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Old 07-08-2003, 09:07 AM   #1
Zarik
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I have just installed MPlayer, the Movie Player for Linux. rpm
but I want to add a link to my desktop ... where is it hidden in RH9
I can not find it ....Heeeeellllllllppppppp........

Cheers
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Old 07-08-2003, 09:13 AM   #2
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If you can use it correctly, and it's starting (meaning you can open up a console and play it) then you'll need to make sure gui mplayer (gmplayer) is also installed and working. Once that is, then you can make a desktop shortcut to it.

However, making one to mplayer itself won't help, it requires information such as the file to be played to work

Gmplayer on the other hand is probably what you are after, or are thinking about. Check out a search on this site about gmplayer, you'll be surprised at the amount of threads you find. Once you get that installed, just as you do any other desktop link, create one to gmplayer (not mplayer).

HTH

And in the future, to find where an application lives use the whereis command;
whereis gmplayer
Will reveal it's full location with PATH.

Cool
 
Old 07-08-2003, 09:13 AM   #3
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If your using gnome, right click on desktop, new launcher, Name: Mplayer,
command: mplayer, choose an icon, at least that's all it should be.

gmplayer is something to note as above post but as far as I remember though if it's originally compiled with gui and config file has gui-enabled it'll pop up anyway. I've gone all xine.

Last edited by Looking_Lost; 07-08-2003 at 09:16 AM.
 
Old 07-08-2003, 09:17 AM   #4
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I had a similar problem when I installed the rpms for lineakd, a utility to try and make use of the extra buttons on an "Internet Keyboard", and I found that it RH9 installed it in '/user/local/bin'. This may be where your program got installed.

To make a shortcut on the desktop (hopefully you're using GNOME as I don't know if this works in KDE), right click on the desktop, and select "New Launcher" This will show a dialog box where you can enter a name for your shortcut (Name), and then type the command that will launch the application (Command). I know for programs like mozilla and lineakd (the app I installed), the command is simply their name + any arguments that are required.

You can also select an icon for your shortcut by clicking on the "No Icon" box and selecting one.

Hope this helps.
 
Old 07-08-2003, 09:20 AM   #5
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Hi

I have tried whereis and all I got was mplayer:
and I tried the link but no joy.
If I could find its dir I'll be fine.

Cheers
Zari
 
Old 07-08-2003, 09:22 AM   #6
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Without gmplayer using an "icon" to start mplayer won't suffice.

mplayer requires arguments. gmplayer on the other hand doesn't, it starts up like an app and waits for input from you using the mouse to open files and play them.

You'll need to install mplayer-gui rpm's for your distro as well, you might find some at www.rpmfind.net

HTH

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