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can't keep ubuntu running stable. it will run for a while, then i'll suddenly get HAL initializing errors and the screen will lock up. i'll try to reboot and boot will fail.

can't get elive to boot after installing. works good as a live cd.

can't get freespire to install at all.

when ubuntu is running, i can't get dvd's to play in xine, gxine, ogle or any other media players, even with the codecs installed. infact, it's like the players can't even see the dvd drive. DMA is on, codecs are in.
 
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can't keep ubuntu running stable. it will run for a while, then i'll suddenly get HAL initializing errors and the screen will lock up. i'll try to reboot and boot will fail.

can't get elive to boot after installing. works good as a live cd.

can't get freespire to install at all.
sounds like hardware trouble
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when ubuntu is running, i can't get dvd's to play in xine, gxine, ogle or any other media players, even with the codecs installed. infact, it's like the players can't even see the dvd drive. DMA is on, codecs are in.
umm its b/c they don't. I'll make a guide as, it another error of assuming your hw
by ubuntu's development team
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DVDs will play on Ubuntu with all of those players. Probably just missing something.

I agree with general that the rest of the problem are probably hardware related. What are the specs on this machine?
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I can't find anything to go from the decktop
you need universe & multiverse repos
goto libxine package ->details and install all the suggested and recommended packages, i'll have to go look up the remainder of the roadbkocks but i think that should do it.
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well, dvd's played once before in ubuntu, but then i had multiple crashes. once i reinstalled, dvd's wouldn't play anymore.

the system is:
gigabyte k8nf-9
3200+ venice 939
1GB ram
sapphire x1300pro
nec 16x dvd burner
seagate 80gb hdd

the error i get in xine was "no input device "dvd". but the dvd showed on the desktop. the drive works fine, i used it several times to install ubuntu, elive and attempted install of freespire.
 
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and the libdvd3read is installed. however, when i try to run the second portion of the work around "/usr/etc/libdvdcss.sh" or whatever the directory is, it would come back as no such file or directory. yet, i installed libdvdread3 from both the terminal via apt-get and the synpatic package manager.

let me switch over to that system and i'll post all the errors.
 
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post your /etc/fstab and list all the "block devices" in /dev/
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ok, i was able to find a libdvdcss2 file and installed it. dvd will play now, but it's very choppy. an error comes up that my framerate dropped too low. when i run xine-check, i get an error that xine-conf and xine-control is not installed. i also get a message that there is no x windows accellerator and that my cpu has to do all the work, slowing my system.
 
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is your computer plugged in?
    
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not at all. does it need to be?
 
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