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Old 11-21-2006, 06:31 PM   #1
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realplayer not working - gnome not working


I've got slackware 10.2.0. It didn't seem to have gnome as a desktop option. I downloaded and install gnome but it won't load. The error message says it can't find the file "gnome-session". I tried searching for the file and there is a directory named gnome-session, but no file.

Also, I downloaded realplay10gold and installed it. 1st downloaded the .bin file and it installed ok but wouldn't play streaming media. I then downloaded the rpm file but got a "missing dependencies" message when trying to install. This is the message:

error: Failed dependencies:
gtk2 is needed by RealPlayer-10.0.8.805-20060718
/bin/sh is needed by RealPlayer-10.0.8.805-20060718
RESULT=0

I installed gtk2+ but am still getting this message. We have the bash shell.

Thanks.
 
Old 11-22-2006, 04:43 AM   #2
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Hi somae,

that you've got no answers has something to do I guess with the fact that

1) the Gnome question is something that you should search for at the site you downloaded it. I assume you downloaded one of Gware, Freerock Gnome and Dropline Gnome? At least Dropline and Freerock Gnome have forum or mailing lists. gnome-session is a basic Gnome part and your error indicates that you might not have installed it right. Please check your Gnome's installation instructions.

2) You didn't describe the Realplayer problem very well. To install it become root with the su command, run it, install it for example in /opt/realplayer and after having installed create a symlink in /usr/bin to /opt/realplayer/realplay. That's how it worked for me in 10.2. If it won't run start that command on commandline. I think the bin package is more suitable than the rpm package you installed in the second run.
 
Old 11-22-2006, 06:17 PM   #3
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Thanks for the help.

I got this error message after trying to install the .bin realplayer file:

"Some required libraries seem to be missing from your system. Installation
can continue without them, but you will be unable to run the HelixPlayer
without them. You will need to install them (or if they are already present
you may simply need to update your system's library paths or LD_LIBRARY_PATH
environment variable.
GTK+ 2.0 (libgtk-x11-2.0.so)"

I had previously installed gtk2+. I don't know how to update the library path.
 
Old 11-22-2006, 07:10 PM   #4
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libgtk-x11-2.0.so should be present in /usr/lib and should be symlink to /usr/lib/libgtk-x11-2.0.so.0.800.20 (if you have the official 10.2 package installed). Please make sure that this file exists. I think that "installpkg" should call ldconfig automatically, but you can call that command on your own.
To set the variable just type in a terminal for example "export LD_LIBRARY_PATH=$LD_LIBRARY_PATH:/usr/lib". I don't know if there's some as best regarded way that variable should be set. If it works you can put that export oneliner in /etc/rc.d/rc.local.

EDIT: Added rc.local advice.

Last edited by titopoquito; 11-22-2006 at 07:12 PM.
 
Old 11-23-2006, 04:08 AM   #5
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This is the line in /usr/bin:
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 26 2006-11-18 22:59 libgtk-x11-2.0.so -> libgtk-x11-2.0.so.0.800.20

I tried "export LD_LIBRARY_PATH=$LD_LIBRARY_PATH:/usr/lib" and "set ..." and "export LD_LIBRARY_PATH=/usr/lib" but still get the same error message.

I also tried "export LD_LIBRARY_PATH=$LD_LIBRARY_PATH:/usr/lib/libgtk-x11-2.0.so"

Last edited by somae; 11-23-2006 at 04:26 AM.
 
Old 11-23-2006, 04:27 AM   #6
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I think this is strange. Sorry I don't have any clue.
 
  


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