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I get alot of questions like. How to do I install mp3 support and how do I play a dvd movie in Fc4. Well I have a simple how to to help you play that movie and or mp3.

 

First run this command as su(root). This will install the livna rpms wich have tons of apps

rpm -ihv http://rpm.livna.org/fedora/4/i386/RPMS.lvn/livna-release-4-0.lvn.7.4.noarch.rpm

Second Run this. freashrpms also have a lot of a huge libary of apps

rpm -ihv http://ayo.freshrpms.net/fedora/linux/4/i386/RPMS.freshrpms/freshrpms-release-1.1-1.fc.noarch.rpm

 

Now lets install the Mp3 plugins

yum -y install xmms-mp3 gstreamer-plugins-mp3 libmad libid3tag

 

Now if you want a CD ripper I like grip its has a nice gui and it works.

yum -y install grip

 

Now lets install the Flash Plugin

vi /etc/yum.repos.d/flash.repo

 

paste the following into that blank file

 

[macromedia]name=Macromedia for i386 Linux

baseurl=http://macromedia.mplug.org/rpm/

enabled=1

gpgcheck=1

gpgkey=http://macromedia.mplug.org/FEDORA-GPG-KEY

 

 

yum -y install flash-plugin

 

Now lets get some dvd action. this will install xine and everything else you need to play dvds. note this will install dvd libraries so you can use dvd with any other program that supports dvd. I just find that xine to be nice.

yum -y install xine xine-lib xine-skins

 

Now lets say you want to play a QuickTime, AVI or ASF well mplayer will do that.

 

yum -y --disablerepo=livna install mplayer mplayer-skins mplayer-fonts

 

Now for the windows 32 codecs. This will install everything you need to play most everything you can think of.

wget http://www1.mplayerhq.hu/MPlayer/releases/codecs/essential-20050412.tar.bz2
gtar xjvf essential-20050412.tar.bz2
mkdir /usr/local/lib/win32
mv essential-20050412/* /usr/local/lib/win32

 

Now lets install the mpayer plugin for Internet Browsers

yum -y install mplayerplug-in

 

Now lets install Java

For the newest version of java. Go to Sun http://java.sun.com/j2se/1.5.0/download.jsp  and download the Jre self extracting rpm. (referred to as JRE 5.0 Update 4  includes the JVM technology.The J2SE Runtime Environment (JRE) allows end-users to run Java applications. )

If you want a painless install download from the link below
[URL=http://jdl.sun.com/webapps/download/AutoDL?BundleId=10148]Download Java[/URL]
chmod +x jre-1_5_0_04-linux-i586-rpm.bin
./jre-1_5_0_04-linux-i586-rpm.bin
rpm -ivh jre-1_5_0_04-linux-i586-rpm --nodeps
unlink /usr/bin/java
ln -s /usr/java/jre1.5.0_04/bin/java /usr/bin/java
ln -s /usr/java/jre1.5.0_04/plugin/i386/ns7/libjavaplugin_oji.so /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins

to verify Java is properly installed in Firefox type

 

about:plugins

 

in the address bar, scroll down and you should see this

Java Plug-in 1.5.0_04-b05

 

File name: libjavaplugin_oji.so

Java Plug-in 1.5.0_04

 

MIME Type Description Suffixes Enabled

application/x-java-vm Java Yes

application/x-java-applet Java Yes

application/x-java-applet;version=1.1 Java Yes

application/x-java-applet;version=1.1.1 Java Yes

application/x-java-applet;version=1.1.2 Java Yes

application/x-java-applet;version=1.1.3 Java Yes

application/x-java-applet;version=1.2 Java Yes

application/x-java-applet;version=1.2.1 Java Yes

application/x-java-applet;version=1.2.2 Java Yes

application/x-java-applet;version=1.3 Java Yes

application/x-java-applet;version=1.3.1 Java Yes

application/x-java-applet;version=1.4 Java Yes

application/x-java-applet;version=1.4.1 Java Yes

application/x-java-applet;version=1.4.2 Java Yes

application/x-java-applet;version=1.5 Java Yes

application/x-java-applet;jpi-version=1.5.0_04 Java Yes

application/x-java-bean Java Yes

application/x-java-bean;version=1.1 Java Yes

application/x-java-bean;version=1.1.1 Java Yes

application/x-java-bean;version=1.1.2 Java Yes

application/x-java-bean;version=1.1.3 Java Yes

application/x-java-bean;version=1.2 Java Yes

application/x-java-bean;version=1.2.1 Java Yes

application/x-java-bean;version=1.2.2 Java Yes

application/x-java-bean;version=1.3 Java Yes

application/x-java-bean;version=1.3.1 Java Yes

application/x-java-bean;version=1.4 Java Yes

application/x-java-bean;version=1.4.1 Java Yes

application/x-java-bean;version=1.4.2 Java Yes

application/x-java-bean;version=1.5 Java Yes

application/x-java-bean;jpi-version=1.5.0_04 Java Yes

 

Now lets say your have windows xp and want to access the information. this will allow your read it only. and you have to do this everytime you update your kernel.

yum -y install kernel-module-ntfs

 

Now this should get you started happy Fc4ing :)

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fantastic thanks randall !

 

i really hope you do more like this :)

 

moved to Fedora and pinned

 

cheers

 

anyweb

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  • 3 months later...

for some reason livna updates got confused on my fc4 box,

 

this resulted in up2date failing to work at all and always erroring out complaining about livna whether livna was selected or not from 'available updates'

 

to fix this I had to do as follows:-

 

[root@localhost ~]# rpm -e livna-release-4-0.lvn.5.4

[root@localhost ~]# rpm -ivh http://rpm.livna.org/fedora/4/i386/RPMS.lv....7.4.noarch.rpm

Retrieving http://rpm.livna.org/fedora/4/i386/RPMS.lv....7.4.noarch.rpm

Preparing... ########################################### [100%]

1:livna-release ########################################### [100%]

 

the above should remove the 'old' version of livna's update RPM and replace it with the current one from here http://rpm.livna.org/fedora/4/i386/RPMS.lvn/

 

after the above is done you should be able to run up2date successfully again,

 

i've replaced the old Livna RPM mentioned in Randall's howto above with the current one (at time of writing dec/2005)

 

which is http://rpm.livna.org/fedora/4/i386/RPMS.lv....7.4.noarch.rpm

 

cheers

anyweb

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I don't have any idea what I'm doing but I keep getting "no match arguement" "nothing to do".

 

For example...

 

I tried inputting yum -y install xine xine-lib xine-skins in a terminal as root and it seemed like it was going good until I got...

 

No Match for argument: xine

No Match for argument: xine-lib

No Match for argument: xine-skins

Nothing to do

 

Do I really just type in those commands? Shouldn't I download some file to install or something?

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hi did you follow all the steps in the tutorial above ?

 

cheers

 

anyweb

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