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Hello everyone. This is my first time using Linux. I have suse 10.0 and everything is running smoothly, but I can't play any music. CDs won't work and mp3 files ...
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    Internet connection problem and no sound.


    Hello everyone. This is my first time using Linux. I have suse 10.0 and everything is running smoothly, but I can't play any music. CDs won't work and mp3 files won't work. I tried using amaroK but the message I got was "xine was unable to initialize any audio-drivers."
    Your help would be greatly appreciated.
    Thank you.

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    How is the modem connected to the computer? Do you connect through a router?

    For the cd's what kind of cd's are they, and have they been mounted properly? Check the /media directory and see if contents of cd appear there. If they are audio cd's, then you would need to use a player such as xmms or amarok to play them.
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    The modem is connected directly to my computer by Ethernet cable.
    I do not connect through a router.

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    In that case, simply launch Yast -> Network Devices -> DSL. Here setup a PPPoE connection. Hit the configure network card and set it to dhcp. Once network card is configured, you will be sent back to main page, here tell it to bring up the device on "boot time", hit next and setup a new provider. Enter your account details and password and you should be good to go.
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    Thanks a lot.
    As far as the cds go, they're burned cdr's and I tried both those players, and it seems like it's playing the song, but I don't hear anything.

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    Thanks a lot.
    As far as the cds go, they're burned cdr's and I tried both those players, and it seems like it's playing the song, but I don't hear anything.
    Have you check the mixer. Usually if it seems to paly the songs actually they do play it. Like amarok, if there is sound prob, it straightly give a msgbox said no output.
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    Edited my first post with relevant info.

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    xine-amarok

    Quote Originally Posted by midnight carnival
    Hello everyone. This is my first time using Linux. I have suse 10.0 and everything is running smoothly, but I can't play any music. CDs won't work and mp3 files won't work. I tried using amaroK but the message I got was "xine was unable to initialize any audio-drivers."
    Assuming the problem is not your "kmixer" blocking the sound, I recommend you replace the Novell/SuSE packaged xine/amarok with 3rd party packaged versions of xine/amarok from Guru and Packman.

    Download xine from Packman:
    http://packman.links2linux.org/?action=124 (grab the libxine versions that are releveant to your processor). Also note you can toggle between German/English with small flag in upper right corner.
    http://packman.links2linux.org/?action=125

    Also, before installing xine, get and install the xine dependencies:
    - w32codec-all-20050412-0.pm.0 (Win32-Codecs)
    - libvorbis-1.1.1-0.pm.0 (libvorbis)
    - speex-1.1.11.1-0.pm.0 (speex)
    - libfame-0.9.1-0.pm.3 (libfame)
    - libstk-0.2cvs20051214-0.pm.0 (libstk)
    - boost-1.33.1-0.pm.0 (boost)

    You can get the improved amarok from Guru:
    http://linux01.gwdg.de/~pbleser/rpm-...=Sound/amarok/

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    Should I install amarok before everything else?
    And how do I uninstall things?

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    how to delete

    Quote Originally Posted by midnight carnival
    Should I install amarok before everything else?
    And how do I uninstall things?
    Ok ....wow ... I forgot you were a beginner.

    Lets (hypothetically) say you wanted to un-install Amarok.

    Then let me first ask, how did you install Amarok? ... No need to answer if you installed via an "rpm" or via "YaST" or if "Amarok" was already in place as part of your basic install. However, if you deliberately compiled it (via ./configure, make, make install) then it is a LOT harder to remove. Please advise if that is the case.

    If I can assume you installed via rpm (or via YaST, or it was already installed) then go to YaST > SOFTWARE > SOFTWARE MANAGEMENT and do a search for "amarok". Then just click next to it until you get the symbol to delete it. I think its a very small trash can (sorry, I'm too lazy to look). Anyway, I think you get the idea, and the remaining buttons you need to click should hopefully be intuitive.

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