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Old 05-12-2004, 02:48 PM   #1
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Unhappy Realplayer, but cannot play...

Hi all,
I just download: rp8_linux20_libc6_i386_cs2_rpm, and installed by Right Click ->
Install Packages.
But after finished install, when use command:

%realplay &

there's nothing happen , or I need to set more something ? HELP !
Old 05-12-2004, 03:04 PM   #2
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In command line type:

whereis RealPlayer8

then /<path>/realplay
that should bring it on. If it doesn't then probably the package is bad. not too familiar with rpm, hopefully others will chime in. If all else fails,
download the binary file use chmod u+x to make it executable then ./ <filename> to run it. Hope this helps.

Old 05-12-2004, 04:01 PM   #3
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Sometimes if you log out and then back in it will show up on the menu,david
Old 05-12-2004, 09:19 PM   #4
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Actually, if you have your System Monitor up you will see a LOT of CPU cycles being used by RealPlay. It's a complete pain in the butt, but there is a way around it.

First, move /usr/lib/RealPlayer8/realplay to /usr/lib/RealPlayer8/realplay.orig.

Second, create a new script as /usr/lib/RealPlayer8/realplay :

export LD_ASSUME_KERNEL=2.2.5
exec /usr/lib/RealPlayer8/realplay.orig $1

Make that +x and you should be good to go.

You can also download Helix from their website, which mostly works. I've had success with real-media files on Helix where they failed on RealPlayer. It's just a crap-shoot, really. But the above script will fix the problem with getting Real Player 8 running on Fedora.

Last edited by PengyDaPenguin; 05-12-2004 at 09:31 PM.
Old 07-06-2004, 11:09 AM   #5
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I'm having the same problem with the same rpm. I installed it locally in my home directory and even followed the directions for updating by installing the Real9 codecs. All the permissions seem to be correct. There are two executable files in the directory: realplay and RealPlayer. Neither will execute.

run realplay (or RealPlayer) results in a "cannot execute"

When I try ./realplay or ./RealPlayer, I get "Segmentation Error."

Anybody know what's going on?

I like Mplayer a lot for downloaded files, but I would also like to view streams from mainstream sites. Can Mplayer do this? If so, I would be happy to just use it.


Last edited by Chuck23; 07-06-2004 at 11:14 AM.


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