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How a "Welded-to KDE 3.5 User" Began a Move to KDE 4.4 - Part 2

Nov 29, 2010, 19:03 (2 Talkback[s])

"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."

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