XMMS Won't Play on CentOS

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I'm trying to get used to Linux.

First step is getting the very basics to work.

For some reason, XMMS won't play any *.mp3's on my CentOS box.

Any ideas how to fix this?

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from the XMMS home page (http://www.xmms.org/faq.php) it said

"You probably have the wrong permissions on the sound device. As root do this: chmod 622 /dev/dsp and chmod 666 /dev/mixer"

I have no idea how to do this.
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Open a terminal by going to: Applications > Accessories > Terminal

Type in "su" and enter your root password.

You can just copy and paste the following code block if you're using CentOS 5. If you're using CentOS 4, see here:
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rpm --import http://dag.wieers.com/packages/RPM-GPG-KEY.dag.txt
rpm -Uhv http://apt.sw.be/packages/rpmforge-release/rpmforge-release-0.3.6-1.el5.rf.i386.rpm
yum install gstreamer-plugins-bad
  1. rpm --import http://dag.wieers.com/packages/RPM-GPG-KEY.dag.txt
  2. rpm -Uhv http://apt.sw.be/packages/rpmforge-release/rpmforge-release-0.3.6-1.el5.rf.i386.rpm
  3. yum install gstreamer-plugins-bad

Once this finishes, you should have mp3 support.

By the way, CentOS makes a great corporate desktop, but if you're trying to use this as a home system, you'll probably be happier with Fedora: http://fedoraproject.org

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