Just upgraded to the latest and greatest version of Kubuntu Linux yesterday, the Dapper Drake edition. Such a smooth upgrade path – just modify your
/etc/apt/sources.list file, replacing every instance of
dapper (back the file up first, of course), then you simply run the following commands:
sudo aptitude update sudo aptitude dist-upgrade
I left mine to download and upgrade overnight and the next morning I had a fresh install of Kubuntu Dapper! Easy. And everything was intact from before – NTFS partitions mounted, FireFox on latest version, etc.
Only one problem – my mp3s wouldn’t play in amaroK. Since I spent a long time trawling the web for the solution, I’m going to make life easier for you and show you how to set up mp3 support in Kubuntu:
- You need to add the Multiverse repository to
/etc/apt/sources.list. Add the line
deb http://nl.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ dapper multiverse. Apparently you modify the
nlpart to the country you’re in, so mine was
- I think you have to do a quick update here, so from a console window run
sudo aptitude update.
- When that’s done, run the command
sudo aptitude install libxine-extracodecs. This will install your mp3 support.
- Run amaroK. You should probably restart the sound server with
killall artsd, or reboot, but I found the mp3 support took effect straight away.
Anyway, I think that’s about right. Give it a go and see what happens, but remember to back stuff up, bless yourself (twice), and don’t blame me if it all goes wrong. I’m finding my way with this stuff too!