[svlug] ubuntu 14.04 where are the wifi tables stored?

Scott DuBois rhcom.linux at gmail.com
Mon Jan 19 09:24:42 PST 2015


On Mon, Jan 19, 2015 at 02:09:08AM -0800, Rick Moen wrote:
> > I may have read this site, not sure, as I went through many sites,
> > instructions, and forums to find a working solution; still nothing
> > working. 
> 
> I have two pragmatic suggestions for diagnosis:
> 
> 1.  After installing the three needed libs, run 'ldd' (list dynamic
> dependencies) on the main vlc binary.  This will permit you to make sure 
> VLC is actually able to resolve them (or, more exactly, that the dynamic
> linker is able to find them for the binary at runtime).


rse at linux:~$ ldd /usr/bin/vlc
        linux-vdso.so.1 =>  (0x00007fff5e0fe000)
        libvlc.so.5 => /usr/lib/libvlc.so.5 (0x00007f64ab888000)
        libvlccore.so.5 => /usr/lib/libvlccore.so.5 (0x00007f64ab59e000)
        libpthread.so.0 => /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libpthread.so.0 (0x00007f64ab381000)
        libdl.so.2 => /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libdl.so.2 (0x00007f64ab17d000)
        libc.so.6 => /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libc.so.6 (0x00007f64aadf1000)
        libdbus-1.so.3 => /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libdbus-1.so.3 (0x00007f64aabaa000)
        librt.so.1 => /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/librt.so.1 (0x00007f64aa9a2000)
        libm.so.6 => /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libm.so.6 (0x00007f64aa720000)
        /lib64/ld-linux-x86-64.so.2 (0x00007f64abac4000)

You're going places now that I've never been so I have an 'idea' of what I'm
looking at but I'm not seeing the dependencies that should be there.

> 2.  Use an encrypted Blu-Ray issued no later than 2010 as your initial test
> case.  As I mentioned, encrypted Blu-Rays are deliberately a moving target:
> Our Lords in Hollywood designed the spec to be updateable in case cracks in
> the Digital Restrictions Management regime appear.  So, see if _early_
> encrypted Blu-Rays can be read, first.  If that's true but only more-recent
> ones are unreadable, then that's a wholly different problem.

I always grab old stuff. It's always more likely to work than the newer titles.

I also went back and looked at that link you sent me. I may have passed on those
instructions since they included a ppa. Yeah, just checked, not in my repo list.
Maybe I should just consider doing that?

> > I even tried scraping some files from the old Kubuntu backups and trying
> > to get blu-ray working on a Kubuntu VM as a workaround.
> 
> Just making sure (because I've been careful about my wording, and I'm pretty
> sure you haven't):  Your issue isn't Blu-Rays generically, but rather
> encrypted Blu-Rays, e.g., studio movies, right?  

Yes, I hardly ever use CD/DVD medium much anymore other than for boot disks and
watching movies.
 
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