How to install Enna Media Center in Ubuntu 9.10

Enna is a lightweight XBMC concurrent, developped by the GeeXboX team as its distribution brand new user interface. Enna allows you to listen to your favorite music, watch your movies and TV shows, browse through your personnal photos and read comics and mangas from over the Internet.

Few screenshots:

Available as a standalone application for any modern GNU/Linux distribution, it has already been packaged for Ubuntu 9.10 users.

Open the terminal from Applications menu -> Accessories -> Terminal  and run the following commands

For Ubuntu Karmic Users:

Edit /etc/apt/sources.list file
gksudo gedit /etc/apt/sources.list

Add the following lines
deb karmic main

Update the source list
sudo apt-get update

Install Enna using the following command:
sudo apt-get install enna

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24 Responses

  1. Speedy says:

    I’m a newbie. Can I get the dummies instructions?
    Do I do this in the terminal?

  2. A. J. says:

    Yup, you do this in the terminal. Whenever you see instructions that start with “sudo” you can be 99.99% sure it is something to be run via terminal.

  3. Zeroc00l says:

    Hi, I followed the instructions also from the Enna site, and I get an erroro from mplayer, it seems that the libraries are missed, strange, because mplayer functions well…..somebody has my same problem?

  4. Chris says:

    This isn’t working on 64-bit. Nothing happens when I open it and if I run it from the terminal, I get a bunch of warnings and an error:

    [libplayer/mplayer] Err: error during MPlayer initialization
    [Enna] [mediaplayer.c:936] Err: Mediaplayer initialization

  5. Zeroc00l says:

    It’s the same errorr I get when I start Enna from terminal……I want to use it primarly because I live in Enna, a city in the middle of Sicily, really awesome show it to my friends!

  6. Speedy says:

    OK good so I’m not the only having issues. I wonder if I will ever get this to work. Sometimes I wish i was geeker.

  7. Aok109 says:

    After installing the program in terminal, nothing happens when i tried to click on the program icon. I installed as the instruction stated. I have a 32-bit, Ubuntu 9.10

  8. Luis says:

    Worked fine for me in 64 bit Ubuntu 9.10. I did not really like it though but thanks for the tutorial, I’ll have to keep an eye out for future updates maybe it will get better with time.

  9. Mike Chelen says:

    Speedy, here ( ) is a 1-line version:

    echo “deb karmic main” >> ~/geexbox.enna.list && sudo mv ~/geexbox.enna.list /etc/apt/sources.list.d/ && sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get -y –force-yes install enna

  10. Patrick says:

    Add this repository
    deb karmic main

    than upgrade mplayer and the and the error [Enna] [mediaplayer.c:936] Err: Mediaplayer initialization
    will disappear

  11. Aok109 says:

    I got it to work. For some reason my MPlayer Media Player was not working so i did an upgrade on the MPlayer and got to work. Then install Enna and now it is working.

  12. Zeroc00l says:

    Thanks Patrick, now it works! ^_^

  13. Hulkus says:

    Hi, I’m from france and want to use Enna on my Karmic but I have the same issue “[Enna] [mediaplayer.c:936] Err: Mediaplayer initialization” when I launch this application. I had already update mplayer and it’s the same error ! Please help !

  14. Ben says:

    You really should have messed up your MPlayer installation. If “mplayer” starts well in a shell, there’s no reason it won’t work in Enna

  15. Aubrey says:

    I have been waiting on enna for a long time and it is great to see this release. It is really more of a multimedia desktop than a standard app.

    I should mention that, ironicaly given its heritage, this version is incompatible with e17 from the “official” e17 repos at due to library versioning issues. It does however work nicely with e17 built from current source code.

    Enna is a great demo of the power of the Enlightenment Foundation Libraries as a cross-platform development tool.

  16. Hulkus says:

    Sorry but mplayer works fine. What can I can do next ? (I have not the enna icon)

  17. Keba says:

    Hi there,

    Ive got a 404er error:

    > W: Konnte nicht holen 404 Not Found


    > W: Could not download 404 Not Found

    So, Id like to ask you, whether you could upload the .deb(s) for Karmic 64 Bit?

    Kind regards, Keba.

  18. Ben says:

    You probably badly copy/pasted.

  19. Keba says:


    Yep, that was the problem. Thanks 🙂


  20. sridhar pandurangiah says:

    I installed this Enna successfully but I am unable to find the option to change the city. The weather shows New York. I guess it should have read the city from the Ubuntu config but it doesn’t. Any idea how to do it.

    Best regards


  21. raamee says:

    How to install this in jaunty?

  22. cb81490 says:

    I cant get this to work i dont have the permissions to save the source list file every time i try to save it it says it doesn’t exist. I am assuming this is because linux only gives you permissions for your users home directory nothing else. i am a linux nube and need some help. Please and thank you

  23. Sridhar Pandurangiah says:


    sudo su
    Give your password (the password that you provided while installing ubuntu)

    Traverse to the specified directory and then perform the install.

  24. Josh says:

    joshua@Josh-Comp:~$ sudo apt-get install enna
    Reading package lists… Done
    Building dependency tree
    Reading state information… Done
    Some packages could not be installed. This may mean that you have
    requested an impossible situation or if you are using the unstable
    distribution that some required packages have not yet been created
    or been moved out of Incoming.
    The following information may help to resolve the situation:

    The following packages have unmet dependencies:
    enna : Depends: libecore-evas-svn-05 (>= but it is not going to be installed
    Depends: libecore-input-svn-05 (>= but it is not going to be installed
    Depends: libecore-x-svn-05 (>= but it is not going to be installed
    Depends: libedbus-svn-05 (>= but it is not going to be installed
    Depends: libedje-svn-05 (>= but it is not going to be installed
    Depends: libeet1 (>= 1.0.0) but it is not going to be installed
    Depends: libelm-svn-05 but it is not going to be installed
    Depends: libevas-svn-05 (>= but it is not going to be installed
    Depends: libvalhalla (>= 1.0.0) but it is not going to be installed
    Depends: libevas-engines but it is not going to be installed
    Depends: libevas-engines-extras but it is not going to be installed
    Depends: libecore-config-svn-05 but it is not going to be installed
    Depends: libecore-imf-svn-05 but it is not going to be installed
    E: Broken packages
    I keep getting this =(

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