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Old 02-09-2009, 01:21 AM   #1
Marduk_the_12th
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Step by step procedure for installing Mplayer


Hello everybody!

I have downloaded mplayer onto Yellow Dog 6.1.from mplayerhq.com

The file shows up on my desk top screen.

How do I install this file?

Where do we go from here?

I need a step by step tutorial on how to install this or any other file onto YDL.

I can't make heads or tails of this operating system.

Thank you
 
Old 02-09-2009, 01:23 AM   #2
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Yellow Dog should have yum configured.
Why not try installing it through the package manager first?

yum install mplayer.
 
Old 02-09-2009, 01:28 AM   #3
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The package manager says there are no packages to unpack!
 
Old 02-09-2009, 01:36 AM   #4
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what is "yum" and how do I use it to install?
 
Old 02-09-2009, 01:40 AM   #5
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yum is the default package manager for Yellow Dog.

Code:
yum install mplayer
 
Old 02-09-2009, 01:45 AM   #6
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Thankyou!

I don't know where I am suppose to type this code yum install mplayer?

I don't know!

Do I type this in the terminal?

Last edited by Marduk_the_12th; 02-09-2009 at 01:48 AM.
 
Old 02-09-2009, 02:06 AM   #7
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Yeah you type the command in the terminal
You need to be root to install any package. So either su to root or use sudo if available.
 
Old 02-09-2009, 02:14 AM   #8
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Thank You

I right clicked on the mplayer file folder and opened it in the terminal and:

[Ted@localhost mplayer-checkout-2009-02-08]$ yum install mplayer
Loading "installonlyn" plugin
Config Error: Error accessing file for config file://///etc/yum.repos.d/yellowdog-base.repo
[Ted@localhost mplayer-checkout-2009-02-08]$

What does this mean and what do I do now?

Thank you
 
Old 02-09-2009, 03:51 AM   #9
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You are supposed to do it as super user as I said before.
Use
Code:
sudo yum install mplayer
 
Old 02-09-2009, 11:14 AM   #10
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Thank you

I typed in this command and:

[Ted@localhost mplayer-checkout-2009-02-08]$ sudo yum install mplayer
Password:
Sorry, try again.
Password:
Sorry, try again.
Password:
Sorry, try again.
sudo: 3 incorrect password attempts
[Ted@localhost mplayer-checkout-2009-02-08]$ sudo yum install mplayer
Password:
Ted is not in the sudoers file. This incident will be reported.
[Ted@localhost mplayer-checkout-2009-02-08]$


Which password does it want now?
None of my other passwords work!
What do I do now?
Thank you
 
Old 02-09-2009, 11:24 AM   #11
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In which case, use
Code:
su
As in:
Code:
su
<enter root password>
yum install mplayer
See also http://www.gagme.com/greg/linux/f9-tips.php#mplayer
 
Old 02-09-2009, 11:53 AM   #12
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Thank you

Mplayer has finally installed!!

Where is it?

How do I use it?

Now how do I use it to watch flv. files?

All I can seem to find is Totem and it wont open flv. files.

Wow!! this is confusing.

Thank again
 
Old 02-10-2009, 12:53 AM   #13
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It should usually get installed in Applications > Sound & Video.
If you do not see it there then right click the file and ask it to open it with Mplayer.
 
Old 02-11-2009, 04:45 AM   #14
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Hello Chaitanya

Even i'm new to linux i'm trying to install vlc palyer on my Linpus Lite V1.0.3 but unable.. i've actully followed the above process u have given but i get the command as

[user@localhost My Internet]$ sudo yum install vlc
http://ftp.iitm.ac.in/fedora/release...ta/repomd.xml: [Errno 14] HTTP Error 503: Service Temporarily Unavailable
Trying other mirror.
fedora 100% |=========================| 2.1 kB 00:00
primary.sqlite.bz2 100% |=========================| 4.9 MB 04:33
http://ftp.iitm.ac.in/fedora/updates...ta/repomd.xml: [Errno 14] HTTP Error 503: Service Temporarily Unavailable
Trying other mirror.
updates 100% |=========================| 2.6 kB 00:00
primary.sqlite.bz2 100% |=========================| 2.2 kB 00:00
Setting up Install Process
Parsing package install arguments
No package vlc available.
Nothing to do
[user@localhost My Internet]$
[user@localhost My Internet]$

Have i downloaded the correct vlc player -(http://linux.softpedia.com/progDownl...ml)-downloaded from this link... and got it extracted into a folder...

can you please guide me.. i Know nothing.. also i dont know the root password (got this notebook as a gift came fully loaded...) tride what u gv above 'sudo yum install vlc' that's the output

have i gone wrong somewhere.. pls help
 
Old 02-11-2009, 05:50 AM   #15
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Originally Posted by maxne View Post
Hello Chaitanya

Even i'm new to linux i'm trying to install vlc palyer on my Linpus Lite V1.0.3 but unable.. i've actully followed the above process u have given but i get the command as

[user@localhost My Internet]$ sudo yum install vlc
http://ftp.iitm.ac.in/fedora/release...ta/repomd.xml: [Errno 14] HTTP Error 503: Service Temporarily Unavailable
Trying other mirror.
fedora 100% |=========================| 2.1 kB 00:00
primary.sqlite.bz2 100% |=========================| 4.9 MB 04:33
http://ftp.iitm.ac.in/fedora/updates...ta/repomd.xml: [Errno 14] HTTP Error 503: Service Temporarily Unavailable
Trying other mirror.
updates 100% |=========================| 2.6 kB 00:00
primary.sqlite.bz2 100% |=========================| 2.2 kB 00:00
Setting up Install Process
Parsing package install arguments
No package vlc available.
Nothing to do
[user@localhost My Internet]$
[user@localhost My Internet]$

Have i downloaded the correct vlc player -(http://linux.softpedia.com/progDownl...ml)-downloaded from this link... and got it extracted into a folder...

can you please guide me.. i Know nothing.. also i dont know the root password (got this notebook as a gift came fully loaded...) tride what u gv above 'sudo yum install vlc' that's the output

have i gone wrong somewhere.. pls help
Dear Maxne,
Please do not hijack other people's threads. Even if your problem is similar to the one in this thread we start getting x-conversations and it becomes difficult to know who is saying what to whom. Try asking your question in a new thread with a good title like: "Need help installing vlc" and give as much information as you can relating to your problem and your system.
Cheers,
jdk
 
  


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