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Old 11-01-2004, 06:11 PM   #1
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Creating a launcher for mplayer


Hi guys I recently installed mplayer from source on my Slackware 10 OS, since i also enabled the gui function I tryed to create a launcher. I could not find a shell script that came with the source so I created my own. When I double click on it all it does is it opens the terminal and then it loads some stuff then all the windows close. Does anyone have a working shell script I can use? Help would be nice!
 
Old 11-01-2004, 06:33 PM   #2
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Well, you *could* install mplayer from linuxpackages.net as a start

as for a launcher, i'm not quite sure what that meens (my fault, not from your side), but you could just create a link to gmplayer.

Also, assign all movies (avi, mpeg) to open automatically with gmplayer (right click on them, open with -> other)

As for your script, posting a view of it might help find the problem.
 
Old 11-01-2004, 07:51 PM   #3
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wnaLinux, first what window manager are you using? All have different methos to create a shortcut.
A simple shell script would be something like:
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#!/bin/sh
echo "Hello world"
What you want to do with your script? Launch mplayer?
 
Old 11-01-2004, 08:07 PM   #4
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If you had a successful build and install of mplayer a symbolic link WOULD have been made in your /usr/local/bin or your /usr/bin depending on your --prefix=PATH option. That symlink link would be named `gmplayer' which is nothing more than a link to `mplayer`.
If your build and install with --enable-gui was successful then issueing the command `mplayer` in a console in the X enviroment WOULD launch the gui version.
 
Old 11-01-2004, 09:10 PM   #5
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Yeah the installaton was successful all I have to do to launch it from a console is typee in gmplayer, I will check the binaries to see if I have a link.
 
Old 11-01-2004, 09:19 PM   #6
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Well, I dont know what this means bbut this is what I get when I double cclick on the link.

wna@SlackPro6210:~$ gmplayer
MPlayer 1.0pre5-3.3.4 (C) 2000-2004 MPlayer Team

CPU: Advanced Micro Devices Athlon MP/XP/XP-M Barton 2168 MHz (Family: 6, Stepping: 0)
Detected cache-line size is 64 bytes
CPUflags: MMX: 1 MMX2: 1 3DNow: 1 3DNow2: 1 SSE: 1 SSE2: 0
Compiled for x86 CPU with extensions: MMX MMX2 3DNow 3DNowEx SSE

Reading config file /usr/local/etc/mplayer/mplayer.conf: Permission denied
Reading config file /home/wna/.mplayer/config
[cfg] read config file: /home/wna/.mplayer/gui.conf
Reading config file /home/wna/.mplayer/gui.conf: No such file or directory
vo: X11 running at 1024x768 with depth 24 and 32 bpp (":0.0" => local display)
Reading /home/wna/.mplayer/codecs.conf: Can't open '/home/wna/.mplayer/codecs.conf': No such file or directory
Reading /usr/local/etc/mplayer/codecs.conf: Can't open '/usr/local/etc/mplayer/codecs.conf': Permission denied
Using built-in default codecs.conf.
font: can't open file: /home/wna/.mplayer/font/font.desc
font: can't open file: /usr/local/share/mplayer/font/font.desc
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.
Using usleep() timing
Can't open input config file /home/wna/.mplayer/input.conf: No such file or directory
Can't open input config file /usr/local/etc/mplayer/input.conf: Permission denied
Falling back on default (hardcoded) input config
SKIN dir 1: '/home/wna/.mplayer/Skin'
SKIN dir 2: '/usr/local/share/mplayer/Skin'

So I dont know what I half to do from here. Any Ideas?
 
Old 11-02-2004, 05:16 AM   #7
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Quote:
Reading config file /usr/local/etc/mplayer/mplayer.conf: Permission denied
Reading /usr/local/etc/mplayer/codecs.conf: Can't open '/usr/local/etc/mplayer/codecs.conf': Permission denied
Can't open input config file /usr/local/etc/mplayer/input.conf: Permission denied
Try giving read permissions to others, not just root.
 
  


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