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Ok here it goes..... Im still new to linux...I have installed RH9.0 on my laptop , I have gotten my home network, up and running . Able to share resources, among my other pcs, one running, 98SE, one running , XP Pro, and the other running dual boot, Mandrake 9.1 and XP Pro. The problem , I'm having is getting any type of media player working on my laptop. I have tried getting , mplayer working with no luck. And I have tried getting realplayer working with no luck.
I have dl the rpms for both, all of the other times I have been able to double clik on the rmp and it goes through the install process, and then I have been able to go to the run command and type it in and get it going .. But with realplayer, and mplayer .....it gives me the error of :
Failed to execute command: 'realplayer'
Details: No such file or directory.
Don't know where to look, for directory,or what to do next.. If anyone could help me, please let me know. All, help will be greatly appreciated.
I have dl, and installed yahoo chat with rmp and was able to get it going. I also have looked to see, if any media player came with RH9.0 distro. And for some reason , it seems like all the other items have came with it, like xmms,grip, and other items .. But no, media player.
With my mandrake box, there is xine, I think thats what it is called. Could be wrong. Newbie in need of help. Thanks....
Thanks, everyone for your help...I have gotten realplayer working.....thanks. I was just typing in the wrong command , at the run program prompt......thanks..for everything..... All the information was a great help. Working on getting mplayer working....... Thanks, again.
if realplayer is working ok, you'd do well to install mplayer from source, this *should* then detect the existence of realplayer and automatically link it's libraries into mplayer, meaning mplayer can then play real media files. handy
Ok, I have a question.??? Im new to Linux....What do you mean by source. Sorry , if it sounds like a stupid question. But , I was told once, the only stupid question is one not asked. Especially , if you don't know. Thanks, for any help.
Ok , here it is ....i have dl all the rpms for mplayer that I could find......everytime I go to install it , it tells me that I can't go any further because I'm lacking dependentcies....well, I go to install the dependentcies....and I cant do that either, because another dependentcy is needed......How can I fix this? Am I doing something wrong? Was just wondering......This is really getting to me. Am I doing something wrong? Don't know. Have been looking for other threads , for some information on this , subject ....will continue to look........
aaah depency hell striking again
not to worry, get yourself apt, a wonderfull program initially written by the debian people then ported to support rpm by caldera I think.
Enough history; apt will take care of depencies for you.
Apt automaticly downloads, installs & configures software for you.
Goto freshmeat.net and search for apt4rpm.
Search here for threads about apt and how to install & configure it, if needed.
There's also a nice frontend for it called synaptic, you might want to get that too.