I have installed Real Player 8 on my new RedHat 9 installation and I can not get it to launch. I have experimented with several other versions of RedHat, and other distros as well, and I have never had this problem. Each time I click on a Real link in a website or try to launch the player as a stand alone, it hangs and I have to go in to the system monitor to kill the process. I have uninstalled and reinstalled several times with the RPM. I tried using the .bin file that was available, but received an error message saying that the system could not read the file.
Has anyone else had this problem with RedHat 9? Also, is there a reason RedHat does not have Real Audio, Java, and Flash ready to go out of the box. With all of the good things that they do, it makes no sense to me that they would leave something as major as essential browser plugins out of the initial installation.
Please advise, and thanks in advance for your help.