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> > If you have not changed anything library wise (i.e.: still using
> > libc5), Check out /usr/src/linux/Documentation/Changes. The bug in
> > Realplayer 5.0 is no joke. Try the fix on it, as well. Worked for me,
> > back at the 2.1.119 stage. Should still work now.
> Is the bug explained there?
Aye. it is. From /usr/src/linux/Documentation/Changes:
Current releases of Real Player 5.0 depend on a bug in the sound
sub-system which is no longer there. Consequently, they don't work.
Real is aware of the problem and should have an updated version of the
software available shortly. In the mean time, you can always try
backing up your copy of rvplayer, and then editing it by:
dd if=/dev/zero of=rvplayer bs=1 count=1 seek=657586 conv=notrunc
dd if=/dev/zero of=rvplayer bs=1 count=1 seek=665986 conv=notrunc
If you're lucky, you'll then have sound....
You may also need to edit it with
dd if=/dev/zero of=rvplayer bs=1 count=1 seek=702554 conv=notrunc
as well. Alternately, download rpopen from
http://onramp.i2k.com/~jeffd/rpopen/ and pre-load it before you run
rvplayer (it's a shared object which blocks rvplayer from doing the
NONBLOCKing open of /dev/dsp).
This bug was existing in the sound code, until kernel 2.1.119.
Alan Cox fixed it. However, Real built realplayer based on the version
of the sound code, before the bug was fixed. So, when the kernel was
upgraded, to fix the bug, it broke realplayer. As the above stated,
Real is aware of it, and are fixing it and will have a release version
of Realplayer out (sometime) soon.
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