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Old 02-22-2005, 03:13 AM   #1
JackSmith
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xine playing very slowly, and other misc problems.


I'm fairly inexperienced at running linux, so my problems probably have fairly
simple solutions, but any help would be greatly appreciated.

I recently wiped my linux partition and installed slackware 10.1 on it (I was previously running 9.1). I was pleasantlly suprised at how much worked right away, but I do have a few problems. Using KDE 3.3.2 as my GUI.

First off, I'm having a problem with xine. I'm not sure exactly what version it is 0.99 maybe? at any rate it's the one that came with the distro. When I tried to play a mpg with it, it ran really slow and choppy. I was running xine just fine before on slack 9.1 and it ran beatifully. What options/config files do I need to change to fix this problem?

Secondly, my sound doesn't work at startup. If I run alsaconf my sound card is detected, and everything works. But then, when I reboot, no sound again. What do I need to do to get the sound to work at startup?

Thirdly, I could use some advice as to what to do concerning an internet connection, I have access to dialup, or broadband via my neighbor's wireless connection. But unfortunately neither my modem nor wireless adapter seem to be supported. (I have a crappy "winmodem" that came with the computer, and a D-Link DWL-120+ usb wireless adapter) I'd rather be rid of Windows XP, but sadly, I'm forced to dual boot because the computer really isn't terribly useful without internet. I'm considering possibly trying to find a hardware modem on ebay, or maybe buying another wireless adapter. I'm dirt poor, so cost is kind of a big factor. but I was wondering if anyone had any suggestions as to where to find a good deal, or what hardware to try. Alternately I'm considering digging around in some older computers I have laying around and seeing if I have a modem in one of them that I can somehow find drivers for, but that seems like more trouble than it's worth.

I'm Running:
Slackware 10.1/Windows XP
on a 3 year old "VPR-Matrix" (best buy's brand)
1.8Ghz P4
256mb ram
80GB HDD &
120GB HDD
50GB linux partition
my modem is a "GTW V.92 Voice Modem" I think gateway may have used
this modem in alot of their computers too.

Thanks in advance for any input.
 
Old 02-22-2005, 09:03 AM   #2
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For Xine
Is DMA enabled for the CD/Hard drive?

For the Sound Card
Script it by adding the commands you are typing in to /etc/rc.d/rc.local

Isn't leaching internet illegal?
 
Old 02-22-2005, 09:23 AM   #3
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Re: xine playing very slowly, and other misc problems.

Quote:
Originally posted by JackSmith
First off, I'm having a problem with xine. I'm not sure exactly what version it is 0.99 maybe? at any rate it's the one that came with the distro. When I tried to play a mpg with it, it ran really slow and choppy. I was running xine just fine before on slack 9.1 and it ran beatifully. What options/config files do I need to change to fix this problem?
1. In your Xine config, choose the experience level to Master of the Known universe.
2. Close and reopen Xine
3. open xine config again, and go to the video tab
4. On the video driver to use, choose either XV or XSHM...
5. Restart xine and your video drivers should work.

Quote:
Secondly, my sound doesn't work at startup. If I run alsaconf my sound card is detected, and everything works. But then, when I reboot, no sound again. What do I need to do to get the sound to work at startup?
1. Set your mixer volumes to what you like them to be
2. Su into root (in a konsole)
3. alsactl store
4. (You run alsactl restore to restore the previously saved mixer values)
5. You can enable this in one of your init scripts.

Happy slacking!!
 
  


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