Can't play movie DVDs in Natty on HP laptop

Ric Moore wayward4now at
Mon Sep 5 00:57:45 UTC 2011

On Sun, 2011-09-04 at 17:06 +1000, Basil Chupin wrote:
> On 04/09/11 06:40, Ric Moore wrote:
> [pruned]
> > I'm now on Natty<gasp!>  and am still showing the same old problem. So,
> > I just applied this myself. Ric
> <Groan> "I'm now on Natty....".
> No wonder there was a 7.0 magnitude earthquake off Vanuatu at 0900 hours 
> AEST today :-( .
> Please, Ric, stick with to your 10.04, OK? No more experimentation for 
> the sake of the world's safety, right?

I'm already consigned to the "Hell of a Thousand Cuts"* by
hand-installing Java 7. I figure a little Natty (Mint 11) wouldn't kill
me. Of course I FIXED it by installing KDE. As soon as I didn't have
window bars, I ditched gnome/Unity. It's still there, I just ignore it
not using it. I'm as happy as a greased little pig. 

> (You were affected by the 'hurricane to beat all hurricanes' last week, 
> weren't you? An interesting and illuminating article in today's world 
> press about that:

Don't even get me started. That was hardly a piss of a wind and rain
around here and we still lost power for 3-4 days. The utility company
hasn't been very vigilant about trimming tree limbs off of the wires in
their right-of-ways. I suspect the others are just a guilty. :( Ric

* ask Goh about all of the various Chinese Hells. 
My father, Victor Moore (Vic) used to say:
"There are two Great Sins in the world...
..the Sin of Ignorance, and the Sin of Stupidity.
Only the former may be overcome." R.I.P. Dad.
Linux user# 44256 

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