Ubuntu Help: How to install RealPlayer?

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  1. hermitage

    hermitage New Member

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    Hi
    Help me install RealPlayer in Ubuntu. I am a novice to Linux and maintain a dual boot PC with XP and Ubuntu. I have copied the RealPlayer10GOLD.bin (on the Digit DVD) to my Ubuntu desktop, but couldn't run it.

    As per Real's web instructions, I have tried the following:

    chmod a+x <filename>
    ./<filename>

    Nothing happened.

    Help me!!!!

    Hermitage <hemekumar@yahoo.com>
     
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    RCuber The Mighty Unkel!!! Staff Member

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    Yea i too had a problem installing the .bin installer. Before you give those instructions use 'su' command and enter password.

    Code:
    $su
     *** enter the root password ***
    
    $chmod a+x <filename>
    $./<filename>
    
    I guess this will install realplayer. Or else download the rpm and convert it to .deb using alien. and install it
     
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    First U ppl configure apt properly.then apt-get install realplayer will do.if u want to do manually,make set permission for all as chmod a+x xxx.bin then run as ./xxxx.bin and move the extracted to a convenient location..
     
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    hermitage New Member

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    Thanks for the reply.

    But, nothing happened, and I 'm still on square one. I think I will have to remove the whole Ubuntu thing, and maybe try some other distro..

    Any ideas about uninstalling it?
     
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    nitish_mythology OSS Enthusiast!

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    Should it be in OpenSource or Software Troubleshooting?
     
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    gary4gar GaurishSharma.com

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    hey the Software Troubleshooting is for problems of Across The Board whether its GNU/linux or windows
     
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