Knoppix Hacks: Install multimedia codecs


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Here’s Hack #39, Install Multimedia Codecs, from Kyle Rankin’s Knoppix Hacks, 2nd Edition. Knoppix Hacks offers a collection of tips and techniques for using the enormous amount of software Knoppix offers–not just to work and play, but also to troubleshoot, repair, upgrade, and disinfect your system without having to install a thing. The book includes scores of hacks covering both the standard Knoppix live CD and the feature-rich DVD “Maxi” distribution (included with this book). In this book, you’ll learn how to:

  • Investigate features of the KDE desktop and its Internet applications
  • Save settings and data between reboots with persistent storage
  • Use Knoppix as a system administration multitool to replace failed servers and more
  • Use the CD/DVD as a rescue disc to repair filesystems or a system that won’t boot
  • Rescue Windows systems with Knoppix to back up files and settings, hack the registry, and more
  • Explore other live CDs based on Knoppix
  • Use Knoppix to automatically detect and configure hardware
  • Remaster Knoppix to include favorite software and custom branding

Hack #39: Install Multimedia Codecs – Link


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0 thoughts on “Knoppix Hacks: Install multimedia codecs

  1. anonymous says:

    A few years ago I remember someone making an iPod Linux application for Firewire iPods that did the same thing.

    I’m sure the page is still out there if you feel like googling for it.

  2. Paul says:

    Surely though this is not just Windows, but any OS that automatically mounts a device?

  3. TheBlunderbuss says:

    Paul: The Firewire standard seems to be at fault, since the guy can attack the big 3 OSes.
    Check the link.

  4. TheBlunderbuss says:

    Also, I wonder if this whole thing can be prevented by turning off the FireWire port (via kernel module removal, or the hardware manager) on the victim PC.

  5. nemo says:

    Check this tool out: “msramdmp: McGrew Security RAM Dumper”

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