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    Default I am an Idiot! Death of a OpenSUSE noob

    where to start....

    yesterday I decided that I was sick of not being able to watch my DVDs so after looking around a bit I installed VLC. I always had good expieriences with VLC using windows so I thought I'd give it a try...
    While watching "Fight club" to test the whole thingy the Sound started to cut out, every couple of seconds it would jerk for a tiny moment, the longer the film played the worse it got....

    *sigh*

    So I started looking around the forums.... I found a "one-click" sollution, so I tried that, all of a sudden nothing was working anymore... Banshee didn't even recognise my MP3s anymore...

    So I decided to just Install OpenSUSE again new...


    Fresh Install and all systems go!

    For some reason my WLAN connection was running once the system had booted...!?
    I hadn't given in the key yet, but I was online!?
    I don't even know if I'm in thehouse network or in some other network!?

    Next I went onto a site that requires a flash plugin. I clicked on the button. The flash plugin did not however install...!?

    Then I looked at a post by OldCPU > New Users > Multi Media, since I'm NOT an expierienced user I scrolled all the way down and hit the "one-click" Gnome link...

    -I got a couple of "untrusted Keys" and hit OK.
    -I then got 3 "Conflicts" that needed to be solved manualy, somthing about "gstreamer".I selected the first option under each header and let the downloads / Installs run....



    I have no Idea whats going on here...
    My MP3s are still not playing....
    I tried installing Flash again and it didn't work....


    I don't think I'm cut out for this LINUX thing....

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    Christian Riechers NNTP User

    Default Re: I am an Idiot! Death of a OpenSUSE noob

    On 10/11/2009 05:36 PM, Tester5000 wrote:
    >
    > where to start....
    >
    > yesterday I decided that I was sick of not being able to watch my DVDs
    > so after looking around a bit I installed VLC. I always had good
    > expieriences with VLC using windows so I thought I'd give it a try...
    > While watching "Fight club" to test the whole thingy the Sound started
    > to cut out, every couple of seconds it would jerk for a tiny moment, the
    > longer the film played the worse it got....
    >



    You can start VLC from a terminal with the -vvv option. This will dump
    debug information in the terminal. Then start the DVD as usual.
    The debug info should give a clue what's wrong with the sound.
    Copy that information (any errors) and post it here.

    I had a similar problem with VLC and sound, and I finally solved it by
    compiling VLC myself.

    Not sure about your other issues, but a re-install usually isn't needed
    to solve a problem.

    --
    Christian

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    Default Re: I am an Idiot! Death of a OpenSUSE noob

    Hey Christian,

    Sorry - I'm totaly noob!
    Start in terminal?
    -VVV Option ???

    I start VLC by right clicking on an Icon and selecting VLC as a player....


    *I've managed to get VLC to play my MP3s - Got sound!
    *I tried the MP3s again with Banshee - it gives me a little red box with a white X !?
    *The DVD runs with VLC now but with no sound - there is a little red circle by the volume - looks like mute...
    *I havn't tried the totem yet... but dont expect good results....

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    palladium NNTP User

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    > I don't think I'm cut out for this LINUX thing....

    there is a need to be able to make deliberate and sound decisions on
    (for example) resolving software install conflicts....if you need to
    use something easier, then use what works for you....and, if you get
    tired of paying the higher price out of pocket for less deliberate
    thinking and study on your part, you can always come back and try again..

    there is no doubt that the other two operating systems are easier to
    learn (less to learn) and have fairly good training wheels (which help
    you not make mistakes by *removing* options and freedom to experiment..

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    Default Re: I am an Idiot! Death of a OpenSUSE noob

    ....sombody told me to disable IPv6 a wile back....
    So, I'll do that now.



    >> I'll try the IPv6 thing ('Disable IPv6 for Firefox - openSUSE'
    >> (Disable IPv6 for Firefox - openSUSE)) and check >back in to
    >> tell you if it worked.
    >
    >also disable IPv6 for the whole system:
    >
    >Open Yast -> Network Devices ->Network Settings and in Global >Options
    >tab Uncheck Enable IPv6

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    Default Re: I am an Idiot! Death of a OpenSUSE noob

    *sigh*

    Ok, I disabled the IPv6, which required a reset.
    before re-booting the MP3 wasplaying fine with VLC
    Now the PCis not giving me any sound....!?

    The VLC player is playing the MP3 thoe (acording to its little timer)
    Banshee still doesn'trecognise the MP3s (still the little red box)

    and this time VLC doesn't play the DVD film, not even without sound.



    Should I togle IPv6 back on, or does this have nothing to do with the problem???

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    IPv6 is nothing to do with sound or multi-media
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    Default Re: I am an Idiot! Death of a OpenSUSE noob

    Quote Originally Posted by caf4926 View Post
    I'll give it a look, thanks, yup, I've been on this page before, and got stuck on the first line "Some basic Repositories You Must Have:"


    being an absolute noob, I don't even know what "Repositories" are...

    "These repositories should be in your repositories list from Installation.If Not, add them."
    How? Where?

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    Default Re: I am an Idiot! Death of a OpenSUSE noob

    Quote Originally Posted by palladium View Post
    > I don't think I'm cut out for this LINUX thing....

    there is a need to be able to make deliberate and sound decisions on
    (for example) resolving software install conflicts....if you need to
    use something easier, then use what works for you....and, if you get
    tired of paying the higher price out of pocket for less deliberate
    thinking and study on your part, you can always come back and try again..

    there is no doubt that the other two operating systems are easier to
    learn (less to learn) and have fairly good training wheels (which help
    you not make mistakes by *removing* options and freedom to experiment..

    --
    palladium

    Hey Palladium,

    I agree with you!
    didn't Bill Gates say that he would rather see a user using a pirate copy of windows than use any other (free) opperating system!?
    Thats why I'm testing this out, I am currently in a position where I want to "convert" several people away from windows because I don't agree with the concept, particularly compared to the phylosophy of LINUX.

    I consided my Windows knowlege/ skills as above average, having worked part time in the University IT Dept. where I did alot of installations and trouble shooting... now, taking my first little steps with OpenSUSE I feel like a fish out of water... Everything is new and I don'tknow where to start.

    The only thing is that if I convert sombody to another system, I would like to be abe to support them... I'm still at the bottom of the learning curve. I'm sure, with expierience it is possible to get a OpenSUSE PC up and running in no time... but I'm still having HUGE problems.

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