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Thread: Watching Tv on linux
04-30-2005, 07:28 AM #1emorolongGuest
Watching Tv on linux
Good Day everybody, I am so happy this is my first post. I have been a fan of linux sinse Mandrake 7.2, since then I have never used linux again until I landed Redhat 9.2 in March. the installation was fine and I am dual booting with windows XP Pro.
My problem is watching TV and Playing my mp3 files stored in my windows hard drive.
I searched almost all over on the net for the solution on whatching tv and all I managed to download was what lookes like a source code to a television program. I do not know how to use any linux programming software or how to compile that source code.
Can you guys pleae help me in solving this problem!!!
Here is my Computer!
I am using a compaq presario
3 X 40GB Harddrives
1 X 256 Dimm +
2 X 128 Dimm
800Mhz Pentium III CPU
Thank you in Advance!!!!!!!!!
Proudly South African
Last edited by emorolong; 04-30-2005 at 03:52 PM. Reason: I need more info...
04-30-2005, 01:09 PM #2
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- Aug 2004
Nearly all linux programs come as source, heres how you compile linux apps
1. Open the console
2. Find the folder where the apps source is stored in the console
3: See if there is configure file if so run the command: ./configure
4: Run command ./makefilehttp://www.datacentertalk.com
04-30-2005, 04:40 PM #3JeffEDHGuest
Yes, that should help you with your problem.
Also, Welcome to WHC! Its nice to have you and we hope you enjoy your stay!
04-30-2005, 04:55 PM #4emorolongGuest
I need more Explanations
Thank you for the replies Guys, Unfortunately I still dont have an Idea of how I open the console. All I can currently do in Redhat is to log on to the system and work with software that is currently available. I do not have any idea on how to configure hardware or install new software.
Can you please tell me exactly how I open the console and where do I type the commands and What should I expect after typing the commands.
Proudly South African
05-01-2005, 08:32 PM #5SipGuest
Is there any reason you don't want to update to Fedora or another distro? RedHat 9.2 is several years outdated now. You may have better luck with a new distro that's still supported.
05-02-2005, 01:16 PM #6emorolongGuest
Cant Change Now!
Thanks for the tip but I have not heard of that version of Linux. Here in South Africa its going to take some time before we see it.
Please, Anybody Walk me through all the steps I need to tak to ensure that I can watch television on Linux. Have a chronos Video Shuttle II TV Card.