first I want to thank you for you help. many of you have given me some good directions and I just wanted to say thanks..
that being said..THIS SUCKS!!
ok im done complaining now
I downloaded and installed some RPM's last night.. my goal was to get xmms and xine working on my laptop. a emachine 6809. this system has a amd 64 3000 and a 64 meg ati video card. I am running FC3 with the .667 kernel
I got xmms working but it was hit and miss for a while.. I have installed 4 rpm's for this. 1 was the xmms 64. 1 was the skins 64.. 1 was for wma support. and the last was for mp3 support.. I have to say that while this isnt all that hard once you sort of understand what your doing.. still a real pain for a windows user.
anyway I think there is a bug.. let me explain. I can play mp3 from the ntfs partition just fine.. but when I try to play wma's it crashes xmms.. not the end of the world really as I have been meaning to convert all my wma's to mp3's anyway.. but still it shold work. i dont know who to tell..
I do have one other question tho.. how do you enable cd support. I want to play audio cd'd in xmms. I couldnt figure it out although it was about 2 or 3 in the morning.
ok now on to xine. this is where I have problems.
as I said I have a 64 bit system. so I downloaded the FC3_64 bit rpm's. I down loaded the lib and xine intself.. when I tryed to install the lib I got an error that said I needed 4 other lib's.. does that make any sences at all? I need 4 lib's.. count them! 1 ,2 ,3 ,4.. not 1 or 2 or 3.. 4.. oknow im done. a none admin type user is venting here..
ok so I go out to the web and I can only find one of them.. I have searched and searched and I cant find the other 3 becasue i need 64 bit versions.. so my question is.. where do I find them. please know I dont have an internet connecton to this laptop yet as I still have to configure the wrapper for the Bradcom wireless card.. that should take me another week(sarcasim). so I need to down load these to windows, write to a cd, then reboot. please keep in mind I cant just yum k
ok so here are the libs I need to find. but after searching for a while.. I get nothing .. I can find the i386 versions for FC3 but not the 64bit versions.. do the exist? the i386 versions dont work btw, or im sure you know.. but i tryed them anyway. mewbe optimist
any help, and comments are most welcome
thanks for you time