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Old 10-04-2005, 02:52 AM   #1
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Unhappy "Skin not found" problem from installing Mplayer in Debian/Sarge !!!


Dear all,

I am a very very and again very newbie in Linux. Now, I have installed

Debian/Sarge on my labtop and trying to get Mplayer work.

I chose to install by "compile from source" so I downloaded the tar file from the

Mplayer website and install it. Everything seems to work fine. I tried to launch

Mplayer (not graphical one) by using the command "mplayer" and it works. I

could play an mpeg file. But, unfortunately, when I tried to launch the graphical

version by using the command "gmplayer", it showed an error like this:

========================================================

Linux RTC init error in ioctl (rtc_irqp_set 1024):
> Permission denied
> Try adding "echo 1024 >
> /proc/sys/dev/rtc/max-user-freq" to your system
> startup scripts.

SKIN dir: '/usr/share/mplayer/Skin'
> [skin] file ( /usr/share/mplayer/Skin/default/skin )
> not found.
> Skin not found ( default ).

========================================================

Yes, I did "./configure --enable-gui" something like this already

The followings are the steps that I did when I installed the Skin:

(1) I created a directory in my home, e.g.:

~/the_user/my_skin/

(2) I downloaded the Blue Skin tar file from the Mplayer website and put into

"my_skin" directory

(3) I extracted the Blue Skin tar file, I got a directory named "Blue"

(4) I created the following directory to collect my skin:

"/usr/local/share/mplayer/Skin"

(5) I "cd" into the directory "Blue" and copied all files to the directory

"/usr/local/share/mplayer/Skin"

(6) After I used the command "gmplayer", it showed the above error

messages.

========== Problem solving 1 ===========

(1) To solve this problem, I first deleted all files in

"/usr/local/share/mplayer/Skin"

(2) Then, I added a directory named "default" into the above directory:

"/usr/local/share/mplayer/Skin/default"

(3) I "cd" to the directory "Blue" again, copied all files to the directory:

"/usr/local/share/mplayer/Skin/default"

(4) ran "gmplayer" again, right, it didn't work


========== Problem solving 2 ===========

(1) As the second step solving this problem, I remove all files in:

"/usr/local/share/mplayer/Skin/default"

(2) Created a directory named "skin" into the above one:

"/usr/local/share/mplayer/Skin/default/skin"

(3) I "cd" into the directory "Blue", copied all files into the directory:

"/usr/local/share/mplayer/Skin/default/skin"

(4) launched "gmplayer", yeeehaaaa, didn't work


========== Problem solving 3 ===========

(1) OK, then, as the third approach, I remove the directory "skin" in:

"/usr/local/share/mplayer/Skin/default/skin"

(2) Leave the directory "Skin" and "default" in the above directory tree empty

(3) I created a directory named "Skin" in:

"~/the_user/.mplayer"

(4) I "cd" to the directory "Blue", copied all files into:

"~/the_user/.mplayer/Skin"

(5) I ran "gmplayer" again, it showed the same error message


====================================================

Really don't know where to proceed now

Could someone suggest me how to deal with this, please

===================================================

For a summary again,

1. I use Debian/Sarge with kernel 2.6

2. I installed Mplayer by compiling from source and using "./configure

--enable-gui

3. I can use the command "mplayer" to play an mpeg movie, that's fine.

4. when I used the command "gmplayer", it showed this error:

======================================================

Linux RTC init error in ioctl (rtc_irqp_set 1024):
> Permission denied
> Try adding "echo 1024 >
> /proc/sys/dev/rtc/max-user-freq" to your system
> startup scripts.

SKIN dir: '/usr/share/mplayer/Skin'
> [skin] file ( /usr/share/mplayer/Skin/default/skin )
> not found.
> Skin not found ( default ).

=====================================================

even I downloaded and installed a Skin from the Mplayer website.


Thank you all in advance

Alez


P.S. sorry for a pretty long post, just would like to collect as much details as

possible.
 
Old 10-04-2005, 03:20 AM   #2
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If you compiled it from source with just
Code:
./configure --enable-gui
then it should be installed in /usr/local/share/mplayer. I think you have also mplayer that came with debian which is installed in /usr/share. Try to remove it first and then add the skins in the correct dir (/usr/local/share/mplayer/Skin)

Regards
 
Old 10-05-2005, 01:58 AM   #3
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Thank you Bathory,

Actually, I had to extract the "Blue" skin in the directory,

"/usr/local/share/mplayer/Skin/"

and then made a symbolic link for the "Blue" directory to

"default", and it's working now !!

Howevery, I still have a problem because I cannot get

some sound from Mplayer even I could play some music

from other software in Debian (which is called "cd

player")

Thank you again,

Alez
 
  


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