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Mar 3rd 2007, 01:35 PM
Has anyone had success getting Easy Ubuntu to work on Feisty?
Since Automatix isn't yet ready for Feisty, I figured I would use E-U to get the various multimedia codecs I needed installed. I was able to get it installed from a .deb, and it shows in my K menu under the system submenu. When I start it it asks for my password, as normal, and then.... nothing. No error, no warning, just nothing.
I'm not entirely certain where I should look for an error log, but if someone would kindly point me to it I will gladly post any errors to help troubleshoot the issue.
In the meantime I still need those codecs installed to test multimedia on Feisty. I guess I'll have to install them by hand. (Anyone have a list of package names I should look for?)
Mar 3rd 2007, 06:14 PM
You need to install libxine-extracodecs and if you want anything that doesn't cover you would need w32codecs and libdvdcss2 (to watch dvd's).
Here is a link to ubuntu_demon's Edgy Customization Guide (http://www.ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=281825l). What you want from this is the section that has seveas' repositories. It has w32codecs and libdvdcss2. Add them just as they are written, that is don't use feisty instead of edgy. Make sure you add his key per the instructions. To get stuff like Flash 9 you need to enable multiverse. At the end of the post I will show you my basic sources.iist.
Then all you need to do from the Konsole:
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install w32codecs libdvdcss2 flashplugin-nonfree
Note that Flash is now provided by MOTU and not seveas.
Now Amarok and Kaffeine should run most restricted formats.
Here is my basic sources.list
deb http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ feisty main restricted
deb-src http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ feisty main restricted
## Major Bug Fixes
deb http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ feisty-updates main restricted
deb-src http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ feisty-updates main restricted
## Universe && Multiverse
deb http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ feisty universe multiverse
deb-src http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ feisty universe multiverse
deb http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ feisty-backports main restricted universe multiverse
deb-src http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ feisty-backports main restricted universe multiverse
## Security Updates
deb http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu feisty-security main restricted
deb-src http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu feisty-security main restricted
deb http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu feisty-security universe multiverse
deb-src http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu feisty-security universe multiverse
## Canonical Commercial
deb http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu feisty-commercial main
## seveas-edgy contains some nice stuff including w32codecs,libdvdcss2
## add this key: wget http://seveas.imbrandon.com/1135D466.gpg -O- | sudo apt-key add -
deb http://seveas.imbrandon.com edgy-seveas custom extras seveas-meta
deb-src http://seveas.imbrandon.com edgy-seveas custom extras seveas-meta
Mar 5th 2007, 02:07 PM
Thanks for the link, those repositories did indeed work.
I would still like to see Easy Ubuntu working though, for those that are uncomfortable with manually editing their sources file.
I guess we can just use this thread as a catch-all for Easy-Ubuntu issues, since there don't appear to be any other threads devoted to it.
Has anyone had any success with Easy-Ubuntu? Any other problems? If you have had problems, do you have any solutions? Put your info in this thread.
May 11th 2007, 03:25 AM
i was trying to install Easy Ubuntu as well and i got this problem:
when i typed this:
svn checkout svn://freecontrib.org/easyubuntu
i got this:
svn: Berkeley DB error while opening 'nodes' table for filesystem /home/svn/repos/easyubuntu/db:
Cannot allocate memory
svn: bdb: Unable to allocate memory for transaction detail
well, i followed the instructions here: http://easyubuntu.freecontrib.org/HtmlDocs/ch02.html
what did i do wrong?
and, i did try the instructions here as well:
at this part,
Download the alpha release of EasyUbuntu from here
Once downloaded, double-click on the package to install.
i double-clicked on the package "easyubuntu_latest.deb" it opens up in Ark with some lists of files. what should i do??
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