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    Having problems with Limewire and CD/DVD-ROM


    Okay.. I'm using FreeBSD 5.4, and it's not recognizing my CD/DVD-ROMs when I try and use K3B to burn a CD.. It worked on Ubuntu, but I tried to use it on BSD, and I'm having difficulties.. Also, I can't figure out how to get Limwire to load on here.. It won't download it under ports.. I downloaded the file, moved it there.. Did rehash and it's still giving me hell.. Also, now that I think about it.. How can I get my Microsoft Intellimouse Explorer 2.0 to get the scroll wheel to work. I tried telling the mouse protocol to recognize it as an Intellimouse. If you need more info, let me know.. I'm stumped


    Thanks in advance


    Grant

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    can you elaborate on what you're saying here

    regarding k3b:
    what does dmesg show?
    are you running GENERIC kernel? Generic kernel doesn't come with capabilities to burn DVD/CD

    'it wont download it under ports' what does this mean? are you using pkg_add or compiling from src? If you are compiling from src, have you done a cvsup?

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    regarding your mouse problem (which is completely off topic and you should learn to post better) You need to add ZAxisMapping (or is it XAxisMapping) .......

    read the xorg man pages

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    For the mouse (yes I know it's a Gentoo wiki): Link

    For Limewire: Ports refuses to install Limewire for me as well, Ports does download in that it fetches from the internet but it install stuff for you primarily (./configure && make && make install) . Just a mini lecture for you.

    CD/DVD woes: FreeBSD mounts stuff strangely.. Do you have more than one drive? Check your fstab and play with K3B a bit. Also dmesg is good too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by darkprince
    can you elaborate on what you're saying here

    regarding k3b:
    what does dmesg show?
    are you running GENERIC kernel? Generic kernel doesn't come with capabilities to burn DVD/CD
    Sorry, what is dmesg? Yes, I believe I'm running generic kernel. I haven't done anything otherwise to do so. Either way, I can't get it to mount a CD/DVD either way.. Even an audio CD.

    'it wont download it under ports' what does this mean? are you using pkg_add or compiling from src? If you are compiling from src, have you done a cvsup?
    I do cd /usr/ports/net/limewire make install clean and get

    # cd /usr/ports/net/limewire/
    # make install clean
    ===> Vulnerability check disabled, database not found
    ===> Extracting for limewire-4.8.1
    => Checksum mismatch for LimeWireOther.zip.
    ===> Refetch for 1 more times files: LimeWireOther.zip
    ===> Vulnerability check disabled, database not found
    => LimeWireOther.zip doesn't seem to exist in /usr/ports/distfiles/.
    => Attempting to fetch from http://www9.limewire.com:82/download/4.8.1/.
    fetch: http://www9.limewire.com:82/download...WireOther.zip: Operation timed out
    => Attempting to fetch from http://www9.limewire.com:82/download/.
    fetch: http://www9.limewire.com:82/download/LimeWireOther.zip: Operation timed out
    => Attempting to fetch from ftp://ftp.FreeBSD.org/pub/FreeBSD/ports/distfiles/.
    fetch: ftp://ftp.FreeBSD.org/pub/FreeBSD/po...WireOther.zip: File unavailable (e.g., file not found, no access)
    => Couldn't fetch it - please try to retrieve this
    => port manually into /usr/ports/distfiles/ and try again.
    *** Error code 1

    Stop in /usr/ports/net/limewire.
    *** Error code 1

    Stop in /usr/ports/net/limewire.

    now when i cd to /usr/ports/distfiles I see it in there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by George Harrison
    For the mouse (yes I know it's a Gentoo wiki): Link
    Sweet, that worked, thanks

    Quote Originally Posted by George Harrison
    For Limewire: Ports refuses to install Limewire for me as well, Ports does download in that it fetches from the internet but it install stuff for you primarily (./configure && make && make install) . Just a mini lecture for you.
    I see, do you have any recommendations for me then? I unzipped the actual file into a folder, however when I type sh ./runLime.sh like it says, I get

    ./runLime.sh: 1: Syntax error: word unexpected (expecting ")").. Any advice?

    Quote Originally Posted by George Harrison
    CD/DVD woes: FreeBSD mounts stuff strangely.. Do you have more than one drive? Check your fstab and play with K3B a bit. Also dmesg is good too.
    Yes, I have a CD-ROM and I have a DVD/CD burner. I'm still pretty new to all this, so what is fstab and dmesg? Sorry for all the questions, but thanks for the help guys


    Grant

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    Quote Originally Posted by killtehchair
    Either way, I can't get it to mount a CD/DVD either way.. Even an audio CD.
    You don't need to mount an audio CD to play it. Just put it in the drive and use a utility such as cdcontrol to listen to it. But make sure the permissions are set correctly on /dev/acd0 (or whatever your CD-ROM device is called) if you intend on playing the audio CD without root privileges.

    As for mounting data CDs and DVDs, what command are you using, and what error are you getting when you attempt to mount it?

    As darkprince suggested, you cannot burn CDs or DVDs with the default kernel configuration. Install the system sources and rebuild the kernel with support for the ATAPI/CAM device driver. Without going into great detail, you essentially have to copy the GENERIC config to a new name and add
    Code:
    device     atapicam
    to it. Here is the FreeBSD Handbook entry on recompiling your kernel:

    http://www.freebsd.org/doc/en_US.ISO...nelconfig.html

    And here is the Handbook entry on storage (e.g. CDs and DVDs):

    http://www.freebsd.org/doc/en_US.ISO...ook/disks.html

    More specifically, here are the entries on creating CDs and DVDs:

    http://www.freebsd.org/doc/en_US.ISO...ating-cds.html
    http://www.freebsd.org/doc/en_US.ISO...ting-dvds.html


    Now for Limewire.
    Quote Originally Posted by killtehchair
    => Couldn't fetch it - please try to retrieve this
    => port manually into /usr/ports/distfiles/ and try again.
    *** Error code 1

    Stop in /usr/ports/net/limewire.
    *** Error code 1

    Stop in /usr/ports/net/limewire.
    Before I continue, let me say that Limewire is going to be a complete pain in the ass to install, for two reasons:
    1) You're going to have to manually find, download, and move LimeWireOther.zip to /usr/ports/distfiles. The reason it isn't doing it for you is perhaps because your ports tree is out of date and the URLs it's pointing it to are old. Read the Handbook entry on ports and updating the ports tree.

    http://www.freebsd.org/doc/en_US.ISO...rts-using.html

    2) Limewire requires Java, IIRC. Because Sun's licensing is very restrictive, you have to create an account on sun.com to access several different files which you must download and manually put in /usr/ports/distfiles. Then you have to compile Java, which will take hours. If you're up for this task, look at

    http://www.freebsd.org/java/

    Anyways, I suggest not using Limewire because of all of these annoyances. Go to

    http://www.freebsd.org/ports/

    and search for P2P applications. There are plenty of alternatives to Limewire. I suggest giFT.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sether
    Quote Originally Posted by killtehchair
    Either way, I can't get it to mount a CD/DVD either way.. Even an audio CD.
    You don't need to mount an audio CD to play it. Just put it in the drive and use a utility such as cdcontrol to listen to it. But make sure the permissions are set correctly on /dev/acd0 (or whatever your CD-ROM device is called) if you intend on playing the audio CD without root privileges.

    As for mounting data CDs and DVDs, what command are you using, and what error are you getting when you attempt to mount it?

    As darkprince suggested, you cannot burn CDs or DVDs with the default kernel configuration. Install the system sources and rebuild the kernel with support for the ATAPI/CAM device driver. Without going into great detail, you essentially have to copy the GENERIC config to a new name and add
    Code:
    device     atapicam
    to it. Here is the FreeBSD Handbook entry on recompiling your kernel:

    http://www.freebsd.org/doc/en_US.ISO...nelconfig.html

    And here is the Handbook entry on storage (e.g. CDs and DVDs):

    http://www.freebsd.org/doc/en_US.ISO...ook/disks.html

    More specifically, here are the entries on creating CDs and DVDs:

    http://www.freebsd.org/doc/en_US.ISO...ating-cds.html
    http://www.freebsd.org/doc/en_US.ISO...ting-dvds.html
    Awesome, I'll take a look at that today.. Read a little into recompiling the kernel yesterday. Hope I don't screw anything up


    Quote Originally Posted by sether
    Now for Limewire.
    Quote Originally Posted by killtehchair
    => Couldn't fetch it - please try to retrieve this
    => port manually into /usr/ports/distfiles/ and try again.
    *** Error code 1

    Stop in /usr/ports/net/limewire.
    *** Error code 1

    Stop in /usr/ports/net/limewire.
    Before I continue, let me say that Limewire is going to be a complete pain in the ass to install, for two reasons:
    1) You're going to have to manually find, download, and move LimeWireOther.zip to /usr/ports/distfiles. The reason it isn't doing it for you is perhaps because your ports tree is out of date and the URLs it's pointing it to are old. Read the Handbook entry on ports and updating the ports tree.

    http://www.freebsd.org/doc/en_US.ISO...rts-using.html

    2) Limewire requires Java, IIRC. Because Sun's licensing is very restrictive, you have to create an account on sun.com to access several different files which you must download and manually put in /usr/ports/distfiles. Then you have to compile Java, which will take hours. If you're up for this task, look at

    http://www.freebsd.org/java/

    Anyways, I suggest not using Limewire because of all of these annoyances. Go to

    http://www.freebsd.org/ports/

    and search for P2P applications. There are plenty of alternatives to Limewire. I suggest giFT.
    I'd already found Limewire and took the hours it took to compile and install java. I'll have to look into giFT today. Appreciate the help

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    Okay.. Just finished recompiling the kernel. K3b is still having difficulties finding my drives.. Eroaster is doing the same thing. I'm stumped. Any help is appreciated


    Thanks



    Grant

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    What does
    Code:
    # cdrecord -scanbus
    return when run with root privileges?

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