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hi, i'm using le2005 for less than 12 h so i m pretty bad.
I would like to install realplayer 10 which i just download and the file is now sitting there on my desktop. I am looking at him, he is looking at me and i m trying by hypnose to force him to install himself, obviously it is not working.
I would be greatful if someone could explain to me step by step , or even half step by half step how to do it !
it should just be a case of double clicking the icon in KDE world...
but lower down... open a terminal window. change to the directory the file is in and su to root. as root , run "sh ./realplayerwhateverthefileiscalled.binorsomething" and off it should go. realplayer doesn't like fitting in nicely with package management systems.
visit the real player website and download the instruction it would be very simple then
- Ensure that the .bin file you downloaded is executable. You can make the .bin file executable by running the "chmod a+x RealPlayer10GOLD.bin" command from a terminal window.(right clk ->open terminal)
- Run the .bin file by typing "./RealPlayer10GOLD.bin". Follow the prompts provided to finish installing the player.
- When you launch the player for the first time, a set-up assistant will take you through configuring your player.
Last edited by mohit dhawan; 06-15-2005 at 01:23 AM.
I'm assuming you're using KDE, but even if you're not, these instructions should not change much.
1. Click the KMenu (The bottom left corner of your screen, rather reminiscent of the windoze start menu)
2. Utilities > Terminal
This will open a terminal (certainly not to be confused with a browser). It will look similar to Windows Command Prompt (you'll quickly learn that while in windoze, cmd.exe can be your enemy, in linux, the terminal is your friend ^_^)
at the prompt. It will ask you for a password, give it the root password. (su is the 'super user' command, it lets you temporarily log in as root to make system changes)
4. Once logged in as root, type
chmod +x realplayer.bin
replacing 'realplayer.bin' with the name of the file you downloaded.
---------------------gui install (more complicated)-----------------------
Alternatively, if your scared to death of using the terminal, here's how you do it with the GUI:
1. Right click on the file, click Properties. Go to permissions, tell it to make the file executable.
2. Right click the desktop, > Creat New > File > Link to Application
3. Under The Application tab, click "Browse", find your realplayer.bin file.
4. On the same tab, click "Advanced Options".
5. Check the "Run in terminal" "Do not close terminal window" and "Run as different user" boxes. Fill in the user box with "root" (minus quotes, of course)
6. Click OK, Click OK again, then double click the little "Link to Application" that has now appeared on your desktop. It will open a terminal window, ask you for your password, (here put in the root password), and you will see "Real Player Installation starting..." or something similar. When it asks you a question, you should just hit enter to accept the default configuration.
Lastly, you'll need to make sure your web browser is equipped with the proper plugins. Mozilla is supported by realplayer (I don't believe konqueror is) RealPlayer should install its plugins to mozilla by default, so if you hit Alt-F2, type mozilla in the box that appears, and go to bbc radio, it should play!!
Originally posted by acid_kewpie no i don't. if i did, i'd have said so i mean a terminal.
you said terminal. okay, that means an orange.
i agree about mplayer. RP is okay, but the 10 player doesn't seem to play a good chunk of the RP content out there, complaining that the codec is too old, etc. so then you have to keep an RP 8 around, launch that, c&p the URL, etc. it's a real hassle (don't accidentally select what's in the address bar when you're pasting in the new url, your clipboard will get cleared! etc. )
Last edited by synaptical; 06-15-2005 at 09:18 AM.
I ve done some reading concedrning mplayer, i am really tempted. However it seem particularly difficult to install, or least for someone like me (at the mment ) if you think you could explain to me easily how to install it and are not scare to get much dumb question i am your man
I did follow your instruction concerning the terminal but could not make it did not recognize the file. However thanks to you very good explanation i succed by using gui. However the radio doesn t work. I can launch realplayer but i can t listen radio, mp3 or even cd ?? any ideas I checked in ./lib/mozilla or maybe ./mozilla/lib anyway itseem plugin are installed. Thank very much you were very clear in the process.
I am using mandrake linux limited edition 2005
I did had the assisstant , let hope i did not mess up during it
I tried to install mplayer, here what i va done :
-extract to new file namely mplayer
-right click on file /actions/open terminal here
and here the rest
any idea where the problem come from ?
[romain@localhost MPlayer-1.0pre7]$ ./configure --enable-gui
Detected operating system: Linux
Detected host architecture: i386
Checking for cc version ... not found
Checking for gcc version ... not found
Checking for gcc-3.4 version ... not found
Checking for gcc-3.3 version ... not found
Checking for gcc-3.2 version ... not found
Checking for gcc-3.1 version ... not found
Checking for gcc3 version ... not found
Checking for gcc-3.0 version ... not found
Checking for cc version ... not found
*** Please downgrade/upgrade C compiler to version gcc-2.95.x or gcc-3.x! ***
You are not using a supported compiler. We do not have the time to make sure
everything works with compilers other than the ones we use. Use either the
same compiler as we do, or use --disable-gcc-checking but DO *NOT* REPORT BUGS
unless you can reproduce them after recompiling with a 2.95.x or 3.x version!
Note for gcc 2.96 users: Some versions of this compiler are known to miscompile
mplayer and lame (which is used for mencoder). If you get compile errors,
first upgrade to the latest 2.96 release (minimum 2.96-85) and try again.
If the problem still exists, try with gcc 3.x (or 2.95.x) *BEFORE* reporting
GCC 2.96 IS NOT AND WILL NOT BE SUPPORTED BY US !
*** For details please read DOCS/HTML/en/users-vs-dev.html ***
Error: Bad gcc version
Check "configure.log" if you do not understand why it failed.
pokemaster, the gui method you gave me, does tit work for any software installation?
Hmm - not at all ^_^.. if you have something with a .bin extension, then it's a pretty good bet that method will work. Anything with a tgz, tar.gz, tbz, tar.bz2, etc extension is usually a source code installer (this is a tarball, compressed with bzip2 or gzip). rpm extension is just that -- an rpm installation.
you seem to have the basic understanding for installing a bzipped tarball (tar.bz2 or tbz), and gzip is much the same (just unzip with gzip instead of bunzip2)
as for the compiling, it appears you need gcc -- or at least an updated version of it.
From what I understand, Mandrake uses a utility called urpmi to download and install new packages. Lucky for you, they make a web frontend for selecting the commands, called Easy Urpmi http://easyurpmi.zarb.org/
thanks to your precious advice i can now listen some radios using realplayer. Realplayer is workng fine when i put a cd audio and also when i go on bbc website. Only problem is when i try to listen mp3 from my windows partition on the harddisc but i dont give a i can use totem.
Concerning mplayer i think i installed it, using rnd, Mandrake uses a utility called urpmi. however i can launch the programme and i can t listen france inter (which don t work anyway with realplayer).
could you tell me how to :
- make sure i installed mplayer correctly,
- hw to launch it