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Hi, I installed mplayer with gmplayer and the installation wen through normally with no errors. I tired to install the skin for my gmplayer but its giving me this error ...
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    Exclamation gmplayer skin issue


    Hi,

    I installed mplayer with gmplayer and the installation wen through normally with no errors. I tired to install the skin for my gmplayer but its giving me this error message :
    ]# gmplayer

    MPlayer 1.0rc4-4.4.4 (C) 2000-2010 MPlayer Team
    [skin] file (' /usr/local/share/mplayer/skins/default/skin' ) not readable.

    Can anyone tell me what exactly should I do in order to fix this issue I read about this issue in this forum but wasn't able to fix this error.

    Right now i've got .png files copied in this location:

    # ls '/usr/local/share/mplayer/skins/default/skin'

    Thanks in Advance!

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    Did you install the skin as root? Perhaps you need to change the ownship of the skin directory?

    chmod 0775 /usr/local/share/mplayer/skins/default/skin

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    First of all thanks for the reply and I am sorry 'atreyu' I was super user while the installation of the mplayer but I forgot to paste in the entire terminal screen output:

    Here is the permission for my skin directory:

    [root@identitycrisis ~]# ls -l /usr/local/share/mplayer/skins/default/
    total 4
    drwxrw-rw-. 2 root root 4096 Jul 22 17:11 skin

    Any suggestions besides this?

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    hmm...your mplayer skins dir does not look like mine. My skins are in /usr/share/mplayer versus /usr/local/share/mplayer, but that is not what I'm talking about - ignore that difference.

    My /usr/share/mplayer/skins/default is a symbolic link pointing to the only theme installed, "Blue". So it looks like this:
    Code:
    ls -l /usr/share/mplayer/skins/
    total 4
    drwxr-xr-x  3 root root 4096 Jul 22 17:43 Blue
    lrwxrwxrwx  1 root root    4 Jul 22 17:43 default -> Blue
    Then, inside that default directory, is a file named "skins", whereas it looks like a dir on yours. E.g., on my system:
    Code:
     ls -l /usr/share/mplayer/skins/default/skin
    -rw-r--r--  1 root root 5965 Nov 24  2005 /usr/share/mplayer/skins/default/skin
    So you may need to redo the installation of the skin, or fix it by hand. As to the skin file/dir permissions, a good rule of thumb is to make sure that any dirs are mode 0755 (everyone can read/execute them) and the files are mode 0644 (everyone can read them).

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    RESOLVED

    Hey thanks,

    Yup u are right I created a directory named default inside my usr/local/share/mplaer/skin folder
    I did it because I thought that gmplayer is looking for some skin directory inside default directory, but after ur post I got the solution to my problem
    this time I linked by 'Abyss' skin folder with default by typing:
    ln -s Abyss default

    To end it on a good note I will ask u a small question:
    Could you please lemme know how do we know that the error message was for the symbolic link n not for the directory??

    Error:
    '[skin] file ( /usr/local/share/mplayer/skins/default/skin ) not found.
    Skin not found (default).'

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    I could not tell what was wrong based upon the gmplayer error you received. I was only clued in once I looked at the directory structure of my own installation of gmplayer. Does that answer your question?

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    Oh !

    yeah !
    thanks a lot once again.

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    np - i was meaning to install gmplayer again anyway, glad i had a reason!

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