Originally Posted by jtsn
Just a hint: It would be wise to open a new thread for a new problem. Also marking a working solution, so a thread becomes [SOLVED] helps others using the forum.
You're right, Thanks. Installing Samba Solved the MPlayer GUI Initialization Problem. Hope this thread helps lots of folks finish their MPlayer Installation and Configuration with more ease and joy than I did, as it is current & consolidated.
MPlayer-20110624-x86_64-1alien.tgz is the last 13.37 build that provides excellent DVD Play as a fully codec featured package for both Slackware64 & Slackware-13.37. Download from here:
MPlayer crashed Xfce when I tried to start DVD Play
ctr + alt + backspace
Placed me at at the error screen and then I went to a new login screen.
After having created a ~/.Mplayer/config I put this in it to start:
I, crashed Xfce by trying to open DVD Play - clicking 'Open Disc' from the inital GUI menu in combination with CLI Navigation Config Commands
$ mplayer dvd: //N
$ mplayer dvdnav://
$ mplayer -mouse-movements dvdnav://
All is working great now both on slack64 box and ThinkPad T500 after finding the "/usr/doc/MPlayer-20110624 for the new package /MPlayer.configuration output and Change Log.
Alien's slack package configures itself pretty accurately upon "installpkg MPlayer" -easy peasie. If only I had known
Here is a great sample to start from to customize MPlayer for your own resource:
Is great to see what video specs/setting Xserver is providing instead of your proprietary video card driver.
Check this out for more xfce, kde & Gnome:
Last but not least so you don't waste, as much time as, I. For Pure Video lovers' needs:
Thank you all for your time & input. Cheers