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Old 07-10-2008, 08:54 AM   #1
devmohan786
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install real player 11


Hi,
I have linux 5 with real player10. I have lost it. Then I go to the real .com/linux and download realplayer11(that is read hat pacage).Now I have Realplayer11Gold.rpm and Realplayer11Gold.bin on my desktop. Now I don't know what shoud I do?
 
Old 07-10-2008, 09:13 AM   #2
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You can find the install instructions here --> https://player.helixcommunity.org/20..._the_Installer.

For the rpm, run this command as root.
Quote:
run the command "rpm -ivh RealPlayer11Gold.rpm"
This assumes your distro has rpm package manager installed. If not, use the .bin file.
 
Old 07-10-2008, 12:41 PM   #3
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Hi,
I have read your post. I am too new at linux so please explain more. I am also send ing you some more information. I have saved rpm file in desktop and desktop has been already saved in root's home.
root's home (directory)
desktop(sub directory)
Please tell me how to run that command .
 
Old 07-10-2008, 01:04 PM   #4
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bin files

Hi.
If you've got a .bin file you may check if you have the permission to execute it (whether you can run it or not) by
Code:
ls -lh
which should have some x's (from eXecute). Well, as root just do
Code:
chmod 755
(the default permissions should be giving you executable permission I guess, but just in case?), then just put
Code:
./filename.bin
where filename=name of the file.
Of course you should do this a root (put a
Code:
sudo
before the commands?).
And you should have your software installed.

But hey, since Linux has such great free software you might as well just install some software directly from your package repository (read more about it at your distro's page <- where you downloaded linux). You probably have a package manager, so to find some software that plays movies/music, after opening the package manager you probably can browse by categories, so it will probably be actually easier than having to download and install software manually everytime. This is the way it is usually done in the linux world.
Besides, Mplayer is I believe a lot better than RealPlayer so you could at least give it a shot...

Hope it helps.
 
Old 07-10-2008, 01:24 PM   #5
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devmohan786,

Open up a konsole. You can find an icon to start it from the K start button. Once launched, it will look like a dos command prompt.

It will open at your users home directory. So to get to the file you have on the desktop, do a command 'cd Desktop' Type it at the $ prompt, without the quotes. That should get you to the correct directory.

Now do a command 'ls -l' ( without the quotes ). It should list the files in long format in the directory /home/yourusername/Desktop

You should see the file. If you do not, you need to find the file first.

Next, at the command prompt type 'su' without quotes, and press enter. This command is doing a switch user ( to root ). The system will prompt you for the root password. You would have set it during installation.

If this is Ubuntu or one of its derivatives, then use the command 'sudo' before all commands needing root privileges. You will need to supply the root password each time.

You have not stated the distro you are using. Not all distros have the rpm package manager installed. If you are using Red Hat, Fedora or Mandriva, then you will have the rpm package manager installed. To install the .rpm file, type 'rpm -ivh RealPlayer11Gold.rpm' once again, no quotes. Watch the case, it MUST match the name of the file you downloaded exactly, even the case. That is the way linux is.

That will install the .rpm package. Once it is installed you do not need the .rpm file.

If you can not use the .rpm, then follow rikijpn's instructions for a .bin file.

Post back, if you need further assistance. You may have more questions.

Hope this helps.

Last edited by camorri; 07-10-2008 at 01:31 PM.
 
  


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