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homesick 02-06-2006 07:49 AM

Watching DVDs
I've just installed the 'K' desktop on an Advent laptop PC.

When I tried to watch a DVD it told me that it was encrypted and I would need something called 'libdvddcss'. Where can I get hold of it and how do I install it on my machine?

In fact, come to think of it, how do I got about installing new apps in this environment? I'm a complete beginner at all this.

Any helpful advice will be much appreciated.

Thank you in advance.

Michael_aust 02-06-2006 08:12 AM

Heres a quick run through. First head over to

Go through that. Choose the version of mandriva you are using. Tick all the boxes and choose a mirror closest to you or what ever mirror you prefer from the lists. Wehn you have set up the mirrors you want hit the procede to step 3 button. Open a terminal type su, it will ask you to input your root pass word. Then at the bottom of thatsite paste in the text you generated by pressing step 3. wait a while while it adds all the sources. Wehn its finnished close the terminel. Go to k menu>system>configuration>packaging then clikc install software. Then from there you can search and install software. Type in the search box libdvdscc and it will it wil lfind it, tick the box next to it then hit install and it will download and install it all for you. Same goes for any other piece of software thats available in the database.

There other threads posted around this section that explain it alot better then i do (not particularally good at explaining)

homesick 02-13-2006 08:57 AM


Thanks very much for this and apologies for not responding to you sooner.
I have a small problem with the instructions you gave me in that they seem to rely upon the Linux OS being connected to the internet.

However, I've not been able to connect the computer with Linux on it to the internet. Something to do with the modem. This is the subject of another post I've sent.

So I'm going to have to download the file through Windows. Is there some way this could be done?

Michael_aust 02-13-2006 09:27 AM

Yeh thats no problem. Its just a single rpm file. Use this site to search for it. Go to the advanced search because then you can specify what os like if you just want the mandriva 06 vrsion of the mandrake 10 version etc. Hope this helps

homesick 02-14-2006 04:55 AM


Thanks again. I've tried searching for the file on the site you provided the link to. I entered 'libdvddcss' for Mandriva 2006, but the search comes back empty. Am I doing something wrong?

I'm afraid I really need spoon-feeding on this.

aerogate 02-14-2006 05:09 AM

Here you go Mike


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