[ubuntu-za] Brainstorm on ideas to get Ubuntu to areas without internet (renamed from Release Party 10.10.10 ...)

miles msdomdonner at gmail.com
Wed Sep 8 08:17:13 BST 2010

On Wed, 2010-09-08 at 08:56 +0200, Robin Bownes wrote:
> > >
> > > You have to go with something like apt-cacher to get medibuntu stuff, and
> > > you either need to package differently or carry the flash download for flash.
> > 
> > Ye there are many technical ways to make these offline repo's work iin
> > an easy to use manner.
> > 
> > David
> > 
> Hi, 
> I am relatively new to Ubuntu, so please excuse my ignorance, which is
> probably about to become most apparent. 
> Why does the Ubuntu installation image not automatically install the
> necessary bits for playing DVDs, MP3s and the like? These are probably
> a couple of the most commonly used features on modern home (& possibly
> work) computers, and yet they are not part of the basic installation.
> I completely fail to see how this encourages the general public to use
> Ubuntu.
> Robin

Hi Robin. I am a learner too but may be able to help you.
After a clean install you need to go to system/preferences/update
manager and update. then most things just work.  For playing all media I
use VLC media player which you will find in synaptic package manager.
Hope this helps

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