Install Real Player

Asked by TimH on 2007-05-17

Absolutely new to Ubuntu and Linux. I have tried all of the advice that I could find so far. I am trying to install Real Player; I have downloaded the .bin file. When I open the Terminal and try to install Real Player, I keep getting a message that the file RealPlayer10GOLD.bin does not exist (but it is sitting on the desktop!) Help anyone? Thanks

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2007-05-18
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2007-05-18
Hanusz leszek (leszek-skynet) said : #1

Thanks for your question.

Please paste this in a terminal:

cd Desktop
chmod a+x RealPlayer10GOLD.bin
sudo ./RealPlayer10GOLD.bin

TimH (tim-herborn) said : #2

Thanks for your suggestion.
Unfortunately, it did not work
I got the following message..
Segmentation fault (core dumped)

Mplayer can play realplayer content, so you might want to consider installing mplayer and the mozilla-mplayer browser plugin.

Are you using 32-bit Ubuntu or 64-bi?

The following page details what may be causing the seg fault:-

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/RealplayerInstallationMethods

(near the bottom)

TimH (tim-herborn) said : #4

Thanks. This method worked a treat.

SonhadorPR (sonhadorpr) said : #5

Hello friends!...newbie here!
Mr. Alan Pope, I do love your vids of how-tos for ubuntu found on YouTube.
My name is Roberto Millán, and I´m from Puerto Rico.
Let´s get straight to the point.
I had tried to install the Real Player 10 like the above user, and ran into some problems with the system.
I currently do not have the Real Player installed, nor will the system let me install anything else, until I fix the problem with the Real Player.
There is a problem with the Synaptic:
On the bottom(well, I have both of the ubuntu bars on the bottom), right-hand side, besides the system time and date, there are two little monitors, like the network connection monitor, or whatever..
ok...besides that, to the left of that I have an orange square, with a white star inside it. Now, when I hover the mouse pointer on top of that it gives me a message:
¨A error occurred, please run the Package Manager from the right-click menu or apt-get on a terminal to see what is wrong. The error message was: `Unknown Error: `<type `exceptions.SystemError´>´ (E: The package realplayer needs to be reinstalled, but I can find an archive for it.)´¨
Now, the thing is, that I know I haven deleted anything!
The file RealPlayer10GOLD.bin is in my home folder.
So I do not understand why the error message.
When I open the Synaptic Package Manager
it also gives me a similar error message:
¨E: The package realplayer needs to be reinstalled, but I can't find an archive for it.
E: Internal error opening cache (1). Please report¨
Can somebody please tell me the proper way to get rid of this problem?....so to be able to Install RealPlayer, and other programs, since right at the moment is not letting me install anything, until I fix this problem.
Anybodyś help will be greatly appreciated!!
Thank you all..
From Puerto Rico
ROM

SonhadorPR (sonhadorpr) said : #6

Hello again!
I followed a link on how to install the Real Player...it works like a charm, however it doesn´t play *.avi files.
No problem, Iĺl search somewhere else.
HOWEVER....HERE´S THE PROBLEM....The error Messages in the Synaptic Package Manager are still there, and it won do anything.
Anybody knows how to fix this?
Thank you again.
ROM

SonhadorPR (sonhadorpr) said : #7

Hello again!
I followed a link on how to install the Real Player...it works like a charm, however it doesn´t play *.avi files.
No problem, Iĺl search somewhere else.
HOWEVER....HERE´S THE PROBLEM....The error Messages in the Synaptic Package Manager are still there, and it won do anything.
Anybody knows how to fix this?
Thank you again.
ROM