Want to play multimedia? Want to get Flash and Java? All that stuff used to be a pain in the ass to get going in Linux.
Don't worry. It's only three, easy steps now.
1. Enable the Universe and Multiverse repositories
The software we need isn't officially supported by Ubuntu, but it's on their servers. We just need to tell Ubuntu 7.10 to start looking there.
Go to System -> Administration -> Software Sources and click the Universe and Multiverse entries, as seen in the screenshot below.
2. Install all the codecs and plugins
It's as simple as clicking this link:
Ubuntu Restricted Extras
This will install the Ubuntu Restricted Extras package from the Ubuntu repository (no, you're not downloading anything from here). Type in your password, and you're done.
3. Install DVD playback
The only other thing to mess with is DVD playback. Simply hit ALT-F2 to bring up a command prompt and copy this line in:
You're done and Ubuntu 7.10 should do everything with multimedia that you ask it to do.