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Old 02-19-2008, 01:41 AM   #1
TristanDee
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Question Amarok can't "launch mail client"!


This seems very weird to me.
I installed Amarok on my Gnome environment. Installed w32codecs and libdvdcss2 (I'm not sure if they contain mp3 codecs too). But when I try to play an mp3 file on Amarok, it gives this puzzling error:
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Could not Launch Mail Client
When I click the close button, pops up this one:
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"Could not Launch Mail Client" is not responding.
You may choose to wait a short while for it to continue or force the application to quit entirely.
I always have had to quit entirely.
What I don't understand is why Amarok should try to "launch mail client"?
 
Old 02-19-2008, 02:42 AM   #2
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To play mp3 in amarok, w32codec or libdvdcss2 are not needed. When you install amarok, xine-engine is also installed as one of a dependencies. Xine-engine is responsible for playing mp3 in amarok.

In your case, amarok simply crashes.That is why it tries to launch mail cilent because it wants to send bug report to developers. Try reinstalling the whole application and deleting config files of amarok from your home directory. Sometimes it helps. Also try launching amarok from terminal and check what error it gives. Posts those errors here and we can help you further.
 
Old 02-19-2008, 03:46 AM   #3
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Hi lycan, sorry I didn't mention that Amarok launches fine. Only when I play an mp3 file it crashes.
Anyway, I launched it from the terminal. And here is what it returned:
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Amarok: [Loader] Starting amarokapp..
Amarok: [Loader] Don't run gdb, valgrind, etc. against this binary! Use amarokapp.
DCOPClient::attachInternal. Attach failed Could not open network socket
kbuildsycoca running...
QLayout "unnamed" added to QVBox "unnamed", which already has a layout
QLayout: Adding KToolBar/mainToolBar (child of QVBox/unnamed) to layout for PlaylistWindow/PlaylistWindow
QObject::connect: Incompatible sender/receiver arguments
StarManager::ratingsColorsChanged() --> ContextBrowser::ratingOrScoreOrLabelsChanged(const QString&)
Maybe I'll go for reinstalling Amarok. My Net and electricity connection snapped a few times during its installation, could that have caused any trouble?
 
Old 02-19-2008, 05:32 AM   #4
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Originally Posted by TristanDee View Post
Hi lycan, sorry I didn't mention that Amarok launches fine. Only when I play an mp3 file it crashes.
Anyway, I launched it from the terminal. And here is what it returned:

Maybe I'll go for reinstalling Amarok. My Net and electricity connection snapped a few times during its installation, could that have caused any trouble?
Maybe interference during installation caused amarok to crash. You should reinstall it from scratch. If it does not solve that problem then do the following steps:

1. Run amarokapp from terminal.

2. Keeping the terminal window open exit the amarok from its GUI.

3. If it crashes then terminal window must shows error messages. Please post back here those messages again.
 
Old 02-19-2008, 01:26 PM   #5
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I got this following your method:
Running amarokapp
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DCOPClient::attachInternal. Attach failed Could not open network socket
kbuildsycoca running...
QLayout "unnamed" added to QVBox "unnamed", which already has a layout
QLayout: Adding KToolBar/mainToolBar (child of QVBox/unnamed) to layout for PlaylistWindow/PlaylistWindow
QObject::connect: Incompatible sender/receiver arguments
StarManager::ratingsColorsChanged() --> ContextBrowser::ratingOrScoreOrLabelsChanged(const QString&)
STARTUP
Closing Amarok from GUI
Quote:
QObject::disconnect: Unexpected null parameter
QObject::connect: Cannot connect (null)::activePartChanged( KParts::Part * ) to KHTMLPart::slotActiveFrameChanged( KParts::Part * )
By the way, I meantime uninstalled Amarok from Synaptic and reinstalled it from the terminal. What I noticed is that during the reinstallation the terminal showed just setting up of Amarok--it downloaded nothing as it did when I first installed it.
So, how do you completely remove Amarok including all its dependencies, if necessary, and install it from scratch?
 
  


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