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kinghimself 11-09-2003 09:25 AM

super newbie needs help !
I installed (well linux did afther 2 klicks) mplayer and the skin and codexs.
these were all three .rpm files.
Nice auto install and all...
I see files installed in the user/shared directory(mainly picktures for the user interface). but...
How in gods name can i execute mplayer now?In windows it installs a shortcut in the start menu. but it seems like linux does not.
help plz.?

hw-tph 11-09-2003 09:35 AM

Open a terminal (or console or whatever you wish to call it) - the default probably called Gnome-Terminal in RedHat. Type gmplayer & and hit enter.
If you don't use the trailing ampersand ("&" character) you won't be able to use the terminal until gmplayer has exited.


Pougan 11-09-2003 09:35 AM

You should be able to run it by typing its name into xterm. As for creating a "shortcut", I'm not sure how its done on different window managers (which wm do you have?), but on ICE, you just right-click, goto Create, then "New Program Icon" or something to that effect. Then you enter the path to the mplayer. It will be in one of your bin directories (there's a few of them - /usr/bin, /usr/X11R6/bin, and /usr/local/bin - off the top of my head). I think the /usr/local/bin is the default most of the time.

EDIT: Oh, and as for the start menu, in ICE there's a file in each user's ./icewm directory called "menu" where the start menu is configured. You can add it there.

kinghimself 11-09-2003 10:09 AM

thnx guys
i got error loading shared library cannot open object file, no such file or directory.

So i figer i did not install correctly.

but thnx allot for the help it's realy appriciated !

hw-tph 11-09-2003 10:22 AM

I don't think it's a problem with the Mplayer installation - you are missing a shared object file (think of it as a Windows .DLL file). Install the libpng package, it should be available on your installation disks. To install an rpm file type rpm -ivh rpmfilename.rpm as root.


kosmokra 11-09-2003 10:28 AM
If nothing else will work try the following link: ok it's not an rpm install but every step is explained. This way you also learn a little bit how linux works.

regards kosmo

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