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Old 01-13-2005, 06:08 PM   #1
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MPlayer installation troubles again


I've been trying for awhile to know install a mediaplayer with mp3 support, so I looked around and found xmms. For some reason, in the configuration step, it doesn't find my GTK libraries, and I have 1.x.x and 2.x.x installed. So, I looked around for another media player and found BMP, which uses GTK2. But when I try to configure that, it gives me this error:
checking for X... no
configure: error: Cannot find X11 headers/libraries
I know I have X, so what directories do I need to add to my path for this installation to work? I've tried /etc/X11, /usr/X11R6/ (and various subdirs of that). This is pretty frustrating because since I've been working the last week on trying to install all the dependecies, so any help would be appreciated. If I can't figure this out before school starts again, I'll have to go back to Windows.

EDIT: Realplayer works, but I would still prefer not using it, since I hated it in Windows.

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Old 01-13-2005, 06:48 PM   #2
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You need the development packages for GTK and X to compile xmms (and pretty much any GUI app).
You can probably get binary packages for xmms and avoid compiling anyway.
What distribution are you using?

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Old 01-13-2005, 07:32 PM   #3
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Thanks, I'll try installing those libraries once I'm done installing k3b. I'm on Fedora Core 3.
 
Old 01-13-2005, 07:52 PM   #4
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Try 'yum install xorg-x11-devel gtk2-devel' as root, then try compiling xmms again.

Actually, try 'yum install xmms', then go to www.rpmseek.com and search for xmms-mp3.

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Old 01-14-2005, 12:56 AM   #5
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I tried your latter option, 'yum install xmms', and I also installed the mp3 plugin, but for some reason, I can't find the installed application anywhere. There's one xmms folder in /usr/share, but the only contents are a program that edits images (wmxmms.xpm) and a folder containing bluecurve.zip. Should I just try getting those libraries and compiling it myself?
 
Old 01-14-2005, 01:47 PM   #6
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'rpm -ql xmms' should show you which files were in the xmms RPM (and where they are). xmms is part of a normal Fedora installation, so it was probably already installed.

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