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Old 01-22-2011, 12:23 AM   #1
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Default Woes in Zorin OS 4 Core.

I have Zorin OS 4 core installed on my computer at the moment. The System Monitor reads as Ubuntu 10.10 (Kernel Linux 2.6.35-24-generic and Gnome 2.32.0). None of this is my issue. Just background info.

Is there a way to run DVD's in this? I have been unable to get the right plugins yet. I get netflix often, and would like to be able to actually WATCH them.

And, Under terminal (guessing its somewhat like CMD in Windows), how would I run a trace to a site to see if there is a server down somewhere between here and the site server. I have done it several times in Windows, but I am new to the Terminal (never needed it before now). I can't even PING in it.

Thanks for the help that you provide.
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Old 01-22-2011, 03:08 AM   #2
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Default Re: Woes in Zorin OS 4 Core.

Hi,

I have good and bad news for you. First the bad, you can't watch netflx in linux. Netflix has software written to check and see what OS you are running. If you aren't running Windows or Mac. Here is what you get when you try:
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Watching instantly on your computer

Our apologies — streaming is not supported for your operating system.
Note that your current Internet browser is fully compatible with adding titles to the Instant Queue for later watching on compatible devices.
Complete System Requirements

To watch instantly, you'll need a computer that meets the following minimum requirements:
  • Windows
    • Windows XP with Service Pack 2, Vista or Windows 7
    • Internet Explorer 6.0 or higher; or Firefox 2 or higher
    • 1.2 GHz processor
    • 512 MB RAM
  • Mac
    • An Intel-based Mac with OS 10.4.8 or later
    • Safari 3 or higher; or Firefox 2 or higher
    • 1 GB RAM
So sorry about that.

Now on to your other problems. Teminal is similar to command in windows only better. You can ping anything the same way that you would with cmd, just type ping whatever the website or ip address. Ping in linux is a little different though you have to stop the ping once you are done, it just won't go for 4 tries and stop. For trace route it is a little different but still easy. You will need the program traceroute installed, I doubt that it is installed already. So just install it from terminal with sudo apt-get install trace route. Then you should be able to do a traceroute of any website or ip online. Traceroute will do a max of 30 hops unless you change the setting. Here is a little sample of both.

Code:
will@starship:~$ ping google.com
PING google.com (72.14.204.103) 56(84) bytes of data.
64 bytes from iad04s01-in-f103.1e100.net (72.14.204.103): icmp_req=1 ttl=51 time=37.0 ms
64 bytes from iad04s01-in-f103.1e100.net (72.14.204.103): icmp_req=2 ttl=51 time=36.7 ms
64 bytes from iad04s01-in-f103.1e100.net (72.14.204.103): icmp_req=3 ttl=51 time=35.8 ms
64 bytes from iad04s01-in-f103.1e100.net (72.14.204.103): icmp_req=4 ttl=51 time=36.6 ms
64 bytes from iad04s01-in-f103.1e100.net (72.14.204.103): icmp_req=5 ttl=51 time=40.0 ms
64 bytes from iad04s01-in-f103.1e100.net (72.14.204.103): icmp_req=6 ttl=51 time=38.7 ms
64 bytes from iad04s01-in-f103.1e100.net (72.14.204.103): icmp_req=7 ttl=51 time=37.1 ms
64 bytes from iad04s01-in-f103.1e100.net (72.14.204.103): icmp_req=8 ttl=51 time=44.1 ms
^C
--- google.com ping statistics ---
8 packets transmitted, 8 received, 0% packet loss, time 7009ms
rtt min/avg/max/mdev = 35.829/38.304/44.198/2.557 ms
Code:
will@starship:~$ traceroute google.com
traceroute to google.com (72.14.204.147), 30 hops max, 60 byte packets
 1  192.168.1.1 (192.168.1.1)  0.244 ms  0.357 ms  0.478 ms
 2  * * *
 3  24.24.16.98 (24.24.16.98)  20.358 ms  29.005 ms  38.755 ms
 4  cpe-24-58-149-80.twcny.res.rr.com (24.58.149.80)  24.784 ms  24.523 ms  25.002 ms
 5  ae2-0.esyrnydr-rtr003.cny.northeast.rr.com (24.58.149.2)  19.519 ms  19.752 ms  19.984 ms
 6  ae4-0.glflnyaq-rtr000.nyroc.rr.com (24.58.149.254)  30.455 ms  18.531 ms  17.743 ms
 7  ae0-0.albynyyf-rtr000.nyroc.rr.com (24.24.21.215)  23.306 ms  23.543 ms  23.774 ms
 8  ae-5-0.cr0.nyc30.tbone.rr.com (66.109.6.74)  32.885 ms  33.203 ms  33.531 ms
 9  ae-4-0.cr0.dca20.tbone.rr.com (66.109.6.28)  38.221 ms  38.446 ms  42.165 ms
10  ae-1-0.pr0.dca10.tbone.rr.com (66.109.6.165)  42.998 ms  42.737 ms  42.472 ms
11  66.109.9.66 (66.109.9.66)  43.202 ms  43.436 ms  46.189 ms
12  216.239.48.108 (216.239.48.108)  37.022 ms  35.695 ms  35.101 ms
13  66.249.94.46 (66.249.94.46)  41.809 ms  41.051 ms 66.249.94.54 (66.249.94.54)  49.333 ms
14  iad04s01-in-f147.1e100.net (72.14.204.147)  41.515 ms  41.253 ms  41.980 ms
will@starship:~$

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Old 01-22-2011, 03:44 AM   #3
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Default Re: Woes in Zorin OS 4 Core.

I don't use Instant watch. I can do that on My IBM. I wanted to get the DVD's to read. Which I was able to do with some help from ubuntu forums.
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Default Re: Woes in Zorin OS 4 Core.

Hi,

Sorry for not understanding that. Since you got the help you need I will just though in my two cents. I would recommend VLC for your video watching.

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Old 01-22-2011, 06:26 PM   #5
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Thats what I am using.
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