mplayer installation error and acrobat reader
I took someone's advice from one thread about mplayer installation, which said I should use apt and synaptic to install it. Wow, what a great software synaptic is..I wish I had known it before.
I got the synaptic working fine, but everytime I tried to open a video file, there is a Fatal Error message, which says "Error opening/initializing the selected video_out (-vo) device".
Then I tried playing mp3s, and it works.
Is it because of the video card driver? I'm using ELSA FALCOX 920 FX, which uses ATI Radeon chips. I downloaded the VIDIX - RADEON driver, installed it, but nothing fixed.
FYI, my PC is under RedHat 9
Another things is, why sometimes my synaptic suddenly closes itself? So does my xine...
As of the acrobat reader, I couldn't make a link of it in my panel. How do I make shortcuts like those in the start menu of Windows?
Anyway, I'm a total newbie, and was a heavy Windows user, still am actually, so please bear with me, and explain anything slowly, step by step...Thx a lot..