apt-get wonder.....

Bill Vance kbun at xpresso.seaslug.org
Thu Oct 2 07:41:54 UTC 2014

On Tue, 30 Sep 2014, Scott DuBois wrote:

> On 09/30/2014 02:53 AM, Bill Vance wrote:
>> Been there, done all that, worked in the past, but not anymore.
>> I've even spent most of yesterday and today, seeing if I could
>> get something working by way of building mplayer from source.
>> Amazing how you can forget something like going way above and
>> beyond fighting the battle of searching for, and building the
>> seventh dependency of the seventh dependency of the seventh
>> dependency.....
>> It didn't work either.
>> Bill
> You're trying with more than just one DVD too right?
> "Just in case"? Weider things have happened to me. =|
> ...and what version of Kubuntu are you on for reference so I can help
> you dig around (time permitting)?
> Multimedia used to be kind of a PITA 3 or 4 years ago but I haven't had
> any issues in the last couple years (not even with BluRay) so I feel for
> your frustrations.

I finally decided to bite the bullet, made some essential backups,
and re-installed the OS, (12.04).  Smplayer works, but only if I
dissable dvd menuing, which is odd, as I've never before had a
problem with it.  Vlc still likes to do it's vanishing act.

K3b is still a pain, as I have two working dvd drives, (one
inherited from a now defunct machine), and could, if k3b allowed
me to, copy directly from one drive to the other.


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