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Old 08-03-2003, 07:27 PM   #1
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More mplayer issues...no /.mplayer folder?!


I've installed Mplayer...twice now. The same thing happens. Everytime I try to start mplayer, I get this:
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CPU: Intel Pentium 4 Willamette (Family: 8, Stepping: 10)
Detected cache-line size is 64 bytes
CPUflags: MMX: 1 MMX2: 1 3DNow: 0 3DNow2: 0 SSE: 1 SSE2: 1
Compiled for x86 CPU with extensions: MMX MMX2 SSE SSE2

Reading config file /usr/local/etc/mplayer/mplayer.conf: No such file or directory
Reading config file /root/.mplayer/config
[cfg] read config file: /root/.mplayer/gui.conf
Reading config file /root/.mplayer/gui.conf: No such file or directory
vo: X11 running at 1024x768 with depth 24 and 32 bpp (":0.0" => local display)
Reading /root/.mplayer/codecs.conf: can't open '/root/.mplayer/codecs.conf': No such file or directory
Reading /usr/local/etc/mplayer/codecs.conf: 50 audio & 136 video codecs
font: can't open file: /root/.mplayer/font/font.desc
Can't load font bitmap: iso-8859-1-a.raw
Using Linux hardware RTC timing (1024Hz).
Can't open input config file /root/.mplayer/input.conf : No such file or directory
So, it can't find my Skin or my Font...or, so that's what I'm taking from all this mess. Well....it's looking for all these .conf files that I cannot find. And the directory it's looking for /root/.mplayer doesn't seem to exist!! What gives here? I run ./configure --enable-gui; make; and make install. Being that these settings seem to be default...why isn't it defaulting to the right location? Where could my .conf files be? I am REALLY starting to hate Mplayer...but, I hear it's the best media player...and I NEED a good media player!!
 
Old 08-03-2003, 08:21 PM   #2
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maybe it exists under /home/user/.mplayer
 
Old 08-03-2003, 08:59 PM   #3
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Do you always run as root??
I put mplayer tarball in /home/milkman/ directory.....milkman is my user...did ./configure, make and the su>password
and did make install as root. Works just fine.
you might have some Permissions issues.
 
Old 08-03-2003, 10:09 PM   #4
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Well, I've done it both ways. Actually logged in as root, and then under my normal user account. Neither one produces the proper /.mplayer directory nor the necessary .conf files. What can I do to work around possible permission issues?
 
  


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