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Old 02-16-2011, 12:21 PM   #1
nanujindal
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hello,
i want to configure xmms music player in my linux,but it didn't run'xmms &' command, gives output like 'unable to show display'.pls help me to get off from this problem.
thanx.
 
Old 02-16-2011, 12:40 PM   #2
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Next time you post a thread, please be more descriptive with your subject line. "linux" is not anywhere near what your real question is.

As far as your question, what distribution are you using? Do you have a proper X config and setup? XMMS is a GUI application, and can be controlled from the CLI. Did you compile from source, or install from your distributions repositories?
 
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Old 02-17-2011, 02:42 PM   #3
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So you give me rep, but don't even reply back? I hope your account gets deleted.

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Old 02-17-2011, 04:09 PM   #4
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I hope your account gets deleted.
Nope. It won't. There are a lot of users here at LQ that don't bother to reply nor to say thank you. I admit it might be tedious, but please don't upset yourself for such a little nuisance.
 
Old 02-17-2011, 08:41 PM   #5
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Nope. It won't. There are a lot of users here at LQ that don't bother to reply nor to say thank you. I admit it might be tedious, but please don't upset yourself for such a little nuisance.
Oh I won't LOL Just my own little way of being sarcastic. I normally wait for people to say something weird in return, and it makes me laugh. Maybe I should ease up on it
 
Old 02-18-2011, 02:26 AM   #6
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Next time you post a thread, please be more descriptive with your subject line. "linux" is not anywhere near what your real question is.

As far as your question, what distribution are you using? Do you have a proper X config and setup? XMMS is a GUI application, and can be controlled from the CLI. Did you compile from source, or install from your distributions repositories?
hello,
sorry for late,i'm using xmms-devel & xmms-mp3-1.2.10
i used the following steps:
#tar zxvf xmms-devel-1.2.10.gz #tar zxvf xmms-mp3-1.2.10.tar.gz
then
after getting into xmms directory
run following commands
#./configure
#make;make install
but after that i didn't run xmms & command,output shows error "unable to get display"
so pls tell me what is my mistake & give me right way
thanx sir.
 
Old 02-18-2011, 03:05 AM   #7
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mrinaljidal, are you the same person as the OP? Maybe you can ask the LQ administrator to merge your accounts.

Regarding your issue, you've missed some crucial questions asked by corp769: do you have a proper X config and setup? In other word, are you running xmms from a terminal open in a desktop environment, so that the X display is actually assigned? Or are you trying to run from a console?

In any case, please show us the output of the following command:
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echo $DISPLAY $TERM
By the way, if you need a command line application (without GUI) you can try something like mpg123.
 
Old 02-19-2011, 04:27 AM   #8
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mrinaljidal, are you the same person as the OP? Maybe you can ask the LQ administrator to merge your accounts.

Regarding your issue, you've missed some crucial questions asked by corp769: do you have a proper X config and setup? In other word, are you running xmms from a terminal open in a desktop environment, so that the X display is actually assigned? Or are you trying to run from a console?

In any case, please show us the output of the following command:
Code:
echo $DISPLAY $TERM
By the way, if you need a command line application (without GUI) you can try something like mpg123.
hello,
recently i was unable to access internet so that i couldn't reply back to some crucial questions,sorry for that to corp769.
unknowing i was running these commands in CLI. result, i didn't get actual output but now i find my mistake suggested(questions) by corp769 to run xmms in desktop environment.
finally,i got the xmms.
thanx sir
regarding this issue,thanx to corp769 and colucix for help me
 
Old 02-19-2011, 11:48 AM   #9
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Anytime, glad to see you got it resolved. Mark your thread as [SOLVED] if you can, thanks!
 
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