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RichardSimmons 03-22-2004 09:51 PM

xmms mp3 patch doesnt work now what?
 
hi all, i tried the xmms mp3 patch like my book said, and when i try to play a mp3 file, it plays a second and stops, so now what? ive tried downloading other MP3 players such as limpoo but i dont know what to do after i install due to im a newb and the readme's dont have it =/ heh so any help would be nice thanks :D

njbrain 03-22-2004 10:00 PM

I play all my mp3's with realplayer.
Noah

liamoboyle 03-22-2004 11:37 PM

Get the redhat apt-get program, then you can just install xmms using "apt-get install xmms"

Sherlock 03-23-2004 06:41 AM

What is this redhat apt-get program-is it an application?????

RichardSimmons 03-23-2004 12:00 PM

where can i download this APT-GET program? =]

trey85stang 03-23-2004 12:59 PM

a good RH mp3 xmms patch is located on this web site... with some other misc redhat stuff

http://www.gurulabs.com/downloads.html

RichardSimmons 03-23-2004 06:19 PM

ok i got this, and i tried to install it before, so i open a terminal and type
rpm -e xmms-mp3-1.2.8-3.p.i386.rpm
and i get it is not installed, so i try
rpm -i (& -u) xmms-mp3-1.2.8-3.p.i386.rpm
and it says the package is already installed so maby thats causing the problem...

now though when i try to play a mp3 it doesent play the one second it just freezes :mad:

Komakino 03-23-2004 06:33 PM

Quote:

Originally posted by RichardSimmons
ok i got this, and i tried to install it before, so i open a terminal and type
rpm -e xmms-mp3-1.2.8-3.p.i386.rpm
and i get it is not installed, so i try
rpm -i (& -u) xmms-mp3-1.2.8-3.p.i386.rpm
and it says the package is already installed so maby thats causing the problem...

when you remove a package you don't need to give the whole name (actually it won't work if you do). rpm -e xmms-mp3 should work. If you want to force the install over the old one use the --force option.

Alternatively, download the xmms source code and compile that...that'll have mp3 support.

RichardSimmons 03-23-2004 06:40 PM

ok i type that and nothing happends...

when i try to install it again nothing happends, even when i use the -h option

Komakino 03-23-2004 06:51 PM

What do you mean 'nothing happens'? SOMETHING has to happen even if it's just no output and you're left with a new prompt, i.e.:
Code:

$ rpm -e xmms-mp3
$

Try the verbose option (is it -v? It's been a long time since I used rpms....I HATE them. Source is the way to go!)

RichardSimmons 03-23-2004 06:57 PM

heh ok it tries to open some index file and just kinda stops working...

so where is this source? and could someone walk me threw the source install
i-r :newbie:

liamoboyle 03-23-2004 07:40 PM

Can someone who uses redhat please point the man to somewhere you can get the redhat apt-get port?

psicokhel 03-25-2004 07:23 PM

apt-get can be downloaded herehttp://apt.freshrpms.net/


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