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Old 07-29-2003, 02:28 PM   #1
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I recently discovered, to my annoyance, that the version of xmms being distributed with Red Hat 9.0 does not support mp3s. Being the motivated type, I went to Source Forge and found one that said it did. I installed it using rpm -Uvh [filename] but now can't find it.

So, my questions are: 1) how do you install rpm's? (I had Linux on my computer a couple years ago, and remember doing more than that),
2) once installed, how do you run a program? and
3) what's the best music (mp3) player out there?

Thanks much.
Old 07-29-2003, 02:35 PM   #2
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The best and most common is most likely xmms.

You don't need to find a new program most likely, Redhat just doesn't install by default mpg123 which is needed to play mp3's in Linux.

If you go to they usually have a link to download and instructions to install to get xmms working in the latest releases of Redhat.

Might want to search this site for instructions installing RPM's, they're everywhere and asked all the time.

Also if you scroll down or look here: you'll see someone pretty much asked the same question you just asked, which might help out.

Last edited by trickykid; 07-29-2003 at 02:37 PM.
Old 07-29-2003, 02:36 PM   #3
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2) once installed, how do you run a program?
type it's name in a terminal or the run menu item if it doesn't show up in the menu.

# Red Hat links
Red Hat Linux Manuals
Get your mp3 support here
Maximum RPM
Easier software management: apt4rpm - Red Carpet
Red Hat 8.0 Tips & Tricks

# Red Hhat 7.3 down configuration commands
setup leads to several configuration tools

# Red Hat 7.3 up configuration commands
Configure soundcard:
Configure X server:
Configure network:
Manage software:

# Handling NTFS
New Technology FileSystem (NTFS) HOWTOs
Linux NTFS project

Last edited by fancypiper; 07-29-2003 at 02:39 PM.


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