K3b and movies under MEPIS 6.9.8 beta3 _32
Got movies working on my hp c301nw w 2g ram. Tried burning a data DVD with k3b under several tricks but no luck till I swapped my repositories to "testing". Restored util-linux and added gxine. Everything seems to work fine now. I recommend the .deb based betas over 6.5 and all other members of the buntu family as they are prime suspect in many mysterious patition wipe outs on my boxes over the past 18 mo. Do go back to prior repositories though as "testing" is not "stable".
This is a fixed problem , but forgot to mention;
Movies didn't work after I got K3b working with the repository switch to "Testing" until I added back the "critical item" util-linux that the k3b upgrade under "testing" removed. I also added gxine out of superstition to make sure movies will still work. Should retest the k3b after another reboot.
Can't get modem working on my slot1 box and it can't find the canon ip1700 near nightmare printer on that usb chain and I expect the testing repository trick won't work there.