Ubuntu & LinDVD - second try

Lorin Pino ljpino at grm.net
Sun Jan 14 16:31:53 UTC 2007

Ed Smits wrote:
> I sent this in earlier this week, no-one took me up on it. Is there
> anyone out there who has LinDVD working in Edgy?
> ___________________________________
> Since I had earlier paid for a copy of Mandriva which includes LinDVD
> I figured it was legal for me to see if I could get it working with
> Ubuntu. I installed alien, converted the RPM file to deb, then
> installed it, no major errors as far as I could see during the
> installation other than security keys.
> When I run LinDVD I get perfect sound etc, just no picture. When
> running from the command line the output is:
> "X Error: BadMatch (invalid parameter attributes) 8
>  Major opcode:  145
>  Minor opcode:  3
>  Resource id:  0x3800001
> sh: Syntax error: Bad fd number"
> A Google search for "Bad fd number" turns up some shell related issues
> that I don't understand - Edgy uses dash instead of bash, which can
> cause this problem.
> 1) Can anyone tell me how to fix this?
> 2) is the fd number issue related to my lack of video output?
> I have yet to find a "free" DVD player for Linux that matches the
> commercial version of WinDVD I use on my other system, and I would
> sorely like to get LinDVD working.
> Thanks
Maybe this will help:

It looks like those that had problems changed back to bash to make 
things work.  Maybe for you also?

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