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Old 10-04-2004, 05:53 PM   #1
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RealPlayer 10 only root can play

Short: Only root can run realplayer 10. No users can. I can't figure out what's stopping it.

Long: I'm using SUSE 9.1 x86_64 and the SUSE distro has an issue with the volume control which I thought had something to do with other software programs. Bottom line I deleted the RealPlayer folder and attempted to re-install (it was working fine). I have used both the '.bin' installer and the RPM (both as root). They both appear to install the same files. If had anything to do with permissions on the real files I should have fixed it when I 'chmod 777' all the files in the directory (included sub-directories). But only root is able to open a window with realplayer running. When a root runs realplayer from the command line I get a series of warnings

(realplay.bin:7909): Gtk-WARNING **: /opt/gnome/lib64/gtk-2.0/2.2.0/engines/ cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory

then it opens a realplayer window. As a normal user I get the same warnings but nothing happens. BTW the file does exist and all users have access. Hope someone can help. It should also be noted that I'm able to run Helix as a normal user. Thanks for your help.

Old 10-06-2004, 07:13 AM   #2
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have you checked that the /opt/gnome directory does exist and that it's accessible to all ?
Old 10-06-2004, 09:58 AM   #3
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The permission look good as far as I can see - all the directories in the path allow view to all and the lib allows anyone to excute. Only root has write permission.


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