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Old 12-20-2017, 12:55 PM
 
Location: Tulare County, Ca
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17.10 isn't an LTS and will only be supported for less than a year when you'd have to do an upgrade. So, unless it's a whole lot better than 17.04 which is supported until 2021 I think, you might as well stay with the 17.04. If the usb stick isn't working, you might try downloading the iso to a cd and installing that way. I haven't tried the Kodi, but if you get it to work, please come back and tell us how you like it.
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Old 12-20-2017, 01:03 PM
 
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I'm happy with Ubuntu Linux 17.04 LTS now that I've got the DVD player working. I've got 17.10 on a USB stick, but I'm unable to install it. I'm also having fun trying to get Kodi to work. Any ideas on both?
kodi requires you do download its depositories. and then you have follow their instructions exactly or it will not work. Now once you got that install, then pop in your DVD and should load up a option to play it. If not go to video and see your dvd their.
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Old 12-20-2017, 04:51 PM
 
Location: McAllen, TX
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kodi requires you do download its depositories. and then you have follow their instructions exactly or it will not work. Now once you got that install, then pop in your DVD and should load up a option to play it. If not go to video and see your dvd their.
Kodi does not require anything extra to play your own media. It plays media files and discs "out of the box" In fact that is what it was designed for in the first place. What you describe is actually called a "repository" and those are collections of add-ons that give you the streaming content among other things. There are different types of addons available, the most common being video addons. Kodi is meant as a replacement for Windows Media Center and originally started on the XBox, hence the name XBMC or XBox Media Center.
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Old 12-20-2017, 05:39 PM
 
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Kodi does not require anything extra to play your own media. It plays media files and discs "out of the box" In fact that is what it was designed for in the first place. What you describe is actually called a "repository" and those are collections of add-ons that give you the streaming content among other things. There are different types of addons available, the most common being video addons. Kodi is meant as a replacement for Windows Media Center and originally started on the XBox, hence the name XBMC or XBox Media Center.
i was being sarcastic.. lol. Depository vs repository.. geezz..

but yet it should play out of the box, but some linux distros wont allow it too. I have mint loaded up and have had federo that wouldnt play untill i had to download some missing libs.. So its all about getting it right..

btw kodi had their own linux flavor. Just not supported anymore
Kodibuntu - Official Kodi Wiki
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Old 12-21-2017, 11:07 AM
 
Location: McAllen, TX
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i was being sarcastic.. lol. Depository vs repository.. geezz..
I get it but that only works when both parties are privy. I don't know what you know and vice versa. I also don't know how much the OP knows.

The linux version looks supported to me. They are at 17.6 for Linux which is a current version.

https://kodi.tv/download

http://kodi.wiki/view/Installing_XBMC_for_Linux
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Old 12-21-2017, 05:32 PM
 
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I just upgraded to Ubuntu Linux 17.10. Not bad, but how do I get the clock at the top of the screen to change to the 12 hour format? I'm not really into military time.

Never mind, I figured out how to do it myself.

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Old 12-21-2017, 07:20 PM
 
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I just upgraded to Ubuntu Linux 17.10. Not bad, but how do I get the clock at the top of the screen to change to the 12 hour format? I'm not really into military time.

Never mind, I figured out how to do it myself.
yea i could never understood that.. but yet your learning..

feel free to post questions on how to do things if you feel the need to learn.. just remember SUDO Su.. are only to be use for apt-install stuff. .so dont run in Su mode unless it demands that you do.. beyond that security is tight and programs that work actually work..
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Old 12-21-2017, 09:55 PM
 
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So far 17.10 seems ok. 17.04 LTS offered to upgrade me on my own, so I went with it. It seems ok, but I'd prefer it if the trash can was on the tool bar.
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Old 12-22-2017, 01:22 PM
 
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So far 17.10 seems ok. 17.04 LTS offered to upgrade me on my own, so I went with it. It seems ok, but I'd prefer it if the trash can was on the tool bar.
You can create a launcher for it.
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Old 12-23-2017, 03:43 AM
 
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How would I do that? I don't mind it being on the desktop, I just keep it at the bottom.
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