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hi well im very new to linux, and i have just installed mandriva 2006 that is the free version. my problem is that when i down load rpm files,both (real ...
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    hi

    well im very new to linux, and i have just installed mandriva 2006 that is the free version.
    my problem is that when i down load rpm files,both (real player and java) i cant find them at all, not the file i down load but after it says "installing"i cant find the real player. where did it go or am i missing something. i know i have been spoiled in winxp but i did atleast expect instals to be a fairly simple affair.

    anyone shed some light on how to get real player to work as i want to use it to listen to the bbc radio stations with firefox.

    ty in advance colin.

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    try the commandline with this command:
    Code:
    whereis realplayer
    Or in general: whereis <program name>
    You might have to be root to actually find some programs, use the command: su
    and type your root password. Remember to log out!
    To stop being root (and go back to being a normal user): exit

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    most programs binaries are installed in:

    /bin
    /usr/bin
    /usr/local/bin

    these should be in your PATH which means that you can type "realplayer" anywhere in the command line and if the binary is located in either of those three locations it will start

    to find out what's in your path type:
    Code:
    echo $PATH
    All right, brain. You don't like me and I don't like you, but let's just do this and I can get back to killing you with beer. All New Users Read This!!! If you have a grub problem please look at GRUB MANUAL

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    Java might be a bit hard to find. The last time I checked, it gets installed into /usr/local/java. You'd then have to create a link to the java binary by using the ln command in your /usr/local/bin folder.

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    done it!

    Quote Originally Posted by muha
    try the commandline with this command:
    Code:
    whereis realplayer
    Or in general: whereis <program name>
    You might have to be root to actually find some programs, use the command: su
    and type your root password. Remember to log out!
    To stop being root (and go back to being a normal user): exit

    thanks for your help, all sorted now,i;m learning slowly!!lol

    colin

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