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"Caleb Marcus" 11-18-2007 02:54 PM

keyboard remapping + installing DVD software
 
Totem-gstreamer doesn't support DVD menus, try installing VLC. Not
sure about the sound issue...

On 11/18/07, Robert Alcock <ralcock@euskalnet.net> wrote:
>
>
> OK, now it's working... sort of.
> I checked off these items on the Software Sources menu, but the command
> gave me an error message "no such command".
> However, once the items were checked off, the gstreamer codecs loaded
> fine, and I was able to play the DVD... except for two problems:
>
> 1 - no sound. Actually, now I think about it, there is no sound at all
> on the computer (doesn't make a difference if I use earphones, etc.).
> Maybe Ubuntu hasn't recognised the sound card?
>
> 2 - DVD menus don't work... it only plays the first chapter on the DVD.
>
> any ideas?
>
> thanks very much!
>
> Robert
> > Actually, I don't think installing all the gstreamer codecs will help
> > with DVD playback... what you'll have to do is first go to
> > System>Administration>Software Sources and make sure you've got main,
> > universe, rsetricted, and multiverse checked off. Then, run the command
> > < sudo /usr/share/doc/libdvdread3/install-css.sh >
> > On Sat, 2007-11-17 at 17:32 +0100, Jensen Somers wrote:
> >
> >
> >> Hello,
> >>
> >> On Nov 17, 2007 5:06 PM, Robert Alcock <ralcock@euskalnet.net> wrote:
> >>
> >>> hi
> >>>
> >>> I'm a new user of Ubuntu - just installed version 7.10 on my old Sharp
> >>> laptop. So far so good, but I'd very much appreciate it if anyone could
> >>> help me out with a couple of problems I've encountered...
> >>>
> >>> 1. The "w" key on my keyboard has died (wouldn't you know it?) and
> >>> rather than get a new keyboard, I thought I'd try and remap one of the
> >>> lesser used keys, like the ` key (I never use it) to be a "w" instead.
> >>> Has anyone got any idea how, or even if, this can be done in Ubuntu?
> >>>
> >> Can't really help you with that one, sorry.
> >>
> >>
> >>> 2. I've tried playing DVDs on the laptop. It comes up with a dialog box
> >>> called "install multimedia codecs" where it asks me to tick a box called
> >>> "GStreamer extra plugins". When I tick it asks me to "confirm
> >>> installation of restricted software" which I do (local law permits this)
> >>> but then it says "The list of application s is not available - Click on
> >>> 'Reload' to reload it". When I click, it takes me right back to where I
> >>> started. What should I do?
> >>>
> >> Another option would be to install those via the Add/Remove utility.
> >> Select it from the Applications menu. In the right-top corner you have
> >> a drop-down list. Select "All available applications" and choose
> >> Sound/Video from the left menu. Scroll down until you encounter
> >> GStreamer en check all the GStreamer related packages. Click "Apply
> >> Changes" to install them and you should be able to play DVD's and most
> >> other media formats.
> >>
> >>
> >>> Many thanks
> >>>
> >>> Robert
> >>>
> >>>
> >> - Jensen
> >>
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