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by worker201
Fri Jan 19, 2007 6:28 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: MP3 Player suggestions wanted
Replies: 22
Views: 23443

iTunes actually converts to m4a, if you ask it to. I think the iPod just uploads the songs, in whatever format they are in. So it's possible to have an iPod/iTunes system with only mp3 music. Thus, no problem doing it in Linux.
by worker201
Fri Jan 19, 2007 6:25 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Linux humor
Replies: 4
Views: 4901

Another Linux-based one:
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by worker201
Fri Jan 19, 2007 6:22 pm
Forum: Applications
Topic: I wish flash would die!
Replies: 8
Views: 7563

There are open source players out there:
http://www.gnu.org/software/gnash/
is probably the best one.

But this project doesn't seem to get as much attention as some others, and last I heard, it's pretty incompatible at this stage of its development.
by worker201
Fri Jan 19, 2007 6:14 pm
Forum: Slackware
Topic: Can Samsung GDI driver be installed in Slack?
Replies: 2
Views: 5074

Too bad you're ditching Slack, I was going to install it and maybe try to connect it to one of the ML-* printers we have at the office. So if you figured it out first, I wouldn't have to work so hard ;) Looks to me like the download depends on what version of ghostscript you have. If you have an old...
by worker201
Wed Jan 17, 2007 2:19 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Linux humor
Replies: 4
Views: 4901

Linux humor

by worker201
Wed Jan 17, 2007 1:17 pm
Forum: Applications
Topic: I wish flash would die!
Replies: 8
Views: 7563

Hasn't Flash's license always been like that? They're not going to give away their player for commercial use. This particular snippet proves that - they are basically restricting it to personal PCs. I guess there has been some effort to get an open source player out there, but it hasn't been very po...
by worker201
Fri Jan 12, 2007 2:14 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: MP3 Player suggestions wanted
Replies: 22
Views: 23443

It's a weird setup. When you connect the iPod to the computer (Windows, OSX, Linux), it comes up as an external hard drive, and all your free space is available to do whatever you want with it. However, the music and photos are "hidden" somehow. You have to have iTunes or gtkpod or whatever to acces...
by worker201
Fri Jan 12, 2007 11:44 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: MP3 Player suggestions wanted
Replies: 22
Views: 23443

I've had pretty good luck with the iPods so far. I have a 20GB and a 60GB, and they both work fine under Linux. I had a chance to mess with a Shuffle yesterday, and they're pretty cool. I can't imagine why they wouldn't work well with Linux. gtkpod is the way to go.
by worker201
Thu Jan 11, 2007 5:55 pm
Forum: Slackware
Topic: libdvdread: Could not open /dev/dvd with libdvdcss.
Replies: 13
Views: 14821

Here's a Slackware specific article which helped me understand the basics of that concept, maybe it will help you too:
http://www.userlocal.com/tips/fatmounting.php
by worker201
Thu Jan 11, 2007 3:38 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Incredibly Slow
Replies: 19
Views: 12715

Seems to be at full speed now (1538 Central).
by worker201
Wed Jan 10, 2007 6:05 pm
Forum: Slackware
Topic: libdvdread: Could not open /dev/dvd with libdvdcss.
Replies: 13
Views: 14821

That's exactly what I was suggesting. And it doesn't seem to have solved the problem. :(
by worker201
Wed Jan 10, 2007 5:20 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: funny pic
Replies: 4
Views: 4628

I just googled that error for grins - looks like that is usually a misleading error. It says "keyboard", but what it really means is "mainboard in the keyboard area". Possibly a very difficult/expensive problem to solve.

Then again, sometimes it is just a bad keyboard.
by worker201
Wed Jan 10, 2007 4:44 pm
Forum: Slackware
Topic: libdvdread: Could not open /dev/dvd with libdvdcss.
Replies: 13
Views: 14821

Unless I am seriously confused, your problem is your device mapping. /dev/dvd points to /dev/hdc. Change it to point to /dev/sr0 (and change /dev/cdrom while you're at it), and problem solved.

As to how to remap devices, I have no idea.

Also, I've never heard of sr0 before.
by worker201
Tue Jan 09, 2007 5:31 pm
Forum: Fedora/Red Hat
Topic: apt-get
Replies: 14
Views: 12049

Agreed, he should probably try to find a distro-specific rpm, especially for something as vital as rpmlib. But a google search might get you started with what packages might be providing missing libraries, and I still recommend googling as a jumping-off point.
by worker201
Tue Jan 09, 2007 1:18 pm
Forum: Applications
Topic: firefox closing itself
Replies: 13
Views: 8110

The plugin can also commonly be found in the ~/.mozilla and ~/.firefox directory trees.