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Celsius032 07-01-2006 10:23 PM

Quick Newbie Questions
 
Ok I want to install thunderbird, I downloaded it but have no idea how to install it.

Also I would like to know what a good MP3 player for linux is.

And I installed the 64bit version of FC5, is that going to negatively affect what applications that I can use?

I have 2 hard drives in my PC, one is NTFS, how can I make Fedora see it and acces files off of it.

tamoneya 07-01-2006 10:55 PM

thunderbird: it depends what you have downloaded. YOu may have the source in which case you call './configure' 'make', 'make install'. if you have have downloaded something else is should be .rpm files and you can use YUM to install.
good MP3 player: xmms is a common and well developed
64 bit: this makes some things a bit more difficult finding apps and often they do not supply 64 bit versions. in this case you will need to use chroot to install the 32 bit version. 64 bit gives a slight speed increase but not very noticable i think. Might be easier for a newbie to use 32 bit.
2 harddrives: you could try installing linux NTFS drivers because there isnt kernel support yet for NTFS filesystems as far as i know. A simpler way though would be to make a partition that can be used by both OSes. You should format as FAT32 since it works in both linux and windows.

Celsius032 07-01-2006 11:03 PM

thanks, I'll start downloading the 32 bit version

binary_y2k2 07-02-2006 12:35 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tamoneya
2 harddrives: you could try installing linux NTFS drivers because there isnt kernel support yet for NTFS filesystems as far as i know.

Not directly, but it can be compiled in to the kernel, although there isn't much point as you'll only want read-only support, that is if you want to actually use the partition with windows.

IBall 07-02-2006 01:16 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Celsius032
Ok I want to install thunderbird, I downloaded it but have no idea how to install it.

Also I would like to know what a good MP3 player for linux is.

And I installed the 64bit version of FC5, is that going to negatively affect what applications that I can use?

I have 2 hard drives in my PC, one is NTFS, how can I make Fedora see it and acces files off of it.

You can install thunderbird using your distro's package manager. Fedora Core 5 has a menu entry called "Add / Remove Programs", and you should be able to install it from there.

Fedora does not come with support for MP3 by default, due to some percieved patent issues. You can add MP3 support easily - see Here for instructions. Basically, as root:
Code:

rpm -ihv http://rpm.livna.org/fedora/5/i386/livna-release-5-4.noarch.rpm
rpm -ihv http://ayo.freshrpms.net/fedora/linux/5/i386/RPMS.freshrpms/freshrpms-release-1.1-1.fc.noarch.rpm
yum -y install gstreamer-plugins-ugly libmad libid3tag

An excellent MP3 player is Amarok. You will need KDE installed to run this, but it is the best (IMO) music player for linux.
You can install it from add / remove programs. Another music player that is pretty good is Rhythm Box, which is installed by default.

As for the 64bit version, there is heaps of software available through add/remove programs, all of which will run on x86_64. Some programs,
such as Flash Player will not run.

I hope this helps
--Ian




Pravab 07-04-2006 11:21 AM

Also I would like to know what a good MP3 player for linux is.

XINE is gud too, tyry using it

ethics 07-04-2006 11:26 AM

amarok is my favourite MP3 player.

as for thunderbird

Code:

yum install thunderbird
as root

http://www.fedorafaq.org/ - Info on Yum and its repos


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