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Old 01-10-2007, 10:48 AM   #1
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Unhappy mplayer I need root commands to install

I would like some really dumbed down help to the root commands to install the mplayer i downloaded for fedora 4 at the web link before i down loaded this i could run realplayer10 with ease,example i could mouse click realplayer option on a web site and it would just start, now mplayer window pops up and no streaming begins
Old 01-10-2007, 11:00 AM   #2
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This is a Mozilla plug in so you don't need root privileges to install it. You apparently have already installed it in your user account home directory. The problem is that you have replaced Mozilla's handler for whatever multimedia files you are trying to play.

The solution is to start Mozilla, open the "Edit Preferences" dialog, find the tab that shows what Mozilla should do with various file types, and change the file type that uses MPlayer back to use RealPlayer.
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Which file did you download? There are two, there is a tar file, this is source, and needs compiling to make the executable binary file. The other option is a .rpm file. rps files are compiled, and only need installing via your package manager.

As for root commands, once you have the file, , you copy that file to the appropriate directory using the 'cp' ( copy ) command. You need root privileges if the directory is not in /home/username part of your file system.

Do you know how to install an rpm file? ( easy option )

Do you know how to compile a tar ball? ( more difficult option )


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