I did finally find the executable but it wouldn't run. Poking around on the Real Player's forum I found the following thread:
Here it explained that on Red Hat 9.0 Linux the Real Player 8 won't run because of "the new Posix thread model." I don't know what that means, but the users did have a fix. So if you're having the same problem, anyone? Anyone? Bueller? This thread has the fix... Works like a champ. It would have been nice if RealPlayer mentioned this problem at their download site, but you can't have everything.
Thanks for your help.
One last question: from a user account in a shell (terminal), is there a query command that can seek systemwide for a file, ( i.e. "find Real*.*)?
That would be nice.