Application Locations

When I install packages they don’t always end up writing an entry into the application launcher menu. So I can browse around and find some of the directories and files created but I’m now sure which is the executable file nor how to bring it into the menu or onto the desktop. This is pretty basic and there may be a sticky about this but I sure would appreciate any help on this general subject.
The specific packages I’m referring to are Mplayer and libxine 1 which both show installed in Yast?!?

Mplayer should show, it may do so on reboot.
libxine is a multimedia codec related to Xine

Typically you would benefit from using smplayer, which is a much more useful front to mplayer

I’m assuming you use 12.2?
And have already followed this
https://forums.opensuse.org/content/127-multimedia-restricted-formats-installation-guide-12-2.html

Well thanks for trying to help but here’s the output from the procedure in the link:
Loading repository data…
Reading installed packages…
‘gstreamer-0_10-plugins-good’ is already installed.
There is an update candidate for ‘gstreamer-0_10-plugins-good’, but it is from different vendor. Use ‘zypper install gstreamer-0_10-plugins-good-0.10.31-9.15.x86_64’ to install this candidate.
‘sox’ is already installed.
There is an update candidate for ‘sox’, but it is from different vendor. Use ‘zypper install sox-14.4.0-33.2.x86_64’ to install this candidate.
There is an update candidate for ‘k3b’, but it is from different vendor. Use ‘zypper install k3b-2.0.2-18.1.2.x86_64’ to install this candidate.
‘libquicktime0’ is already installed.
There is an update candidate for ‘libquicktime0’, but it is from different vendor. Use ‘zypper install libquicktime0-1.2.4-56.11.i586’ to install this candidate.
‘gstreamer-0_10-fluendo-mp3’ is already installed.
No update candidate for ‘gstreamer-0_10-fluendo-mp3-12-6.1.x86_64’. The highest available version is already installed.
‘libdvdcss2’ is already installed.
There is an update candidate for ‘libdvdcss2’, but it is from different vendor. Use ‘zypper install libdvdcss2-1.2.12-1.14.x86_64’ to install this candidate.
‘flash-player’ is already installed.
No update candidate for ‘flash-player-11.2.202.261-42.1.x86_64’. The highest available version is already installed.
‘pullin-flash-player’ is already installed.
No update candidate for ‘pullin-flash-player-12.1-9.1.x86_64’. The highest available version is already installed.
‘libdvdread4’ is already installed.
No update candidate for ‘libdvdread4-4.1.3-20.1.2.x86_64’. The highest available version is already installed.
‘libdvdnav4’ is already installed.
No update candidate for ‘libdvdnav4-4.1.3-16.1.2.x86_64’. The highest available version is already installed.
‘lsb’ is already installed.
No update candidate for ‘lsb-4.0-15.1.1.x86_64’. The highest available version is already installed.
Resolving package dependencies…
11 Problems:
Problem: nothing provides libcdio.so.13()(64bit) needed by gstreamer-0_10-plugins-ugly-0.10.19-8.8.x86_64
Problem: nothing provides libc.so.6(GLIBC_2.15)(64bit) needed by libxine2-1.2.2-78.5.x86_64
Problem: nothing provides libc.so.6(GLIBC_2.15)(64bit) needed by gstreamer-0_10-plugins-bad-0.10.23-16.5.x86_64
Problem: nothing provides kdebase4-runtime >= 4.8.5 needed by k3b-codecs-2.0.2-15.90.x86_64
Problem: nothing provides libc.so.6(GLIBC_2.15)(64bit) needed by MPlayer-1.1+35127-2.17.x86_64
Problem: nothing provides libtinfo.so.5()(64bit) needed by lame-3.99.5-1002.5.x86_64
Problem: nothing provides libc.so.6(GLIBC_2.15)(64bit) needed by k3b-2.0.2-15.90.x86_64
Problem: nothing provides libm.so.6(GLIBC_2.15)(64bit) needed by libxine2-codecs-1.2.2-78.5.x86_64
Problem: nothing provides libc.so.6(GLIBC_2.15)(64bit) needed by libavformat52-0.7.13-1.8.x86_64
Problem: nothing provides libc.so.6(GLIBC_2.15)(64bit) needed by libavformat52-0.7.13-1.8.x86_64
Problem: gstreamer-0_10-plugins-good-extra-0.10.31-9.15.x86_64 requires gstreamer-0_10-plugins-good = 0.10.31, but this requirement cannot be provided

Problem: nothing provides libcdio.so.13()(64bit) needed by gstreamer-0_10-plugins-ugly-0.10.19-8.8.x86_64
Solution 1: do not install gstreamer-0_10-plugins-ugly-0.10.19-8.8.x86_64
Solution 2: break gstreamer-0_10-plugins-ugly-0.10.19-8.8.x86_64 by ignoring some of its dependencies

Choose from above solutions by number or skip, retry or cancel [1/2/s/r/c] (c):

Do I want to use each suggested update individually? And what about all those “problems”?
And rebooting did not change the issue.
Any more ideas greatly appreciated…

Post result of

zypper lr -d

Mplayer and libxine 1

In linux you have backend and front end packages
mplayer=backend alone,not GUI.Videos can be player using Command line or terminal
you should install font end packages for mplayer like smplayer,umplayer,gnome-mplayer etc…

BTW, 12.1; can I, should I go to ver. 12.2? Are there any advantages?

output:

| Alias | Name | Enabled | Refresh | Priority | Type | URI | Service

—±----------------------------------±----------------------------------------±--------±--------±---------±-------±--------------------------------------------------------------------------±-------
1 | PTA | PTA | No | No | 99 | NONE | http://download.opensuse.org/reposit...openSUSE_11.4/ |
2 | Packman Repository | Packman Repository | Yes | Yes | 99 | rpm-md | Index of /suse/12.1/ |
3 | download.opensuse.org-Education | openSUSE BuildService - Education | Yes | Yes | 99 | rpm-md | Index of /repositories/Education/openSUSE_12.1 |
4 | download.opensuse.org-Extra | openSUSE BuildService - KDE:Extra | Yes | Yes | 99 | rpm-md | Index of /repositories/KDE:/Extra/openSUSE_12.1 |
5 | download.opensuse.org-UpdatedApps | openSUSE BuildService - KDE:UpdatedApps | Yes | Yes | 99 | rpm-md | Index of /repositories/KDE:/UpdatedApps/openSUSE_12.1 |
6 | download.opensuse.org-games | openSUSE BuildService - Games | Yes | Yes | 99 | rpm-md | Index of /repositories/games/openSUSE_12.1 |
7 | download.opensuse.org-non-oss | openSUSE 12.1 NonOSS Add on | Yes | Yes | 99 | yast2 | Index of /distribution/12.1/repo/non-oss |
8 | download.opensuse.org-oss | Main Repository (OSS) | Yes | Yes | 99 | yast2 | Index of /distribution/12.1/repo/oss |
9 | download.opensuse.org-update | Main Update Repository | Yes | Yes | 99 | rpm-md | Index of /update/12.1 |
10 | libdvdcss | libdvdcss | No | Yes | 99 | rpm-md | http://opensuse-guide.org/repo/12.2/ |
11 | libdvdcss repository | libdvdcss repository | Yes | Yes | 99 | rpm-md | http://opensuse-guide.org/repo/12.1/ |
12 | opensuse-guide.org-repo | libdvdcss repository | Yes | Yes | 99 | rpm-md | http://opensuse-guide.org/repo/12.1/ |
13 | packman | packman | No | Yes | 99 | rpm-md | Index of /suse/openSUSE_12.2/ |
14 | packman.inode.at-suse | Packman Repository | Yes | Yes | 99 | rpm-md | Index of /suse/12.1/ |
15 | repo-debug | openSUSE-12.1-Debug | No | Yes | 99 | NONE | Index of /debug/distribution/12.1/repo/oss |
16 | repo-debug-update | openSUSE-12.1-Update-Debug | No | Yes | 99 | NONE | Index of /debug/update/12.1 |
17 | repo-non-oss | openSUSE-12.1-Non-Oss | Yes | Yes | 99 | yast2 | Index of /distribution/12.1/repo/non-oss |
18 | repo-oss | openSUSE-12.1-Oss | Yes | Yes | 99 | yast2 | Index of /distribution/12.1/repo/oss |
19 | repo-source | openSUSE-12.1-Source | No | Yes | 99 | NONE | Index of /source/distribution/12.1/repo/oss |
20 | repo-update | openSUSE-12.1-Update | Yes | Yes | 99 | rpm-md | Index of /update/12.1

Thanks for your help; I just don’t know the UNIX cli well enough to get much done in it. I know DOS pretty well and can hack away at router and switch configs all day long but I don’t really know where to start with all this stuff… :slight_smile:
I disabled the packman for ver. 12.2 Also I did the switch thing as advocated in that link.

Update: installing smplayer seems to have ‘fixed’ the problem but I have no idea why, Mplayer is described as a graphical app so I figured it would show up in the menu. ???

su -
zypper rr 13
zypper rr 10
zypper rr 1

close terminal and do
https://dl.dropbox.com/u/10573557/Switcher%20Pics/packman_12.2.jpg

Yes thanks; I had already done that using the GUI. So now smplayer shows up but (and I know this is TOTALLY different * I think *) but when I attempt to move a video file from my Nikon to my Home directory I get an: Unknwon error 150. Submit a full bug report to KDE blah, blah…
ARGHHH!!! Why oh why couldn’t it have been error 137??? :frowning:

Nikon being a camera of some kind.
Are you browsing it in dolphin? Or Digikam?
When you say Move > do you mean copy?
Is Digikam seeing the device?

Ok, problem solved; kinda…
Yes it’s a camera but shoots video too.
Can’t copy OR move OR cut and paste the .mov file from camera to, well, anywhere; BUT when I remove the SD card and insert it into the card reader I CAN copy it to my system?!?
sigh sobbing…

edit: I’m sorry to seem/be so clueless but GOD I hate Windows and LOVE banging around in Linux; like, totally immersed and obssessed. I was banging my head on my keyboard over 73 botched installations of some primitive Slackware version in the '90s but I’ve forgotten what little I learned. So thanx and all that…

Usually the SD card will show in dolphin as XXGB device
And you can mount it and access the DCIM folder

Just an organisational in between to marylux.

Can you please next time when you post copied/pasted terminal output here, use CODE tags around it? You get them by using the # button in the toolbar of the post editor.

Thank you.

  • which Nikon ?

EDIT: Both my NIKON’s report themselves present, I get the choice to use Dolphin to "filemanage’, Gwenview to download/view, DIgikam to do the same. All work as I would expect.

I can and will (if I remember) but what does it do? How is it advantageous?

The camera is a Nikon Coolpix and yes, the options you described are all there; the problem was with video. I had to remove the SD card in order to move the .mov to my hard drive.
Also, there must be a spell checker enabled in a language other than english because most words are getting flagged. Hmmm, must rectify.

Well, look around in other threads (I assume you did that anyhow before you started posting here to get an idea about the way we operate).

It will (not exhaustive):
. use a fixed font (and thus show all characters to advantage so that dots, etc. will visible enough);
. preserve white space (contrary to HTML rendering that will reduce contigious white space to one blank space) and thus maintain the column layout many tools add to their listing (I personaly refuse to try to read a mutilated fdisk -l listing);
. not change certain character combinations into smiley icons;
. not interprete strings that look like URLs as such;
. provide scrollers for very wide and/or very long listings, thus keeping the size of the post itself smaller;
. and when you want help, many people that normaly offer good help here, will detach from a thread where people (of course after being asked) refuse to use CODE tags because they hate headache.

And while we are at it, when applicable allways post including the prompt, the command, of course the output and the next prompt. Doing this you will provde people here with much better and trustworthy information then stelling stories like: “This is the output from my xyz command”. And when you change something in that output (e.g. because there is a password or so in there), say so, else you will get answers llike; 'that field mustt not contain ***, but a password".

On 2013-01-23 14:36, martylux wrote:
> hcvv;2521236 Wrote:

> I can and will (if I remember) but what does it do? How is it
> advantageous?

Because if not your computer text can be unreadable.


Cheers / Saludos,

Carlos E. R.
(from 11.4, with Evergreen, x86_64 “Celadon” (Minas Tirith))

if you can copy photographs over from the camera using digikam then there is no reason why it wont copy over the video files also.