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Hello to all, I have an extern hd 80 g and i have mouinted it properly: dev/sda1 /mnt/usb auto rw,user,auto,umask=000,gid=1000 0 0 thats how i mounted it, whenever i play ...
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    usb hardisk video playback question


    Hello to all,
    I have an extern hd 80 g and i have mouinted it properly: dev/sda1 /mnt/usb auto rw,user,auto,umask=000,gid=1000 0 0

    thats how i mounted it, whenever i play any video file it is kinda slow... i dont know why it is so but it plays fine on windows... please help out, thanks a lot.

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    First if you copy that file to your local drive it plays well ?
    Second your X is configured properly or you are using vesa
    third you have to have the recent version of xine-lib and mplayer (with it's decoders) in order to play windows video format .
    forth you don't have to say it's running good in your windows because :
    1)- Linux is not windows
    2)- Slack is good for servers and not as desktop user
    3)- Slack require a lot of configuration in order to use it for home/laptop .
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    Yes my x is configured properly,(nvidia legacy drivers are installed correctly.) just cant afford to save it to my / or home folder because its only 5 gigs of space with a bit to spare, i just want to try it out if i can play it cool on my external hardrive. Cause i havent used windows since i installed slack, well exept when i tried the video on it last night. But it works fine when saved on my home folder for small files but on big 1G up videos, cant play it

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    as i see in your profile your are using the Slackware 11.0 wish comes by default with kernel 2.4.33 and this kernel doesn't contains two much device driver since mainly it's for server , so please let me know if that correct ,if yes you can get the last kernel huge from the slackware 12 with it's modules and use it because i don't have any problem with more or less the same specification as you .

    Please let me know about any news.

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    yes i have the old 11.0 kernel, by the way could you analyze this for me? my fstab tab, i got my external hardisk running but when i booted up and logged in on my user account it wont permit me anymore, weird... i already used chmod 777 /mnt/usb. chown user:users /dev/sda1... well heres my fstab, really confused on what to do.

    /dev/hda3 / reiserfs defaults 1 1
    /dev/hdd1 /mnt/hdd1 ntfs umask=0222 1 0
    /dev/cdrom /mnt/cdrom auto noauto,owner,ro 0 0
    /dev/fd0 /mnt/floppy auto noauto,owner 0 0
    devpts /dev/pts devpts gid=5,mode=620 0 0
    proc /proc proc defaults 0 0
    /dev/sda1 /mnt/usb auto ro,user,auto,umask=000,gid=1000 0 0


    sda1's the problem. i also tried the other posts here and on linux questions, weird.... thanks by the way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rck_hitokiri View Post
    /dev/sda1 /mnt/usb auto ro,user,auto,umask=000,gid=1000 0 0
    set the second auto as noauto unless your usb drive is always connected change user to users erase the gid . like

    /dev/sda1 /mnt/usb auto noauto,users,rw,exec,umask=000 0 0

    this should works,

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    Sorry if this took a long time to reply to, been very busy. Yes i did what was posted and still came out permission denied? do i have to change on chown or chmod?? thanks again.

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    check if you are in the Group users .

    groups user_name
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    yes it is on the users category!

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    thanks aliov

    it works fine now, only required a restart! thanks a lot lot!

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