Originally Posted by dbh25
#E: Couldn't find package vlc
Yeah, I looked at the page and saw that vlc isn't there. But, it looks like mplayer is. Have you tried that? "apt-get install mplayer".
Hold on a second. I see "synaptic" in there. Is there something in your instructions about installing packages? There should be a button on on your desktop to get you to administration and then to synaptic package manager. From there, you can scroll through the packages available or do a "CTL-F" search for whatever you want.
I can keep trying to help you, but it's almost the blind leading the blind. What you really need is an "eepc users group" or something like that where people have already traveled down this path.