iso.image in Core 2.

Elsewhere I put up a complete description of how
cdrecord was not giving even a spinup of the drive.


I have the systax of


# cdrecord -eject -v speed=12 dev=1,1,0 -data /home/lon/boot.iso


[there is a space after -data]


The error I'm getting is :

"No such device or address.


The 1,1,0 was given from running scanbuss at the
line which describes my Sony CDRW.

Additional error was Operation not permited:
Warning: Cannot do mlockall(2)



Lastly, Can I begin at the befinning and run a command to get spin-up on the drive?


The drive works fine, I use remobavle drive trtays so the Linux is completelty removed from system when not
in use.


lon@athenet.net

ZymeMaster 10-23-2004 09:16 PM

Hey, there is an easier solution to all of this. Download the newest version of K3B it is a very good bruning untility that even has a GUI, lol. It has every option from data, music, and ISO to burn in a jiffy. Happy Burning

loninappleton 10-23-2004 11:39 PM

Quote:

Originally posted by ZymeMaster
Hey, there is an easier solution to all of this. Download the newest version of K3B it is a very good bruning untility that even has a GUI, lol. It has every option from data, music, and ISO to burn in a jiffy. Happy Burning

OK. This answers my question of why k3b is not on my
system. Will the download be easily unzippable or executed?


I'll look for it and report back

ZymeMaster 10-24-2004 09:33 AM

[QUOTE]Originally posted by loninappleton
[B]OK. This answers my question of why k3b is not on my
system. Will the download be easily unzippable or executed?


Yes, it is best to download it from source, and I do believe it is a tar.gz, so the command would be tar zxvf, and if it happens to be the tar.bz2, then it will be tar jxvf, if you didn't know of course. Then my advice is to read the readme (cat readme) in the folder, or the install file if it still has one.

loninappleton 10-24-2004 03:56 PM

[QUOTE]Originally posted by ZymeMaster
[B]
Quote:

Originally posted by loninappleton
OK. This answers my question of why k3b is not on my
system. Will the download be easily unzippable or executed?


Yes, it is best to download it from source, and I do believe it is a tar.gz, so the command would be tar zxvf, and if it happens to be the tar.bz2, then it will be tar jxvf, if you didn't know of course. Then my advice is to read the readme (cat readme) in the folder, or the install file if it still has one.


www.k3b.org

has the source file and the step by step instructions.


I have to go to another location to print instructions.


Today I got the command cdrecord to work and make
a bootable cd. I had to use the dev=ATAPI in the command string and the scan routine then found the
device at a different address. Sort of a long struggle to
do something like this.


New thread time. Thanks :-)

da_zombie 11-01-2004 10:46 PM

Quote:

Originally posted by ZymeMaster
Hey guys, I use Fedora Core 2, and do not listen to this idiot. You can listen to MP3's and watch videos, all you have to do is install mplayer, apparently he is too dull to know this or perhaps he is just that dumb. Fedora Core 2 is a very good system, but I have also lately used gentoo, Mandrake, and Slackware, all very good disto's.
Hi Zymemaster!
heres a small friendly advise for you,
please realise that most of the newbies dont have such smart genes that you might have to download or install the mp3 plugin, mplayer or k3b for fedora and i thought failure to do so might discourage newbies from using linux.
so unless you realise what the thread is all about or you dont have your neurons in your testes defer from using profanities or personal insults against others!
God bless you!

hari_seldon99 11-01-2004 11:25 PM

Ah, nostalgia:

The first time I ever used Linux was in 1997 in my dad's office (Red Hat w GNOME). Then my department in college installed Slackware (in addition to propreitary unices) which I used till 2000. Used Red hat again for 2 years during my masters, & now use Mandrake 10.0 in my pc at home. So all-in-all 8 years.

loninappleton 11-01-2004 11:38 PM

Quote:

Originally posted by hari_seldon99
Ah, nostalgia:

The first time I ever used Linux was in 1997 in my dad's office (Red Hat w GNOME). Then my department in college installed Slackware (in addition to propreitary unices) which I used till 2000. Used Red hat again for 2 years during my masters, & now use Mandrake 10.0 in my pc at home. So all-in-all 8 years.


I think I could write a book on this (as a newbie). The first chapter is about the five blind brahmins and the elephant.

Except in this case, one is holding onto the tail (net administration) and really wants the trunk: internet access.
The one holding a foot marked graphics could be mistaken for one marked multimedia.


This analogy isn't really fleshed out yet, as you may understand, but I'll tell you one thing: I am getting real
put out with getting 12 answers to the same question,
and those eleven other answers producing error messages.


So here's my advice: before you type the first thing that
comes into your head, think about the newbie that's
reading it.


End of sermon.

lon@athenet.net


Next time I'll tell the story of the boys club and the
tree house and which password gets you to get inside.


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