Help answer threads with 0 replies.
Go Back > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Software
User Name
Linux - Software This forum is for Software issues.
Having a problem installing a new program? Want to know which application is best for the job? Post your question in this forum.


  Search this Thread
Old 01-12-2004, 09:58 PM   #16
Registered: Mar 2003
Location: Winnipeg
Distribution: Suse 9.3 Pro
Posts: 404

Rep: Reputation: 30

If you want easy installation download apt from here:

Once this is downloaded open up a console or xterm (like a dos command line) by clicking on the hat then System Tools ---> Teminal cd to the directory where you downloaded apt and issue the following commands

password for root
rpm -ihv apt*

Once the rpm is installed then issue the following commands:

apt-get update
apt-get install synaptic

Then under the System Tools menu you should see Synaptic open it up do a search on xmms you should see something like xmms-mp3 click on install then do a search on mplayer and mplayer skins click install, go to the top and click on Proceed.

Done deal now you will be able to play mp3s using the Audio Player aka XMMS and to watch videos use Movie Player aka mplayer

Good Luck and Welcome
Old 01-13-2004, 04:39 AM   #17
Registered: Sep 2003
Location: Sweden
Distribution: Debian GNU/Linux, JOWNIX GNU/Linux
Posts: 41

Rep: Reputation: 15
In my opinion Knoppix is a much better distro for newbies than any (IMHO) RPM-based crap. It boots directly from CD straight into a fully working desktop and has most of the stuff a newbie needs. The best thing though is the fact that it's based on Debian and has all the advantages of it. APT is there by default (don't know about Synaptic since I don't use GUI's much but it should be there) and the harddrive installation is easy enough for braindeads.

Last edited by JOPS; 01-13-2004 at 04:40 AM.


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
I miss gv tantotea Fedora 6 06-21-2005 03:31 AM
I miss WinAmp tibberous Slackware 38 01-23-2005 07:36 PM
Did I miss something when I did my HCL's? rberry88 LQ Suggestions & Feedback 5 02-11-2004 10:57 AM
Do you miss the spellchecker? jeremy LQ Suggestions & Feedback 9 01-24-2002 08:20 PM
things I miss.. supafly Linux - General 15 12-05-2001 05:35 PM > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Software

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:24 PM.

Main Menu
Write for LQ is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration