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Old 06-30-2009, 01:54 AM   #1
Doug Hutcheson
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gmplayer default skin problem


Folks, gmplayer cannot find/use the default skin.
System: Fresh install of FC11.
Actions so far: Downloaded mplayer and compiled and installed OK. Extracted the Blue skin from Blue-1.7.tar.bz2 into /usr/local/share/mplayer/skins/default/skin.

mplayer runs fine, but any attempt to run gmplayer gives:
Code:
MPlayer SVN-r29408-4.4.0 (C) 2000-2009 MPlayer Team
[skin] file ( /usr/local/share/mplayer/skins/default/skin ) not readable.
Skin not found (default).
I have googled without success: all answers to the same problem tell me to put the skin where I have already put it. All files under /usr/local/share/mplayer have been chmod 777, so it cannot be a permissions problem - can it?

Thoughts and suggestions appreciated
Cheers, Doug
 
Old 06-30-2009, 03:40 AM   #2
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Hi,

Try running gmplayer with the -v option and look for the locations that gmplayer checks for available skins.

My gmplayer looks in (in order):
Code:
get_path('skins') -> '/home/druuna/.mplayer/skins'
get_path('Skin') -> '/home/druuna/.mplayer/Skin'
SKIN dir 1: '/home/druuna/.mplayer/skins'
SKIN dir 1 (obsolete): '/home/druuna/.mplayer/Skin'
SKIN dir 2: '/usr/share/mplayer/skins'
SKIN dir 2 (obsolete): '/usr/share/mplayer/Skin'
The Skin entries are obsolete, but will still be checked.

Also make sure that the none homedirectory entries have enough access rights.

Hope this helps.
 
Old 06-30-2009, 04:31 AM   #3
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Hmm I think you installed one level too "deep" in the directory.

I've got the exact same setup as you (MPlayer compiled on a fresh FC11 install).

The Blue skin is located in

/usr/local/share/mplayer/skins/default

i. e. INSIDE /default I have

Code:
[rylan@development skins]$ cd default/
[rylan@development default]$ ls -l
total 336
-rw-r--r-- 1 1054 106  2264 Mar 14  2003 about.png
-rw-r--r-- 1 1054 106  1627 Mar 14  2003 bareqb.png
-rw-r--r-- 1 1054 106  1753 Mar 14  2003 barexit.png
-rw-r--r-- 1 1054 106  1691 Mar 14  2003 barffwd.png
-rw-r--r-- 1 1054 106  1612 Mar 14  2003 barfwd.png
-rw-r--r-- 1 1054 106  1827 Mar 14  2003 barmute.png
-rw-r--r-- 1 1054 106  1815 Mar 14  2003 barplay.png
-rw-r--r-- 1 1054 106  1642 Mar 14  2003 barrev.png
-rw-r--r-- 1 1054 106  1699 Mar 14  2003 barrevv.png
-rw-r--r-- 1 1054 106  1569 Mar 14  2003 barstop.png
-rw-r--r-- 1 1054 106   997 Mar 14  2003 barzoom.png
-rw-r--r-- 1 1054 106   253 Mar 14  2003 eqb.png
-rw-r--r-- 1 1054 106  2212 May 31  2004 exit.png
-rw-r--r-- 1 1054 106  2023 Mar 14  2003 font.fnt
-rw-r--r-- 1 1054 106  1347 Mar 14  2003 font-pl.png
-rw-r--r-- 1 1054 106  3158 Mar 14  2003 forward.png
drwxr-sr-x 2 1054 106  4096 Mar 25  2005 icons
-rw-r--r-- 1 1054 106  1762 May 31  2004 load.png
-rw-r--r-- 1 1054 106 30945 Jun  2  2004 main.png
-rw-r--r-- 1 1054 106 26005 Mar 14  2003 main-silver.png
-rw-r--r-- 1 1054 106 14606 Mar 14  2003 menu.png
-rw-r--r-- 1 1054 106 15458 Mar 14  2003 menus.png
-rw-r--r-- 1 1054 106  1627 May 31  2004 minimize.png
-rw-r--r-- 1 1054 106   378 Mar 14  2003 mute.png
-rw-r--r-- 1 1054 106  2251 Mar 14  2003 next.png
-rw-r--r-- 1 1054 106 18899 Mar 14  2003 playbar.png
-rw-r--r-- 1 1054 106   292 Mar 14  2003 playlist.png
-rw-r--r-- 1 1054 106  3002 Mar 14  2003 play.png
-rw-r--r-- 1 1054 106   440 Mar 14  2003 pos.png
-rw-r--r-- 1 1054 106  2124 May 31  2004 prefs.png
-rw-r--r-- 1 1054 106  2153 Mar 14  2003 prev.png
-rw-r--r-- 1 1054 106  1283 Mar 14  2003 progres-long2c.png
-rw-r--r-- 1 1054 106  1289 Mar 14  2003 progres-long2d.png
-rw-r--r-- 1 1054 106    71 May 14  2004 README
-rw-r--r-- 1 1054 106  2779 Mar 14  2003 rev.png
-rw-r--r-- 1 1054 106  5958 May 31  2004 skin
-rw-r--r-- 1 1054 106   544 Mar 14  2003 skinb.png
-rw-r--r-- 1 1054 106  3747 May 31  2004 stop.png
-rw-r--r-- 1 1054 106 59254 Aug 15  2003 subblue.png
-rw-r--r-- 1 1054 106   237 Mar 14  2003 subload.png
-rw-r--r-- 1 1054 106   647 Mar 14  2003 symbols2.png
-rw-r--r-- 1 1054 106   437 Mar 14  2003 symbols.fnt
-rw-r--r-- 1 1054 106   153 Mar 14  2003 symbolsg.fnt
-rw-r--r-- 1 1054 106     4 Jun  2  2004 VERSION
-rw-r--r-- 1 1054 106   397 Mar 14  2003 zoom-3.png
[rylan@development default]$
I think you have

/usr/local/share/mplayer/skins/default/skin

I. e. you do not need a /skin subfolder INSIDE /default, you need the actual files in /default itself, not in /default/skin ... the /skin Mplayer refers to is a file "skin" inside the /default directory.

That is why gmplayer cannot find the skin (I think)
 
Old 06-30-2009, 04:39 AM   #4
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Thanks for responding drunner
Code:
get_path('skins') -> '/home/doug/.mplayer/skins'
get_path('Skin') -> '/home/doug/.mplayer/Skin'
SKIN dir 1: '/home/doug/.mplayer/skins'
SKIN dir 1 (obsolete): '/home/doug/.mplayer/Skin'
SKIN dir 2: '/usr/local/share/mplayer/skins'
SKIN dir 2 (obsolete): '/usr/local/share/mplayer/Skin'
[x11] NET style stay on top (layer 0). Using state _NET_WM_STATE_ABOVE.
[skin] file ( /usr/local/share/mplayer/skins/default/skin ) not readable.
[x11] NET style stay on top (layer 0). Using state _NET_WM_STATE_ABOVE.
Skin not found (default).
Permissions look OK:
Code:
ls -ld /usr/local/share/mplayer
drwxrwxrwx 3 root root 4096 2009-06-30 12:46 /usr/local/share/mplayer
ls -ld /usr/local/share/mplayer/skins
drwxrwxrwx 4 root root 4096 2009-06-30 13:02 /usr/local/share/mplayer/skins
ls -ld /usr/local/share/mplayer/skins/default
drwxrwxrwx 3 root root 4096 2009-06-30 16:09 /usr/local/share/mplayer/skins/default
ls -ld /usr/local/share/mplayer/skins/default/skin
drwxrwxrwx 3 doug doug 4096 2009-06-30 16:21 /usr/local/share/mplayer/skins/default/skin
Files seem to be present in /usr/local/share/mplayer/skins/default/skin:
Code:
ls -l /usr/local/share/mplayer/skins/default/skin                                           
total 328                                                                                                            
-rwxrwxrwx 1 doug doug  2264 2009-06-30 16:08 about.png                                                              
-rwxrwxrwx 1 doug doug  1627 2009-06-30 16:08 bareqb.png                                                             
-rwxrwxrwx 1 doug doug  1753 2009-06-30 16:08 barexit.png                                                            
-rwxrwxrwx 1 doug doug  1691 2009-06-30 16:08 barffwd.png                                                            
-rwxrwxrwx 1 doug doug  1612 2009-06-30 16:08 barfwd.png                                                             
-rwxrwxrwx 1 doug doug  1827 2009-06-30 16:08 barmute.png                                                            
-rwxrwxrwx 1 doug doug  1815 2009-06-30 16:08 barplay.png                                                            
-rwxrwxrwx 1 doug doug  1642 2009-06-30 16:08 barrev.png                                                             
-rwxrwxrwx 1 doug doug  1699 2009-06-30 16:08 barrevv.png                                                            
-rwxrwxrwx 1 doug doug  1569 2009-06-30 16:08 barstop.png
-rwxrwxrwx 1 doug doug   997 2009-06-30 16:08 barzoom.png
-rwxrwxrwx 1 doug doug   253 2009-06-30 16:08 eqb.png
-rwxrwxrwx 1 doug doug  2122 2009-06-30 16:08 exit.png
-rwxrwxrwx 1 doug doug  2023 2009-06-30 16:08 font.fnt
-rwxrwxrwx 1 doug doug  1347 2009-06-30 16:08 font-pl.png
-rwxrwxrwx 1 doug doug  3158 2009-06-30 16:08 forward.png
drwxrwxrwx 2 doug doug  4096 2009-06-30 16:08 icons
-rwxrwxrwx 1 doug doug  1762 2009-06-30 16:08 load.png
-rwxrwxrwx 1 doug doug 30945 2009-06-30 16:08 main.png
-rwxrwxrwx 1 doug doug 26005 2009-06-30 16:08 main-silver.png
-rwxrwxrwx 1 doug doug 16654 2009-06-30 16:08 menu.png
-rwxrwxrwx 1 doug doug 17307 2009-06-30 16:08 menus.png
-rwxrwxrwx 1 doug doug  1627 2009-06-30 16:08 minimize.png
-rwxrwxrwx 1 doug doug   378 2009-06-30 16:08 mute.png
-rwxrwxrwx 1 doug doug  2251 2009-06-30 16:08 next.png
-rwxrwxrwx 1 doug doug 20384 2009-06-30 16:08 playbar.png
-rwxrwxrwx 1 doug doug   292 2009-06-30 16:08 playlist.png
-rwxrwxrwx 1 doug doug  3002 2009-06-30 16:08 play.png
-rwxrwxrwx 1 doug doug   440 2009-06-30 16:08 pos.png
-rwxrwxrwx 1 doug doug  2089 2009-06-30 16:08 prefs.png
-rwxrwxrwx 1 doug doug  2153 2009-06-30 16:08 prev.png
-rwxrwxrwx 1 doug doug   834 2009-06-30 16:08 progres-long2c.png
-rwxrwxrwx 1 doug doug   948 2009-06-30 16:08 progres-long2d.png
-rwxrwxrwx 1 doug doug    71 2009-06-30 16:08 README
-rwxrwxrwx 1 doug doug  2779 2009-06-30 16:08 rev.png
-rwxrwxrwx 1 doug doug   544 2009-06-30 16:08 skinb.png
-rwxrwxrwx 1 doug doug  3747 2009-06-30 16:08 stop.png
-rwxrwxrwx 1 doug doug 56019 2009-06-30 16:08 subblue.png
-rwxrwxrwx 1 doug doug   237 2009-06-30 16:08 subload.png
-rwxrwxrwx 1 doug doug   647 2009-06-30 16:08 symbols2.png
-rwxrwxrwx 1 doug doug   437 2009-06-30 16:08 symbols.fnt
-rwxrwxrwx 1 doug doug   153 2009-06-30 16:08 symbolsg.fnt
-rwxrwxrwx 1 doug doug     4 2009-06-30 16:08 VERSION
-rwxrwxrwx 1 doug doug   397 2009-06-30 16:08 zoom-3.png
 
Old 06-30-2009, 04:45 AM   #5
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Rylan76 - solved it, thank you!
My skin subdirectory was hiding the skin regular file in the default directory. Confusing, but have a beer on me.
Thanks, Doug
 
  


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