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Old 02-14-2004, 07:51 PM   #1
theonlylivinggo
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Can't Find/Run RealPlayer after install


I have just installed Red Hat 9.0 and I wanted to installed the Real Player 8. I downloaded from the site, renamed as they said, then rpm'd the package. Now, after about an hour of looking I found it in my /usr/lib files. At least, I found the RealPlayer8 folder. I 'cd' over to it and there is an executable file "realplay". When I execute it, however, it does nothing.
Any ideas what I should do? Get another player? If so, how do I get this one off my system. If there's a way to "fix" this problem, that would be nice.
Any help would be most appreciated.
Stuck in Seattle
Scott
 
Old 02-15-2004, 12:40 AM   #2
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The executable will be in /bin or /usr/bin
Try typing realplay in a console.
 
Old 02-15-2004, 06:48 AM   #3
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I did finally find the executable but it wouldn't run. Poking around on the Real Player's forum I found the following thread:

http://realforum.real.com/cgi-bin/un...collapsed&sb=5

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.
 
Old 02-15-2004, 07:02 AM   #4
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locate, whereis, find, grep, which
 
Old 02-15-2004, 07:33 AM   #5
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Thank you.
I'll be searching around....btw I like the JB signature although I prefer "my head hurts, my feet stink, and I don't love Jesus..." or "Why don't we get drunk and screw?"

Of course that may just be due to the fact that radio over-plays what they play and ignore a whole lot of alternative good stuff.

Anyway...thanks for the insight(s). I f I learn a new Linux thing every day, in a year I'll have learned 365 things!!
Cheers.
Scott
 
  


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