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Old 11-08-2003, 10:40 AM   #1
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Linux DVD and Sound Issues.


Hello, I just installed Red Hat 9.0 and I got it to dual boot with Windows XP with a HighPoint Raid 133 v1.31 Raid controller, and I must say Red Hat looks Nice! The graphics seem better on it then Windows. However, I lack sound from my CD and images and sounds from my DVD player. The ouds test worked fine. Anyone have any clues as how to get this working? I will continue looking.

P.S. any Burning programs for Red Hat?
 
Old 11-09-2003, 01:26 AM   #2
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you will have to add the libraries for playback of dvd's

mplayer and xine are the best two players, mplayer has it's own set of dvd libraries.

i've been using linux for almost a year now and I still havent managed to get my cd drives to play audio cd's, i rip them with grip instead.

RedHat should come with gnometoaster and xcdroast for burning cd's. There are others available too, k3b for kde is one of the easiest to use i've come across.
 
Old 11-09-2003, 05:21 AM   #3
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How do I add DVD libraries? Thanks

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Old 11-09-2003, 05:57 AM   #4
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there are several ways to accomplish this...

http://www.mplayerhq.hu/homepage/
this is the homepage for mplayer, you'll find find links to source files here.
If you haven't downloaded source files and done ./configure, make, make install
then this might be a bit daunting

alternatively you can look into and install an app called
apt-get, this will allow you to type
apt-get mplayer
or
apt-get xine
and it will download and install it for you

or

go to http://rpm.pbone.net and type either xine or mplayer or libdvdcss (or any other file or library you find you need) into the search window and look for the appropriate version of linux for you in the search results
this site searches various rpm archives

rpm's are kind of the easiest way to start because they cause the least amount of trouble
they can be installed either by activating them with mouse clicks or from the command line with the rpm command
if you go down the road of rpm's you may come across what appears to circular dependencies,
ie: file a won't install until file b is installed, and file b won't install until file a has been installed
simply install them both from the command line together
rpm -ivh file-a.rpm file-b.rpm
(what is -ivh? type man rpm to find out)
i nearly went mad trying to install mplayer the first time round until this was pointed out to me

hope this isn't too much at once
 
Old 11-09-2003, 08:50 AM   #5
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./configure, make, make install

Thanks for the information. Where can I find a how to on how to ./configure, make, make install?

I went to both the locations you mentioned above. The search engine one does not provide me with any valid FTP links to download the software. The other one has the files for download but there are a lot of files to chose from. Which ones do I download?

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Old 11-09-2003, 10:47 AM   #6
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./configure....

under ideal cirumstances you download the tar.gz file, decompress it somewhere
in your home dir, cd into it and type (as user) ./configure
under ideal circumstances this runs through the config script and comes back with
no error messages,
you then type make (still as user)
when it's made
you su to root and type makeinstall

however,
there are minor differences between different distros and sometimes the configure file has to be either edited to show the true location of required libraries
or
you pass options to the ./configure command on the command line

the only one i know is ./configure PREFIX=/usr/local
this replaces an already installed app with the new version (mozilla for example)
.................................................................................................... .............................

re library versions

if you download one for redhat 9
http://rpm.pbone.net/index.php3?idpl....i386.rpm.html
this is the link for the redhat9 version of libdvdcss

when you go to install this, either by double/single clicking on it, or by typing rpm -ivh xxx.rpm
one of two things will happen,
either the rpm will install ok
or
you'll get an error message which will say: wrong version of file, or other files needed.
these error message should tell you what numbers to look for

these numbers are a bit much at first, but you'll soon get used to them
 
  


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