software installation frustration
OK, previous posts have established that I am not a linux guru, however, I have a fundimental understanding of the command line, and I really like Yoper but this problem outlined below is a show stopper.
I am trying to get a news clip to run in mozilla and mplayer is not being read by any of the webpages I use. It works fine for any dvd/mpeg I play but it will not let me view a simple news clip. I researched mplayer2 and found several 686 debs and rpms, however I cannot seem to use the dpkg -i command in bash. assuming this distro has a fully functional apt system, dpkg should work. Please tell me what I am doing wrong and why such a simple act such as viewing a fox news clip has to consume 2 hours of a persons time. It is completely within the realm of possibility that I am doing something wrong and I really want linux to work for my company, but with glitches such as this, the Linux desktop remains a hobbiest's toy.