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Some questions and problems with Kubuntu 18.04.1


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#1 SuperSapien64

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Posted 12 August 2018 - 03:26 PM

I'm trying Kubuntu 18.04.1 in Virtualbox and I have some questions and some problems. First my questions when I select third party software during the installation why doesn't it allow you to play closed sourced audio files properly (there distorted)? Also the software center (Discover) why do you have to be so specific when search for certain apps such as Keepass2 and xdotool? Now on to my problem when I try installing the restricted extras it freezes on EULA screen when I try to click the OK button nothing happens same when I hit the enter button on my keyboard, so I'm forced to close the terminal and once I reboot my system I'm able to properly play closed sourced audio files (no distortion) but I cant install apps or updates. If I remember correctly the error message I get when trying install an app is something like can not obtain lock I forgot what the error message I get when I try installing updates. Just now when I tried installing Gimp again I got some type of notification in the system tray I clicked on that and it installed some package update that allowed me to install Gimp, but I'm not sure if this fixed my update issue.

 

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Posted 12 August 2018 - 04:47 PM

Not sure if this helps, but with the one in your screenshot, I believe you have to press the TAB key (once) to highlight "ok", then press enter.  That should take you to another grey box, where you have to use the arrow keys to select "accept" and enter.

 

Not sure about the rest :scratchhead:


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Posted 12 August 2018 - 05:30 PM

Not sure if this helps, but with the one in your screenshot, I believe you have to press the TAB key (once) to highlight "ok", then press enter.  That should take you to another grey box, where you have to use the arrow keys to select "accept" and enter.

 

Not sure about the rest :scratchhead:

Thanks. :thumbup2:  But it doesn't look like I need the restricted extras after all I tried a new installation of Kubuntu and I installed the third party software and when I first booted into it .wav and mp3 files weren't playing correctly but after applying the updates and rebooting the VM closed source files seem to play just fine now :) but I'll remember that I have hit Tab when that EULA comes for the restricted extras.



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Posted 12 August 2018 - 07:30 PM

Cool,  though I should point out that those instructions are for that particular screen (mscorefonts) as that's the only one like that I've to deal with.

 

 

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Posted 12 August 2018 - 09:12 PM

Either way I know now how to get pass that EULA screen.

I have another question. Is Kubuntu (Ubuntu) 18.04.1 compatible with Flatpaks out of the box or do you have to install the software for Flatpaks? :scratchhead:



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Posted 12 August 2018 - 11:34 PM

open the terminal and copy and paste this command.

 

sudo apt-get install libdvd-pkg

 

then press enter and then enter your password and then press enter.

 

while still in the terminal copy and paste this command and press enter.

 

sudo dpkg-reconfigure libdvd-pkg

 

 

close and restart you computer.

 

What you are trying to install is not necessary "restricted extras".


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Posted 14 August 2018 - 09:12 PM

@ The-Toolman

 

Thanks.

I have one more question. Will Kubntu receive updates for KDE applications for five years or three years? Because I know it will only receive three years of updates for the KDE desktop environment but I'm not sure about KDE apps.



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Posted 16 August 2018 - 10:37 PM

@ The-Toolman

 

Thanks.

I have one more question. Will Kubntu receive updates for KDE applications for five years or three years? Because I know it will only receive three years of updates for the KDE desktop environment but I'm not sure about KDE apps.

It appears Kubuntu 18.04 is only supported for 3 years.

 

https://wiki.ubuntu.com/BionicBeaver/ReleaseNotes/Kubuntu

 

https://www.dedoimedo.com/computers/kubuntu-beaver.html


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Posted 17 August 2018 - 06:35 PM

 

@ The-Toolman

 

Thanks.

I have one more question. Will Kubntu receive updates for KDE applications for five years or three years? Because I know it will only receive three years of updates for the KDE desktop environment but I'm not sure about KDE apps.

It appears Kubuntu 18.04 is only supported for 3 years.

 

https://wiki.ubuntu.com/BionicBeaver/ReleaseNotes/Kubuntu

 

https://www.dedoimedo.com/computers/kubuntu-beaver.html

 

Yes Kubuntu has three years for the KDE desktop support but it will continue to have support for Ubuntu updates for five years as MadmanRB explained to me: https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/681457/i-heard-there-are-problems-with-ubuntu-1804/#entry4544628

 

The thing I want to know is will Kubuntu continue to have updates for five years for KDE based apps? Cause I know it will for apps such as Firefox.



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Posted 17 August 2018 - 08:20 PM

The thing I want to know is will Kubuntu continue to have updates for five years for KDE based apps? Cause I know it will for apps such as Firefox.

 

That I can't answer.

 

Perhaps someone who uses Kubuntu 18.04 will be able to answer that.


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