Using synaptic I downloaded mplayer and opened it by clicking on the icon in the multimedia section. It worked mostly. I messed with the settings in config. Still only partial operation.
Today I crank up to continue troubleshooting and I can't get mplayer to open. I clicked on the icon, nothing. A newsgroup reply told me to try gmplayer on the command line. I did and this is what I got:
MPlayer dev-CVS--3.3.2 (C) 2000-2004 MPlayer Team
CPU: Intel Pentium 4/Xeon/Celeron Foster 2114 MHz (Family: 8, Stepping: 9)
Detected cache-line size is 64 bytes
CPUflags: MMX: 1 MMX2: 1 3DNow: 0 3DNow2: 0 SSE: 1 SSE2: 1
Reading config file /etc/mplayer/mplayer.conf: No such file or directory
Reading config file /home/duqu/.mplayer/config
[cfg] read config file: /home/duqu/.mplayer/gui.conf
Reading config file /home/duqu/.mplayer/gui.conf
I thought I could remove mplayer and start again, but when I did "rpm -e mplayerxxxxx.rpm The response was; mplayerxxxxxx.rpm is not installed.
A file search for mplayer returned 38 responses.