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March 11, 2006 11:55:30 PM

I have just made the transition to Kubuntu Linux(32-bit), and have hit a few roadblocks that I need help with. Here is the list:

1) Unable to play video files in Kaffiene - gstreamer sucks, but I don't know how to properly install the xine-lib package and engine for it.

2) Unable to install Nvidia's drivers (Geforce video card - 32 bit Linux) Probably my fault, but I just spent 1 hour trying to install it according to the readme but to no avail.

3) Unable to get my Creative Sound Blaster Live! 24-bit sound card working. Working on integrated right now. Quite painful.

That is about it for now. Any solutions to these problems would be greatly appreciated,. But I must warn you that I am a complete newb when it comes to using Linux - so please provide very detailed instructions (aka: dummy friendly)

Thanks for your time!

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March 12, 2006 4:35:39 AM

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I have just made the transition to Kubuntu Linux(32-bit), and have hit a few roadblocks that I need help with. Here is the list:

1) Unable to play video files in Kaffiene - gstreamer sucks, but I don't know how to properly install the xine-lib package and engine for it.

2) Unable to install Nvidia's drivers (Geforce video card - 32 bit Linux) Probably my fault, but I just spent 1 hour trying to install it according to the readme but to no avail.

3) Unable to get my Creative Sound Blaster Live! 24-bit sound card working. Working on integrated right now. Quite painful.

That is about it for now. Any solutions to these problems would be greatly appreciated,. But I must warn you that I am a complete newb when it comes to using Linux - so please provide very detailed instructions (aka: dummy friendly)

Thanks for your time!



0. Get MPlayer :D  http://www.mplayerhq.hu/design7/news.html

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wget http://ftp5.mplayerhq.hu/mplayer/releases/MPlayer-1.0pr...;
wget http://ftp5.mplayerhq.hu/mplayer/releases/MPlayer-1.0pr...;

wget http://www4.mplayerhq.hu/MPlayer/releases/codecs/all-20...;
wget http://ftp5.mplayerhq.hu/mplayer/releases/codecs/MD5SUM...;

md5sum MPlayer-1.0pre7try2.tar.bz2 ; cat MPlayer-1.0pre7try2.tar.bz2.md5

# the md5sum should match

md5sum all-20050412.tar.bz2 ; cat MD5SUMS

# again the md5sum fomr all-20050412.tar.bz2 should match the first entry in the MD5SUMS file


tar xjvf all-20050412.tar.bz2

mkdir -p /usr/lib/mplayer/codecs/; mv -i all-20050412/* /usr/lib/mplayer/codecs

tar xjvf MPlayer-1.0pre7try2.tar.bz2

cd MPlayer-1.0pre7try2

./configure --prefix=/usr --confdir=/etc --with-codecsdir=/usr/lib/mplayer/codecs
make
make install

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1.

# = comment in Unix shells / command prompt / Perl / some other languages = ignore anything after the #

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su - # become root / superuser

init 3 # switch to init runlevel 3 - NO GUI - you have to kill your X server before installing the nVidia driver ( normally GUI = runlevel 5 )

# IGNORE init s if your GUI starts in runlevel 5 but init s won't hurt anything
# if your GUI starts in runlevel 3 then

init s # to go into single user mode

# IGNORE init s if your GUI starts in runlevel 5 but init s won't hurt anything

# you can install the nVidia driver either in runlevel 3 without a GUI, runlevel 2 or runlevel s aka runlevel 1 ( single user mode )

wget http://download.nvidia.com/XFree86/Linux-x86/1.0-8178/N... # download i386 nVidia driver

chmod a+rx NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-8178-pkg1.run # make it executable by all

./NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-8178-pkg1.run # execute it

# follow the on screen instructions to install the driver

# the installer should download things it might need and compile the kernel module for you and modify xorg.conf to use the nVidia driver

# there is a chance the installer might fail - if that is the case then please post the errors here

# see here for more info http://www.nvidia.com/object/linux_display_ia32_1.0-817...

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2.

Check /etc/modprobe.conf

see if you have:

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alias snd-card-0 snd-emu10k1
options snd-card-0 index=0
options snd-emu10k1 index=0
remove snd-emu10k1 { /usr/sbin/alsactl store 0 >/dev/null 2>&1 || : ; }; /sbin/modprobe -r --ignore-remove snd-emu10k1
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in /etc/modprobe.conf or something similar

Please post the contents of /etc/modprobe.conf

You may also be able to run kudzu or:

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/usr/bin/system-config-soundcard
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