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02-23-2008

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Re: Which Linux distribution should I opt for???

2008-08-17, 14:46 PM

hello

 

did you try OPEN SUSE 11 it does comes with a plethora of software..has out of the box support for mp3 as well

you can also read and write to NTFS partitions flawlessly try it

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Re: Which Linux distribution should I opt for???

2008-08-23, 15:52 PM
I got the Open SUSE 11.0 now, and i'm now tring it. It recognised many of my Hardware and has tools for it. The USB camera and the Internel Bluettooth was recognised @ installation time and now working fine. The camera softwre in SUSE is even better because it gives a higher picture resolution than the deafault Lenovo Easycapture in Windows. It has more interesting camera effects too. And its supporting the mp3 fine, and easily. But it does not support any of the common video formats. Please try it if there's anyone out there who can help. Now i've to see if my modem is supported too.. Currently SUSE is doing fine for me, ithink it can be better than Ubuntu, with its mp3 support.
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Re: Which Linux distribution should I opt for???

2008-08-23, 19:27 PM

to get video support for your suse 11 follow these steps

 

go to packman.links2linux.org and  choose win32 codecs,also install llibdvd css from www.livna.org

 

now login as root and install these apps you can watch videos either in kaffiene or totem

 

the other best option is to install MPLAYER you will get it in packman as well just search for it in the search box

 

after clicking on the oneclick install you can proceed to install MPLAYER hope this helps you cheers!!

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Libdvdcss is not available

2008-10-09, 17:50 PM

The libdvdcss is now not available, due to some new laws that came in Germany, so now what to do, I downloaded W32codecs from Packman..

Open SUSE11.0 is simply superb, except fornot recognising my modem or its driver(its a Motorola SM65 modem)...

 

Thanks in advance..

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09-12-2008

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Re: Libdvdcss is not available

2008-10-10, 5:23 AM

1 vote for ubuntu.  FYI, the latest 8.10 Intrepid Ibex is coming out at the end of the month.  I suggest trying the beta livecd and see if all your sound and stuff works.  It's running a prerelease kernel that should support more hardware than anyone.  That distro is pretty simple, yet debian based and excellent.  Haven't used Suse, but I've used Red Hat, Mandrake, Slackware, Debian and Ubuntu since 6.06, and I've stuck with it since.  On server builds I still use debian.  

 

As for mp3 and movie stuff.  download from the medibuntu repositories, observing all your laws as you do.

 

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Medibuntu 

 

no distro will recognize the motorola sm65, it's old and unsupported according to a google search. 

Message Edited by garytr23 on 10-09-2008 10:25 PM
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Is Motorola SM65 an old modem?

2008-10-12, 10:00 AM
If Motorola SM65 is really an old and unsupported modem, then why is Lenovo still using it to equip its laptops??
So is this the dead end for my usage of internet via dialup on Linux...(I feel its not, but how?)
Does anyone know about or have read about Winmodems, I think SM65 comes under that..

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Re: Is Motorola SM65 an old modem?

2008-10-12, 19:23 PM

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If Motorola SM65 is really an old and unsupported modem, then why is Lenovo still using it to equip its laptops??

 

Most likely because of its price.  Also, engineering practice is to leave something alone unless you have a good reason to change it.

I read somewhere it might be supported with alsa sound drivers.

 

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/DialupModemHowto#head-4be470bbae4b120bd5f6101c9aa218df7518b0c7

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OpenSUSE 11.0 rocks...

2008-10-20, 16:43 PM

Hurray...finally I got to install the Mplayer, now I can play any video file in my linux...

I started with the packman repositories for finding the necessary codecs for the mplayer..As every time I tried installing it many of the required libraries were yet to be installed, and it was not there in the Packman repositories...

Then from the usual google search I hit upon a site-

 http://rpm.pbone.net/

which is a site that can be used to search rpms for any Linux distribution that supports rpms.....

I got all the codecs and library dependency rpms for installing the mplayer from this...

Also what makes this site different from the packman repositories is that it gives information about Package dependencies, so that we can download all the necessary files, and hence prevent a later disappointment of finding out that the package you downloaded cannot be installed due to some missing dependencies.....

 

I'm so happy.....:smileyvery-happy: 

 

If only someone can tell me how to get over my modem problem, then the linux installation is complete in all aspects...

 

Special thanks to Mr. Samavedam_vijay


Thanks to all who helped and will help, in advance...

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02-27-2009

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Re: Which Linux distribution should I opt for???

2009-02-28, 6:40 AM

I have had I have excelent luck with Mandriva Linux on R and T models of ThinkPads including the T23 40 & 61.

 

I have to my great distress discovered that the SL ThinkPads are not ThinkPads at all but in reality are IdeaPads and therfore do not use the 2 ThinkPad modules in the kernel for access to all functions...

 

That seems to be the trick... If the model that you have can actially modpobe the thinkpad_acpi.ko module and it's dependency them your home free with whatever distro.

 

 

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Re: Which Linux distribution should I opt for???

2009-02-28, 6:57 AM
If the Ubuntu live 8.10 supports everything without a lot of fuss, great, however if it does not give you complete support, try Mandriva 2009.0 which works great on all of my ThinkPads with the exception of the SL400 which is an IdeaPad wearing the ThinkPad name. Several people at LinuxCabal have had good results with Fedora as well.
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