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Installed the distro without errors, but I have a few questions. 1. It appears I do not have the necessary codecs for mp3 playback, when I tried downloading and installing ...
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    SuSe 10.1B6 questions


    Installed the distro without errors, but I have a few questions.
    1. It appears I do not have the necessary codecs for mp3 playback, when I tried downloading and installing win32all codecs, the rpm failed to install. Anyone have a direct link to the proper .rpm package?

    2. How do I go about installing the ATI display driver?

    Any help is appreciated, thanks in advance.

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    Oh, you are using 10.1? Word of warning it is still beta so things might not work properly.

    1. See here for rpms for win32codec. Try installing LAME for mp3 playback.
    2. See this guide for installing the ati drivers.
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    That is the exact same win32 codec I tried installing, and I get this error:
    http://img124.imageshack.us/img124/4...apshot17hi.jpg

    As for the ATI drivers, I'm trying it right now.

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    try installing from the command line as root, i.e
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    cd /place_where_you_saved_rpm
    rpm -ivh w32codec.rpm <--- replace with correct name
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    This is what I get
    http://img504.imageshack.us/img504/4...apshot22em.jpg
    I'm assuming it installed correctly?

    *EDIT*
    I guess it didn't work? It still won't play mp3 files. When I open an mp3 file it immidiately says playlist finished in AmaroK.

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    install LAME to get mp3 playback. It can be found on the same site where you got the w32codecs.
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    I tried these two packages, still no go.
    http://packman.links2linux.org/?action=017
    http://packman.links2linux.org/?action=375

    And when I try to install it via terminal, I get this:
    Code:
    landon:/home/landon/Desktop # rpm -ivh lame-3.96.1-2.i586.rpm
    warning: lame-3.96.1-2.i586.rpm: Header V3 DSA signature: NOKEY, key ID 5f6842a4
    Preparing...                ########################################### [100%]
            package lame-3.96.1-2 is already installed

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    This is quite strange, hmm, usually one has to install the multimedia packs or lame via a YOU update to get mp3 functionality. Does this problem occur with other media players e.g. Kaffiene?

    Also, perhaps you can try and download the multimedia updates for SUSE 10 onto your 10.1B box and see if that helps.

    Otherwise, file a bug report with the openSUSE people.
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    Yes this does happen with other players, maybe I will just download SUSE10 and be done with it, but thanks for all your help!

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