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Ooooh yes, we're in business. Now can I use my ipod to transfer music/mp3s etc? I swear this is the last question...unless I have another. He he. =)

you can but ive never done it myself as i dont own one. check google.

commented: very helpful cheers +9
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Right can I use something like limewire on linux jbennet?

yes, limewire is available for linux (on the official site) - choose the .RPM version not the .DEB version. Fedora/SuSE uses rpm's - .debs are for debian/ubuntu

I think that for your Ipod you can use something called gtkpod?

these instructions for GTKPOD are meant for ubuntu but should work:

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****Yeah I'm using KBUNTU now*******

How do I install eMule from kbuntu? Is a commandline thingy or something?

read up i edited my post. turns out theres an official limewire linux client

for kubuntu download the .deb here

and please, dont use limewire for piracy. Its bad for the music industry. Legal downloads only!

In general to install things from the net in Kubuntu use synaptic (graphical) or apt (command line). With the .deb above just double click.

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Hi Jbennet. I'd tried what you said but it didn't work. :(

thwee@ubuntu:~$ sudo dpkg -i LimeWireLinux.deb
Selecting previously deselected package limewire-basic.
(Reading database ... 77226 files and directories currently installed.)
Unpacking limewire-basic (from LimeWireLinux.deb) ...
dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of limewire-basic:
 limewire-basic depends on sun-java5-jre | sun-java6-jre | sun-java5-jdk | sun-java6-jdk; however:
  Package sun-java5-jre is not installed.
  Package sun-java6-jre is not installed.
  Package sun-java5-jdk is not installed.
  Package sun-java6-jdk is not installed.
 limewire-basic depends on libgnome2-0 (>= 2.14.1); however:
  Package libgnome2-0 is not installed.
 limewire-basic depends on libstdc++5 (>= 1:3.3.4-1); however:
  Package libstdc++5 is not installed.
dpkg: error processing limewire-basic (--install):
 dependency problems - leaving unconfigured
Errors were encountered while processing:

hmm go into synaptic and serach for limewire in there and see if its listed

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Ok it would seem i am still having problems with the sound card. I know now it isn't broken cos it played sound. It must, therefore be a driver issue.

Ok what happens is when I reboot it randomly appears to work. It's like, when I press the the kmixer button it normally works when kmixer is set to sblive 5.1. However, sometimes on startup it defaults to ensoniq audio pc.

Is there any way to get rid of the ensoniq audio pc and/or always force it to see sblive 5.1.

Or do I still need to install drivers?

help :'(:'(

disable the ensoniq under the bios

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How do i get to the bios?

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Ok i dun it. Hopefully it will always work now.
Let's see....I've rebooted three times and it has detected my sound every time.

Jbennet you are a genius.

One more question. Do I need antivirus software for linux if so where do I get it from?

ClamAV but its not really necesarry

With regard to the disabling sound in the bios, im glad it helped. I have audigy in my dell and had the same problem where it always defaulted to the intel built in sound

Now can I use my ipod to transfer music/mp3s etc?

Directly in the best music player in KUbuntu - Amarok.

Do I need antivirus software for linux if so where do I get it from?

No, you don't need av system in linux. In fact, no system needs anti-virus :-).

well, that is true provided you take the right precautions but seeing as he is interested in running p2p software it would be wise to have an AV

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Right so I can still get a virus on linux?

there is under 200 viruses for linux - most of them dont really do much, there mainly proof of concepts designed to annoy and are easialy removed.

Of the ones that can actually do damage, there mainly aimed at older software or spftware with insecure configurations (server software in particular).

So long as you only download software from reputable repositories and be careful about what programs you allow unrestricted access (in kubuntu thats where it asks you to type in your password) then you stand a very slim chance of ever getting a virus.

If you want peace of mind though, clamav isnt all that heavy on system resources and its easy to set up.

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