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Old 03-21-2005, 07:28 PM   #1
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installing programs (mplayer)


in the process of installing mplayer, and have been waiting for at least an hour for it to do the make command. This is on a 300mhz 256mb computer. How come it takes so long for it to install it, I tryed to compile a kernel without success and that took about 40 minutes, in windows programs would install in a few minutes, whats so different that in linux its so much slower?
 
Old 03-21-2005, 08:34 PM   #2
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uhhh... configure takes a while on my machine (1.2 GHz), try to control C it and run it again, second, my machine can't compile a kernel in 40 minutes, so you must have did somthing wrong there.
and last, it takes longer on linux because your not *INSTALLING*, your *COMPILING*, there are pre-compiled "setup" programs for some software (like firefox), but compiling is more universal, meaning it'll work on lots of different machines, but back to configure, is text still scrolling down the screen? what details (if any) can you give me what distribution?
 
Old 03-21-2005, 09:10 PM   #3
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it worked, just took about an hour and 30 minutes, just new to linux and don't understand the difference yet, slackware 10.1 by the way. I tryed twice to compile a kernel but failed both time with a VFS mount error or something, can't remember, probably something to do with me doing something wrong with the filesystem but I've picked the right one everytime. This 300mhz took around 40minutes to compile the kernel and my 2400+ @ 2.2gig did it in like 5-10 minutes. I don't know i'm just trying to get myself familiar with linux at this point before I try a kernel compile again. At least untill I can get linux running on a faster computer.
 
Old 03-21-2005, 09:15 PM   #4
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good luck with linux... it's kinda addictive, compiling kernels is one of the more complicated subjects, so don't worry about it yet, good thing you got mplayer working

have fun
 
Old 03-22-2005, 08:00 AM   #5
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it is addictive I tryed it a while back and now i'm into it again, probably going to scrap windows completely by next year.
 
  


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