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Old 02-10-2008, 03:31 AM   #1
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Question Problems with Totem Video Player


I decided to give linux a chance as a desktop replacement for XP on my Notebook. After a view years with Slackware I gave debian etch a try. I'm very new to any X-Window systems and desktop environments and I had to learn to configure many new features.

Anyway, my primary problem at the moment is the standard video player for gnome (2.14.3), Totem.
Any time I want to start this applikation it opens the GUI for 1-2 seconds but the it quits itself immediately without any error messages. The same happens when I insert a DVD.

Are there any suggestions how I can solve this problem?


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Old 02-10-2008, 04:29 AM   #2
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Try to start it from the console - it should report something.
Old 02-10-2008, 01:53 PM   #3
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When I start totem via the user console I get the message:

PHP Code:
Creating link /home/pace/.kde/socket-poseidon.
can't create mcop directory 
As root:

PHP Code:
(totem:4440): GnomeUI-WARNING **: While connecting to session manager:
Authentication Rejectedreason None of the authentication protocols specified are supported and host-based authentication failed.

** (
totem:4440): WARNING **: Failed to connect to the session busDid not receive a replyPossible causes include: the remote application did not send a replythe message bus security policy blocked the replythe reply timeout expired, or the network connection was broken.
Creating link /root/.kde/socket-poseidon.
can't create mcop directory 

Thanks in advance


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