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Old 07-01-2002, 02:52 PM   #1
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Lightbulb Stupid question...


....but is driving me mad...I am on RH7.0....world was like a
heaven to me untill yesterday when i decided to upgrade xmms,
so i downloaded rpm's from the site (as root) &

rpm -i <new-package>

i didn't used the upgrade option (error #1)....the new installation
conflicted with some previously installed files & hence it didn't
worked....so i downloaded .tar.gz file from xmms site....& did as
README told to get a working xmms....followed by

cp ./xmms /usr/bin/xmms

then i changed ownership of this binary file to a normal user.....
now my problem is that when i m a normal user,this xmms
doesn't runs on giving 'xmms' at command prompt....but as root
it runs properly....
"which xmms" gives /usr/bin/xmms in both users......pls help
or else i will change my name to A-sad-dummy
 
Old 07-01-2002, 03:09 PM   #2
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when you say you did an ownership change, what does that mean? chmod 0755 ?? did you try doing a chmod 4755 just to see if that helps? don't just think that chown will help.

ls -l /usr/bin/xmms

and see if the permissions are
-rwxr-xr-x

if you do a chmod 4755 remember that you are enabling the suid bit so anyone who logs onto your machine "becomes the owner" of that file. after doing a 4755 set on it, you should see something like:

-rwsr-xr-x

(BTW: a general rule of thumb is to put X related binaries in the /usr/X11R6/bin directory)
 
Old 07-01-2002, 04:09 PM   #3
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Thanks for the suggestions...I will try them....(cant do it now as
am in windows)
 
Old 07-02-2002, 03:23 AM   #4
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I tried changing permissions to 0755 & then to 4755 of the binary file but it's the same result......although
xmms on the normal user gives xmms......but that xmms plays at very fast rate & take entire cpu attention
with no sound & it generates .wav file (of about 4 times the original size) in normal user's directory.....i hv
even copied root's xmms config file to user's directory but with no effect......does xmms has got some such
mode in which it generates .wav files at such a fast rate.....i m very much confused.....pls help me out.....

Thanks

To orgcandman ,thanks for the info abt /usr/X11R6/bin/ ......i hv shifted binary to that direcory
 
Old 07-02-2002, 08:27 AM   #5
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the fact that it doesnt make sound and dumps a large wav of your mp3 in to your home dir has to do with the output plugin xmms is set to. go to the xmms preferences and change the output plugin.
 
Old 07-03-2002, 12:03 AM   #6
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Thanks a lot......output plugin was different for both users......thanks again

A-dummy
 
  


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