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Old 08-13-2006, 04:56 AM   #1
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Xine codecs in Ubuntu

hello all, well i have just installed Ubuntu that i got free on a dvd front cover. I am very impressed but with being used to Suse 9.2 i find it strange that i cannot have acces to certain directories. I cannot even change desktop icons etc. How can i access the system with all privelages?

also i am using totem and i have installed the codec package and put them in usr/lib/win32 but totem still does not play my mpg and wmv files, it states that there is no codec installed! how can i fix this? I wanted to check the settings for the path in totem.

previously in suse i just hit alt and S and a settings box came up allowing me to totally configure xine. This does not work in ubuntu.

Please can anyone help me?
Old 08-13-2006, 03:09 PM   #2
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Use Automatix. I spent hours trying to do what this can do left alone.
Old 08-13-2006, 04:39 PM   #3
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Agreed, Automatix should solve some issues, "automatically".
i cannot have acces to certain directories
Did you work as root all the time when using SuSE??
Here are Ubuntu's basic concepts regarding root and sudo.


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