I previously had RH8 installed and tinkered around with that for a little while. When an opportnity for a new hard drive came along I decided to ditch RH8 in favour of RH9.
Now still being a newbie and having installed relatively few RPM's I set about re-installing Mplayer which I had successfully done in RH8.
From what I remember in RH8 if I double clicked on the downloaded MPlayer file in the Gnome GUI it asked me for my root password (which it does in RH9 too) and attempts to install and then gives an error listing which applications Mplayer is dependant on. I would then of course download and install these too.
When I try the same thing in RH9 i.e. double click the downloaded file the installer windows opens (i.e. Preparing System Update etc) and the it disappears and nothing. No dependency error windows listing what is missing or anything!!
If I use the command line they are listed. What has changed in the Gnome GUI... I am forgetting something? Am I going mad?
It is several months ago now but I am pretty sure I was able to install GAIM in the same way......and it gave me a dependency list then?!?
Please help!! Thanks.