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Old 08-13-2010, 07:02 PM   #1
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Why won't Rythmbox remember what I want it to?

Hi all, new here. I am a very newb linux user, so if you are going to tell me how to do anything, it will likely need to be step by step. I have found that most people assume that I know a lot more than I do heh

Anyway, I am trying to use Rythmbox to replace windows media player, in Ubuntu 10.04. So of course, I needed to import all my music. So in Rythmbox I go to Music>Import Folder and then I simply select the correct folder, which is on a different drive. And sometimes, that works. even though it won't remember that I did it once I close Rythmbox. Other times, when I do that, Rythmbox simply closes right then and there, and has to be reopened. I don't really know what is going on here, other than what I would call a bug. But it never actually keeps the music file that I imported. I always have to re-import it, every time I open Rythmbox.

Anyone have any Idea what I might do to fix this?
Old 08-17-2010, 05:45 AM   #2
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Check ownership/permissions of the files rythmbox uses to store this data.

In your $HOME directory do a long listing:

cd ~
ls -al

you 'might' find a .rythmbox directory, make sure your owns the directory (and all files under it) and that the files are writable, if in doubt, do a chmod -R u+rwx .rythmbox


Old 08-17-2010, 06:35 AM   #3
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Just a comment. If you have some music on e.g. an external disk (it seems that that might be the case here), and that disk isn't mounted when you start Rythmbox, it will remove the songs on there from the playlist, which has annoyed/confused me previously.

To avoid this make sure to mount the disk before starting Rhythmbox (as the previous poster says, with the right permissions to be able to read the files there).


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