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Old 07-30-2003, 11:16 PM   #1
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Question XMMS prob and a few others. I need help


I'm a newbie with Linux. So try and remember that if this is just a dumb@ss question.

I just installed RH9 on my lab-top, all is grand but a few things.

1. When I open XMMS to play a MP3 it doesn't put it on the play-list or even start to play it. Almost as if I'v not even clicked on the song I wanted.

2. The other thing that is really getting to me is that when I try to change the resolution settings it doesn't save it.

3. Another thing is whats a good prog that works for RH9 for playing DVDs I'v heard Xime Ogle and a few others but I can't find one that says it's for RH9.

4. How many GUIs are for RH9 and how do they differ?

5. The last and least important yet would be nice is how do I get all these translucent windows and cool backrounds.

Basically I wanna get my RH9 box running as well as my XP box.
 
Old 07-31-2003, 01:12 AM   #2
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RedHat needs an extra plugin to play MP3's
get it at the xmms homepage

for DVD there is Xine, Ogle and MPlayer
MPlayer seems to be best.

Freshmeat is a good site for themes and extras.
 
Old 07-31-2003, 05:18 AM   #3
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1 - salparadise is right. You can get the plugin here:
http://havardk.xmms.org/dist/xmms-1.2.7-rh8-rh9-rpm/

2 - to change resolution, go into /etc/X11 and edit the file called "XF86Config". You will find the resolutions in there .

3 - Again, salparadise is right. Get mplayer here:
http://www.mplayerhq.hu/

4 - I did not understand. If you mean Windows/Desktop managers, they are all different. KDE/Gnome/Blackbox/Fluxbox/Icewm... Just google for it and you may find screenshots and what they are used for.

5 - Was it a terminal that you saw? Well, you can get transparent terminals using a terminal which supports it as aterm (http://aterm.sourceforge.net/) or if you are at gnome, gnome-terminal also does it. Check out in "edit" >> "current profile" >> "effects". With aterm, start atem with "aterm -tr".

That's all I know
 
Old 07-31-2003, 06:54 AM   #4
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You don't have to edit any files to change resolution in RH9, just use the display settings config tool and log out/back in again.

Alternatively, go to fedora.us, set that up, and install grandr-applet. Then you can add it to your panel and switch resolutions on the fly without logging out.
 
Old 07-31-2003, 03:53 PM   #5
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Thanks for the help. I'm currently trying the XMMS plug in and the Mplayer. I have tried to change /etc/X11/XF86Config yet I can't change it. I tryied to change it in Gedit just a text editor, I'll try again though.
Oh and KDE/Gnome/blackbox/fluxbox/and so on.... is Xwindows on that list? i'll do some searching on google.
I'll let ya know if I get my DVDs and MP3s to work and get my res. changed. Thanks again.
 
Old 07-31-2003, 04:21 PM   #6
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Well this is weird...
I'll say it step by step so I don't get any confusion..
present setting in XF86Config "800x600" "640x480"

1. In system settings/display is 800x600
2. I goto XF86Config and add "1024x768" in front of "800x600"
3. Go to system settings/display and now it says 1024x768
yet if i restart it doesn't change resolutions(i didn't saved the settings from display after it got change from the texted editor from 800 to 1024)
4. Now I go and save the settings in display to 1024x768 and open it back up and its back to 800x600

This is giving me a headache it shouldn't be this hard or confusing to change resolution settings
 
Old 07-31-2003, 04:30 PM   #7
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Opps
I changed both the XF86Config and XF86Config.backup to display "1024x768" now Xwindows won't boot. How do I change it back from the command prompt?
My monitor being unprobed could that have something to do with?
I know this labtop can handle these settings, I'v don't it on windows XP.
 
Old 07-31-2003, 05:25 PM   #8
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ok fixed the display, but its still stuck in 800x600 but it works thats the important thing
now i can try the XMMS plug in and Mplayer
remember newbie
 
Old 07-31-2003, 05:25 PM   #9
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oh mhearn I can't find the grandr applet on that sight.
 
  


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