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Old 11-27-2005, 04:25 PM   #1
oneandoneis2
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Can't start XMMS any more


When trying to start XMMS. . . well, basically, I can't: Running it from the CLI just results in the CLI sitting there & not working.

The odd thing is, it works for all the other users on my machine, just not me. I've tried removing my .xmms directory in case something in there was causing a problem, but it hasn't helped.

I get no error messages, just the stock "Segmentation fault. You've probably found a bug in XMMS, please visit http://bugs.xmms.org and fill out a bug report." message when I Ctrl-C to un-jam the CLI.

I've no idea where to look next, to be honest. XMMS itself works, just not for me. And I don't have any config files that could be screwing it up any more, so I'm stumped.

Any ideas?
 
Old 11-28-2005, 03:55 AM   #2
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Hi,
Some thoughts (maybe you have already had them ):

1. When you try from commandline, try "xmms -m"
2. Some problem with your window manager. Are "others" also using the same WM ?
3. Some other application (probably some wierd OSS) is hogging your soundcard
(that one thought is quite wild though!)
4. XMMS doesn't like your login name anymore, change it

Am exhausted. If you finally sort it out (don't know why but am sure you will) do let me know, so that I can get things straight if XMMS one day stops liking my login!!

Cheers,
--cyberjun
 
Old 12-01-2005, 07:37 PM   #3
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Have you enabled the composite extension in x.org recently? XMMS crashes with the composite extension enabled. If in /etc/X11/xorg.conf (or some personal x.org config file, if such beasts exist?) you have the line
Code:
Option "Composite" "Enable"
comment it out and see if it fixes the problem.

Last edited by arrenlex; 12-01-2005 at 07:39 PM.
 
Old 12-21-2005, 02:03 PM   #4
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Found it - using strace, I discovered it was a /tmp file causing the problem. rm'd the file, the problem went with it.
 
  


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