I installed Xine using Synaptic, as I could not get Totem to work (it still says it doesn't have the required plug-ins).
The installation worked correctly.
However, whenever I run Xine, the system locks up completely.
1. Any idea why Xine locks up the system please?
2. When I used other versions of Linux in the past (e.g. Mandrake, SuSE, etc.), a lockup like this could usually be overcome either by pressing Ctrl-Alt-Backspace to restart Xwindows, or by pressing Ctrl-Alt-F1 to go to a text virtual console and restarting from there. Neither of these seem to work in FC3. A lockup is total and requires a press of the reset. Luckily, the system has always recovered without corruption so far - but it doesn't seem a good idea. Any idea why this happens please? Even XP can usually recover a crash without needing a full reset. We should be better than them
Incidentally, Ogle installed and works fine (except the Stop button doesn't work), so Xine and Totem are not essential - I just don't like to be beaten by not getting them to work.