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Old 02-16-2005, 12:36 PM   #1
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Where is my music files?

I have great problem with my music files, first of all i can not find them...
and secondly my video-clips are not properly played by the XMMS, I only see the picture but there is no sound.

I m really newbie and a hand of assistance would be greatly appreciated.

have fun always & everywhere!!!
Old 02-16-2005, 12:43 PM   #2
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can't find music files...........i have no idea where you put them

you can do a locate *.mp3 from the console and that should tell you where they are. Tha is if they are mp3 files.

as for the sound, make sure that the sound is turned on via KMix. That is if you are running KDE. Are you playing the video's from a cd? If so, make sure the sound card if pluged into your cd or dvd rom.
Old 02-17-2005, 04:17 AM   #3
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When i m in the windows environment i see them in a file called my music , and when i change to LinUx environment -which i really prefer but i m not so expirienced yet- there are no mp3 files there!

Y.G. I have already tried to find them by search engine of Linux but nothing.

thanxxxz however.
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When i m in the windows environment i see them in a file called my music
Mmm...that's a folder (or directory if you prefer) and not a file. I can see you're not too experienced with Window$ too.
Anyway, your music files are probably on another partition (HD maybe) and it's not mounted as long as locate didn't find them.
Issue 'mount' at the command prompt and see if the partition your music files belongs to is listed. Note that in Linux you don't have 'C:', 'D:', etc., but hda1,hda2...,hdb1,hdb2, depending on how is your HD(s) partitioned.
Maybe post back the results of mount.
Old 02-17-2005, 09:10 AM   #5
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thanxxxz a lot
I m not so experienced that is true, but I work hard to become one day.
Old 02-17-2005, 10:10 AM   #6
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Well, even if you mount the partition, locate will not find the files if you don't update de database. This is done with

run as root.

The "My Music" folder is inside "My Documents" folder, which is inside of your user folder which is inside of... I don't remember so well about Windows anymore :-/. The point is: When you look for the files in Linux, what do you do? Linux will create a HOME directory for you (as user), but certanly it is not related with your windows folder (unless you want to ).

Yes, a good idea could be to post what you get when run mount. You can also post your /etc/fstab .


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