Hi there, Basically the problem is when I try and load Mplayer from the menu it quickly displays a window titled 'Error' and then disappears again. In the terminal i type ' gmplayer' it displays the following: Code: 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). After many hours of faffing around I turn to you lot. I am not sure how to resolve this problem as i am pretty usless at Linux (we all have to start somewhere). It would be most appreciated if someone could help me to get the damn thing working. I have recently upgraded to 6.06. In my previous version of ubuntu, Mplayer worked. Any ideas? Thank you in advance. P.s. one thing to note is that the mplayer plugin for mozilla works.