Sometimes I am very happy with openSUSE

Last week I was looking for a program, for windows that can edit iso files, without success.

Today installed a program on openSUSE, that does just that.

It was not what I was looking for though.

I wanted to mount an iso, so I could point, play on Linux, to an iso file.

I found Aceton, and a one click install.

software.opensuse.org:
When it installed I also noticed it installed cd paranoia. rotfl!

A program to rip cd’s , but it also checks if the ripping goes right. I found out a few years ago, most rippers don’t.
( there is a far as I know only one program on windows that does this, but I cant remember the name at the moment.)
The big advantage is, that you do not have to listen to the tracks to see if all went as it should.

This program can also download and convert you tube movies, and convert some more formats.

To some it up, with K torrent running, while listening to mp3’s, firefox open, F.E.A.R is installing through playon Linux.

No stutter in my music. rotfl!

Thank you guys for this great O.S.

And btw I installed Doom 3 last week, on openSUSE.
And the week before that Serious Sam 1 first and second encounter.

Doom3 runs native on openSUSE, serious sam through wine.
Although we should be able to install serious sam native too, I had no luck with it.

Could it be ? that windows 7 is the last windows I bought ?
For years I needed a windows install for my games. (direct X)
But since steam came to linux, amd and nvidia are improving their Linux drivers, and more and more games being ported to Linux, the future looks bright.

Also because more and more game companies see the advantage of openGL.
Direct X is tied to windows, openGL is already cross platform, and it even works on windows. :wink:

This could turn out to be a dream come true. The end of Direct X.

GamingOnLinux - Game Developers Talk Up OpenGL At PAX Prime 2013

Valve’s Gabe Newell Talks Up Linux For Gaming

I cheered to early, about play on Linux, it failed to install the game right.

I am now gonna remove this program. For me this program failed more often, then the one time it did work.
Just found out, it does not use the wine version , openSUSE installs but it own version. (32 bit )

And the error I get is related to that.
Something about , a 64 prefix cant be used on 32 bit wine.

The one openSUSE installed (yast) gives me less issues.

I already have three shortcuts, like it should be.

Sound works, but I have no picture, lol.
But it does start, with play on Linux I did not even get that far.

So still very happy with openSUSE but not so much with playonlinux.:slight_smile:

I am very glad you have had such a positive experience. I think it is a great os for gaming as well. My 0ad, UrbanTerror, and old Windows games such as Morrowind, Oblivion, and StarCraft work great. I installed Steam from the open build service and play Amnesia as well.

On 2013-09-17 18:16, Gps2010 wrote:

> I wanted to mount an iso, so I could point, play on Linux, to an iso
> file.
>
> I found Aceton, and a one click install.

Notice that the ability to mount an iso is native to Linux and you do
not need to download anything.


Cheers / Saludos,

Carlos E. R.
(from 12.3 x86_64 “Dartmouth” at Telcontar)

For windows you might look at :

MagicISO :
Freeware MagicISO Virtual CD/DVD-ROM(MagicDisc) Overview

Virtual Clone drive :
elby Free Software

but I’m not sure if they allow you to edit the ISO but for me they are easier to use than mounting an image via command line :slight_smile:

The problem was playonline.
Ponting it to an iso, seems not possible.

I asked for help, on how to mount an iso with playyon linux, on their forums, and that question got closed because it was against the rules.
Because I have had problems with games also from the original disks too, I removed it.
I can understand why they closed to topic.

But I fail to see, how playonlinux makes life easier.

I was looking for something like Daemon tools, and found. Aceton.

But if there is an easier way?

MagicIso sounds familiar, but always used daemon tools op Windows.

One thing I like about steam.
You do not have to have your game cd or dvd in your dirve.

Command line :slight_smile: but doesn’t work for non ISO images. As far as play on linux is concerned I have the same experience. For me it was always easier to install games with wine.

On 2013-09-22 00:16, Gps2010 wrote:
>
> robin_listas;2585914 Wrote:

>> Notice that the ability to mount an iso is native to Linux and you do
>> not need to download anything.

> The problem was playonline.
> Ponting it to an iso, seems not possible.

> I was looking for something like Daemon tools, and found. Aceton.
>
> But if there is an easier way?

I don’t know about games. I know how to mount an image file (be it iso
or not) in Linux.

Traditional way:


mount -t iso9660 -o ro,loop=/dev/loop1 IMAGE.iso /mnt/somewhere

Look, with the openSUSE DVD iso:



> Telcontar:/data/storage_b/Isos/isos_12.3 # l
> total 9592995
....
> -rw-r--r--  1 cer  users 4691329024 Mar 13  2013 openSUSE-12.3-DVD-x86_64.iso
....
> Telcontar:/data/storage_b/Isos/isos_12.3 # md mnt
> Telcontar:/data/storage_b/Isos/isos_12.3 # mount -o ro,loop openSUSE-12.3-DVD-x86_64.iso mnt
> Telcontar:/data/storage_b/Isos/isos_12.3 # l mnt
> total 27577
> dr-xr-xr-x 9 root root      4096 Mar  6  2013 ./
> drwxr-xr-x 3 cer  users      464 Aug 11 19:55 ../
> -r--r--r-- 1 root root   9068882 Mar  6  2013 ARCHIVES.gz
> -r--r--r-- 1 root root  17605035 Mar  6  2013 ChangeLog
> dr-xr-xr-x 3 root root      2048 Mar  6  2013 EFI/
> -r--r--r-- 1 root root     18092 Mar  6  2013 GPLv2.txt
> -r--r--r-- 1 root root     35147 Mar  6  2013 GPLv3.txt
> -r--r--r-- 1 root root     64258 Mar  6  2013 INDEX.gz
> -r--r--r-- 1 root root      1177 Mar  6  2013 README
> -r--r--r-- 1 root root      2238 Mar  6  2013 SuSEgo.ico
> -r--r--r-- 1 root root        79 Feb  9  2013 autorun.inf
> dr-xr-xr-x 3 root root      2048 Mar  6  2013 boot/
> -r--r--r-- 1 root root     13337 Mar  6  2013 content
> -r--r--r-- 1 root root       481 Mar  6  2013 content.asc
> -r--r--r-- 1 root root       988 Mar  6  2013 content.key
> -r--r--r-- 1 root root     55874 Feb  1  2013 control.xml
> -r--r--r-- 1 root root       309 Mar  6  2013 directory.yast
> dr-xr-xr-x 2 root root      2048 Mar  6  2013 docu/
> dr-xr-xr-x 6 root root      2048 Mar  6  2013 dosutils/
> -r--r--r-- 1 root root       673 Mar  6  2013 gpg-pubkey-307e3d54-4be01a65.asc
> -r--r--r-- 1 root root      1059 Mar  6  2013 gpg-pubkey-3dbdc284-4be1884d.asc
> dr-xr-xr-x 2 root root      4096 Mar  6  2013 images/
> -r--r--r-- 1 root root     36226 Mar  6  2013 license.tar.gz
> -r--r--r-- 1 root root     97826 Mar  6  2013 ls-lR.gz
> dr-xr-xr-x 2 root root      2048 Mar  6  2013 media.1/
> -r--r--r-- 1 root root    590976 Feb  9  2013 openSUSE12_3_LOCAL.exe
> -r--r--r-- 1 root root    619870 Feb  9  2013 openSUSE12_3_NET.exe
> dr-xr-xr-x 6 root root      2048 Mar  6  2013 suse/
> Telcontar:/data/storage_b/Isos/isos_12.3 #


Now I mount an image of a reiserfs partition:



> Telcontar:/data/storage_b/Backups_imgs # l
> total 36736281
> drwxr-xr-x  3 root root         192 Sep 22 11:34 ./
> drwxrwxr-x 19 root root         696 Sep  7 01:25 ../
> -rw-r--r--  1 root root         512 Mar 28  2012 mbr
> -rw-r--r--  1 root root         512 Mar 28  2012 mbr.orig
> -rw-r--r--  1 root root 16105065984 Mar 27  2010 sda5_aka_bombadil
> -rw-r--r--  1 root root 21476173824 Mar 27  2010 sda9_aka_Elessar
> drwxr-xr-x  2 root root          48 Mar 28  2012 tmp/
> Telcontar:/data/storage_b/Backups_imgs # file sda5_aka_bombadil
> sda5_aka_bombadil: ReiserFS V3.6
> Telcontar:/data/storage_b/Backups_imgs #
> Telcontar:/data/storage_b/Backups_imgs # md mnt
> Telcontar:/data/storage_b/Backups_imgs # mount -o ro,loop sda5_aka_bombadil mnt
> Telcontar:/data/storage_b/Backups_imgs # l mnt
> total 39
> drwxr-xr-x  25 root root   608 Feb 28  2010 ./
> drwxr-xr-x   4 root root   216 Sep 22 12:06 ../
> drwxr-xr-x   2 root root  3104 Jan 26  2010 bin/
> drwxr-xr-x   2 root root    80 Feb  6  2010 boot/
> drwxr-xr-x   7 root root   200 Feb  6  2010 data/
> drwxr-xr-x   5 root root   864 Feb  6  2010 dev/
> drwxr-xr-x 123 root root  9008 Feb 28  2010 etc/
> drwxr-xr-x   4 root root   104 Jan  3  2010 home/
> drwxr-xr-x  17 root root  6288 Jan 15  2010 lib/
> drwxr-xr-x   2 root root    48 Feb  4  2010 media/
> drwxr-xr-x  14 root root   400 Feb  6  2010 mnt/
> drwxr-xr-x   4 root root    96 Nov 28  2009 opt/
> drwxr-xr-x  16 root root   408 Feb  6  2010 other/
> drwxr-xr-x   3 root root    72 Feb  6  2010 proc/
> drwxr-xr-x   2 root root    48 Feb  1  2010 remove/
> drwx------  41 root root  2720 Feb 28  2010 root/
> drwxr-xr-x   3 root root  8336 Feb  1  2010 sbin/
> drwxr-xr-x   2 root root    48 Oct 24  2009 selinux/
> drwxr-xr-x   4 root root    96 Nov  2  2009 srv/
> -rw-r--r--   1 root root     0 Feb 28  2010 success
> drwxr-xr-x   3 root root    72 Feb  6  2010 sys/
> drwxrwxrwt 176 root root 10592 Feb 28  2010 tmp/
> drwxr-xr-x  13 root root   344 Dec 28  2009 usr/
> drwxr-xr-x  15 root root   384 Nov  2  2009 var/
> Telcontar:/data/storage_b/Backups_imgs #


See? No problem.

Ah, in the second case it can be R/W.


Cheers / Saludos,

Carlos E. R.
(from 12.3 x86_64 “Dartmouth” at Telcontar)

Thank you,

What some programs need, is a path to the cd / dvd player.

Not sure, if this command solves that.

But if the iso is mounted , my file browser should see it ?

I could then copy the path, and see if that works?

IIRC the Playonlinux code looks for the device rather than content on a disk, i.e. /dev/sr0, /dev/cdrom etc. If it does not find something to mount in the device, it refuses to go on. But this is what I recall from a couple of years ago.

On 2013-09-22 21:26, Gps2010 wrote:

> But if the iso is mounted , my file browser should see it ?

The file browser, yes. You just have to navigate to the mount point. It
is just another filesystem.

That game thing (sorry, I do not know what it is) I can not say. AFAIK,
games are tricky things since always.


Cheers / Saludos,

Carlos E. R.
(from 12.3 x86_64 “Dartmouth” at Telcontar)

If you liked DOOM, have you ever tried Nexuiz? open source, cross plattform, available in the repo, great online gaming…
Haven’t played it for long, but I used to enjoy switching off the more sensible parts of my brain.>:)

Could it be ? that windows 7 is the last windows I bought ?

Why not? The last windows I have bought was win98 not counting XP which came inevitably on my wife’s now deceased Fujitsu Siemens laptop.:cry:

The problem for years now, is that most games only support Direct X.

It why I bought Win7, to play Aliens vs Predator ( 3 ) with D11.

Now Valve brought steam to Linux, this seems to be changing.
More and more game developers see the advantage of openGL.

Its not tied to one os, and less to hardware then Direct X.

For the latest DirectX you even need W8, but all or most games will support D11 so for now I fine.

The number of AAA games on Linux is growing. The world won’t change overnight, but the Linux gaming future looks bright.
There is also work on some tools, for developers of games on Linux.

I am not that young, and remember the days when most games did support openGl,
This changed sadly to most games only supporting direct X, but this is changing.

This is also good news for people who never game.
the next few years can be the breakthrough of Linux on the desktop.

Right now we already have much better vid drivers for Linux, from AMD adn Nvidia.

I have not run benchmarks, but Serious Sam 3 runs with latest amd Catalyst drivers, as good on Linux as it runs on windows.

Only 5 months ago I was ranting about how the amd linux drivers sucked.
Serious Sam 3 worked great on Direct X but not on openGL.
AMD was the one to blame for this. Also on windows the game serious sam 3 run poorly when you used openGL.
I even had to turn down the resolution in game.