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I found a parts machine on eBay the other day and was able to get my Fujitsu Lifebook C6631 back running 100%. It had been my daughter's laptop until 16 months ago when she put a static charge thorugh the keyboard and blew something on the mother board.
Since the built-in keyboard wasn't working it wasn't good for much so I installed Linux on it to use it via VNC which worked great. It's only function had been a half-life dedicated server. Now that it's 100% again I wanted to be able to view DVDs on it. I downloaded several from Freshmeat.net, the only one that installed was Ogle. I an mount the DVD but when I click play in Ogle nothing happens. I tried compiling kdvd but it errored out saying
error: your system is not able to compile a small KDE application! Check, if you installed KDE header files correctly.
I searched Yahoo and several people have had this error but I could not find a solution.
Is there a DVD player I can download and run on my RH 9.0 machine?
Try getting XINE, it works great and you have it on rpm. Use apt-get, as it will also download all the dependencies you need. Another option is to use mplayer, but i think (IMHO) that Xine is quite better than mplayer for playing DVD.
RedHat does not include libdvdcss by default. This library is required to decrypt encrypted (retail) DVDs. Data DVDs (like the ones on magazine coverdisks, for example), should play fine, even with Ogle in its current state.
You should be able to find the rpm on freshmeat. This might solve your whole problem, but if not, I would say mPlayer as well. It plays pretty much everything (with the codecs available on the site also installed).
I did not have apt-get on my machine. I downloaded xine and others, tried rpm -Uvh *.rpm and received a list of dependencies. Many were in the same directory tree others apparently were inside the rpms I downloaded. Bottom line after downloading any rpms identified by the initial -Uvh *.rpm the second attempt produced a working xine. I tried using it but the initial install had the source as /dev/dvd which did not work. I changed it to /dev/cdrom and all works well. Thanks for your help, also the lesson learned in using rpm -Uvh with *.rpm as I'd always typed out all the rpms I was trying to install, this saves a bunch of typing.