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Old 10-12-2003, 10:36 PM   #1
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Thumbs down Realplayer 8 will not work


Installed mandrake 9.1 that came with realplyer 8. When I click on the menu for
realplayer it tries to open but then hangs? I have uninstalled it and reinstalled it
but it did not help?
 
Old 10-13-2003, 07:04 AM   #2
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have you tried running it as root?
 
Old 10-13-2003, 08:28 PM   #3
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Not sure how to run it as root.
 
Old 10-13-2003, 08:59 PM   #4
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you can start realplayer from a terminal window using the command
realplay

see if you get any error messages. You can start it as root by using su to become root and then
realplay
 
Old 10-13-2003, 09:13 PM   #5
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Does the same thing running from root. It will try to open then just stops?
 
Old 10-13-2003, 09:20 PM   #6
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you get no error messages even when you start from the command line?
 
Old 10-13-2003, 10:59 PM   #7
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No error messages, just tries to open and the outline of the screen appears
and then just it hangs there and will not do anything. A couple of times it played
the start up realplayer sound when it tries to open but it doesn't do that any more.
 
Old 10-13-2003, 11:02 PM   #8
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how did you install realplayer actually? Did you use an rpm and if so from whom? I used the rpm from real and that one works fine for me. There are also others who build rpms.
 
Old 10-13-2003, 11:14 PM   #9
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The first time it was installed with mandrake 9.1. I unistalled it and reinstalled realplayer to see if that would help with the remove and install software packing.
 
Old 10-14-2003, 12:10 AM   #10
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are you using the powerpack edition of mandrake?

Maybe the RPM from real will work better:
http://forms.real.com/real/player/unix/unix.html
select linux 2.x RPM. You'll have to uninstall the one currently installed first.
 
Old 10-14-2003, 12:35 PM   #11
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Yes, Im using the powerpack edition.
Before I installed 9.1 I was running 9.0 and had downloaded
realplayer 8 rpm and had the same problem in mandrake 9.0 so I never
used it. I thought installing 9.1 would correct thr problem since realplayer
came packaged with the powerpack.
 
Old 10-14-2003, 06:27 PM   #12
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I'm afraid I'm out of my wits. I can only suggest to try out another rpm - from Real or Texstar; I think mandrakeusers.org has their version too.
 
Old 10-15-2003, 02:01 AM   #13
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strange

i've has real player on since i started with linux
i've been using mandrake for 7 or 8 months
and real player has ALWAYS installed and worked (up to a point)
RP8 for linux is unstable, crashes a lot, loses audio, gives white noise spikes then requires a sys reboot to get audio back etc
but it's always installed and worked initially

there is a linux support forum at the following address
http://realforum.real.com/cgi-bin/un.../wwwthreads.pl
 
Old 01-15-2004, 10:19 AM   #14
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did you solve the prob???

hey! got the same problem here. I have Man9.2 installed and usr KDE3.1.
I used the .bin file to install RealOne.
I go through all the steps, even registration, but @ the end I only see the outline of the player...and it HANGS!!! same with RP8.
Any suggestions?
 
Old 01-15-2004, 10:50 AM   #15
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Maybe we can use Mplayer to instead of Realplayer.Mplayer can do all what Realplayer can do.
 
  


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