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2018-10-15 05:23:05 -0500 marked best answer How to play DVDs on Fedora 28?

I have an external DVD player that connects to my PC via USB port and while a DVD runs fine in it under Windows under Fedora I get to the menu (where I see the options "PLAY ALL", "EPISODE SELECTION" and "BONUS FEATURES") but if I select "PLAY ALL" or select an episode to play under "EPISODE SELECTION" I get the following error in Totem (GNOME Video):

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I get a similar error under VLC Media Player too. mp4, mkv and avi files run fine in both these media players, so I suspect it's not codecs related. I have also tried running it in Kaffeine, but that too fails (it freezes when I select PLAY ALL or I choose an episode to play under EPISODE SELECTION). lspci -k returns, if it helps:

00:00.0 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Family 17h (Models 00h-0fh) Root Complex
    Subsystem: Micro-Star International Co., Ltd. [MSI] Device 7b90
00:00.2 IOMMU: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Family 17h (Models 00h-0fh) I/O Memory Management Unit
    Subsystem: Micro-Star International Co., Ltd. [MSI] Device 7b90
00:01.0 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Family 17h (Models 00h-0fh) PCIe Dummy Host Bridge
00:01.3 PCI bridge: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Family 17h (Models 00h-0fh) PCIe GPP Bridge
    Kernel driver in use: pcieport
00:02.0 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Family 17h (Models 00h-0fh) PCIe Dummy Host Bridge
00:03.0 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Family 17h (Models 00h-0fh) PCIe Dummy Host Bridge
00:03.1 PCI bridge: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Family 17h (Models 00h-0fh) PCIe GPP Bridge
    Kernel driver in use: pcieport
00:04.0 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Family 17h (Models 00h-0fh) PCIe Dummy Host Bridge
00:07.0 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Family 17h (Models 00h-0fh) PCIe Dummy Host Bridge
00:07.1 PCI bridge: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Family 17h (Models 00h-0fh) Internal PCIe GPP Bridge 0 to Bus B
    Kernel driver in use: pcieport
00:08.0 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Family 17h (Models 00h-0fh) PCIe Dummy Host Bridge
00:08.1 PCI bridge: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Family 17h (Models 00h-0fh) Internal PCIe GPP Bridge 0 to Bus B
    Kernel driver in use: pcieport
00:14.0 SMBus: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] FCH SMBus Controller (rev 59)
    Subsystem: Micro-Star International Co., Ltd. [MSI] Device 7b90
    Kernel driver in use: piix4_smbus
    Kernel modules: i2c_piix4, sp5100_tco
00:14.3 ISA bridge: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] FCH LPC Bridge (rev 51)
    Subsystem: Micro-Star International Co., Ltd. [MSI] Device 7b90
00:18.0 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Family 17h (Models 00h-0fh) Data Fabric: Device 18h; Function 0
00:18.1 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Family 17h (Models 00h-0fh) Data Fabric: Device 18h; Function 1
00:18.2 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Family 17h (Models 00h-0fh) Data Fabric: Device 18h ...
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2018-10-15 05:23:00 -0500 commented answer How to play DVDs on Fedora 28?

I'll be ....ed, I was expecting this to be a dead end, as I thought libdvdcss was already installed, but this worked per

2018-10-14 21:52:31 -0500 commented answer How to play DVDs on Fedora 28?

https://gist.github.com/fusion809/6854d5fb0fc553409b577c5027c95808

2018-10-14 11:24:26 -0500 commented answer How to play DVDs on Fedora 28?

As for using libdvdread, I get: Playback failure: DVDRead could not read -1/4 blocks at 0x01. in VLC. libdvdnav gives th

2018-10-14 11:21:16 -0500 commented answer How to play DVDs on Fedora 28?

I received errors from your last two lines of code in that block (dnf config manager ..., dnf install ...), Error: No ma

2018-10-14 05:42:36 -0500 asked a question How to play DVDs on Fedora 28?

How to play DVDs on Fedora 28? I have an external DVD player that connects to my PC via USB port and while a DVD runs fi

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2018-07-21 12:16:38 -0500 marked best answer Is it possible to get DNF to install packages listed in a text file?

I am writing a shell script for installing Moksha (the E17 fork used by Bodhi Linux) on Fedora 23 and it would help if I could get DNF to install packages listed in a plain text file (.txt).

Such a text file might be formatted like this, for example:

autoconf 
elementary 
dbus-devel 
gettext-devel 
glib-devel
.  .   .

with each package name on a different line, if it makes any difference to DNF.

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2018-03-01 02:29:10 -0500 commented question Is it possible to just use a LTS kernel on Fedora?

I was hoping there was a LTS kernel provided by Fedora somewhere I hadn't looked. But if not maybe from a Copr, or some other third party repo. Or a nice automated build tool for creating your own custom kernel whenever a new kernel in the LTS series comes out. But alas it seems I'm out of luck.

2018-03-01 01:05:43 -0500 commented answer Is it possible to just use a LTS kernel on Fedora?

Wouldn't these regression tests only work if the system could actually successfully boot on the defective kernel? I've read the info at the link you gave, followed one of the links there (namely https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Kernel... ) and so far it seems like I actually have to be able to boot the problem kernel and be able to access the command-line to run these tests. When this problem I'm having with the 4.15.x kernels occurs the system doesn't boot to a system where I can actually open a terminal, not even an agetty terminal (i.e. those opened with Ctrl + Alt + Fn).

2018-02-28 23:38:51 -0500 edited question Is it possible to just use a LTS kernel on Fedora?

I do like Fedora, but for some bizarre reason the 4.15.x series kernel seems to not be working well with systemd for me. Several disk-related services (those that mount file systems based on the contents of /etc/fstab) fail and the system fails to boot. This isn't exclusive to Fedora either, for me Debian unstable, openSUSE Tumbleweed and Arch Linux face the same problem with the 4.15.x kernel, despite working fine on earlier kernels. Oddly systemd-free bleeding edge distros like Gentoo and Void do not seem to have this problem.

What I do know is that the 4.14.x and earlier series kernels work fine on Fedora. In fact I'm typing this from F27 running on the 4.14.18 kernel, so is there a way I can use the 4.14.x series kernels, while still getting bug fix and security updates (i.e. I don't want to just stay on 4.14.18 while new patches come out for the 4.14.x series) until this issue is resolved?

EDIT: To be clear, however, I only want the LTS of the kernel, everything else the standard Fedora versions. I thought this'd be obvious, but clearly I expect people to think more like me than they do.

2018-02-28 23:35:47 -0500 commented answer Is it possible to just use a LTS kernel on Fedora?

Oh and all I wanted to use the LTS of was the kernel. Everything else bleeding-edge. This is possible on the bleeding-edge distros Arch, Gentoo, Manjaro and Void. I was hoping a LTS kernel was available from somewhere like it is on these distros.