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Old 12-29-2003, 11:03 AM   #1
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I have a few things I want to learn how to do... help?

Ok. After seeing all of these cool screenshots I have a few things I want to do. I want to be able to see my cpu status and my memory allocation and stuff like the rest of you have. Tell me how please!!!

Also, I am new so I dont know how to pull up xmms and use it all the time. I think i just have the plug in for totem. Can someone hook me up with a program like winamp that will be a nice gui and be able to play my mp3s. I have a bunch and would like a nice gui. Thanks in advance.

Old 12-29-2003, 11:16 AM   #2
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You should read the screenshot thread in Linux - General where members have been posting links to their screenshots, discuss the apps they are using in them with links and so forth.

Really, searching and reading isn't so bad...
Old 12-29-2003, 11:18 AM   #3
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gkrellm is the monitor you are looking for.

Launch xmms by either clicking on it in the menu or open an x terminal and command xmms.

Red Hat doesn't provide mp3 support, but you can get your mp3 support here.
Old 12-31-2003, 06:54 PM   #4
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I found gkrellm. I just dont know which installation i need for mandrake 9.2. Also, after finally figuring out I need the whole software package i have successfully installed xmms. However now my problem is importing all of my mp3s to it. How do I tell it to search for mp3s throughout my whole hard drive.
One other question. I have alot more mp3s on my xp side of my hard disk. What do I install so I can read ntfs? I was hoping i could access the mp3s from my linux side. Suggestions?
Thanks in advance guys.
Old 12-31-2003, 07:10 PM   #5
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About gkerllm... unless you find a .rpm designed for your distribution, you can download
from : the source code.

Then you go to a terminal and
cd /path/to/download
bunzip2 gkrellm-2.1.24.tar.bz2
tar -xvf gkrellm-2.1.24.tar
cd gkrellm-2.1.24
su -c 'make install'

That will have it installed.. most likely. You should read the README or any other kind of documentation for more information.

About xmms, there is no way it can search through your hard drive to add mp3s. You must select directories or files by hand. You could try selecting / as a directory to add. Maybe all mp3's will be added (don't know)

Given the fact you have mandrake 9.2 you should have ntfs read mode enabled. Try mounting it by typing :

mount -t ntfs /dev/hda1 /mnt/windows/

where hda1 is the name of the partition where you have WinXP installed. Once you are done with that, you will be able to access your drive, but not write to it.
Old 12-31-2003, 10:07 PM   #6
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# Handling NTFS
New Technology FileSystem (NTFS) HOWTOs
Linux NTFS project

# 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 Hat 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:
Red Hat Linux 8.0 Package Management Tool
Red Hat 9.0 Package Management Tool
Manage users


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