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2nd November 2004, 09:41 PM
I have just gotten rid of Windows XP Professional in favor of Fedora 2 due to many spyware issues. I am suprised how fast Fedora 2 is compared to windows and I am quite content with the OS. With that being stated, I am having problems viewing dvds, playing mp3's as well as not having the capability of viewing flash in webpages. I know that these capabilities do now come right of the box and you need to download certain programs to view these capabilities. After reviewing the boards and forums, the most preferred way to access these files is to use YUM. How do I use it? Do I type it in the command line? Also, could I use the UP2DATE feature for fixing these problems? Mind you I am very new to Linux and if I can get these little problems to work, I am dumping windows for good.

Your help would be greatly appreciated :)

This is my system as follows:

Single boot (grub)
AMD XP 3000+
ABIT AN7 Motherboard
512 MB 333Mhz DDR SDRAM
GEFORCE FX 5700 Ultra video card (Installed the drivers from nvidia and it works!)
ATI HDTV WONDER TV tuner card (If i could also get this to work, that would be great!!)

2nd November 2004, 09:46 PM
You can use yum with the command line : http://fedorafaq.org/#installsoftware
Or with a gui : http://fedoranews.org/tchung/gyum/

Most of your questions (e.g. MP3,flash) is answered here http://fedorafaq.org/ . So read through the page.

There are different applications for viewing DVD. I admit that I don't have a DVD-device, but I heard, that xine is nice for this.

2nd November 2004, 09:47 PM
I will have to second the notion that Xine is a very good DVD player.

2nd November 2004, 09:58 PM
Ditto on Xine for DVDs. Its also a pretty decent mp3 and music CD player - although it lacks a mixer.

BTW, nice setup. I like Abit boards. :)

Shadow Skill
2nd November 2004, 10:08 PM
Any chance of that yum gui working with fc3?

2nd November 2004, 10:47 PM

VideoLan Media Player works fine for DVD playback on my system. I installed it
by doing this:

download vlc-binary.tar.gz at:


download speex-devel-1.1.5-1.i386.rpm at:


Unpack vlc-binary.tar.gz with tar zxf. Put
speex-devel-1.1.5-1.i386.rpm in the just
created directory ./vlc/

Install it by: rpm -U *.rpm


3rd November 2004, 12:37 AM
Thanks for the help, everything is working fine (mp3 capabilities as well as flash) and I use mplayer for dvd viewing and its not that bad at all. Now the only thing that I need to do is to get my ATI HDTV WONDER tv tuner card working under linux preferably using TV Time Television viewer (All i get is a black screen with an options menu). If I cant get it working under tv time, can anyone tell me of a good tv tuner program for linux that supports my card?

3rd November 2004, 09:02 AM
As far I know MythTv should support it. Do a

su -

to see whether Linux sees you tv-tuner card.

4th November 2004, 07:19 AM
Thanks ilja and llinux does see it as Conexant WInfast 2000 XP (Rev 5) I have downloaded the mythtv0.16.tar.bz2 and my only question is: How do I install it. If anyone can, break it down barney-style for me since I am new to Linux
Thanks again

4th November 2004, 01:53 PM
What have you learned about yum in the begining of the thread? ;)
If you have ATrpms as repository enabled (uncommented) then you can install it just by:
yum install mythtv

if not then download this file : http://apt.physik.fu-berlin.de/fedora/2/en/i386/at-stable//RPMS/mythtv-0.16-80.rhfc2.at.i686.rpm
and install it with the command

rpm -Uhv mythtv-*.rpm

if it wants any depencies ask here.

5th November 2004, 11:18 PM
I ve downloaded the file and ran the command stated above and installed it with no problems, although I type in myth tv at the command line, it doesnt exist,. What gives??

6th November 2004, 02:05 AM
whereis mythtv

6th November 2004, 04:27 AM
How do I enable atrpms as a repository for yum?

6th November 2004, 02:36 PM
In the file /etc/yum.conf (if you have the sample one from fedorafaq.org) uncomment the atrpms-stable lines. But this can lead to conflicts! Read the comments in this file.

6th November 2004, 02:56 PM
Any chance of that yum gui working with fc3?

there is going to be a gui for yum? :confused:

6th November 2004, 03:40 PM
there is going to be a gui for yum? :confused:
There is already a gui for yum. It's called, what a surprise : gyum ! :D