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Old 04-10-2004, 01:07 PM   #1
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xmms runs great! but some annoyances


Been using xmms for a while. I recently noticed something. When I run xmms as a normal user, the visualizations are slow and choppy. However when im root, its fast and smooth. Also, the music always waits like 3 seconds before starting to play as a normal user, but when im root, i press play and the music starts playing instantly.

I think this may have to do with the system giving more system resources to the higher user (root) but theres only two users on this machine. Root and tearinox so I want to give tearinox just as much bandwith on the resources as root does.

Thanks for the help!
 
Old 04-10-2004, 01:59 PM   #2
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You can go to user and groups and give yourself more permissons,see if it helps,david
 
Old 04-10-2004, 02:01 PM   #3
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well, maybe that will help, but on what files? i mean, i dont run fedeora, i do everything in the command line.
 
Old 04-10-2004, 02:27 PM   #4
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Sorry,over my head,could try the slack forum,there real helpful to other slackers,david
 
Old 04-10-2004, 10:07 PM   #5
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i used swarett and update all my packages today.. didn't help..

any ideas guys?
 
Old 04-10-2004, 10:12 PM   #6
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try chmod --help or "man chmod" to change permssions
 
Old 04-12-2004, 01:34 AM   #7
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bosewicht, i know how to change permissions. I just need to know what files I need to change/edit to make it so i can run programs with just as much resources/speed as root gets!

I gave examples of whats going on in my first post.
 
Old 04-12-2004, 01:41 AM   #8
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This doesn't sound like permissions on files is going to solve the issue. It actually sounds like the system has configured itself so that a user (ie anyone that ISN'T root) can't take up more than a certain amount of system resources and visualizations may be causing you to go over your limit in resources.

If you want to know how to change permissions, type in 'man chmod', 'man chgrp', and 'man chown'. Those commands change privileges, group ownership, and user ownership respectively.
 
Old 04-15-2004, 02:56 PM   #9
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alright, well i found out that i can change the UID or GID to the same as the root, i would have the same permissions as the root user, BUT i dont want that because that loses the purpose of having a second user.

any ideas guys what files i need to change to give a normal user more access to resources?
 
Old 05-06-2004, 06:38 PM   #10
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/bump
 
Old 12-11-2004, 06:19 PM   #11
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I hope I am not insulting your intelligence, but what output plugin are you using?
i.e. are you using the standard detection method as a your normal user and alsa or oss as root?

I may be completely off track...but you may want to check since it doesnt seem to be a permissions issue
 
Old 12-12-2004, 02:08 PM   #12
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oh yea, i actually fixed this a while ago and forgot to reply back. I switched the output plugin to oss and it works fine.
 
  


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