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  1. nitish_mythology

    nitish_mythology OSS Enthusiast!

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    I have decided to use linux from now on..
    Installed Fedora Core 4.(Formatted entire 20gb hdd)

    As I am really new to Linux(Earlier I have tried few disros for few days)

    Ques---
    1.How to install xmms, which was provided with Digit?
    2.I have NetoDragon modem drivers. How to install them.
    3.Which soft is required to play videos in Linux(.avi,.dat.mpg)

    Is there an e-book for learing Fedora Core?
     
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    why you made this decision?
     
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    Its better to switch to Open Source than Pirate Windows...
     
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    For xmms if its an rpm then

    rpm -ivh <fn>.rpm

    Source :

    ./configure
    make
    make install

    To play videos download vlc or mplayer or xine.

    For modem drivers what are the files given
    are they binary files or modules ?
     
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    As it is source
    It tried
    ./configure
    make
    make install

    After issueing 1st command...
    Lots of messages...
    At last-
    confiure: error: ***GLIB >=1.2.2 not installed -please install first ***

    What is rpm?

    How to differentiate between binary and module?
     
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    You will have some dependancy problems if you try to install from the source. So, it's better to use rpm's. RPM stands for redhat package manager. It is the format used to install applications on distros like red hat, fedora core, suse, mandriva, etc.
    Install yum or apt to manage dependancy problems. It will be lots eaiser to install software using yum or apt cos they will solve the problem of depedancies on it's own.
    Have a look at this http://fedoranews.org/mediawiki/index.php/Fedora_Core_4_Linux_Installation_Notes
    to configure your FC and install extras.
     
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    And ur knew to linux...So dont delete windows!! Lotta things are needed fro windows too...like adsl/usb internet, transferring files from mobile via usb, gaming etc. If u do only programming etc and want to surf web with complete freedom and stability etc then its OK.

    And for installing xmms (mp3s) ,xine (videos)....just shoot up the terminal
    1. Type "su"
    2. enter root password
    3. Type "yum install xmms" => installs xmms automatically from net!
    4. When completed ,Type "yum install xine" => installs xine
    5. Type "yum clean all" => to remove the temprary rpms downloaded in the process

    And have fun!
     
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    A binary file is like an exe in windows... A module is one that has to be loaded into the kernel to add extra functionality... Eg ntfs module can be used to enable read/write access to ntfs partitions.

    You can diff btw them by seeing the type.Usually modules also come as rpms.
     
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    Did you tried Ubuntu Linux? Its perfect for a newbie.. so easy to use.
     
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    8 out of 10 cases go like this ............they kick out windows thinking that what they r doing is great and they will do a lot of stuff in linux and will contribute many things to the open-source community.............

    but when u will be in danger , u have short time , deadline all blues ...

    u will see windows will save u ....... 8 / 10 people try linux for a month and finally switch back to WINDOWS .. as u r a newbie to linux I suggest u not to kill windows in ur PC ...keep it there also . 2 OS are good .:eek:


     
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    I have my dad's laptop with me which has xp sp-2...
    So I will keep only Linux!

    My p.c has no internet connection,so how will I install using yum or apt?
     
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    I am still not sure...
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    Fine... its a script.. are these drivers for RH9 or did you download for FC4.. As far I have seen modem cds with RH only.... Download rpms from your Dad`s laptop and transfer them to your comp...

    By the way don`t worry about missing windows... I have been without windows for 6 months... I miss nothin.I onlt switched fully after 3 years of dual boot once I bought an external modem... Its better it will work with all distro`s
     
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    I visited the site http://www.netodragon.com/ and downloaded the driver...
    I am not able to get anythhing else from the net.
    What to do? I hope that it does not lead to a deadlock.
     
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    Nitish check out this Fedora FAQ
    http://www.fedorafaq.org/


    And I suggest u try the new Fedora Core 5 and replace FC4.

    Check out Fedora forums too...lots of people there will be willing to guide u.
    www.fedoraforum.org

    Hope this helps:)
     
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    Usually drivers come with a manual and each one differs... So try searching the site for a manual.
     
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    I will be searching for modem drivers..
    What abt the prb of playing mp3s and video files???

    There r no manuals in site -just drivers for win xp,9x,Me etc and Linux(Nothing for specific version)
     
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    Switch back to windows. Windows costs 3.5k. Well worth it. Install Linux on a smaller partition & use it so you learn it. Jumping to Linux suddenly is not a good idea. Whatever the Linux fanatics say.
     
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    Nope the main problem is getting internet to work. If he gets it working, there won't be any need to use windows at all.
    BTW, nitish if you are really keen on sticking to linux, try to get a external modem which is compatible with linux. It will be good in the long run.
    It would be a great feat to find drivers for FC4, as most of these companies just include linux drivers to make customers feel happy when they have no intention of supporting linux.
    Don't listen to those giving negative comments if you have really made up your mind.
    BTW, have you tried installing those drivers you have got? They might just work.
     
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    No thanks...

    @tech_your_future
    Thanks for ur motivation..
    The drivers I downloaded are not working..
    What is the cost of an external modem?
    So if I once instal yum then will all soft installation prb disappear?
     
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