LinuxQuestions.org
Latest LQ Deal: Linux Power User Bundle
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie
User Name
Password
Linux - Newbie This Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question? If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!

Notices


Reply
  Search this Thread
Old 08-13-2010, 06:02 PM   #1
BennyLava
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Aug 2010
Posts: 8

Rep: Reputation: 0
Why won't Rythmbox remember what I want it to?


Hi all, new here. I am a very newb linux user, so if you are going to tell me how to do anything, it will likely need to be step by step. I have found that most people assume that I know a lot more than I do heh

Anyway, I am trying to use Rythmbox to replace windows media player, in Ubuntu 10.04. So of course, I needed to import all my music. So in Rythmbox I go to Music>Import Folder and then I simply select the correct folder, which is on a different drive. And sometimes, that works. even though it won't remember that I did it once I close Rythmbox. Other times, when I do that, Rythmbox simply closes right then and there, and has to be reopened. I don't really know what is going on here, other than what I would call a bug. But it never actually keeps the music file that I imported. I always have to re-import it, every time I open Rythmbox.

Anyone have any Idea what I might do to fix this?
 
Old 08-17-2010, 04:45 AM   #2
stuart_cherrington
Member
 
Registered: Aug 2008
Location: Get back in your Cube Unix Boy!
Distribution: rh5, oel5, debian etch, solaris
Posts: 228

Rep: Reputation: 36
Check ownership/permissions of the files rythmbox uses to store this data.

In your $HOME directory do a long listing:

cd ~
ls -al

you 'might' find a .rythmbox directory, make sure your userid.group owns the directory (and all files under it) and that the files are writable, if in doubt, do a chmod -R u+rwx .rythmbox

HTH

Stuart.
 
Old 08-17-2010, 05:35 AM   #3
Zarniwoop79
Member
 
Registered: Jul 2009
Location: Göteborg, Sweden
Distribution: Mandriva
Posts: 32

Rep: Reputation: 3
Just a comment. If you have some music on e.g. an external disk (it seems that that might be the case here), and that disk isn't mounted when you start Rythmbox, it will remove the songs on there from the playlist, which has annoyed/confused me previously.

To avoid this make sure to mount the disk before starting Rhythmbox (as the previous poster says, with the right permissions to be able to read the files there).
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Rythmbox hlinux Fedora 2 01-13-2010 10:37 PM
Ubuntu . Rythmbox gordonthomas Linux - Newbie 4 10-18-2007 06:27 PM
mp3 support in rythmbox bluelite28 Ubuntu 2 07-09-2006 12:49 AM
Rythmbox driver problem Toxodont Linux - Software 2 02-18-2005 10:15 AM
Rythmbox 0.5.4 problems Joe47 Fedora 2 05-11-2004 02:02 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:21 AM.

Main Menu
Advertisement
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration