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mediajoe

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10.04 "add software" never populates.
« on: January 16, 2014, 05:05:17 am »
I spent a ton of time searching the forums for my individual issue but none seemed to apply.
Fresh core/hybrid install of 10.04 (downloaded a couple days ago). Hardware is Dell Dimension E521, AMD 64 x2 4200+ with 4 GB Ram, 250GB HD, DVD RW drive.  Everything seemed to go well...at least I didn't catch any errors.

I went through the setup wizard ok and got it working as expected.  Detected all my devices with no issues.

I popped in a DVD, it detects the disc but will not play...says it's defective or dvdcss is not installed.  I read that was necessary for play of encrypted discs.  After some searching I read I could install it via "add software" or command line.  I tried add software first and it just opens a page with a black window with nothing in it.  I thought maybe it took time for it to build the list but it never populates.  So I went to the KDE desktop and opened a Konsole and ran sudo apt-get update, then sudo apt-get install kubuntu-restricted-extras.  It looked like it installed a lot of packages etc. Then I restarted the server.

I tried loading my copy of Ironman 2 and got a message the disc was detected, then a message that it was either damaged or dvdcss was not installed.

Not much good as a media center if you can't even play a dvd.

Any help would be appreciated.

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Re: 10.04 "add software" never populates.
« Reply #1 on: January 16, 2014, 06:39:07 am »
You need to manually install libdvdcss from the commandline.
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sudo apt-get install libdvdcss libdvdread4 libdvdnav4
The Add Software option was a way for Pluto to let people install software that might not be allowed to be installed everywhere. At least, that's my understanding. And while LinuxMCE has media center in its name, its main purpose is the complete control of a home, with media being only 20% of the game.

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Re: 10.04 "add software" never populates.
« Reply #2 on: January 17, 2014, 01:12:52 am »
Thanks for the help, but it was no help.

When I ran "sudo apt-get install libdvdcss libdvdread4 libdvdnav4", I got "Package libdvdcss is not available, but is referred to by another package...blah blah blah...is missing, has been obsolete or is only available from another source.  E:Package libdvdcss has no installation canditate."

when I run "sudo apt-get update", I get may errors,..."Something wicked happened resolving 'packages.medibuntu.org...no address associated with that name.....".  I get a pile of them near the end of the run.

How can I make sure my repos are set right, and how do I know they are set right?

Also, a newbie question....once you start KDE desktop, how do you get back?  Just launch the script in the window at the top?  Doesn't that leave KDE running?

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Re: 10.04 "add software" never populates.
« Reply #3 on: January 17, 2014, 02:02:03 am »
Yeah... medibuntu is dead.

edit /etc/apt/sources.list
Replace the medibuntu repository with:
deb http://download.videolan.org/pub/debian/stable/ /

Update will bark at you about a gpg key, but still download what you want. If you want it to stop barking run the following:
sudo -i
. /usr/pluto/bin/dvd-installer.sh; gpgUpdate
It will take a minute, but will add the key.

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Re: 10.04 "add software" never populates.
« Reply #4 on: January 17, 2014, 03:21:31 am »
Ok, made the changes to the sources list.  As indicated, it squawked about the gpg key.

But according to their published list, it is libdvdcss2. libdvdread4 and libdvdnav4 were current on my system.

I was able to get libdvdcss2 and it appears to have installed however the gpg key thing suggested didn't work.

When I ran ". /usr/pluto/bin/dvd-installer.sh ; gpgUpdate"  my sources.list file reverted back to the one with the medibuntu.org in it.   Any other way to generate a key for this?




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Re: 10.04 "add software" never populates.
« Reply #5 on: January 17, 2014, 03:32:33 am »
Ummm... no... that does not make sense.

Something else reverted your sources.list, and THAT is why the gpgUpdate failed. Phenigma can shed more light on what does this. Probably something to do with confirm dependencies.

Speaking of which I believe this has been changed in the DB. You might try updating CVS in web admin.
« Last Edit: January 17, 2014, 03:40:46 am by l3mce »
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Re: 10.04 "add software" never populates.
« Reply #6 on: January 17, 2014, 06:42:12 am »
Could try to play an older DVD and see if that works?

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Re: 10.04 "add software" never populates.
« Reply #7 on: January 19, 2014, 04:09:37 am »
Update...the problem here is that the sources.list file as is distributed in the dvd iso is incorrect.  The medibuntu references need to be replace with another repo.  Please fix this so others don't have this same problem. 

After getting libdvdcss2 installed, I can play dvds, old and new.  Still not sure how to get a gpg public key for the repo that replaced medibuntu.


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« Reply #8 on: January 30, 2014, 09:12:33 pm »
The gpgupdate function was reverting sources.list, this has been fixed for the next snapshot.  J.

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« Reply #9 on: January 30, 2014, 09:13:03 pm »
The key is unimportant.  J.

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