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ubuntu and Mplayer

Discussion in 'Linux & Open Source' started by Overload, 29 Aug 2006.

  1. Overload

    Hitman

    Joined: 14 Sep 2003

    Posts: 652

    Location: The City of Dis

    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.
     
  2. deano

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 2,261

    Location: Kidderminster

    Hi

    you may find some of the information in this link usefull:-

    http://www.cs.cornell.edu/~djm/ubuntu/#multimedia

    not currently got ubuntu on any machines so carn't try mplayer install.

    but basically run the belwo script:-

    wget -c -O /tmp/sources.list http://www.cs.cornell.edu/~djm/ubuntu/sources.list
    sudo cp /etc/apt/sources.list /etc/apt/sources.list.backup
    sudo cp /tmp/sources.list /etc/apt/sources.list
    sudo apt-get update

    then do

    sudo apt-get install mplayer
    sudo sed -i.backup -e'[email protected]=x11,@vo=xv,@g' /etc/mplayer/mplayer.conf


    Cheers
    Deano
     
  3. Overload

    Hitman

    Joined: 14 Sep 2003

    Posts: 652

    Location: The City of Dis

    When i typed this it told me that i had the latest version and that it had installed anything.


    After executing all the commands there was no difference - still brings up error.

    Thanks for helping though.

    Dave.
     
  4. deano

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 2,261

    Location: Kidderminster

    did you do this one:-

    sudo sed -i.backup -e'[email protected]=x11,@vo=xv,@g' /etc/mplayer/mplayer.conf

    cheers
    deano
     
  5. Overload

    Hitman

    Joined: 14 Sep 2003

    Posts: 652

    Location: The City of Dis

    Yep, I did do that one.
     
  6. Mr Potatohead

    Gangster

    Joined: 22 Nov 2003

    Posts: 313

    Location: Aberdeen

    Code:
    sudo apt-get install mplayer-skins