September 3rd, 2004, 11:08 AM
How to play DVDs on any x86 GNU/Linux distro
Terrell Prudé, Jr. from Linux.com has offered his expertise for those having issues watching DVDs from your favorite Linux distro. All and all, he did a nice job of breaking everything down into easy to digest portions of information that just about anyone can understand.
I used Slackware GNU/Linux v10.0 on an AMD Athlon, but the techniques apply to any distro on x86 hardware and even to BSD-based operating systems. I'll assume here that you are a user of GNU/Linux, that you're running the X Window System with some window manager (it doesn't matter which), that you know how to get to a command prompt and do basic directory navigation and file manipulation, and that you know what a symbolic link is.
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