alright, 3 things...
1) i have two cd-rom drives, one is a lite-on 48x24x48 cd-rw drive, and the other is an lg 16x dvd drive. i have used "grip" in the past to rip cd's, but since my move to mandrake 9.2, i haven't had any luck getting the app to work. i've gone into the settings within grip and set the drive to where they are both mounted on my pc (i've tried both drives), but it will not recognize a cd in the drive, nor will it do anything really... so, if grip sucks, which i sorta think now, then what should i use to rip cd's? i don't want to have to rip them on my windows partition and then copy them over to linux, cause that's lame and i want to stop using windows entirely, except for gaming.
2) as stated above, i have a dvd drive. i want to watch my dvd's in linux, instead of having to switch over to windows. i have "totem", "xine", "mplayer", and "xmovie" installed... none of them will recognize a dvd, or if they do, they immediately crash when i try to play the disc. i don't get it! i just wanna watch my dvd's in linux, preferably with 5.1 sound too, cause i'm running a sb audigy.
3) this one is really minor: is there a way to get a drop shadow on my windows in gnome 2.4? like mac os x. screenshot