Nat Gross <> wrote:
]$ gmplayer
MPlayer (C) 2000-2005 MPlayer Team
CPU: Intel Pentium 4/Xeon/Celeron Foster (Family: 8, Stepping: 4)
Detected cache-line size is 64 bytes
CPUflags: MMX: 1 MMX2: 1 3DNow: 0 3DNow2: 0 SSE: 1 SSE2: 1

vo: X11 running at 1280x1024 with depth 24 and 32 bpp (":0.0" => local display)
Linux RTC init error in ioctl (rtc_irqp_set 1024): Permission denied
Try adding "echo 1024 > /proc/sys/dev/rtc/max-user-freq" to your
system startup scripts.
Opening joystick device /dev/input/js0
Can't open joystick device /dev/input/js0 : No such file or directory
Can't init input joystick
Setting up LIRC support...
mplayer: could not connect to socket
mplayer: No such file or directory
Failed to open LIRC support.
You will not be able to use your remote control.
[skin] file ( /usr/share/mplayer/Skin/default/skin ) not found.
Skin not found (default)
> It seems like a minor thing to fix manually. (I don't know how.)

You can find out how if you goggle search mplayer and goto their site. I installed their latest rpm, then downloaded the complete codex package and followed the instructions to install them. Next, I dnloaded some fonts and followed their install instructions, to the tee. It works better than it did with FC4.

> But I prefer to use yum for it, in order to automate future upgrades.

Sometimes the FC team has a very full plate, like right now. So, I just grab the latest and install it and then sit back to actually enjoy using it. At some point, it'll get included in extras and yum will update it.
> And yum has the problem noted above in my previous post.
Yup... everyone is getting hit. I feel your pain. I had to install gnome and kde completely while 'yum update' merrily announced that all was good. 

Really, all I had to do was goto:
install one rpm,  the Redhat/Fedora one
notice where it says in small print that the 'installation documentation'  (that is a link that you can click on... using the mouse, it's highlighted)
download the 'complete codex'  (referenced on this page as 'all')
open a terminal window as root, where you dnloaded the file to:
bunzip2  completecodex.bz2   --that will bunzip the file to a 'tar-file'
tar  -xvf completecodex.tar  (whatever it gets named to...)
cd into the directory it made.
type: more README  --read what it sez
cp *   /usr/local/lib/win32  
(create that directory if you don't have it using "mkdir /usr/local/lib/win32" )
then! to make sure that other apps or updated fedora rpms of mplayer could find them...   
ln -s /usr/local/lib/win32 /usr/lib/win32
ln -s /usr/local/lib/win32 /usr/local/lib/codecs
now mplayer will find either of the three, now you are more yum-proof.

do the same thing with the skins... just get what you need from their site and enjoy it now. Follow their instructions first, they worked just fine for me. Hope this helps you some. Ric

My father, Victor Moore (Vic) used to say:
"There are two Great Sins in the world...
...the Sin of Ignorance, and
...the Sin of Stupidity.
Only the former may be overcome." R.I.P. Dad.

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