I'm trying to install MPlayer on RedHat 9 [ I have RH9 and XP dualbooted, Currently posting from XP ] and I keep getting file not found errors.
The command the readme says to use.
[root@localhost root]# rpm -Uvh mplayer-common-0.90rc3-1.i386.rpm mplayer-gui-0.90rc3-1.i386.rpm mplayer-skin-default-1.6-3.noarch.rpm
error: open of mplayer-common-0.90rc3-1.i386.rpm failed: No such file or directory
error: open of mplayer-gui-0.90rc3-1.i386.rpm failed: No such file or directory
error: open of mplayer-skin-default-1.6-3.noarch.rpm failed: No such file or directory
The command I use since the above dosn't match the filenames
[root@localhost root]# rpm -Uvh mplayer-common-1.0pre3-1.i386.rpm mplayer-gui-1.Opre3-1.i386.rpm mplayer-skin-default-1.02.noarch.rpm
warning: mplayer-common-1.0pre3-1.i386.rpm: V3 DSA signature: NOKEY, key ID 75aa026a
error: open of mplayer-gui-1.Opre3-1.i386.rpm failed: No such file or directory
error: open of mplayer-skin-default-1.02.noarch.rpm failed: No such file or directory
Yes I have all these files in /root
I follow the instructions in the readme and they just always fail. This is kinda flustering me, since I'm a newb :P and want to make my distro more usuable so I can use it with out having to rely on XP for things, suich as movies, dvds, ect ect.
Anyone have any ideas?
Second question, I was told Gentoo is a better distro for a n00b, Since I've done nothing yet on RH9, it would be no big deal if I had to switch..
What I want to know is, Is gentoo really a better beginer core than RH?
I'm not some computer newbie, I've been using PCs since 3.11, I just finally got a machine that I can get linux to install on without problem and want to learn how to use it.