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July 8th, 2008, 02:19 AM
I tried to install medibuntu by going to Terminal and typing

sudo wget http://www.medibuntu.org/sources.list.d/hardy.list -O /etc/apt/sources.list.d/medibuntu.list

But it gave me this

Error parsing proxy URL http://:8080/: Invalid host name.

What do I do now? I want to play DVDs on my computer...

July 8th, 2008, 02:21 AM
sudo wget http://www.medibuntu.org/sources.list.d/hardy.list -O /etc/apt/sources.list.d/medibuntu.list

wget -q http://packages.medibuntu.org/medibuntu-key.gpg -O- | sudo apt-key add - && sudo apt-get update

July 8th, 2008, 02:25 AM
Place them there manually:

gksu gedit /etc/apt/sources.list

And copy paste this to the end of the text document:

## Medibuntu - Ubuntu 8.04 LTS "hardy heron"
## Please report any bug on https://bugs.launchpad.net/medibuntu/
deb http://packages.medibuntu.org/ hardy free non-free
#deb-src http://packages.medibuntu.org/ hardy free non-free

Then add key and update repos:

sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install medibuntu-keyring && sudo apt-get update

That should do it.

July 8th, 2008, 02:37 AM
For some reason the GPG key works better from the Ubuntu link:


Sharks probably had it right anyway, but I learned long ago that the Medibuntu site is not well maintained.

! always look for what I want in official Ubuntu docs before going outside.

July 10th, 2008, 03:07 AM
Thanks ---
I tried the gksu gedit approach, and Totem Movie Player opened my DVDs. (I tried Amelie and Fight Club.) However, it said "error occured -- could not read from resource."

By the way -- could you explain how gksu gedit works? Thanks...

July 10th, 2008, 03:24 AM
did you install libdvdcss2 and ubuntu-restricted-extras?
In the long run you'll find totem-gstreamer not that well suited for dvd playback, vlc or totem-xine are much better. Read here (run the line from 3rd code box, the rest is optional)

July 10th, 2008, 03:26 AM
gksu is a graphical front end for sudo and su for more info in a terminal type:

man gksu

There is a man page for almost every application listed in /usr/bin


July 10th, 2008, 03:37 AM

I tried that but it gave me

Package w32codecs is not available, but is referred to by another package.
This may mean that the package is missing, has been obsoleted, or
is only available from another source
E: Package w32codecs has no installation candidate

July 10th, 2008, 04:10 AM
Take a look at the Comprehensive Multimedia & Video How-to (http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=766683) thread.

July 10th, 2008, 04:29 AM
Thanks for this link... I feel kind of dumb now. Is that post stickied somewhere?

But I can play movies now! Even my obscure Soviet films like The Cranes Are Flying! YAY!

July 10th, 2008, 07:16 AM
Thanks for this link... I feel kind of dumb now. Is that post stickied somewhere?Don't go feeling dumb, we're all noobs at one time or another, just remember to share your knowledge when the time comes to help another noob. Yes it is stickied from what I remember, anyway its in the Multimedia section if you need to find it again.

But I can play movies now! Even my obscure Soviet films like The Cranes Are Flying! YAY!Oh I'm jealous. I want a copy of Stalin's Ivan the Terrible.