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Old 05-22-2004, 05:46 AM   #1
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Suse 9.1 Problems installing MPlayer

Hello. I was trying to install MPlayer in my Suse 9.1 partition.

When I tried to install MPlayer-1.0pre4-pm.1.i586.rpm (downloaded from, I got the following dependancy error: MPlayer requires

So I did some hunting on the web and I downloaded (from again) and installed it.

Then I tried to install MPlayer again and it installed okay.

Why did I just share this with everybody? To save somebody out there the headache I went through figuring this out.

P.S. It would be nice if Suse had it's own distro forum.
Old 05-22-2004, 06:56 AM   #2
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They're workin on it.
Old 06-02-2004, 01:39 AM   #3
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gar - me too!

I've been having troubles with this as well, only I can't get MPlayer to install at all. If I use the RPMs via YaST, it bails halfway through with no error message. I'm getting this on about half of the things that I try to install via YaST (not just MPlayer).

I admit I'm a total n00b with both linux and the SuSE variety, but I just can't seem to win on this one. Any constructive thoughts?
Old 06-18-2004, 04:07 AM   #4
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This is what you do

You open a terminal window and move to the folder where the MPlayer RPM is, the enter

rpm -ivh MPlayer..........(the filename)

It should ask you to install two or more files if you haven't done it before, the you visit this site do download the file..... if you need them



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