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Hi all, Can anyone tell me how to install the software for viewing DVD's in Kanotix? I know how to do it in Mandriva but I know Debian systems are ...
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    Playing DVDs in Kanotix


    Hi all,

    Can anyone tell me how to install the software for viewing DVD's in Kanotix? I know how to do it in Mandriva but I know Debian systems are differemt. Help please...?

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    i thought ti was there by default but if not kanotix is debian based so you should be able to install libdvdcss2_1.2.9-1_i386.deb from http://mirrors.optralan.com/videolan/debian/i386/ and it should go.
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    The command in Debian-based distros to install something is 'apt-get install package', so to install mplayer for instance (which I use to play DVD's) you would 'apt-get install mplayer' or possibly 'apt-get install gmplayer' (I think gmplayer is the package with the GUI version of mplayer).


    EDIT: more info here:
    http://www.debian.org/doc/manuals/de...l/ch-dpkg.html

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    Hi truoc444,

    That downloads as a tar file, how do I install it? Psci, that command only produced a ton of error messages, maybe it' not suitabel for Kanotix?

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    The tar file is probably source code. First you un-tar it (tar -xvvf myfile.tar), then (in the folder where you un-tar-ed it) run './configure', when that's done, run 'make' followed by 'make install' (you have to do this as root).

    What errors does apt-get toss out? Maybe try running 'apt-get update' before installing. I usually used this in Kanotix, you can also use the graphical interface, Kpackage, just look for the mplayer package. If you prefer synaptic (another gui tool for installing packages), you can install it via apt-get or kpackage.

    For more on apt-get, check out link above.

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    Easy way to do it is to add the Marillat reppsitory to your /etc/sources/list

    # Marillat
    # Stable
    #deb http://www.debian-multimedia.org sarge main
    #deb http://www.debian-multimedia.org stable main
    # Testing
    #deb http://www.debian-multimedia.org etch main
    #deb http://www.debian-multimedia.org testing main
    # Unstable
    deb http://www.debian-multimedia.org sid main
    deb-src http://www.debian-multimedia.org sid main
    # Experimental
    # deb http://www.debian-multimedia.org experimental main

    Open Synaptic>Reload and look for libdvdcss2. Select and install it.
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    I finally got the hang of this and got libdvdcss installed! I suppose I'm too used to RPM's but better late than never!
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