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Old 03-07-2004, 06:58 AM   #1
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Mplayer Mandrake 9.1

i downloaded and tried to install
it on mandrake linux 9.1 .I get the error
faad2 is needed by
lame is needed by is needed by
libdv is needed by is needed by
libdvdread is needed by is needed by
libfame is needed by is needed by is needed by is needed by
libogg is needed by
libpostproc = is needed by is needed by
libvorbis is needed by
lirc is needed by
lzo is needed by
mplayer-fonts is needed by


Then i downloaded MPlayer-1.0pre2.tar.bz2 and i
1. run ./configure <ok>
2. Make with GUI=yes <ok>
3. make install <ok>
now i can run mplayer <filename> on command line
but with no GUI (it says it needs fonts etc )
what to do .
I would like to fix the RPM probelm(case 1) if any one can help me.
Old 03-07-2004, 07:42 AM   #2
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Go to Easy URPMI and add some external sources to your Software Sources Manager using the very easy instructions there.

When you get to the part where it gives you the lines to "type in the console as root", open a terminal, type 'su' (without the quotes), then type the root password, and hit Enter. Your prompt should change from a "$" sign, which indicates a user, to a "#" sign, which indicates root access. Copy each individual line from the result on the webpage (from 'urpmi.addmedia" to "", then paste that line after the prompt in the terminal with CTRL-Shift-V, then hit Enter. You will see the repository being added, then will be returned to the prompt. Repeat for each repository you have listed in Easy URPMI (or of course, you could type every line by hand, if you want).

Then open the Mandrake Control Center, go to Software Management, and select RPMDrake (Install Software)-- the one with the green Plus sign.

Change the filter (radio button) from "Mandrake Choices" to "All software by group", or type Mplayer into the search bar.

Select MPlayer (and anything else you want), then click the "Install" button. The programs you requested, and any programs/libraries/files they depend on to install and work properly will be downloaded and installed.

If you get a warning that the GPG key could not be found, don't worry about that for the time being and install anyway.

Hope this helps.
Old 03-07-2004, 01:04 PM   #3
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What a fool am i?
I got it working, installed it from MANDRAKE LINUX cd itself.
ok still gui inteface is not working well.
command line fully working and starts video with fullscreen
On running GUI it shows video initialisation failure


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