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Old 01-13-2007, 06:04 PM   #1
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Can't start xmms

I'm running Ubuntu 6.10 Edgy with Gnome + kwin and kicker (dual panel + kde windows decorations)

Xmms used to work perfectly; it did until I had to reinstall because of a disk failure, then I got a new HDD, installed Edgy, and when I tried to run xmms it didn't start. The sound works with other multimedia programs, so I run xmms from a terminal to see some otput, here it is:

<user>:~$ xmms
Message: device: default
Gdk-ERROR **: BadMatch (invalid parameter attributes)
  serial 239 error_code 8 request_code 2 minor_code 0
How do I fix this?

Last edited by Luke771; 01-13-2007 at 06:16 PM.
Old 01-13-2007, 08:43 PM   #2
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Have you also enabled the Composite Extension?
------- Comment #5 From Guido Boehm 2005-01-08 00:48:48 -------

after doing some google-research on this topic a came up with this page:

Q: After enabling the Composite extension, XMMS refuses to start!
A: True, the gtk 1.x gdk part does not work too good with the Composite
extension and i do not know a patch to correct that.
Furthermore - any gtk 1.x application won't work too good with the xcompmgr,
because it will allways appear additive composed (if you place the gtk 1.x
window over a white background, you won't see anything
At least for XMMS, the Beep Media Player (xmms gtk 2.x port) is a good solution.
It does a very good job and gtk 2.x looks much better anyway =)

as mentioned in the text above, doing
'export XLIB_SKIP_ARGB_VISUALS=1 && xmms' works just fine, while xmms without
that variable set fails to start saying

Gdk-ERROR **: BadMatch (invalid parameter attributes)
serial 259 error_code 8 request_code 2 minor_code 0

// lenix
Old 01-14-2007, 02:20 AM   #3
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That fixed it, thx a bunch.

Last edited by Luke771; 01-14-2007 at 02:46 AM.


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