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Old 07-30-2003, 10:21 PM   #16
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I need a good DVD player for my RH9
Sorry if I'm just beening a dumb@ss newbie,
but I can't get it my DVD's to play in Linux
 
Old 08-06-2003, 12:38 AM   #17
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And is is really possible to find all the dependencies and install them into Mandrake 9.1 ???
Looks Like an awesome program, K3b may do those things if it had all the dependencies installed, but some of them seem to be impossible to find. Also is it possible to install a tarball in mandrake 9.1 ?
 
Old 08-06-2003, 02:25 PM   #18
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As I said, K3b works fine for my installs of Mandrake9.1. I simply made sure it was selected at install time, and away I went. Did you download your Mdk cds, and if so did you checksum them, and the burned cds?

Are you sure k3b isnt working? You mentioned the setup program but not k3b.

If you want to install something which comes with Mdk after the initial install, simply click the Install Software menu item and RpmDrake/urpmi will know where the package and all it's dependancies are on the 3 cds, and install it all for you. Dont try hunting the cds/internet for each dependant package.

Yeah you can install tarballs/source files as well as .rpm package files on a package based system, but it isnt the best practice. Try first installing check-install which will make the tarball into a nice rpm to keep your system happy.
 
Old 08-09-2003, 12:06 AM   #19
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Hey I really appreciate the info on check install, it even installed... As far as K3b, it works, I can backup any program cd no matter what, I'm impressed. I know I don't always make myself clear, is what I was talking about was the fact that once I open K3B, go to settings, click on configure K3B, click programs on the left, and it will show a list, or atleast mine shows the following programs as not found, like: tccat, tcdecode, tcextract, tcprobe,transcode,vcdxbuild, vcdxgen.
I thought it would be cool to download these programs, I spent 3 weeks, never got anywhere, I think to give the program ( K3B ) all the functions, I would need to install these other programs?
The ones I did find had major dependency problems, like it was impossible to find them all...
 
Old 08-09-2003, 03:39 AM   #20
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Hmm, normally if you find an rpm online, or the source, there's a link to the official site, which usually mentions dependancies. Sometimes it's irritating if you think 'But I already have that program, why cant if find it?!' when you just need the development package/source files of it too.
 
Old 08-15-2003, 11:44 PM   #21
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Well I may or may not be clear on what you are saying "Proud", but My Mandrake will not compile anything, so as far as I can tell, the source files do me no good, which limits me even more,
because I do not know what I'm doing with Linux "YET" I also have a post on this problem, trying to install another program. I have been to all the sites where these programs you mention come from and I still get no where, nobody has a RPM that will actually work on Mandrake 9.1 that I have found yet. Atleast not without impossible dependency problems. Anyway that's what I've experienced so far, enough to make most people go back to paying for windows products to save mondo time and irritation, however I am stubborn, windows sucks, and I have nothing better to do on my spare time! May I ask, What is the correct way to get around these problems, I have managed to install make, qt, and gcc as this luckily seems to come with Mandrake 9.1,
I think, Just what would be the next step a Linux Guru would take?
 
Old 08-16-2003, 03:58 AM   #22
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late post to this but transcode and cdrecord is all one needs.

Last edited by sarah31; 08-16-2003 at 04:26 AM.
 
Old 08-16-2003, 04:24 AM   #23
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Sure!
transcode will turn any video format to another one
CD-Record can rip and record DVD as well and Xcdroast is a nice GUI frontend..........................
 
Old 08-16-2003, 04:34 AM   #24
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Quote:
Originally posted by Viper
Well I may or may not be clear on what you are saying "Proud", but My Mandrake will not compile anything, so as far as I can tell, the source files do me no good, which limits me even more,
because I do not know what I'm doing with Linux "YET" I also have a post on this problem, trying to install another program. I have been to all the sites where these programs you mention come from and I still get no where, nobody has a RPM that will actually work on Mandrake 9.1 that I have found yet. Atleast not without impossible dependency problems. Anyway that's what I've experienced so far, enough to make most people go back to paying for windows products to save mondo time and irritation, however I am stubborn, windows sucks, and I have nothing better to do on my spare time! May I ask, What is the correct way to get around these problems, I have managed to install make, qt, and gcc as this luckily seems to come with Mandrake 9.1,
I think, Just what would be the next step a Linux Guru would take?
well......dependencies are a part of any distro. all i can say is that dependencies can be easy to satisfy if you do some cursory searching to find just what needs to be installed. freshmeat.net will often list depends or the applications web page will

making sure that your $PATH s are set properly helps. using some simple options during configure when installing from source can avoid this all together.

as for your tccat and so forth errors above with k3b...as far as i remember requires that you have transcode installed to use the dvd ripping aspects of it. k3b is, after all, just a frontend.

EDIT: also you may want to look around for one of the many dependency solving package mangers available for mandrake and its other rpm ilk.

Last edited by sarah31; 08-16-2003 at 04:35 AM.
 
Old 08-16-2003, 04:40 AM   #25
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Mandrake actually comes with it's own:
GUI = rpmdrake
CLI = urpmi

And for ripping DVD's, there is the best:
http://acidrip.thirtythreeandathird.net
And the rest:
http://freshmeat.net

For playing movies there is the best:
www.mplayerhq.hu
And the rest:
www.freshmeat.net

For burning CD's and DVD's there is the standard:
cdrecord (patched up if needed for DVD's)
And the rest that use this as their actual burning app (most CD burning apps in linux are just gui front ends to cdrecord).

Cool
 
Old 08-16-2003, 09:50 PM   #26
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Well then maybe I'm not using Rpm Drake right, because it hasn't solved a dependency yet. How can I get it to solve dependencies? I Added a few Sources that were supposed to be good, then the RPM drake would tell me it couldn't install because of this problem or that problem, seems like I'm stuck with whatever mandrake comes with. trying to download transcode, transcode has more dependency, dependency, dependency problems than I could take care of in 30 hours, of downloading and testing downloads, I finally deleted it and decided there had to be an easier way. I had to borrow a friends computer and use the microsoft program to do what I needed to get done ( hey I was Desperate ). So no transcode for me yet. I've tried and tried to compile but for some reason my machine will not do it, even on variouse programs, even after following a tutorial step by step. The worst thing is the fact that I have no idea how to tell if it is me, or is it Mandrake that isn't working ? How could I figure that out for starters. If everything was as easy to install as netscape, I'd have it made, but I'm still determined to get it.

Last edited by Viper; 08-17-2003 at 01:11 AM.
 
  


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