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Distribution: OpenSUSE 13.2 64bit-Gnome on ASUS U52F
Thank you For the help. I just did the upgrade, I dont know if the multimedia codecs were install it but now the other thing is question #3 is how to navigate to files in my desktop using the file manager in Xfce.
I have Ubuntu in my Desktop and my music folder and videos folder are setup as shares. Using Nautilus or Dolphin is easy because they have a search network option. Ho can I get to these folders from my SlackWare box.
And how do I install flash plug in to firefox 8.0.1
3. Thunar does windows shares? Either way, if you didn't try removing things from the default full install of slackware, you can still use dolphin (assuming that's KDE's filemanager) from within XFCE. Also, XFCE can run KDE startup processes to make things like the file indexer and other special KDE things work. Make sure the smb and nmb processes are running as well. I don't know what else is needed for Dolphin to browse windows shares.
I'm not using Slackware at the moment so I can't tell you what scripts need to be set to 755... but they are going to be in /etc/rc.d/ and you are going to have to do "something LIKE the following, NOT EXACTLY the following" and you probably only need the smbd client if you don't intend on any windows machines accessing files of the computer.
If you don't intend on having windows in your network at all, just use sshfs. Hell even with windows, you can still use sshfs and probably have better results all the way around.
Cygwin + OpenSSH - start an ssh server on the windows machine
Dokan - http://dokan-dev.net/en/ - is the closest free windows equvilant to sshfs that I have found apart from trying to get it to work in Cygwin. That is, mount an ssh connection as a removable drive in windows.
Make sure the smb and nmb processes are running as well.
Really? At least as far as Thunar is concerned, neither of these daemons need to be running in order to access Windows shares on other machines; they're only necessary if you have files on your local machine that you want to make available via SMB/CIFS. I'd be surprised if Dolphin needs anything more than the Samba libraries to access Windows shares.
In order to play encrypted dvds you'll need libdvdcss. You can install thirdparty software in Slackware using "Slackbuilds". Slackbuild for libdvdcss.
Get both the source and the Slackbuild from that link and save them to your Downloads folder. Then do something like the following
tar -xvf libdvdcss.tar.gz
mv libdvdcss-1. (*hit tab for autocomplete*) libdvdcss
installpkg /tmp/libdvdcss-1 (*hit tab for autocomplete*)
For Erik's VLC package, grab the vlc-blah-blah.txz package out either pkg or pkg64 depending on your computers architecture. Then navigate to where you saved the package and run (as root)
That should be all you need to play dvds in Xine or VLC. Slackware comes with most Multimedia codecs out of the box.
I have previously had trouble getting DVDs to work in Linux. The problem is that most DVDs have region protection, which IS supported by both VLC and MPlayer. However, due to legal issues, the pre-compiled packages for these programs did not include the needed drivers. (I had tried MPlayer and VLC under Debian) To get it to work, I downloaded and manually compiled MPlayer, and the source package included support for the needed library (I think it even included the library itself in the archive, it's called libdvdcss or something). If you are still having issues with DVDs, try this method. (you can get MPlayer at http://www.mplayerhq.hu/ )
Distribution: OpenSUSE 13.2 64bit-Gnome on ASUS U52F
I am attaching here the screenshots of the folders I saw from the link hitest posted.
There are so many files in there I am no sure which one to grab.
That is why I took the first .tar.bz2 I saw there.
Can somebody please point out what files I need to save in my download folder and how can I make them work?