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Old 02-05-2008, 04:16 AM   #1
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Question amaroK starts twice

I am using CentOS 5.1,, with Gnome, and I have this problem: I have set the system to automaticly save changes to session, so that most common apps I use are ready when I switch on. But, after some time of perfect working, my amaroK (compiled from SVN) started loading twice. First thing that came to my mind was to check the session management, but there was no startup entry for it. I also tried starting a new session, but the effect was still presenet. I recompiled it, but nothing changed. What bothers me is that started manually by user, it starts normally, one time, which makes me think it's a session issue...
Any ideas?
Old 02-05-2008, 04:59 AM   #2
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You set your desktop to save it's state when you log off?

1. Log off without amarok
When you log back, either amarok will not autostart or you will lose one amarok session.

2. Tell the desktop not to save it's state. Logout, then power cycle.
Hopefully, this will produce default behaviour. When you log back in, you should get no autostarts (except startup programs). Thus, no amarok at all.

Without doing anything else, set the desktop to save it's state and logout. This should set a clear state. When you login again, it should restore your blank desktop.

Now try amarok.

3. Hunt through all the startup scripts for the stray entry. (dmesg may tell you which script invoked amarok.)

Is it possible that you have an rpm install of amarok remaining on your machine - so, with the SVN install you have two versions? Why did you not just yum install amarok?
Old 02-05-2008, 01:49 PM   #3
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I'll try the first one, though I already did something similar. I haven't installed any RPM amarok. I used the svn as the time I wanted to install it, I hadn't add any repo containing it.

PS: Absolutely no effect, it still starts twice...

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