Gene Heskett wrote:
On Monday 04 December 2006 02:12, Gene Heskett wrote:
On Sunday 03 December 2006 21:28, Les Mikesell wrote:
On Sun, 2006-12-03 at 19:53, Gene Heskett wrote:
What can I replace totem with that will work?
I'm plumb out of patience with its I can't play this messages that do
not tell you what it can't play.
Try enabling the livna repository and installing vlc. It will play
about anything you throw at it.
My current theory is that while rpm thinks there is a java installed,
all the /usr/lib/java* subdirs are empty.
So I truck meself off the the Sun site and dl
jdk-1_5_0_10-linux.rpm.bin, the very latest, shinyest version there.
But would you believe it was packed with rpm-4.0.4? And it gives the
current 4.4.2, a segfault tummy ache. Repeatedly.
And now my rpm database appears to be hosed, even an rpm --rebuilddb seems
to be hung in sleep state, no cpu usage and if I want to kill it, I'll
have to do a SIGKILL on it from htop. But, in the FWIW category, before
I started that, it reported there was no java installed, without any
Now what the heck do I do?
Dumb answer on my part, but it works for me. Reboot into runlevel 1 and
try to rebuild rpm from single user mode. This process worked for me. I
however removed any __db* files that either rpm or rpmrebuild lists
after locating the __db* files before attempting a rebuilding of the
Regarding totem. I usually remove it and install xine, totem-xine and
any players that actually work. Since multimedia is not a big interest
for me lately, usually I do not get around to adding items for a long
time after installs.
If we all work together, we can totally disrupt the system.