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    Default SLED11 restricted format

    I have my original test version of sled11 which I installed when it was first released. I managed to install the required files for multimedia formats and everything works fine.
    The system has updated as updates have been released via the evaluation update code quite happily.
    I liked it and decided to get a sled11 license and install on my main workstation.
    About a month has passed since the test install and my fresh licensed install and I accepted all the updates on install.
    When I install the multimedia apps, only kaffeine will read multimedia dvds.
    Nautilus, brasero and totem say it is a restricted format and refuse to read it.
    Any ideas on what to look for?

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    Default Re: SLED11 restricted format

    You have added Packman for openSUSE 11.1 I assume and added libdvdcss from VLC manually?
    And have tried an Update all Unconditionally in Packman?

    Looked at SLED forum?
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    whych wrote:
    > I liked it and decided to get a sled11 license


    this is the openSUSE Linux forum...

    what you have is the commercial (non-free) Linux from Novell...yes,
    the open side and the commercial side are related, but NOT the same..

    though it may be helpful, imo you should ignore all advice you get
    here and, instead join the correct forum for your SUPPORTED software, at:

    'SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop (SLED) - NOVELL FORUMS'
    (http://tinyurl.com/5lcm75)

    it is my understanding that the openSUSE repos should NOT be used to
    service SLED or SLES...(someone please correct me if that is wrong.)

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    Default Re: SLED11 restricted format

    it is my understanding that the openSUSE repos should NOT be used to
    service SLED or SLES...(someone please correct me if that is wrong.)
    Officially - That would probably be true. However, it is widely practiced - The adding of Packman. At least that's my understanding and one which seems to be recommended in the SLED forum. And that forum is frequented by our OP.
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    > Officially - That would probably be true. However, it is widely
    > practiced - The adding of Packman. At least that's my understanding and
    > one which seems to be recommended in the SLED forum.


    ok...but, still i feel it necessary to wave their questions off from
    _this_ forum--and let them get the packman suggestion from the folks
    with SLED experience..

    i mean, i've too many times seen the first advice such a poster gets
    is to dump the old version, format and upgrade to 11.2 (or whatever)

    while such advice is well meaning, i've seen it come comes from folks
    with a full month of experience with Linux (and don't know there is a
    similarly named, commercial product with _real_ support and its own
    fora)..

    ymmv

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    Default Re: SLED11 restricted format

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    Yes, added everything as you would for opensuse. Only kaffeine will play dvds. Totem and nautilus report its a restricted access drive and won't mount it.
    The one click installs don't work for sled, so I did it all manually.
    On a standard fresh sled install with no updates, it all works.

    Once registered, the updates kill multimedia.
    When you put a mm dvd in the drive, you get this message:

    Cannot mount volume.
    Unable to mount the volume 'THE_FIFTEEN_STREETS'.

    Unable to mount THE_FIFTEEN_STREETS
    DBus error org.freedesktop.DBus.Error.NoReply: Did not receive a reply. Possible causes include: the remote application did not send a reply, the message bus security policy blocked the reply, the reply timeout expired, or the network connection was broken.

    Since I have a test system running on an evaluation code and a registered system, how can I check for the differences in the installation files? There has to be a difference in the updates that are pushed to an eval system and those for a registered one.

    SLED uses gnome as a default, and it seems like there is something missing or changed in the gnome updates.

    natural_pilot:
    I know this is the opensuse forum. I bought sled because I liked it and believe in keeping s/ware kosher. Otherwise, I have used suse/opensuse since version 4 or 5.
    Being restricted formats, Novell can't support it on the sled forum. They point you to fluendo who don't do dvds yet, or the packman repo.
    The problem is that there is no licensed linux app which supports restricted formats.

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    Default Re: SLED11 restricted format

    Really then, you need to take this back to the SLED forum and establish if updates differ in eval to licensed.
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    Will do. I'm not holding my breath though ;-)

    Maybe I should try their installation support and see how good it is!

    I'll post the outcome here to help others with a similar problem.

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    It's an odd one this. I understand though, you can use kaffeine though? What about mplayer/smplayer/vlc??
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    Default Re: SLED11 restricted format

    gnome-mplayer works fine.
    It just won't mount the dvd which is probaably why totem won't play it.
    Also brasero (sled) says it can't be copied without the correct pugins. I'll change this to packman's version and try again.
    gstreamer is all from packman.
    All very stange, since it all works on a fresh non-updated system and breaks when it updates. Trouble is there are too many updates now to do all individually.

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