"In this second part of a two part guest editorial and tutorial
Dr. Tony Young (an Australian Mycologist by trade) shares his
trials, tribulations, successes and disappointments in working with
the new version of KDE. In this installment he configures media
players, K3b, Crossover Office, Lucid and Post Script and his final
thoughts on his adventures.
"VLC and Xine
"I'm probably the same as a majority of users: I love watching
dvd's on my laptop and with all my games in place it was time to
get VLC running. The first step is critically important as it
comprises the installation of the file "libdvdcss" so that the
software to be installed can play my own dvd's. Linux Mint includes
this file and Ubuntu can fix it all up by reference to the website
"Medibuntu", but openSUSE like most US distributions is crippled
"out of the box" and as a consequence openSUSE will NOT allow you
to play your own dvd's. Like Ubuntu, openSUSE needs a "MediSUSE"
and I am not aware if such a site exists as yet. It also needs to
be said that for these next two sections (VLC/Xine and K3b), KDE
4.4 is really a "by-stander". It behaved for me precisely as I
would expect KDE 3.5 to behave."