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Old 03-20-2009, 02:50 PM   #1
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video play back and vlc player installation

Ok so I just got my sound working thanks to Farpoint. Now I cant get movies to play or the vlc player to install. i get a codec error when playing videos(see screen shots). I get this error when installing the vlc player

mine@ubuntu:~$ sudo apt-get install vlc
[sudo] password for mine:
E: dpkg was interrupted, you must manually run 'dpkg --configure -a' to correct the problem.
I am quite new to linux so please go into detail.

I am running Ubuntu 8.10 (interpid) with the gnome desktop. If you need anymore details from my end please let me know.
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Old 03-20-2009, 03:26 PM   #2
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E: dpkg was interrupted, you must manually run 'dpkg --configure -a' to correct the problem.
It already told you what to do:
- (in the the images you posted): "check the file /etc/apt/sources.list"
- then, again, try doing as it suggests:
sudo dpkg  --configure -a
Then, try again.
Old 03-20-2009, 04:05 PM   #3
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My mistake I didn't post this part. I did as it suggested here is what I got in return.

mine@ubuntu:~$ /etc/apt/sources.list
bash: /etc/apt/sources.list: Permission denied
mine@ubuntu:~$ sudo dpkg --configure -a
[sudo] password for mine:
Setting up java-common (0.30ubuntu3) ...

Processing triggers for man-db ...
Processing triggers for doc-base ...
Processing 2 added doc-base file(s)...
Registering documents with scrollkeeper...
Movies still do not play I have sound from the movie just no picture. should I continue with the codec search?

I tried again this time the updates are working and successful. I believe I missed the "-" the first time I tried.

when I try the install it suggested I get this
mine@ubuntu:~$ sudo apt-get install -p
E: Command line option 'p' [from -p] is not known.
Ok Im not sure what I did but I got it working. I found that I had some broken packets and i assume they were fixed when I updated.

Thanks for pointing out that it tells me how to fix the problem Tredegar. I am so used to just seeing errors that say there was a problem that i have gotten into the habit of not reading them completely.

Last edited by Nightspear; 03-20-2009 at 11:54 PM. Reason: udated progress


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