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First, download RealPlayer from http://uk.real.com/realplayer/other-versions (only available on i686 archictectures). Then install it:
$ sudo dpkg -i RealPlayer11GLOD.deb

If you have a message saying that the audio device is already used by another application, try the following:

Go to the “Hardware” tab, and select the Audio Driver: “ALSA”, and edit the “PCM Device” to simply say “default”.

Source: http://linuxsoftwareblog.com/?p=224

gnome-session-properties

https://gnomeshell.wordpress.com/2011/08/28/manage-the-startup-applications/

Here is how to install a dark theme with a unified look from GTK3 apps to GTK2 apps:

  1. Download AdwaitaDark from http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2011/10/use-adwaita-dark-as-your-system-theme/
  2. Extract the archive
  3. Go to Adwaita Dark/gtk-2.0 and edit gtkrc file. Replace the first line with the following to modify the color scheme for GTK2 apps :
    gtk-color-scheme = "base_color:#4F524F\nfg_color:#eeeeec\ntooltip_fg_color:#eeeeee\nselected_bg_color:#3465a4\nselected_fg_color:#eeeeec\ntext_color:#EEEEEC\nbg_color:#363B3B\ntooltip_bg_color:#000000"
  4. Go to Adwaita Dark/gtk-3.0 and edit gnome-applications.css. Replace this lines:
    .nautilus-desktop.nautilus-canvas-item {
    color: @theme_bg_color;
    text-shadow: 1 1 black;
    }

    by this ones:

    .nautilus-desktop.nautilus-canvas-item {
    color: @theme_text_color;
    text-shadow: 1 1 black;
    }
  5. Copy Adwaita Dark folder to /usr/share/themes:
    $ gksudo nautilus /usr/share/themes
  6. Use gnome-tweak-tool to change Window Theme

Sources:
https://renatoram.wordpress.com/2012/01/04/using-adwaita-dark-for-your-linux-desktop-fixing-the-desktop-icon-color/
https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?pid=928975