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Old 10-19-2003, 09:54 AM   #1
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GMplayer - will not start, compiled correctly AFAIK


I am running SuSE 9.0 Professional. I have just downloaded and installed the latest version of Mplayer (MPlayer v1.0pre2). The compile (with --enable-gui) went ok, I had installed codecs and fonts and a skin. I followed all the instructions and have installed the same way on other distros on this laptop.

If I run gmplayer from the command line I get:
MPlayer 1.0pre2-3.3.1 (C) 2000-2003 MPlayer Team

CPU: Intel Pentium 4/Xeon/Celeron Northwood 1995 MHz (Family: 8, Stepping: 9)
Detected cache-line size is 64 bytes
CPUflags: MMX: 1 MMX2: 1 3DNow: 0 3DNow2: 0 SSE: 1 SSE2: 1
Compiled for x86 CPU with extensions: MMX MMX2 SSE SSE2

Reading config file /usr/local/etc/mplayer/mplayer.conf: No such file or directory
Reading config file /home/ray/.mplayer/config: No such file or directory
[cfg] read config file: /home/ray/.mplayer/gui.conf
Reading config file /home/ray/.mplayer/gui.conf: No such file or directory
vo: X11 running at 800x600 with depth 24 and 32 bpp (":0.0" => local display)
Reading /home/ray/.mplayer/codecs.conf: Can't open '/home/ray/.mplayer/codecs.conf': No such file or directory
Reading /usr/local/etc/mplayer/codecs.conf: Can't open '/usr/local/etc/mplayer/codecs.conf': No such file or directory
Using built-in default codecs.conf
Font /home/ray/.mplayer/font/font.desc loaded successfully! (206 chars)
Failed to open /dev/rtc: Permission denied (mplayer should be setuid root or /dev/rtc should be readable by the user.)
Using usleep() timing
Can't open input config file /home/ray/.mplayer/input.conf: No such file or directory
Can't open input config file /usr/local/etc/mplayer/input.conf: No such file or directory
Falling back on default (hardcoded) input config
Setting up LIRC support...
mplayer: could not connect to socket
mplayer: Permission denied
Failed to open LIRC support.
You will not be able to use your remote control.
SKIN dir 1: '/home/ray/.mplayer/Skin'
SKIN dir 2: '/usr/local/share/mplayer/Skin'

Now I can see that mplayer.conf, config, gui.conf, codecs.conf, and input.conf do not exist (I have searched for them and cannot find them).

How can these be created and made usable? I would have thought that they would be created during the install. I would rather not try to report this as a bug just yet incase it's me being stupid.

Thanks in advance.
 
Old 10-19-2003, 10:02 AM   #2
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I'm not sure how you installed or what files you installed with but I needed these three files in order for it to install and run correctly:

mplayer-common (1192 KB)
mplayer-gui (1831 KB)
default skin package (213 KB)

I found these files here:


Mplayer install files


They also have instructions on how to install everything including additional codecs and skins.

rberry88
 
Old 10-19-2003, 10:08 AM   #3
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Rberry88, I installed from the zipped packages using ./configure, make, make install. The rpms may be the way to go - quick question, I use SuSE. I know it's an rpm distro, but are these RH specific? Maybe I'll just give it a go anyway.....
 
Old 10-19-2003, 10:23 AM   #4
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In the link I provided above for the Mplayer files you can find the same files for other distros. I didn't see anything that was distro specific while installing, you can try it and if it doesn't work just delete it and get the other files.

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Old 10-19-2003, 11:07 AM   #5
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Hmm, same error. I think that the original install is still hanging around. I think I'll try (as an experiment) uninstalling and deleting all traces of the previous installs and then try the 0.9 release.
 
Old 10-25-2003, 10:31 PM   #6
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Hey XavierP,

I have the exact same problem as you do. I used the instructions to compile gmplayer and get the same error.

I also tried getting rid of all instances of mplayer by running whereis mplayer and deleting all that show up.

Did you manage to fix your problem?
 
Old 10-26-2003, 09:40 AM   #7
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No - problem is still there. Since the command line version works, I am making do with that. But I do like the gui and wish I could get it sorted.....
 
  


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