Thanks for your response! It turns out that it is perfectly easy to start RealPlayer from within, say Firefox. Starting it from a console with KDE going doesn't work, just as you say.
I have found that a lot of the "errors" I have, such as this one, are really just mistaken assumptions that I have not yet realized I have made. Oliver On Saturday 18 March 2006 14:49, Kevin Kinsey wrote: > Oliver Iberien wrote: > >On Saturday 18 March 2006 11:22 am, Kris Kennaway wrote: > >>On Sat, Mar 18, 2006 at 10:44:56AM -0800, Oliver Iberien wrote: > >>>I installed Realplayer by running make clean install in its port > >>>directory. It all seemed to go fine, but it won't run, and no amount of > >>>Googling has yielded anything. Here is the debugging output. Has anyone > >>>got any ideas? > >>> > >>>Oliver > >>> > >>>(gdb) run > >>>Starting program: /usr/X11R6/lib/RealPlayer/realplay.bin > >>>warning: no shared library support for this OS / ABI > >>> > >>>** ERROR **: Unable to open display > >>>aborting... > >> > >>Doesn't this just mean you forgot to set DISPLAY? > >> > >>Kris > > > > Thanks very much for your reply. It's possible, especially as I don't > > know how! Could you tell me where I would do that and what it should be > > set to? > > I guess a question that is obvious to many of us is, "are you attempting > to run realplayer from the console?" > > It is a GUI app, so you would need to start it after or along with an > X session. For example, start X, run a xterm, and then run realplay... > If you are trying to run realplay from console, then the "unable to > open display" error would be, well, expected. > > Pardon my forwardness, I just thought it might be worth mentioning. > > Kevin Kinsey _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"