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    Default No Real Player icon in SuSE 11 Menu

    Hello,

    I thought I installed RP10 when I installed SuSE 11. Yet, it is not found in any directory/subdirectory in the SuSE start menu.

    To check, I looked in usr/bin and it says:

    realplay -> ../lib/RealPlayer10/realplay

    I go to ../lib/RealPlayer10 and it appears to be the real player directory.

    If I am correct, I have two questions:

    (1) How to I get a programme icon onto the SuSE Menu/Multimedia/Audio Player?

    (2) I wish to install Real Player 11. Do I need to un-install Real Player 10 first? If so, what is the recommended way?

    Thanks for the help,

    Regards,

    Mark

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    Default Re: No Real Player icon in SuSE 11 Menu

    edit menu via right click

    navigate to where you want it to go

    add new item

    Give it the name: Real Player

    and in the command box: realplay

    the icon box near the name and description can be configured by clicking on
    look for the icon by selecting ALL then in the filter type real

    click save
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    Default Re: No Real Player icon in SuSE 11 Menu

    Re?2:

    To install ver,11
    remove 10

    download the installer from real
    (I'm using it in preference - the suse non-oss .rpm didn't work properly) but 10 may be fine for you.
    I have 10 on my box and 11 on my laptop
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    Default Re: No Real Player icon in SuSE 11 Menu

    Install instructions for 11

    download



    1. Verify that the file is executable. If it isn't, type:
      $ chmod a+x RealPlayer11GOLD.bin
    2. Run the installer by typing the following command:
      $ sudo ./RealPlayer11GOLD.bin Enter your password when asked.
    3. Follow the prompts provided to finish installation.
    4. When you launch the player for the first time, a set-up assistant will take you through configuring your player. You can run the set-up assistant again at any time by choosing Reset RealPlayer from the Help menu.
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    Default Re: No Real Player icon in SuSE 11 Menu

    Hello, caf,

    I was able to install the icon and link it to the programme. It seemed to work.

    But, I then un-installed v. 10 and tried to install v. 11. No luck. (Isn't there an old saying - if it isn't broken don't fix it?)

    Anyway, did chmod on the RealPlayer11GOLD.bin file, and then sudo and entered password, but the return message was: tar: This does not look like a tar archive.

    I've tried to install the .rpm version too and no luck.

    More research required on my part. I've installed other packages (eg BOINC Manager and Firefox) so I need to figure out where I am going wrong.

    Thanks for the help, caf.

    Mark

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    Default Re: No Real Player icon in SuSE 11 Menu

    in a terminal try going su
    then enter your pasword
    now do

    ./RealPlayer11GOLD.bin
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    Default Re: No Real Player icon in SuSE 11 Menu

    Hello, caf,

    This is embarrassing. I entered su mode. I then 'did' and the process installed RP11 into the default directory:

    /opt/real/RealPlayer

    However, there are no executables. Here is the contents of the directory:

    rwxr-x 2 root root 4096 2008-11-09 14:43 Bin
    drwxrwxr-x 2 root root 4096 2008-10-01 17:00 codecs
    drwxrwxr-x 2 root root 4096 2008-10-01 17:00 common
    drwxrwxr-x 2 root root 4096 2008-10-01 17:00 doc
    -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 39726 2008-11-09 14:43 install.log
    -rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 34036 2008-10-01 17:00 LICENSE
    drwxrwxr-x 2 root root 4096 2008-10-01 17:00 mozilla
    drwxrwxr-x 2 root root 4096 2008-10-01 17:00 plugins
    drwxrwxr-x 4 root root 4096 2008-10-01 17:00 postinst
    -rw-rw-r-- 1 root root 2833 2008-10-01 17:00 README
    -rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 1698 2008-10-01 17:00 realplay
    -rwxrwxr-x 1 root root 924888 2008-10-01 17:00 realplay.bin
    drwxrwxr-x 8 root root 4096 2008-10-01 17:00 share


    The 1698 sized file labeled 'realplay' contains a script as follows:

    ============= script start ===============

    #!/bin/bash

    # To install this script, create a symlink to it from somewhere in your
    # path. Do *not* move the script out of the player directory, since
    # it relies on the true location of hxplay to derive the location of the
    # player directory

    ARG0=$0

    # Bugbuggy has been causing a lot of trouble with desktop stability. Disable it.
    export GNOME_DISABLE_CRASH_DIALOG=1

    if [ "${OSTYPE:0:7}" = "solaris" ] ; then
    # Solaris requires this setup to use POSIX utilities.
    PATH=/usr/xpg4/bin:${PATH}
    fi


    if [ -d "$HELIX_LIBS" ] ; then
    true
    elif [ "$HELIX_LIBS" = "" -a -L ${ARG0} ] ; then
    HELIX_LIBS=$(readlink ${ARG0})
    HELIX_LIBS=${HELIX_LIBS%/*} # Delete trailing file name.
    elif [ "$HELIX_LIBS" = "" -a -f ${ARG0} ] ; then
    HELIX_LIBS=$ARG0
    HELIX_LIBS=${HELIX_LIBS%/*} # Delete trailing file name.
    HELIX_LIBS=$(cd $HELIX_LIBS; pwd)
    elif [ -z "$HELIX_LIBS" ]; then
    echo "\$HELIX_LIBS is not set"
    else
    echo "\$HELIX_LIBS points to a directory that does not exist ($HELIX_LIBS)"
    fi

    export HELIX_LIBS

    if [ -n "$HELIX_LIBS" -a -d "$HELIX_LIBS" ]; then
    # See if LD_PRELOAD contains any of the sound server libs. If so, remove them.
    LD_PRELOAD=`echo $LD_PRELOAD | sed -e 's/\([^:]*libesd[^:]*\|[^:]*libarts[^:]*\)?//g'`
    export LD_PRELOAD

    if [ -n "$LD_PRELOAD" ]; then
    echo "Warning: LD_PRELOAD=\"$LD_PRELOAD\""
    fi

    if [ -z "GTK_MODULES" ]; then
    # Enable accessibility
    export GTK_MODULES="gail:atk-bridge"
    fi

    while /bin/true; do
    # Restart the player if exit code is 10 (player reset)
    $HELIX_LIBS/realplay.bin "$@"
    if [ $? -ne 10 ]; then
    break
    fi
    done
    fi


    ============= script end =============


    Any thoughts?

    Sorry to keep coming up with problems.

    Mark

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    Default Re: No Real Player icon in SuSE 11 Menu

    Hello,

    I have only one description for me - berk. However, I figured it out.

    Simply, I needed to run the script titled 'realplayer'. That solved it all.

    It is sad, however, and demonstrates that Linux does need to become simpler.

    I understand that Real Player is not open source. However, changing versions ought to be simpler.

    I am concerned for Linux take-up (not least because a site such as Linux.org is no longer producing non-kernel Linux news). In this respect, Suse ought to be a bit more attentive to its lower-common denominator users' need for some simplicity installing new-version programmes.

    Sorry for the rant. Learning about Linux is hard, but rewarding when solutions are found or problems are solved. But some users may not be so persistent. I want Linux to be around longer than IBM's brilliant OS/2.

    Mark

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    Default Re: No Real Player icon in SuSE 11 Menu

    Well .rpm avail via the repo's is usually easy enough to install, but I understand your complaint.

    It is a learning curve - but all I can say is. Just because we are familiar with and even skilled in the use of another OS - We have to remember just how long it might have taken us to get so familiar with it in the first place.

    Making the transformation from M$ to Linux is just that - a metamorphosis. But there is a lot of hard work on the way.
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    Thanks, caf,

    I can honestly say that learning in the Linux world is a lot like learning good ol' OS/2 - it gives real satisfaction to hard fought problem solving as there is a logic to it and it can be understood.

    Thank you again for sorting me out. Your help was invaluable.

    Cheers,

    Mark
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