Linux Today: Linux News On Internet Time.

More on LinuxToday

Real Networks posts Fix for Linux Real Player G2 Alpha

Sep 29, 1999, 20:56 (26 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Arne Flones)

WEBINAR: On-demand webcast

How to Boost Database Development Productivity on Linux, Docker, and Kubernetes with Microsoft SQL Server 2017 REGISTER >

[ Contributed by Linux community watchdog Arne Flones ]

Many Linux users found that their Real Player G2 programs stopped working this morning. Apparently Real Networks encoded an expiration date in the code. After some quick calls to Real Networks and some fast foot work by their technical people, the Linux G2 player has been patched so that it will not be expired.

Instructions for fixing the problem.

Go to and download and install the patched driver.

Note: This is an Alpha level driver. I have had good luck with it, though.

Real informs me that there will be an update to Beta by the end of the year.

Kudos to Real Networks Technical people.
And thanks bunches to Cara from Public Relations.