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did you ever try killing the rpm process and then removing the __db.* files in /var/lib/rpm?
or did you try installing the rpm from command line? or did you just double click it within X...
if you didn't try the command line then give that a go, and if you did then try what i originally said, and if you tried everything i listed here, then i am speechless :P
DrOzz, i did try command line i've tried a lot of things to fix the rpm situation i posted a thread a while ago called rpms won't install or something
i don't know what the hell is wrong but redhat 9 is messed up and i hate it
well i actually got xine working sort of..
it played one .mpeg file and then after i closed it it won't work anymore
if i click on a file and open it with xine .. xine pops up for a split second and then disappears.... anyone know how to fix THAT?
actually i just tried xine in a shell and got this:
[i_is_cat@h24-70-70-13 i_is_cat]$ xine
This is xine (X11 gui) - a free video player v0.9.8
(c) 2000, 2001 by G. Bartsch and the xine project team.
Built with xine library 0.9.8 [Thu 14 Mar 2002 10:35:25]-[gcc version 2.96 20000731 (Red Hat Linux 7.2 2.96-107)]-[Linux 2.4.9-21smp i686].
Found xine library version: 0.9.8 (0.9.8).
Display is not using Xinerama.
WARNING: current display depth is 24. For better performance
a depth of 16 bpp is recommended!
video_out_xshm: video mode depth is 24 (32 bpp), TrueColor, not swapped,
red: 00ff0000, green: 0000ff00, blue: 000000ff
yuv2rgb: using MMXEXT for colorspace transform
load_plugins: video output plugin XShm successfully loaded.
audio_oss_out: Opening audio device...
audio_oss_out: using device >/dev/dsp<
audio_oss_out: opening audio device /dev/dsp failed:
Resource temporarily unavailable
load_plugins: audio output plugin /usr/lib/xine/plugins/xineplug_ao_out_oss.so: init_audio_out_plugin failed.
main: the specified audio driver 'oss' failed
oh and i should mention i did have audio support the one time it worked..
Some other program is probably using /dev/dsp. I had this problem because of arts, the KDE sound server. Xine has an output plugin for arts, just run "xine -A arts" or if your using the Gnome sound server use "xine -A esd"
Originally posted by Chinaman I don't understand what to do with apt
Apt downloads packages and resolves dependencies for you automatically. For example, you can type "apt-get install xine" and it will download and install everything you need. For DVD's you can also try mplayer and ogle.