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Old 11-20-2005, 04:34 AM   #1
tehuti
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amarok: nice but crash-prone


When I double-click or right-clickó>reload a playlist, amarok sometimes crashes. Usually after new tracks have been added, but I'm not quite sure what the pattern is. I consulted the amarok wiki and nothing there helped.

I tried following the debugging How-To, but I have this problem:

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tehuti@2[~]$ gdb amarokapp
GNU gdb 6.3-debian
Copyright 2004 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
GDB is free software, covered by the GNU General Public License, and you are
welcome to change it and/or distribute copies of it under certain conditions.
Type "show copying" to see the conditions.
There is absolutely no warranty for GDB. Type "show warranty" for details.
This GDB was configured as "i386-linux"...amarokapp: No such file or directory.
Also, I tried going through the list of things to do in the FAQ, but my ALSA libs are up-to-date, I'm using SQLite, tried different audio engines, and have disabled "auto suspend if idle after..." in Sound System under Kcontrol. The only thing I don't know about is this:

Make sure that all the libraries that amaroK uses were compiled with the same GCC version as amaroK itself. The situation when amaroK is compiled using GCC 3.4.x and linked against taglib which was compiled using GCC 3.3.x can lead to crashes even if you are not editing tags.

But I don't think I've updated GCC since installing amarok. In short, I'm stumped. Any ideas?
 
Old 11-20-2005, 05:19 AM   #2
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Is it always the same track or tracks? mabey the media you are playing is corrupted and the player cant deal with it?

other than that, ive never used amarok. Mabey try playing the tracks with another player to see if the same thing happens?
 
Old 11-20-2005, 07:46 AM   #3
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Have you tried the latest amarok? I think 1.3.6 is still the latest(it is the latest with an RPM, I know that much).
 
Old 11-20-2005, 06:18 PM   #4
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Yeah it's 1.3.6. It doesn't just happen with a specific track; it crashes when I load any of the playlists.
 
Old 11-21-2005, 03:53 AM   #5
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Quote:
Originally posted by tehuti
Yeah it's 1.3.6. It doesn't just happen with a specific track; it crashes when I load any of the playlists.
This could be a distro specific problem. I have tried amarok 1.3.6 on Mandriva 2006 and Suse 10 and it works fine without any crashes. It could be a good idea to file a bug report to your distro maintainer.
 
Old 11-21-2005, 03:57 AM   #6
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Probably a distro problem as stated above cause' I'm using Amarok 1.2.2 and have never had a problem with it.
 
Old 11-22-2005, 02:59 AM   #7
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I guess when all else fails, blame the distro.
 
Old 11-25-2005, 01:41 PM   #8
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How did you get it to work on SuSe 10?

Mine is just not interested. It will start up, but playing anything causes it to crash.

I'm stuck with playing stuff through xine at the minute.

I've tried compiling from source, updating the rpms, everything.. grr.
 
Old 11-25-2005, 02:15 PM   #9
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Originally posted by richard_hogg
How did you get it to work on SuSe 10?

Mine is just not interested. It will start up, but playing anything causes it to crash.

I'm stuck with playing stuff through xine at the minute.

I've tried compiling from source, updating the rpms, everything.. grr.
Start it from a terminal and when it crashes look at the error messages and fix the problem or post it here.
 
Old 11-25-2005, 03:20 PM   #10
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reddazz:

Was getting fed up with it doing that.. Had the debug package installed and everything..

Turns out it I had a corrupt or incorrect libtag floating around. Forgot all about gdb Just did a backtrace and away I went.

Thanks for your suggestions anyway.
 
Old 11-27-2005, 11:07 AM   #11
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Crash loading playlist

Thought I'd just mention I'm having the same problem as described at top of the thread. Amrok works reasonably well otherwise. I'm on Mepis Debian.
 
Old 11-27-2005, 01:06 PM   #12
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guiness have you tried other engines? Does it do this only on one engine(like say Helix) but works on others(like say gstreamer, arts, xine)?
 
Old 11-27-2005, 05:43 PM   #13
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Works fine (for now)

Thanks for the reply RedShirt. I was about to go and try a different engine but now I can't get the problem to reoccur. I don't think anything changed much from eariler today except that I shut down the machine and came back now and booted up again.

I'll come back here if it happens again.

g
 
Old 12-29-2005, 05:43 PM   #14
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This happens to me too. I'm using Ubuntu 5.10 and the xine engine. I found it doesn't crash as often as it used to with gstreamer but it tends to stop responding.
EDIT> I'm also using Gnome 2.12.1

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