Subject: Re: realplayer-7nb3 problem
To: None <>
From: John Darrow <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 09/10/2000 20:26:16
Marcello Balduccini <> wrote:
>  I have some troubles making RealPlayer work on my system. My configuration is
>the following:
>o Pentium II
>o NetBSD 1.5 ALPHA2
>o NIC 3COM 3c905B
>o Communicator 4.74
>o suse emulation pkgs ver. 6.3
>What happens is that RealPlayer seems unable to send any packet to the network
>(I inspected the network traffic using ethereal) and, after a long time, it
>goes in timeout and tells me that I may have network problems (which is not
>the case). This happens both for normal "File->Open Location" operations and for
>the "Auto Configure" network option. Apart from the network, RealPlayer seems to
>work file: it plays sound files using File->Open File, for example.

I've never been able to get the newer RealPlayer 7 binary (the 6.7MB one now
downloadable from, used by the realplayer-7nb3 package) to talk to
the network correctly.  The earlier binary (the 8.1MB one I originally
submitted the realplayer 7 package with, and also used in 7nb1) works fine
(with NetBSD 1.4T and 1.4V), but it doesn't seem to be any longer available
from  I haven't had time to try to see where the newer binary is
locking up.


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