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Old 05-17-2004, 10:15 AM   #1
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suse 9.1, teething problems

hi there, im having a go at completing my first linux install, now that work has eased up a little. i have been running red hat for the past two years for my day today work (open office mainly, nothing too taxing as im not a computer expert)) i had my brother set it up for me (red hat 8) and since then i don't think i have even logged in as root except to get the updates.
reading a few articles i thought it was time to update my system. thinking back the old 'if it isnt broke, dont fix it' springs to mind as now im starting to have problems and im way out my depth. should prob have waited and got my bro to do it for me.

i have a successfully installed suse 9.1 on my system. everything i need for work is fine so none of this is a serious problem, its just bugging me.

1,my mouse. standard, usb wheel mouse. when i click with the wheel it pastes but when i roll the wheel to scroll down a document nothing happens. is the scroll turned off by default or have i done something wrong?? this is the biggest pain as its something i do all the time without even thinking about it!
2,my 3d graphics, i, like many others have become addicted to BZFlag. my daily fix has been a great help at stressful times but now i cant play anymore as i do not have 3d graphics enabled (nvidia gforce 2 ti) i used yast to download the drivers and it said they were installed fine, could someone guide me to active them please
3,as a rule i dont like to install things (best left to others) but i could do with my mozilla browser as i really got used to it, its installed but for some reason i cant get my internet radio to work, it just freezes and dies ( it never used to so any pointers would be great
4,finally, the avi files i have wont play. xine is asking for the codecs for xvid but after searching and a bit of downloading/fiddling i have finaly given up trying to install mplayer or the codecs with out a guide for the mentally challenged, a link to any such guide would be great.

Thanks in advance for any replies, and sorry about the long post.
Old 05-17-2004, 10:19 AM   #2
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have sorted my 3d graphics out, silly me just one check box i forgot to tick!!


update: thats the mouse sorted now.

Last edited by toddncl; 05-17-2004 at 11:48 AM.
Old 07-05-2004, 02:58 AM   #3
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anyone that uses suse 9.1 needs to visit this site and grab these easy to install RPMS
Old 07-05-2004, 07:10 AM   #4
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4. Avi files: Mplayer is the greatest video player for linux. And it compiles quite well here, since suse 8.2. No prob. Download the .tar.gz file from, extract it to a new dir, enter that dir and do: "./configure", then "make", and then, as root, "make install".
Also, you might try aviplay, another avi player for linux. Open yast2, go to Install and Remove Software" and search for it.
Old 07-05-2004, 09:01 AM   #5
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I see the Packman site recommended as a source for Mplayer for Suse.

I would suggest getting a SUSE RPM for Mozilla (or Firefox).


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