Monday, 21 February 2011


A couple of chores that I hadn't got around to on the laptop install of Karmic.

Install msttcorefonts

sudo apt-get install msttcorefonts

After installing, refresh the cache:

sudo fc-cache -fv

This installs the restricted MS fonts (Times New Roman, Trebuchet MS, Verdana, etc) and makes them available in programs such as Open Office.

Install DVD Codecs

Proprietary DVD won't play on native Ubuntu, you have to add some restricted codecs to make Movie Player work.

sudo apt-get install ubuntu-restricted-extras

Then install libdvdcss2 using:

sudo apt-get install libdvdread4

If you get a message informing you that the latest package is installed, just proceed with:

sudo /usr/share/doc/libdvdread4/

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