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AJB2K3
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 14, 2005 6:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

*slaps you with a wet fish* mandriva uses libstdc.++.so6 and a lot of rpm need 5. you will have to bite the bullit and build from source of wate for an uptodate build.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 14, 2005 7:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i found an rpm for so.5 and it now works fine other than i still can't browse in the mighty firefox Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 14, 2005 7:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

When you say you use the same settings as in Windows, you didn't do anything funny like directly importing your Windows profile to Linux did you?

As an experiment, you could remove/rename your .mozilla directory (which contains your configuration for firefox) then try starting firefox again, where it will build a new config and try that before changing anything.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 14, 2005 8:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i have to say it doesn't sound that funny to me Rolling Eyes no i haven't
i think it's something i have done or not done though Question
talk slower(as if to a very stupid dog Very Happy ) how would i go about removing renaming my .mozilla directory?? as in usr/lib/var/mozilla?? that's not it just an example.
thanks for your time and help rhakios you truly are a man in womans' clothing Very Happy
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ps if i remove firefox how will it know where to look to open it??
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 14, 2005 9:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Now now 1sf (troll), how do you know I won't tell you to do something that will fsck your whole setup.

But seriously. Assuming you are using KDE with Mandriva: in konqueror click View and check Show Hidden Files while in your home directory. You will now see, among many others, a directory called .mozilla (notice the "." at the beginning, any file with one in front is a hidden file for most file managers). It's probably best to rename it, at least that way you can save your bookmarks. Do I need to tell you that to rename it you need to right click on it and select Rename, then type in a new name and press return?

Good dogfish, here's a biscuit.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 14, 2005 9:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

rhakios!!!!!
a biscuit i'm on a strict diet!! the big race on sunday Shocked
i notice you didn't refute the man in womens' clothes jibe Very Happy
thanks again
paul
ps while you are in a generous mood
i have installed one of the players from the lxf dvd and the screenshot shows a gui but i'm not sure how to evoke it, will i have to use command line?
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 14, 2005 10:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for telling me which player it is and how you installed it, now I have everything I need to know.

And if you think that wearing women's clothes is the sort of thing you can get away with in a builder's merchants, then you must have some strange builders up north. It's well known that only fitters wear women's clothes at work.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 15, 2005 5:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

actually rhakios you are incorrect fitters only wear womens clothes in their own time Very Happy
it was stream ripper
i did the tar -xzvf blahdiblah.tar.gz
cd streamripper
make
make install
./configure
then it did a load of jiggering about and returned the root prompt
was i supposed to do something else?(slowly now Very Happy )
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 15, 2005 5:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You want to do:

./configure
make
make install

...in that order. For the last step, you have to be logged in as root. Any problems (eg missing dependent files) will be easy to spot -- so if it all compiles correctly, you should just be able to run 'streamripper' after it's installed.

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 15, 2005 5:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

As I remember, Kubuntu ships with a working Firefox browser, so why do you need to install anything? And there's no reason why the browser should point at only one website, unless your ISP has blocks on every other website in the world.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 15, 2005 6:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

perhaps it does? and i'm using mandriva, i have tried to install the latest version of firefox but it gets to the part that has to connect to mozilla and then just freezes as it can't connect? although konqueror works ok?
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 15, 2005 7:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

just to update i have got it working from command line and it isn't what i wanted after all that Rolling Eyes i will try and delete it later.
i was just looking for a media player(not kscd) and i should have thought from the name what it was Rolling Eyes
thanks for your help
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rhakios i have changed the name to .mozilla22 and everytime i open the browser it makes a new file called .mozilla and firefox still times out and doesn't go anywhere?? i have just found that i have a file called .mozilla with a lock on it in the root part?
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 15, 2005 7:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

1slipperyfish (troll) wrote:
just to update i have got it working from command line and it isn't what i wanted after all that Rolling Eyes i will try and delete it later.
i was just looking for a media player(not kscd) and i should have thought from the name what it was Rolling Eyes
thanks for your help
paul
rhakios i have changed the name to .monkey and everytime i open the browser it makes a new file called .mozilla and firefox still times out and doesn't go anywhere??

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 15, 2005 8:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Don't touch anything there!!!

The dot files in your home folder are your personal configuration and you can play with these as much as you want to without breaking the whole system, ou will only break what applies to you as a user. Don't meddle with global configurations if you don't undertand them.

So 1sf (troll), I have no idea why firefox works for me and not for you. It must be karma Very Happy

If you want to uninstall that media player, then if you kept the build directory, you should be able to enter it, su to root, then do

make uninstall

of course, if the developer didn't provide an unistall target in the makefile then you're stuffed. Trying to do it all by hand can be a real problem, it might just be best to leave it.

If you want a mdeia player, why not just use kaffeine (everything) or amarok (music)? And if you followed my tip about adding urpmi resources then installation will be as simple as typing (as root)

urpmi kaffeine

or

urpmi amarok

if they aren't already installed, which they probably are.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 15, 2005 8:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Look at the fourth post, last line in this thread 1sf (troll), then look at this thread. Did you remember to try disabling ipv6 to fix your firefox problem?
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