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Old 09-07-2010, 06:40 PM   #16
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I should have clicked straight away. Ubuntu doesn't play non-free stuff out of the box.

Here's another helpful resource: Perfectbuntu
Can that run from the CD/DVD drive or does it have to be installed on the computer,? I didn't really want to install another OS on my computer until I know if I like it or not, that was the whole idea of running with the live CD/DVD of Ubuntu 10.04 but as you can see I am not having much success. I wanted to trial the software before dumping Windows.
I am still going to persist with it but it is very frustrating trying to get things to work whereas with Windowns, as you know, works straight out of the box. I guess I shouldn't compare the two programs but as mentioned before I would love to trial Ubuntu but it seems rather difficult to set up and use the way I need to use it. Maybe it would run much better if installed on the computer but I am not game to try doing that until I can see a light at the end of the tunnel.
 
Old 09-07-2010, 06:48 PM   #17
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Can that run from the CD/DVD drive or does it have to be installed on the computer
Yes, for that script to work Ubuntu does need to be installed to the hard drive. If you want a working out of the box solution, Linux Mint is my choice for you to try. Take a look at the site, have a quick read, download and run.... Then sit back and smile
 
Old 09-07-2010, 06:52 PM   #18
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Most youtubes are Adobe Flash. You would need the Adobe Flash plugin for Linux.
I think I tried to install that but it froze so I gave up but will try it again when I give it another go later today.
 
Old 09-07-2010, 06:53 PM   #19
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Or you could install the flashplugin-installer available via the Synaptic Package Manager. System--> Administration.
Thanks I will make a note of that too. Will play around some more with it later today. Thanks.
 
Old 09-07-2010, 06:57 PM   #20
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Yes, for that script to work Ubuntu does need to be installed to the hard drive. If you want a working out of the box solution, Linux Mint is my choice for you to try. Take a look at the site, have a quick read, download and run.... Then sit back and smile
Wow! quick reply, thanks. I will check it out and see if that is more to my liking.
 
Old 09-08-2010, 04:13 AM   #21
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If you want a working out of the box solution, Linux Mint is my choice for you to try. Take a look at the site, have a quick read, download and run.... Then sit back and smile
I installed Linux Mint in Virtualbox and it took a long time but it seems okay. I have sound but it doesn't show my DVD drive in "places" and therefor I cannot play a DVD/CD cos all I see in "places" is a floppy drive but the DVD/CD burner is not showing up so I can't mount it and play anything from it. Have I done something wrong or do I need to download something else to get the drive up and running to play discs.

When I was trying to run with Ubuntu, I had the option to mount the other drives on my computer now this is not an option here with Limux Mint. How come?

I cannot access any of my hardware it seems. Help please.
 
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Have you mounted the drive on the Details page--> Storage--> IDE Secondary Master (CD/DVD):?
 
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Have you mounted the drive on the Details page--> Storage--> IDE Secondary Master (CD/DVD):?
Not sure, will check and see if I can find what you mentioned. Is the details page in Linux Mint or Virtualbox?
 
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Have you mounted the drive on the Details page--> Storage--> IDE Secondary Master (CD/DVD):?
I only see the host DVD/CD drive in there and I have now got the DVD to play by Device/CD/DVD devices/and mounting the drive from there. but the disc is not playing through Rythmbox in Linux Mint.
Is there a way I can mount the drive from Rythmbox? or software that will do that.
 
  


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