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Old 12-05-2004, 07:27 PM   #1
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MPlayer GUI errors


Having trouble getting the GUI for MPlayer to work. It just doesn't show up.

The console says this and then nothing more:
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[cfg] read config file: /home/shadowmetis/.mplayer/gui.conf
vo: X11 running at 1280x1024 with depth 24 and 32 bpp (":0.0" => local display)
Failed to open /dev/rtc: Device or resource busy (it should be readable by the user.)
SKIN dir 1: '/home/shadowmetis/.mplayer/Skin'
SKIN dir 2: '/usr/local/share/mplayer/Skin'
Upon closing the console I get this error in a popup message:
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MPlayer interupted by signal 1 in module: unknown
Followed by this error in another popup message:
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- MPlayer crashed. This shouldn't happen.
It can be a bug in the MPlayer code _or_ in your drivers _or_ in your gcc version. If you think it's MPlayer's fault, please read
Docs/HTML/en/bugreports.html and follow the instructions there. We can't and won't help unless you provide this information when reporting a possible bug.
EDIT:
Also, as far as I can tell, gui.conf does not exist in the specified directory, though it does contain a config file.

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Old 12-05-2004, 07:42 PM   #2
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Its best to copy the example conf files from the source directory I believe will be in the etc directory portion over and configure to suit your needs, otherwise you'll need to create some of these conf files from scratch.
 
Old 12-05-2004, 09:31 PM   #3
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The gui.conf file doesn't even exist. I checked the whole computer and it's nowhere.
 
Old 12-06-2004, 09:40 AM   #4
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RTC links to a file another directory called RTC. I have opend the permissions to both and I still get the error.
 
Old 12-06-2004, 01:33 PM   #5
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Ok, I tried to move the rtc file. It said it could not be read, even though the permissions are open. Does this mean the file is corupt or something? Would reinstalling help?
 
Old 12-06-2004, 02:24 PM   #6
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rtc is a /dev/ entry. you can't move it. gui.conf is optional. you don't need it.

step back a little... try playing a video file from the console "mplayer blah.avi" see what that does. if that works and the gui doesn't, then it's somethign in the gui most likely... run gmplayer but add "-v -v" to the command line, to see more information abuot when it crashes.
 
Old 12-06-2004, 03:39 PM   #7
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People that does not read the documentation for MPlayer will always get those errors when loading up gmplayer. For gmplayer to work, you need to pick a skin from MPlayer's site and extract it to a certain directory.
 
Old 12-06-2004, 07:48 PM   #8
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MPlayer works fine, I ran gmplayer -v -v and the only thing that seems like it could be causing the problem is /dev/misc/rtc which is what /dev/rtc links to. Does anyone know how I can replace this file?
 
Old 12-08-2004, 01:23 PM   #9
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Old 12-08-2004, 01:35 PM   #10
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i already said, you do NOT need /dev/rtc.

try runnign gmplayer thorugh the gdb debugger and when it crashes look at teh backtarce, which may identify a particular weak point.
 
Old 12-08-2004, 06:02 PM   #11
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I've never used gdb before and I don't exactly understand the manual. Can you tell me what the commands are?
 
  


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