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    oh btw i got annoyed with debian's repositories being such a mess so i did a server install of ubuntu and have a fluxbox environment.

    they **** you not when they say lightweight.
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    im beggining to warm to this fluxbox lark

    its pretty cool

    http://img87.imageshack.us/img87/2118/fluxscreen4bu.png

    *very* fast! but not exactly what i would call comfortable. will be fine when i have it all set up tho, and having ubuntu underneath it makes adding packages easy as.
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    Thanks alot guys!

    The reason I don't want to play through Windows is because i want to start using linux as my main OS. Nice setup choad.
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    I managed to copy my files from windows!! I'll use that thing u said to enable mp3 etc.
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    Ahhh damn u linux! I have tried but cant get DVDs to work properly on linux, its such a pain. I managed to get MP3's on amaroK. Totem and kaffeine really annoying. I went on https://wiki.ubuntu.com/RestrictedFormats and followed most of the instractions and still bloody no! Ahhh
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    (Original post by Dr_SS_Lecter)
    Ahhh damn u linux! I have tried but cant get DVDs to work properly on linux, its such a pain. I managed to get MP3's on amaroK. Totem and kaffeine really annoying. I went on https://wiki.ubuntu.com/RestrictedFormats and followed most of the instractions and still bloody no! Ahhh
    Have you tried Xine? Usually seems to work for me (that or VLC).
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    (Original post by DrCube)
    Have you tried Xine? Usually seems to work for me (that or VLC).
    I did try it and VLC but no luck. On resident evil 1 would only show the 1st 14 seconds of the production company (with the cockeral/hen). I think on totem i have the gstreamer rather than xine..should i swap it?
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    i forget who's using what distro atm, but if its ubuntu, automatix sorts everything afaik.
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    (Original post by mshar)
    Thanks alot guys!

    The reason I don't want to play through Windows is because i want to start using linux as my main OS. Nice setup choad.
    oh no i totally understand that, i just was wondering why you had to play them through your linux partition (it would be no disadvantage to play the music in linux but from the windows partition you see, unless you were planning on removing the windows partition)
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    Actually, I still don't think I've ever made my Windows partition readable without a su account
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    set the options in fstab to be

    umask=0000,auto,noexec

    and you will have read write access as any user
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    (Original post by Choad)
    set the options in fstab to be

    umask=0000,auto,noexec

    and you will have read write access as any user
    When configuring the partition before installing linux ubuntu, you can select whether/what type of right access the OS has and default is just "read only", if i changed it to "read and write" what would the advantage be.

    (Original post by Choad)
    i forget who's using what distro atm, but if its ubuntu, automatix sorts everything afaik.
    Thats me btw....if thats who you are thinking about.
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    (Original post by Dr_SS_Lecter)
    When configuring the partition before installing linux ubuntu, you can select whether/what type of right access the OS has and default is just "read only", if i changed it to "read and write" what would the advantage be.



    Thats me btw....if thats who you are thinking about.
    lol. advantage would be read and write. u sed it urself. but all that does is change the fstab file, like i suggested
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    (Original post by Choad)
    set the options in fstab to be

    umask=0000,auto,noexec

    and you will have read write access as any user
    How would i do that without again reinstalling ubuntu? what is the main advantage of it?
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    everyhting in linux can be altered post install. thats one of the great things about it

    open a terminal and type

    sudo nano /etc/fstab

    then you will see a text file that contains information on how your various drives are partitioned. it goes

    device mountpoint filesystem options something something

    i cant remember what the last 2 things are but i know that you pretty much always set them to 0. so for example my windows c, the first partition on the hard disk is

    /dev/hda1 /media/hda1 vfat umask=0000,auto 0 0

    so its device /dev/hda1
    mount point /media/hda1
    filesystem vfat
    options umask=0000,auto
    random things 0 0

    so just find the entries that relate to your hard disks you want access to, and make the "options" section look like what i said. then save (ctrl + o) and exit (ctrl + x) and when you next reboot (or when you next mount the drive) it will have read and write access as a user account

    advantages, well i assume you realise that files in linux have "permissions" which basically tell the operating system which user can do what with which file.

    in linux, a hard disk partition is just another file, and so what this does is set it so that when the partition is mounted the permissions are such that you can read from the partition and write to the partition. by default you can only read from the partition.
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    Cheers Choad, i have done that. And i changed totem from totem-gstreamer to totem-xine and now DVD's work as i tried Casino.

    I want to change the boot up menu so it doesnt auto load to linux ubuntu as my brother and sister use the PC and are not experienced (there is a 10 second count down timer but sometimes not enough time). I went into /boot/grub/menu.lst but i cant change the timeout setting.
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    change the value "default" from 0 to 4

    its right at the beggining

    well, i say 4, but it could be anything. on a default install it goes

    0 ubuntu
    1 ubuntu (recovery)
    2 memtest
    3 [seperator]
    4 windows

    but of course yours could be different. i tend to get rid of the superfluous stuff and leave just ubuntu and windows.

    changing the timeout setting should still work tho. make sure u edit the file as root (sudo) otherwise you will not be able to write out to it.
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    Cheers Choad. I will try it after i finish with Xp, im just checking mail and maybe play a little battlefield 2!
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    http://img110.imageshack.us/img110/7...escreen9ow.png

    the more i use it, the more i see why people love fluxbox so much. im sticking to the gtk apps so i dont waste ram loading both gtk and qt libraries, but look! im running resident evil! and i have a flie manager and GAIM
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    Hmm... a word of warning, you don't want to mount any ntfs windows drives read write - read only tyvm
 
 
 
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