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Old 07-24-2003, 01:41 PM   #1
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Question Installing drivers in Mandrake Linux

Right now I don't have any sound & I know I need to install drivers for it. How do I install drivers in Mandrake Linux? Also, does anyone know of a good DVD player for Mandrake Linux? I have WinDVD that came with my player but I dunno if I can install it...thanks!
Old 07-24-2003, 03:16 PM   #2
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use a dvd player called Xine.. its great and it works like winDVD

you have to download either an .rpm or .tar.gz
you can just click on the rpm and it will install

for the .tar.gz you would do the following:
tar zxvf filename.tar.gz
cd filename
su -c 'make install'
Old 07-26-2003, 09:48 PM   #3
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please make sure and read the README file before trying to compile the source if you go that route and running './configure --help' before running './configure' would also be advisable. Also last i check xine's tars came in 2 seperate files xine-lib and xine-ui. To get the source go here

there are also other players available such as Ogle


and video lan client

all with their varying advantages and disadvantages.
Old 07-27-2003, 02:39 AM   #4
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Your sound problem may not be a driver issue, it may just be turned off. Look here first:


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