If it's installed properly, then you should just be able to click the start button, where you should find an option for "run command".
Just click that and when the run command box appear's, you just type "realplay" (no quotes) and that should kick the executable.
If it then start's ok, I'd right click on a desk top area, and follow create new>file>link to application.
When the link to application box is open, on the general tab, type in realplayer for the title, then click the excutable icon, which will open the available icon's box - you'll probably want to look in the applications section, because if real player installed properly, then you should have an icon there - select the realplayer icon, and OK.
then on the applications tab of "link to application", put "realplay" (again, no quotes) in the command box and just hit ok for everything else and you've got it as a desktop shortcut.
Erm, this description is for using kde by the way.
You could also have a quick look at the menus, because if the rpm installed ok (as far as you can tell that is), you may find it in multimedia>video on your start menu (that's where it is with my mandrake 10 powerpack). If it is there, you could just drag and drop for a desktop or taskbar icon to start it.
Last edited by bigjohn; 06-12-2004 at 11:47 AM.