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Old 05-10-2009, 10:35 AM   #1
jens1245
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MPC and can conky having problems with MPD


I SOLVED IT. SEE BOTTOM IF YOU WANT TO.

I installed mpd succesfully, but when I start up mpc i get the following error:

MPD_HOST and/or MPD_PORT environment variables are not set
error: problems getting a response from "localhost" on port 6600 : Connection refused

When I the following mpc will run but only for the time I leave the terminal open. (Does anyone know how to make this permanent?)
Code:
export MPD_HOST=127.0.0.1
export MPD_PORT=6600
But then when i get mpc running, updated and added songs it won't play but just reports the volume: 61% repeat: off randomff
Code:
mpd –create-db
mpc update
mpc add /
mpc play
When I use conky to display mpd i get the error:
Conky: MPD error: problems getting a response from "localhost" on port 6600 : Connection refused

The strange thing is that when I use sonata I can play music.

I am confused and don't know what to do to get it working

This are the relevant parts of my mpd.conf

music_directory "/home/jens/Desktop/Music"
playlist_directory "/home/jens/.mpd/playlists"
db_file "/home/jens/.mpd/mpd.db"
log_file "/home/jens/.mpd/mpd.log"
error_file "/home/jens/.mpd/mpd.error"
pid_file "/home/jens/.mpd/pid"

user "jens"

#port "6600"
bind_to_address "127.0.0.1"

And this is my /etc/hosts

127.0.0.1 localhost
127.0.1.1 DELL.WORKGROUP DELL

# The following lines are desirable for IPv6 capable hosts
::1 localhost ip6-localhost ip6-loopback
fe00::0 ip6-localnet
ff00::0 ip6-mcastprefix
ff02::1 ip6-allnodes
ff02::2 ip6-allrouters
ff02::3 ip6-allhosts

Code:
netstat -nap
reports: tcp 0 0 127.0.0.1:6600 ****** LISTEN

Thanks in advance!

I managed to solve myself by accident...
I only had to export the host and NOT the port. I don't know why, but it works.

Last edited by jens1245; 05-10-2009 at 11:45 AM. Reason: extra information
 
Old 10-26-2010, 04:52 AM   #2
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