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Old 03-06-2007, 07:00 AM   #1
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installation problems with ubuntu 6.10

G'day All,

I am new to ubuntu 6.10 and am having difficulty downloading codecs etc. so i can play music, watch dvds, and read files. My hard drives appear on my desktop but i can't acces them. For instance when i click on a music file it comes up with (Totem could not play 'file:///media/hdb1/My music/Alex llyodd/Alex Lloyd - Amazing.mp3'.)You do not have a decoder installed to handle this file. You might need to install the necessary plugins.
I had to change the ivp6 to true to get firefox working so i know i am connected to the net. I ping and packages are being sent and returned.

I try and download codecs from synapic manager and automatix2 but i constantly get fail errors. I have tried manual with no success. I tried and update thinking that should work and this is what was shown

Err edgy/multiverse Translation-en_US
Could not connect to (, connection timed out
Failed to fetch Could not connect to (, connection timed out

Does somebody know of the problems and what i can do to fix it. Any advice would be much appreciated.
Old 03-06-2007, 08:18 AM   #2
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i think it's in synaptic gstreamer mp3 to download.
i did it but can't remember offhand, search for mp3 and it's a streamer you want
for totem i believe

you could download xmms.

use VLC for wmv


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