Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 4923
rvplayer realplayer 5.0, can't get it to work in redhat 6.0
Last modified: 2008-05-01 11:37:51 EDT
can't get realplayer 5.0 to work in redhat 6.0 for i386
when I play welcome.rm it says:
General error. An error has occurred.
For more information, please see Error 1 at:
but error 1 is the most general of errors
it does say this at the unix prompt:
'****audio: write error: 33 bytes errno: 0'
but /dev/dsp & /dev/mixer are writeable
I can send an strace if you want
I am using the linux ELF version of rvplayer 5.0
had to copy all the rvplayer *.so files to /usr/lib to make
any progress at all
There are two problems. First of all, it's relying on a bug
that was present in the sound drivers in the 2.0 kernels that's
been fixed in the 2.2 kernel. There are various fixes for this,
most involve patching the realplayer binary, or an LD_PRELOADED
library. (Search on the web for 'rpopen'.) Also, the RealPlayer
has some incompatibilites with glibc-2.1.
Your best bet is to download the G2 beta from Real's site.