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i've tried this several time & each time something else messes up. please tell me step-by-step what to do so that i can finally hear my linux sing (: (downloaded ...
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    i just can't get that mp3 playing on my fedora core 2


    i've tried this several time & each time something else messes up.
    please tell me step-by-step what to do so that i can finally hear my linux sing (:

    (downloaded as tarballs & extracted with tar)
    in my /usr/local/src dir the following:
    xmms-1.2.10 xmms-input-plugins

    i know that i need to be running the ./configure script but i want to be 100% sure that i'm doing this right this time.

    tnx.

    [edit] i do can playback ogg files so i think the sound card is configured ok

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    First of all u should install xmms.after that go to this site
    http://www.gurulabs.com/downloads.html
    and download the plugin for mp3 support.install it using rpm -i <file>.rpm and u have sound support!
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    that is my whole problem i can't get xmms installed
    (i know i can do it the rpm way, but i would really like to set it using source)

    as root ofcurse:
    Code:
    ./configure
    ...
    ...
    ...
    checking for GLIB - version >= 1.2.2... no
    *** The glib-config script installed by GLIB could not be found
    *** if GLIB was installed in PREFIX, make sure PREFIX/bin is in
    *** your path, or set the GLIB_CONFIG environment variable to the
    *** full path to glib-config.
    configure&#58; error&#58; *** GLIB >= 1.2.2 not installed - please install first ***
    I know that when i was presented with the rpm package selection screen during Fedora2 setup i checked all the development tools it had to offer.

    what can be done ?
    should i go and download glib ? and if so waht version ?
    as far as i know it's pretty complicated to install glib, never the less i do want to learn so just tell me what to do

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    Mplayer works also for most file types on install though you will need to add the win23codecs to play .wmv's

    d/l and install atleast version glib-1.2.2 or see if it is already on your system and if so then install an enviromental variable to tell the compiler where to look for it.
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    i have just downloaded GLIB Version 2.4.4 (stable) released on 2004-07-09 ./configure && make && make install it but i still get the same error when i do ./configure for the xmms source ?? maybe i need to give it the path to glib ?? how should i invoke the xmms ./configure properly ?

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    then you will need an enviromental varible
    or have to put a varible in whan you start the compile to tell the gompiler where glib is at.
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    and how do i do that ? not for nothing i posted this in the newbie section

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    I would use redhat-config-packages rather than d/l glib stuff fron the net. If installed this way it should update your system automagically. Goto the section on development tools and, if you have the hd space, check everything. You'll need your Fedora CDs, so have them handy.

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