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Old 10-02-2016, 03:12 PM   #16
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Hi Ondoho,
Thanks for replying to my request. No, the DVDs worked fine on my laptop which has Xubuntu. I noticed that Linux Mint Sarah hangs when I am doing other things. For example, I was typing out my screen captures as Ztcorocat requested and Linux hung 3 times. It's not the first time, it's been doing so since I first installed it. Perhaps the hanging with VLC and the other hangings are related.
count the question marks in my last post.
i'm counting 5.
so 5 questions, of which you answered 1, maybe 2.

but yeah, if it hangs in other situations, too, maybe it's not vlc related at all.
 
Old 10-02-2016, 05:22 PM   #17
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Hi ondoho and Ztoracat,
Sorry for fragmented answers but this is all new to me. Most often I have to search on-line how to do something which you have recommended. Anyway, here goes.

1. I just finished installing libdvd-pkg and I hope libdvdcss2. Originally I installed just libdvdcss2 but the system did not recognise it when I ran VLC. I tried to install the package using Synaptic but I couldn't understand all the requests and I panicked -- didn't want to install other unrelated things or not secure upgrades. So I went to Software Manager and it was easy. I will check to see that libdvdcss2 is functioning.

2. I looked Accelerated Video Output and it is checked.

3. I don't know how to check the log files or VLC's log file. But earlier I did look in VLC tools - messages and it stated that "[error: DVD Read cannot open source: /dev/sr0". It failed twice but on the third try it started to play the DVD and I noticed that when I looked at the output it said that it was running a zombie picture.

4. I have tried other DVDs because this has been an ongoing problem. No I haven't tried a CD or a downloaded film because I don't use that feature. However, when I clicked on a You Tube feature that I had downloaded it worked fine.

Thanks again for all your advice. I hope the libdvdcss2 does the trick!
 
Old 10-02-2016, 11:38 PM   #18
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Look on synaptic package for dvd-pkg install it. This will pull an install libraries you are missing to play dvd's. Than make sure vlc has your dvd rom as this /dev/sr0 it may not. I use mint Linux 18 the packages to play dvd is the same.

Last edited by dave67; 10-02-2016 at 11:39 PM.
 
Old 10-02-2016, 11:49 PM   #19
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Thank you dave67, I have already installed dvd-pdg using Software Manager. I did it this way because when I opened Synaptic it asked if i wanted to install other things [as did Software Manager] and I panicked because I was afraid that I might be loading updates that were still in the test state. They were probably all OK but for a newbie it's a bit scary. I'll be testing VLC this evening.

Thanks for your suggestion!
 
Old 10-03-2016, 02:05 AM   #20
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so how is it going now?


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I tried to install the package using Synaptic but I couldn't understand all the requests and I panicked -- didn't want to install other unrelated things or not secure upgrades. So I went to Software Manager and it was easy.
software manager is using the same backend; it's just hiding the very same warnings and messages from you.
so much for "user-friendliness".
 
Old 10-03-2016, 01:46 PM   #21
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Another option us installing smplayer from synaptic try that for playing dvds. I like smplayer for mp4 playback as well as dvd playback. Another option is try mint linux 18 cinnamon livedvd. It has different kernel etc and may better with a newer system. If you decide to try mint 18 cinnamon please post output of sudo lspci -v this will show what hardware is found and the driver used. Just save the output to to a text file. 17.3 had an issue with my i3 core chipset mint linux 18 does not have this issue.
 
Old 10-03-2016, 03:30 PM   #22
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Hi ondoho,
I'm afraid everything is worse. I installed the libdvd package and libdvdcss2. Here is what I got:
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/lib $ dpkg -L libdvdcss
dpkg-query: package 'libdvdcss' is not installed [
Use dpkg --info (= dpkg-deb --info) to examine archive files,
and dpkg --contents (= dpkg-deb --contents) to list their contents.
So I did the same gor libdvdcss2:
dp
Quote:
kg -L libdvdcss2
/.
/usr
/usr/lib
/usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu
/usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libdvdcss.so.2.2.0
/usr/share
/usr/share/doc
/usr/share/doc/libdvdcss2
/usr/share/doc/libdvdcss2/README
/usr/share/doc/libdvdcss2/changelog.gz
/usr/share/doc/libdvdcss2/AUTHORS
/usr/share/doc/libdvdcss2/changelog.Debian.gz
/usr/share/doc/libdvdcss2/copyright
/usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libdvdcss.so.2
I did not select everything it asked because it looked like it wanted to update other packages so I just took the ones with a yellow dot. I'm paranoid that I might install something that is rate a 3, 4, or 5.
When I ran the dvd from the terminal here is what I got [partially]:

Quote:
libdvdread: Get key for /VIDEO_TS/VTS_06_1.VOB at 0x001e3e66
libdvdread: Elapsed time 0
libdvdread: Get key for /VIDEO_TS/VTS_07_0.VOB at 0x002c63ed
libdvdread: Elapsed time 0
libdvdread: Get key for /VIDEO_TS/VTS_07_1.VOB at 0x002c6426
libdvdread: Elapsed time 0
libdvdread: Get key for /VIDEO_TS/VTS_08_0.VOB at 0x0039efc0
libdvdread: Elapsed time 0
libdvdread: Get key for /VIDEO_TS/VTS_08_1.VOB at 0x0039eff9
libdvdread: Elapsed time 0
libdvdread: Get key for /VIDEO_TS/VTS_09_0.VOB at 0x003aa667
libdvdread: Elapsed time 0
libdvdread: Get key for /VIDEO_TS/VTS_09_1.VOB at 0x003aa6a0
libdvdread: Elapsed time 0
libdvdread: Get key for /VIDEO_TS/VTS_10_0.VOB at 0x003ae1ae
libdvdread: Elapsed time 0
libdvdread: Get key for /VIDEO_TS/VTS_10_1.VOB at 0x003ae1e7
libdvdread: Elapsed time 0
libdvdread: Found 10 VTS's
libdvdread: Elapsed time 0
[00007fb35c0009b8] core input error: ES_OUT_RESET_PCR called
[00007fb35c0009b8] core input error: ES_OUT_RESET_PCR called
[00007fb35c0009b8] core input error: ES_OUT_RESET_PCR called
libdvdread: Get key for /VIDEO_TS/VTS_06_1.VOB at 0x001e3e66
libdvdread: Elapsed time 0
I tried another DVD -- new one and I got the same error message. The DVD played for about just over 8 minutes.
My question is, is Mint Cinnamon 18 Sarah flaky? I don't have the same problems with Xubuntu, but I have not upgraded it. I'm happy as is with it.
 
Old 10-03-2016, 03:35 PM   #23
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Hello Dave,
I am using Linux Cinnamon Sarah v, 16.04. Here is the output from:
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sudo lspci -v

00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Atom Processor Z36xxx/Z37xxx Series SoC Transaction Register (rev 0c)
Subsystem: Acer Incorporated [ALI] Atom Processor Z36xxx/Z37xxx Series SoC Transaction Register
Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0
Kernel driver in use: iosf_mbi_pci

00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Atom Processor Z36xxx/Z37xxx Series Graphics & Display (rev 0c) (prog-if 00 [VGA controller])
Subsystem: Acer Incorporated [ALI] Atom Processor Z36xxx/Z37xxx Series Graphics & Display
Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 90
Memory at d0000000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=4M]
Memory at c0000000 (32-bit, prefetchable) [size=256M]
I/O ports at f080 [size=8]
Expansion ROM at <unassigned> [disabled]
Capabilities: [d0] Power Management version 2
Capabilities: [90] MSI: Enable+ Count=1/1 Maskable- 64bit-
Capabilities: [b0] Vendor Specific Information: Len=07 <?>
Kernel driver in use: i915
Kernel modules: i915

00:13.0 SATA controller: Intel Corporation Atom Processor E3800 Series SATA AHCI Controller (rev 0c) (prog-if 01 [AHCI 1.0])
Subsystem: Acer Incorporated [ALI] Atom Processor E3800 Series SATA AHCI Controller
Flags: bus master, 66MHz, medium devsel, latency 0, IRQ 88
I/O ports at f070 [size=8]
I/O ports at f060 [size=4]
I/O ports at f050 [size=8]
I/O ports at f040 [size=4]
I/O ports at f020 [size=32]
Memory at d0815000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=2K]
Capabilities: [80] MSI: Enable+ Count=1/1 Maskable- 64bit-
Capabilities: [70] Power Management version 3
Capabilities: [a8] SATA HBA v1.0
Kernel driver in use: ahci
Kernel modules: ahci

00:14.0 USB controller: Intel Corporation Atom Processor Z36xxx/Z37xxx, Celeron N2000 Series USB xHCI (rev 0c) (prog-if 30 [XHCI])
Subsystem: Acer Incorporated [ALI] Atom Processor Z36xxx/Z37xxx, Celeron N2000 Series USB xHCI
Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 0, IRQ 87
Memory at d0800000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=64K]
Capabilities: [70] Power Management version 2
Capabilities: [80] MSI: Enable+ Count=1/8 Maskable- 64bit+
Kernel driver in use: xhci_hcd

00:1a.0 Encryption controller: Intel Corporation Atom Processor Z36xxx/Z37xxx Series Trusted Execution Engine (rev 0c)
Subsystem: Acer Incorporated [ALI] Atom Processor Z36xxx/Z37xxx Series Trusted Execution Engine
Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 91
Memory at d0500000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=1M]
Memory at d0400000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=1M]
Capabilities: [80] Power Management version 3
Capabilities: [a0] MSI: Enable+ Count=1/1 Maskable- 64bit-
Kernel driver in use: mei_txe
Kernel modules: mei_txe

00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation Atom Processor Z36xxx/Z37xxx Series High Definition Audio Controller (rev 0c)
DeviceName: Realtek High Definition Audio
Subsystem: Acer Incorporated [ALI] Atom Processor Z36xxx/Z37xxx Series High Definition Audio Controller
Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 92
Memory at d0810000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=16K]
Capabilities: [50] Power Management version 2
Capabilities: [60] MSI: Enable+ Count=1/1 Maskable- 64bit+
Kernel driver in use: snd_hda_intel
Kernel modules: snd_hda_intel

00:1c.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation Atom Processor E3800 Series PCI Express Root Port 1 (rev 0c) (prog-if 00 [Normal decode])
Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 16
Bus: primary=00, secondary=01, subordinate=01, sec-latency=0
I/O behind bridge: 00002000-00002fff
Memory behind bridge: d0700000-d07fffff
Capabilities: [40] Express Root Port (Slot+), MSI 00
Capabilities: [80] MSI: Enable- Count=1/1 Maskable- 64bit-
Capabilities: [90] Subsystem: Acer Incorporated [ALI] Atom Processor E3800 Series PCI Express Root Port 1
Capabilities: [a0] Power Management version 3
Kernel driver in use: pcieport
Kernel modules: shpchp

00:1c.2 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation Atom Processor E3800 Series PCI Express Root Port 3 (rev 0c) (prog-if 00 [Normal decode])
Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 18
Bus: primary=00, secondary=02, subordinate=02, sec-latency=0
I/O behind bridge: 0000e000-0000efff
Memory behind bridge: d0600000-d06fffff
Capabilities: [40] Express Root Port (Slot+), MSI 00
Capabilities: [80] MSI: Enable- Count=1/1 Maskable- 64bit-
Capabilities: [90] Subsystem: Acer Incorporated [ALI] Atom Processor E3800 Series PCI Express Root Port 3
Capabilities: [a0] Power Management version 3
Kernel driver in use: pcieport
Kernel modules: shpchp

00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation Atom Processor Z36xxx/Z37xxx Series Power Control Unit (rev 0c)
Subsystem: Acer Incorporated [ALI] Atom Processor Z36xxx/Z37xxx Series Power Control Unit
Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 0
Capabilities: [e0] Vendor Specific Information: Len=0c <?>
Kernel driver in use: lpc_ich
Kernel modules: lpc_ich

00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation Atom Processor E3800 Series SMBus Controller (rev 0c)
Subsystem: Acer Incorporated [ALI] Atom Processor E3800 Series SMBus Controller
Flags: medium devsel, IRQ 255
Memory at d0814000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [disabled] [size=32]
I/O ports at f000 [disabled] [size=32]
Capabilities: [50] Power Management version 3
Kernel modules: i2c_i801

01:00.0 Network controller: Qualcomm Atheros AR9462 Wireless Network Adapter (rev 01)
Subsystem: Lite-On Communications Inc AR9462 Wireless Network Adapter
Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 16
Memory at d0700000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=512K]
Expansion ROM at d0780000 [disabled] [size=64K]
Capabilities: [40] Power Management version 2
Capabilities: [50] MSI: Enable- Count=1/4 Maskable+ 64bit+
Capabilities: [70] Express Endpoint, MSI 00
Capabilities: [100] Advanced Error Reporting
Capabilities: [140] Virtual Channel
Capabilities: [160] Device Serial Number 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00
Kernel driver in use: ath9k
Kernel modules: ath9k

02:00.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet Controller (rev 11)
Subsystem: Acer Incorporated [ALI] RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet Controller
Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 89
I/O ports at e000 [size=256]
Memory at d0604000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=4K]
Memory at d0600000 (64-bit, prefetchable) [size=16K]
Capabilities: [40] Power Management version 3
Capabilities: [50] MSI: Enable+ Count=1/1 Maskable- 64bit+
Capabilities: [70] Express Endpoint, MSI 01
Capabilities: [b0] MSI-X: Enable- Count=4 Masked-
Capabilities: [d0] Vital Product Data
Capabilities: [100] Advanced Error Reporting
Capabilities: [140] Virtual Channel
Capabilities: [160] Device Serial Number 01-00-00-00-68-4c-e0-00
Capabilities: [170] Latency Tolerance Reporting
Kernel driver in use: r8169
Kernel modules: r8169
 
Old 10-03-2016, 03:43 PM   #24
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Hi all,
How important is the following? When I re-installed Mint after removing Windows 10 I received the following message:

Quote:
device not working
intel microcode
version 3-z0151106-1
Processor microcoe firmware for intel CPUs
Could it be responsible for the hanging?
 
Old 10-03-2016, 05:10 PM   #25
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I said something in post # 10 about LM's computer requirements.

I could be wrong but I don't think that an Atom CPU can run LM 18:-
You need at least 1 G of RAM as well. Do you have that?

Lubuntu is more lightweight.
http://lubuntu.net/
 
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but yeah, if it hangs in other situations, too, maybe it's not vlc related at all.
Agreed-
 
Old 10-03-2016, 05:19 PM   #27
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Hi all,
How important is the following? When I re-installed Mint after removing Windows 10 I received the following message:



Could it be responsible for the hanging?
http://askubuntu.com/questions/64801...ware-for-intel
 
Old 10-03-2016, 09:25 PM   #28
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For the intel below

device not working
intel microcode
version 3-z0151106-1
Processor microcode firmware for intel CPUs

Go to driver manager and install the driver from there. This is mainly for all intel processors not just linux, windows also been along time coming for this fix. The driver not a open source driver.

I can play DVDs in vlc, that is why I think it is odd you cannot.

From what I have read install of mint linux 18 installed, the install needs updating it once it is installed. When you saw this you panicked. If you follow this below you will be fine.

Click on Menu - Administration - Update Manager

Select an update policy Don't break my computer click reload Update Manager check for available updates and apply them all. I do not use synaptic to update my system only to install extra packages.

Once the about is done. Hints since you are new.

Remove mono sudo apt-get remove mono-runtime-common

When you remove mono [this is implementation of Microsoft's .NET in linux security risk in my option] it will also remove other applications do not worry you will be fine. I have done this and I feel better that windows is not near my linux box. If you have music mp3 clementine music manager is a nice option. For a text editor xpad is good option. For burning DVDs CDs Install xburn.

If you have either Netflix or Amazon video you can watch them now on chrome in linux. install go to the website type in your account info watch.

Download google chrome from the webpage look for 64 bit .deb (For Debian/Ubuntu).

For a nice PDF reader is editor Master PDF editor I se this on all my computers

https://code-industry.net/get-masterpdfeditor/

If you decide on installing these, with all the deb applications just double click on each one and gdeb will help install it. gdeb may install required packages let it.
 
Old 10-03-2016, 09:29 PM   #29
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For the intel below

device not working
intel microcode
version 3-z0151106-1
Processor microcode firmware for intel CPUs

Go to driver manager and install the driver from there. This is mainly for all intel processors not just linux, windows also been along time coming for this fix. The driver not a open source driver.

I can play DVDs in vlc, that is why I think it is odd you cannot.

From what I have read install of mint linux 18 installed, the install needs updating it once it is installed. When you saw this you panicked. If you follow this below you will be fine.

Click on Menu - Administration - Update Manager

Select an update policy Don't break my computer click reload Update Manager check for available updates and apply them all. I do not use synaptic to update my system only to install extra packages.

Once the about is done. Hints since you are new.

Remove mono sudo apt-get remove mono-runtime-common

When you remove mono [this is implementation of Microsoft's .NET in linux security risk in my option] it will also remove other applications do not worry you will be fine. I have done this and I feel better that windows is not near my linux box. If you have music mp3 clementine music manager is a nice option. For a text editor xpad is good option. For burning DVDs CDs Install xburn.

If you have either Netflix or Amazon video you can watch them now on chrome in linux. install go to the website type in your account info watch.

Download google chrome from the webpage look for 64 bit .deb (For Debian/Ubuntu).

For a nice PDF reader is editor Master PDF editor I se this on all my computers

https://code-industry.net/get-masterpdfeditor/

If you decide on installing these, with all the deb applications just double click on each one and gdeb will help install it. gdeb may install required packages let it.
So it's a driver issue?
 
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Hi Ztoracat,
I did a ss/proc/meminfo which I posted. If I am correct I have 7 gigs of memory:

Quote:
MemTotal: 8060724 kB
MemFree: 6435092 kB
MemAvailable: 7110384 kB
Buffers: 59344 kB
Cached: 791172 kB
SwapCached: 0 kB
Active: 837492 kB
Am I correct?
 
  


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