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Ventures in upgrading (k)Ubuntu: Fix DVD Playback and Locale Issues in (k)Ubuntu 8.04

Oct 29, 2008, 19:01 (0 Talkback[s])

[ Thanks to An Anonymous Reader for this link. ]

"We thought we now had a fully functional system. That wasn't too bad for an upgrade. A small, minor, bump in the road but no real white knuckle, stomach ulcer, hair pulling, keyboard banging moments like we are used to with such upgrades. A success!! .... or so we thought ....

"The real bugger came when we went to play a DVD. We of course had our restricted extras installed from 7.10 and all that encompasses, yet we could no longer play DVDs. Checking that all the necessary components were there showed that, in fact, they were all still present and functional. But why couldn't we play DVDs then?"

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