Installing Netrunner 14 rc

Hi Folks!
I’m working with Netrunner since two years, and I am very glad to use it. Okay, v4.2 has many little bugs but cleaning it and designing his own deskop outlook is much nice unter KDE. It runs rock stable, first time i’m using Linux.

As I saw v14rc1 for download, I installed it immediately and it runs round about well but with an obscure kmix problem. In my opinion a problem inside an early release of KDE 4.13.

But otherwise Netrunner 14 ‘Frontier’ for me runs very well and stable!

I copied the ISO with usb-creator-kde under Netrunner 4.2 to a stick and installed with it a free and prepared partition within 20 minutes. After a few preparations (deleting packages, configuring repositories, installing packages, configuring KDE) within an hour I had a fresh system where I’m very happy about it. Now I can copy all my files and other experiences from the old Netrunner system to the new one!

I’m glad to hear your liking the RC, I find Netrunner very stable and easy to use as well. Netrunner has become my new go to distribution for new installs. I’m currently using the standard edition for my customers that are not so computer savvy, and I use the Rolling release for the ones that have at least some Linux experience.

I discussed for me to install a second distribution for more fresh packages in repository. And as I saw this
I thought by me ‘wow thats it!’. The same Desktop for a first distro for daily use and a second distro for coding and to experiment.

Yea, I’m a long time arch user, but as I get older I haven’t the time or patients that I once did, then when I found Manjaro it was like I was home but then when Netrunner made their rolling release based on it I was like YES, finally. a rolling distro with KDE that I can get behind.

Let me ask. Is it necessary to install libdvdcss2 ? Or is there a replacement for? On the rc-ISO was it removed.

To answer your fist question the answer is YES.
To install libdvdcss2, first open a terminal and type these commands:
cd /usr/share/doc/libdvdread4
sudo sh

PS. In Netrunner Rolling libdvdcss is in the extra repository.
sudo pacman -S libdvdcss

Thanks a lot.
I just like the debian way.

$ sudo bash -c 'echo "deb /" |  tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/videolan-libdvd.list'
$ wget -O - | sudo apt-key add -
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install libdvdcss2

So this is inside the update process and not past the package management.
Maybe this is also helpful for people who would enhance their netrunner 14 system.

Yea, I never really cared for the Ubuntu way of installing libdvdcss either, adding the repository and key the way you suggested does seem much better. I have one question though, couldn’t that also be done from within the sources GUI?

I think this is not possible, because Muon-Discover runs the ‘apt-add-repository’ command, which installed also the needed key for the package management. ‘apt-add-repository’ is for adding PPAs.

In my opinion the stable repository of videolan is the better choice for netrunner/trusty. Because you have not mixed repos for vlc. But if you wish to install the ‘daily’ repo, than you can use Muon-Discover for that.

See also

No not Muon, I meant the default one that synaptic, etc. uses.

sudo software-properties-gtk

Well, at the end of day it doesn’t really matter as long as you can get installed and watch your store bought movies, right.