So i had to reinstall loki because my harddrive dies, but i forgot to check the 3d-party apps box but i really want the 3d-party apps. Is there any way for me to enable 3d-party apps after the installation? Also, i don't want to reinstall elementary because i have a lot of data on it and don't want to wait 3 hours for the backup to be made, then reinstall and then reinstall my backup.

Thanks in regards, Davin

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Open a terminal and type:

sudo apt-get install ubuntu-restricted-extras

The next time I suggest you use a meaningful title for the problem :)

  • it gives this error: pastebin.com/MHVDqWmG
    – user7151
    Nov 5, 2016 at 14:06
  • also, the title was a placeholder but forgot to edit it afterwards :-)
    – user7151
    Nov 5, 2016 at 14:09
  • @DavinMiler Check your ouput. In the terminal type "sudo apt-get -f install" first and then "sudo apt-get install ubuntu-restricted-extras"
    – Gorgo
    Nov 5, 2016 at 14:44
  • Nevermind, i just had to install the software update
    – user7151
    Nov 5, 2016 at 14:50

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