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Old 05-24-2006, 03:04 PM   #1
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Angry MPLAYER made easier?


All I want is to install MPLAYER on my Suse 10. However, it then tells me I need this...which need that...which of course first need that other thingy, which of course requires I get that other thingy! OMGIH!!!!!!! Isn't there a simple way for me to download the dang thing without feeling like I'm trying to discover the secrets of the universe?

Oh, and why does it keep saying when I'm trying to install some of these that it wasn't found on the media? This is when I'm using YAST to install an RPM I downloaded.
 
Old 05-24-2006, 03:21 PM   #2
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Are you just complaining about it or do you want help? Because you provided NO helpful information that can help us troubleshoot it for you.
 
Old 05-24-2006, 03:55 PM   #3
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enable or add the pacman repository in YAST.

PackMan.Links2Linux.org
http://packman.links2linux.org/?action=046

W32codecs For 10.1 - SuSE Linux Forums
http://forums.suselinuxsupport.de/in...0&#entry168420
 
Old 05-25-2006, 10:04 AM   #4
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Thanks, craigevil...I'll try that.
 
Old 05-25-2006, 10:14 AM   #5
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Umm...Craigevil, could you perhaps baby-step me though this? How do I add it as a repository in YAST? Then what do I do?
 
Old 05-25-2006, 10:59 AM   #6
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Now I have a new problem. I just updated the kernel via YAST and now it won't boot up into init5. When I try to startx, it gives me the message that it can't find the nvidia kernel.
 
Old 05-25-2006, 12:11 PM   #7
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Quote:
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Now I have a new problem. I just updated the kernel via YAST and now it won't boot up into init5. When I try to startx, it gives me the message that it can't find the nvidia kernel.
Welcome to the fun world of YAST.

I had the same problem several times, I finally gave up. I am of the mind that using the "online update" to update the kernel breaks things. As a matter of fact PClinuxOS did the same thing. Maybe its a RPM problem?

I am guessing the problem is dkms isn't starting at boot.
Try setting your video to vesa when you boot.
Either by video=vesa or xmodule=vesa that should let you boot without trying to use the nv kernel.

Take a look at:
List of various rpm sources for Yast
Finding RPMs - SUSE Wiki
http://susewiki.org/index.php?title=...s#YaST_Sources

Instructions on how to add a source to Yast.
Add YaST Source - SUSE Wiki
http://susewiki.org/index.php?title=Add_YaST_Source
 
Old 05-26-2006, 01:29 PM   #8
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Will do. Thanks again. Sorry it takes me so long to respond. I'm limited right now on my computer access.



UPDATE: Negative on the vidio=vesa and xmodule=vesa. It is still trying to use nvidia.

UPDATE to my "UPDATE": I downloaded the nvidia driver in my windows partition and then re-installed the driver in linux. I am up and running. Now, How do I get the mplayer going? It keeps saying it isn't on the media. Ahhh..never mind....you already answered that with the links. Thanks again.

Last edited by Morbid; 05-26-2006 at 02:09 PM.
 
Old 05-26-2006, 02:47 PM   #9
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What is Pacman exactly? Oh, and what does "installation source not refreshed" mean?

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Old 05-27-2006, 06:21 PM   #10
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Packman is a collection of codecs that help you play music files and that other programs can use such as mplayer from what i can understand

use the guide in this link, it worked perfect wid me

http://www.saunalahti.fi/~pirisisi/tips/Linux/dvdplay/

once you have done everything there, search for mplayer in yast's software manager, it should be there, check it and click next to install it

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Old 05-28-2006, 12:53 PM   #11
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Great....Thanks for the response. Do you happen to know why it keeps saying the installation source is not refreshed? I checked and made sure the "refresh" was on for those sources...but it still gives me that blasted message.
 
Old 05-28-2006, 06:06 PM   #12
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I dont kno because it never happened wid me
 
Old 05-30-2006, 01:25 PM   #13
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Dang....Why do I always seem to have the "weird" problems? Thanks in any case. I guess I'll just have to experiement again.
 
  


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