Kaffeine in Kubuntu 8.04 is borked.

Knapp magick.crow at gmail.com
Mon Sep 1 15:24:47 BST 2008

On Mon, Sep 1, 2008 at 4:00 PM, Dotan Cohen <dotancohen at gmail.com> wrote:
> 2008/9/1 Rod Lovett <rodlovett at ozemail.com.au>:
>> Kaffeine in Kubuntu 8.04 is borked.
>>           I started a thread on the forum regarding this, but gave up,
>> as either it worked for them, and they couldn't understand my problem.
>> Or they did not have a clue what could be wrong.
>> Certainly in the land of oz it is it is beyond a joke.
>> It seems tied up with silly old sudo permissions,
>> and enalind user video and cd makes not a scrap of difference.
>> If one plays it first as a root GUI login, logs out and
>> then logs in as user it then plays, until you reboot of course
>> then back to silly "this DVD is encrypted" despite libdvdcss2 being
>> installed.
>> It will also play a DVD if one boots with it in the drive, but not any
>> other one may care to try in that session.
>> Fortunately VLC does not succumb to this silly error, and plays OK.
>> Its stuff like this that makes su and sudo a real nuisance.
>> Wish I could excise the silly sudo su stuff  from Kubuntu, and make it
>> act like its parent Debian which keeps it black and white user or root,
>> which keeps it much simpler, and none of this kaffeine borking stuff.
>> Strangely Gutsy had no such Kaffeine behavior, but in  Ibex Kaffeine is
>> also borked with the less than optimal KDE 4.01.
> Rod, I opened this mail with the intention of triaging your condition,
> but you bury your content in adjectives and irrelevant details. Please
> tell us what you did, what happened, and what you expected to happen.
> I'll take it from there. Thanks.
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Dotan, it seems his problem is exactly the same as mine and he is fed
up with it. I understand but I think he is wrong about the sudo and su
thing. It is just a problem that looks like that because the error
message is totally wrong. The problem is with the kaffiene program
looking at the wrong drive for some reason that seem to have to do
with the upgrade to 8.04. I would bet what I told him fixes his
problem unless his dvd player is not on dev/scd0 like mine is.

Computers can REALLY piss people off. It used to be in NY city when
the stock market crashed people throw themselves out the windows, now
they throw the computers out. :-)

Douglas E Knapp


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