Linux - SoftwareThis forum is for Software issues.
Having a problem installing a new program? Want to know which application is best for the job? Post your question in this forum.
Welcome to LinuxQuestions.org, a friendly and active Linux Community.
You are currently viewing LQ as a guest. By joining our community you will have the ability to post topics, receive our newsletter, use the advanced search, subscribe to threads and access many other special features. Registration is quick, simple and absolutely free. Join our community today!
Note that registered members see fewer ads, and ContentLink is completely disabled once you log in.
If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact us. If you need to reset your password, click here.
Having a problem logging in? Please visit this page to clear all LQ-related cookies.
Introduction to Linux - A Hands on Guide
This guide was created as an overview of the Linux Operating System, geared toward new users as an exploration tour and getting started guide, with exercises at the end of each chapter.
For more advanced trainees it can be a desktop reference, and a collection of the base knowledge needed to proceed with system and network administration. This book contains many real life examples derived from the author's experience as a Linux system and network administrator, trainer and consultant. They hope these examples will help you to get a better understanding of the Linux system and that you feel encouraged to try out things on your own.
Click Here to receive this Complete Guide absolutely free.
For some reason, Kubuntu can't read any DVDs. Everytime I put one in, the program will either not be able to navigate the menus, or it will just crash right before the menu appears with no error message. I have tried KMPlayer, Kaffiene, Totem, GXine, and Ogle, and all have the same result. What can I do?
Also note that MPlayer ia a rather limited DVD player as it doesn't support DVD menus, and Ogle is basically an abandoned project that was never completed. Xine-based players, or VLC should work perfectly well once libdvdcss is installed.
Thanks guys. I have libdvdread3 and libdvdcss2 installed. I have been using Xine as the engine. All the others (MPlayer, GStreamer) won't be able to open any file, but Xine has been fine for all other media (CDs, MP3s, Wave sounds, WMVs, MPEGs, AVIs, etc.
xine should not crash. It should just display a message to the user indicating what went wrong. If it crashes, report it as a bug to the xinehq.de web site.
Unfortunately, Ubuntu's version of xine is not really xine at all. It is a largely crippled version of xine. This is due to some patent problems in some countries. I.e. Running the xinehq.de version might be illegal in your country.
You will probably have to go to the xinehq.de web site, and download, compile and install xine-lib in order to get the full version of xine.