After the previous reinstall two months ago, DVDs stopped working.
Here's how I got it to work:
- Add the medibuntu repository, if you haven't already
sudo cp /etc/apt/sources.list /etc/apt/sources.list~ # Backup the sources.list file sudo mousepad /etc/apt/sources.list & # Open the sources.list file in an editing window ## In sources.list, append the following two lines at the bottom, then save (don't close it) ## Medibuntu deb http://packages.medibuntu.org/ jaunty free non-free ## If you use debtorrent, use: deb debtorrent://localhost:9988/packages.medibuntu.org/ jaunty free non-free sudo apt-get update sudo sudo apt-get install medibuntu-keyring sudo apt-get update
- Use these two terminal commands to add the correct software (source):
sudo apt-get install totem-xine libxine1-ffmpeg libdvdread4 sudo /usr/share/doc/libdvdread4/install-css.sh # Note - this installs the libdvdcss2 package, which is *not* in the repositories. # If you use this list of packages to rebuild your system, for example by using a # Jablicator metapackage, it will fail due to this missing dependency.
- I installed ubuntu-restricted-extras for unrelated reasons. So I don't *think* it's necessary.
sudo apt-get install ubuntu-restricted-extras
- Finally, I got an error message when I put in a dvd:
"Could not open location; you might not have permission to open the file."This is indeed a permission issue. Fix it with:
sudo chmod 755 /media/cdrom0And then try opening the DVD from within your player application (Totem).