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Old 09-23-2003, 10:18 AM   #1
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Realplayer only launches with 'root' on RH9


I installed realplayer via theRealPlayer-8.0-1.i386.rpm rpm on Redhat 9.0 and can only run it with 'root'. When I attempt to run the realplayer command with a different user it just hangs without producing the Real Player GUI; i.e. no errors.

If someone can point me in the right direction to start to debug this problem it would be very much appreciated.

Old 09-24-2003, 06:36 AM   #2
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Try to download the tarball and compilit yourself instead of the rpm...Also make sure you have permission on all the realplayer files in normal user.

Hoep it helps


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