[MPlayer-users] Mplayer refusing to start

Dominik 'Rathann' Mierzejewski dominik at rangers.eu.org
Mon Apr 5 04:16:22 CEST 2004

On Monday, 05 April 2004 at 03:40, Marvin Pierce wrote:
> I downloaded the cvs a few moments ago and did the following:
> 	./configure --enable-gui
> 	make
> 	make install
> Build went without problem. 
> I do /usr/local/bin/gmplayer &
> The program will not start. 
> Here is output:
> mpierce at libranet:~/.mplayer$ /usr/local/bin/gmplayer &
> [1] 25395
> MPlayer dev-CVS-040405-10:31-3.3.3 (C) 2000-2004 MPlayer Team

> Program is frozen and blacked out.

You mustn't send it into background without redirecting stdin from /dev/null.
It's waiting for keyboard input from the terminal.

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