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May 12th, 2010, 04:53 PM
I had no problems upgrading from Karmic Koala to Lucid Lynx and all data/documents were preserved.
However my DVD player does not show up on the desktop when a DVD is put in and Movie Player won't play.
Will appreciate your advise and comments. :(

May 15th, 2010, 11:59 PM
Oh oh! Me too! Me too!

Had a perfectly functional system - after upgrading to 10.04 from 8.04 yesterday - before i turned it off ... could play movies and music ...

Now after i turned it back on ... its like the dvd player isnt even there.

May 16th, 2010, 01:57 AM
Sodear if you're still out there wondering about this ...

I prowled the forums and found this solution had helped a few:

sudo /usr/share/doc/libdvdread4/install-css.sh

Ran that in terminal ... didnt work the first time ... noticed that rhythm box was open so I closed it and tried again to run in terminal .... it worked ...

After restart I have my video player back :)

Don't know yet if it will survive the dreaded "Will my system still work in the morning test" but videos are playing fine at the moment.

Good luck.


Well mine isn't working again ... sigh! Good luck then ... i;m not much help :)