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Postby David2009 on Mon Jun 29, 2009 1:28 pm

Hi. I have installed Gloria on my old Compaq PC. The program works nicely, but I cannot get the DVD working. I thought I had read that there is a good multimedia package with Gloria, but I am unable to find that info on the installation disk I burned. Maybe someone who knows can help me. But, back to hardware, and getting the DVD to work.

I entered a terminal command, lspci, and here is what I have:

00:00.0 Host bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8363/8365 [KT133/KM133] (rev 81)
00:01.0 PCI bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8363/8365 [KT133/KM133 AGP]
00:03.0 Modem: PCTel Inc HSP MicroModem 56 (rev 02)
00:05.0 Ethernet controller: Accton Technology Corporation SMC2-1211TX (rev 10)
00:14.0 ISA bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82C686 [Apollo Super South] (rev 22)
00:14.1 IDE interface: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82C586A/B/VT82C686/A/B/VT823x/A/C PIPC Bus Master IDE (rev 10)
00:14.2 USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1 Controller (rev 10)
00:14.3 USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1 Controller (rev 10)
00:14.4 Bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82C686 [Apollo Super ACPI] (rev 30)
00:14.5 Multimedia audio controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82C686 AC97 Audio Controller (rev 20)
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: S3 Inc. ProSavage KM133

Thank you for any help you can offer.

David
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Re: hardware scan...

Postby DrHu on Mon Jun 29, 2009 2:47 pm

David2009 wrote:Hi. I have installed Gloria on my old Compaq PC. The program works nicely, but I cannot get the DVD working.

Don''t remember if Mint installs a dvd player with codecs needed to play retail movie dvds'

vlc is a good video player..
http://www.videolan.org/vlc/
--it is available in the mint menu>Package manager. which is actually synaptic..
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Re: hardware scan...

Postby Fornhamfred on Mon Jun 29, 2009 2:50 pm

Hi

Could you be a little more explicit when you say you can't get the dvd working. Does the drive mount? Does the software open when you insert a dvd?
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Re: hardware scan...

Postby rivenathos on Mon Jun 29, 2009 4:32 pm

The standard installation of Mint Main GNOME has Totem that will play commercial DVDs.
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