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    Wireless, XVID MPEG-4 codec, Libre


    Hi.

    I bought a Notebook recently and since i was short on money i decided on buying computer with Linux, instead of paying for Windows. At least it was better decision than MS DOS.

    At the first day i was like: "That's not that bad as people say", but at the next day i met serious problems.

    I would like to ask about resolution of the following issues but, please, take a note of that my nickname is not randomly picked - i'am total noob at Linux for sure. Try to explain me step by step what i should do and what info i need to provide to you, so you could help me out; also, explain me the abbreviations that you used.

    I have HP 655 Notebook, Linux Suse 11, GNOME
    My problems are:


    1) I've tried to watch episodes of an anime that i transfered from USB but i was asked to search for XVID MPEG-4 codec/drivers. I applied all related to drivers and Banshee, Totem, Kaffeine applications with Yast, but i stil cannot watch movies and XVID MPEG-4 are required. Any solutions?

    2) When i tried to connect to public (library) wireless network there were no proposed channels to pick from. What i've done was: right clikcing on the net icon->setting of connection->wireless drop menue, and there was nothing. What should i do? What info you need to help me about that and how can i check it?

    3) Why when i try to open .zip files an eror message apears? Something like: "this is part of multy disc...insert the next...the directory could not be found"..

    4) Does libre Writer has option to make a cover pages like word? For example a cover for book.


    Thanks. Aks me what i shoud provide more like info but, if is something related to my system or computer parameters, please, tell me how to check it.

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    1. Download and install VLC media player. It includes all of the codec cruft you will need for just about every video format, including mpeg-4 ones. Go to VideoLAN - VLC: Official site - Free multimedia solutions for all OS!.

    2. Does the wireless work other places?

    3. You need a package installed for zip files such as unzip, 7zip, minizip, etc.

    4. Not sure. Go to www.libreoffice.org for help with that.
    Sometimes, real fast is almost as good as real time.
    Just remember, Semper Gumbi - always be flexible!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rubberman View Post
    1. Download and install VLC media player. It includes all of the codec cruft you will need for just about every video format, including mpeg-4 ones. Go to

    2. Does the wireless work other places?

    3. You need a package installed for zip files such as unzip, 7zip, minizip, etc.

    4. Not sure. Go to is here! for help with that.
    Note: I don't have 15 post, so i am unable to post links. (add)* means that you need to type "http+://"(without +). Instead of (dot) place "." (without ""). I guessed you've figured it out, but just in any case...

    1. Where should i install it? I mean which folder or it doesn't matter?

    2. Wireless does not work in other places, too.
    When i search in wireless drop menu i see this:

    (add)*imageshack.us/f/836/linuxli(dot)jpg/


    Can you tell me what the stuff in the upper picture in the drop menus mean (not the acronims mean, but what they are for)?


    3. I have all .zip related stuff from Yast. If i need these ones you said, where should i install them?

    (add)*imageshack(dot)us/f/836/zipfiles(dot)png/

    Edit:Can someone give me info about what the optimum computer parameters for running Linux Suse, 11, GNOM (if there is omething like that)? My Notebook parameters are: AMD Dual-Core E1-1200 APU with Radeon HD 7310 Graphics (1.4 GHz, 1 MB L2 cache, 2 cores), 320 GB Hard disk Sata II, DD3 4 GB RAM, AMD Radeon Graphic HD graphics. Considering these parameters how would you term this laptop compatibility with Linux Suse?

    Someone knows or has a PDF file (or any other text file) about my version of Linux (see very first post)? I would like to read a full guide about Linux Suse.

    Thanks!
    Last edited by TheTotalNoob; 03-20-2013 at 04:51 PM.

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    Just let yast install stuff in their default places. That is usually best (1 and 3). As for wireless stuff (#2), go to Welcome - Linux Wireless for more help about installing/configuring wireless drivers for Linux systems. You may need to run lspci or lsusb (as root) to get the needed information about your wireless hardware attached to your system.
    Sometimes, real fast is almost as good as real time.
    Just remember, Semper Gumbi - always be flexible!

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