DVD will not play with Kaffeine

Goh Lip g.lip at gmx.com
Mon Dec 14 14:03:32 UTC 2009

On 12/14/2009 07:32 PM, Knapp wrote:
> I don't know what was causing the problem but the link from the
> website worked to fix it but then I did something stupid hand had to
> reinstall 9.10 and this time there are no problems. The time before
> was an upgrade from 9.04. Luckily for me I got to keep my home
> partition so it was just a matter of reinstalling a lot of software. I
> feel that Kubuntu should come with a software installer program that
> lets you pick large groups of software like the old Mandrake did. It
> is a bit beyound me why no one has written a great installer program
> in QT for KDE. All the programs that we have are barley OK but do do
> the job.

Douglas, I find it helps to keep updating a 'repo' iso file after a 
large update in a partition separate from /, like your home. With clean 
reinstallation or a new  distribution upgrade, this file can be used as 
apt-cdrom add by mounting -o loop and does away with downloading files 
which had been downloaded earlier.

My example follows
$aptitude autoclean
$sudo cp /var/cache/apt/archives/*.deb /home/me/Repo
$cd Repo
$sudo dpkg-scanpackages . /dev/null | gzip -9c > Packages.gz

Create iso file (in my example, RepoK6.iso)
$sudo apt-cdrom -d=/mnt/repoiso add   <mkdir /mnt/repoiso first>

when prompted during updating, open *another* bash tab
$sudo mount -o loop /home/me/RepoK6.iso /mnt/repoiso

I've set up aliases in .bashrc to speed up these commands
Hope this helps.

Goh Lip

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