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Old 03-08-2003, 09:51 PM   #1
Neo22589
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Program Not opening


Hey everyone...well i just reinstalled linux for certain reasons but now when i go to audio player it doesn't open at all...i have rebooted and reinstalled the application but it still doesn't do anything..is there some other way i can open it? i have tried with the run application but no luck there either. thx in advance

-Neo
 
Old 03-08-2003, 11:13 PM   #2
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Neo..

We'll need more info on this:
for starters..

Distro + Version:
Desktop-- KDE, GNOME, ect...
Application...

Scott
 
Old 03-08-2003, 11:15 PM   #3
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o sry..

distro is redhat 8.0 running gnome
XMMS Audio Player..(i have the mp3 plugin loaded)

-Neo
 
Old 03-09-2003, 12:13 AM   #4
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its possible that there was an error in it the first time adn that would be the reason it wouldnt open then and now it still has some sort of link to the empty direcory, try opening it with the full path to where you now have it installed
 
Old 03-09-2003, 12:17 AM   #5
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ok thx...that sounds right...but where would a program like xmms audio player be? in like what folder?

-Neo
 
Old 03-09-2003, 12:43 AM   #6
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/usr/bin/xmms
 
Old 03-09-2003, 10:22 AM   #7
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thanks guys for the help i will try it next time i am on linux.

-Neo
 
Old 03-09-2003, 10:44 AM   #8
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ok i found where it was linked to in the /usr/bin/xmms but when i clikc on it is anything suppose to happen? i don't think anything should b/c it is a binary program. now i looked to see where the audio player was linked right now and it was linked here.
/usr/share/desktop-menu-patches/redhat-audio-player.desktop
that looks like to me that it is the wrong directory..and when i clikc on audio player there nothing happens either...but i think everything else opens. how do i redirect it to the link in the /usr/bin/xmms directory?

-Neo
 
Old 03-09-2003, 12:22 PM   #9
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Open a terminal and try to start xmms from the command line. You should be able to just type "xmms". See if it gives you any error messages and post them here.

if there's something wrong with a program (like it crashing when it starts) you won't see that information if you're trying to start it by double-clicking an icon; only from the terminal.
 
Old 03-09-2003, 01:50 PM   #10
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if just "xmms" doesnt work use "/usr/bin/xmms"
 
Old 03-09-2003, 02:35 PM   #11
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Quote:
in like what folder?
:shudder:

if people started using terminals, they wouldn't think of 'folders', eh?
anyways, I'm sure if you post an error, someone can help you out...maybe for some reasons you dont have the correct permissions.
 
Old 03-09-2003, 03:38 PM   #12
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thx again for the input...well i put the command in the terminal both of them and go this error

Sementation fault

You've Probably found a bug in XMMS, please visit
http://bugs.xmms.org and fill out a bug report.

you probably didn't need the second part but o well.

-Neo
 
Old 03-09-2003, 04:29 PM   #13
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hhhmmm your best bet may be to contact the people at xmms and ask them if they know what is wrong, a bug report most likely wont help them if you dont have any experience in writing them but if you contact them they may be able to help you and they can setup a dialogue with you that will let them find the bug, until then i would reccomend finding another player to use

you may though want to at least follow the link to see if they have a really generic form which you can fill out
 
Old 03-09-2003, 04:35 PM   #14
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Where did you get xmms? Was it included in your distro install? Or did you download the source code and compile it yourself?

If you feel comfortable doing this, I'd suggest uninstalling it, and then reinstalling. The executable you have now is just plain broken. You'll have to replace it or get another program to do what you need.
 
Old 03-09-2003, 08:06 PM   #15
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no i didn't download the source and complie it mightself...and i have reinstalled linux 2 times correctly....first time installing a os on a new hdd...got the ide cables mixed up about 3 times...but me and my friend finally got it right. well my friend downloaded the os off the redhat site and burned them on three discs so that is how i got them...it installs fine and all but just some things don't work as they don't for many people.

-Neo
 
  


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