I did have a hard time loading mplayer & gmplayer. How would I go about uninstalling it so I could install it the correct way?
That depends, how did you install it? If you installed it from rpm then there'll be an unistall command in rpm. I don't know what it is, though (try man rpm
). If you've installed it from source then if you've kept the source code around that you used to install it then you can do a make uninstall
. This only works if you're using the EXACT SAME SOURCE. In other words, you can't have deleted the directory containing the compiled source and then re-extracted it.
Where do I find the manual? I have tried every version of "mplayer -man" I can think of but no luck
I've actually given you then answer above. For just about any command/application you can type man <command/application name>
and the manpage will come up. You can also use info
instead of man
and possibly get a different set of help. So, for this example you will need to type man mplayer
Oh, may I recommend an install from source if you haven't already. Mplayer pre-compiled binaries are usually crippled due to some copyright issues or whatever. It runs MUCH better having compiled from source.