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Old 01-30-2005, 06:37 AM   #1
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amarok not starting [SOLVED]

i just installed amarok 1.2 beta3, and it is not starting:

zaphyr@linux:~> amarok
[amaroK] Connecting to /home/zaphyr/.kde/socket-linux/amarok.loader_socket
[amaroK] Exiting
any suggestions?


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Old 01-30-2005, 07:17 AM   #2
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how can we say anything about output that clearly contains no errors whatsoever... maybe amarok has a --debug option or a --verbose option to show useful information?
Old 01-30-2005, 07:41 AM   #3
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i know, it bugs me to, that i cant see whats wrong!
i tried both --debug and --verbose...but it is not recognized.

these are the only options:
zaphyr@linux:~> amarok --help-all
Usage: amarok [Qt-options] [KDE-options] [URL(s)]

The audio player for KDE

Generic options:
  --help                    Show help about options
  --help-qt                 Show Qt specific options
  --help-kde                Show KDE specific options
  --help-all                Show all options
  --author                  Show author information
  -v, --version             Show version information
  --license                 Show license information
  --                        End of options

Qt options:
  --display <displayname>   Use the X-server display 'displayname'
  --session <sessionId>     Restore the application for the given 'sessionId'
  --cmap                    Causes the application to install a private color
                            map on an 8-bit display
  --ncols <count>           Limits the number of colors allocated in the color
                            cube on an 8-bit display, if the application is
                            using the QApplication::ManyColor color
  --nograb                  tells Qt to never grab the mouse or the keyboard
  --dograb                  running under a debugger can cause an implicit
                            -nograb, use -dograb to override
  --sync                    switches to synchronous mode for debugging
  --fn, --font <fontname>   defines the application font
  --bg, --background <color> sets the default background color and an
                            application palette (light and dark shades are
  --fg, --foreground <color> sets the default foreground color
  --btn, --button <color>   sets the default button color
  --name <name>             sets the application name
  --title <title>           sets the application title (caption)
  --visual TrueColor        forces the application to use a TrueColor visual on
                            an 8-bit display
  --inputstyle <inputstyle> sets XIM (X Input Method) input style. Possible
                            values are onthespot, overthespot, offthespot and
  --im <XIM server>         set XIM server
  --noxim                   disable XIM
  --reverse                 mirrors the whole layout of widgets

KDE options:
  --caption <caption>       Use 'caption' as name in the titlebar
  --icon <icon>             Use 'icon' as the application icon
  --miniicon <icon>         Use 'icon' as the icon in the titlebar
  --config <filename>       Use alternative configuration file
  --dcopserver <server>     Use the DCOP Server specified by 'server'
  --nocrashhandler          Disable crash handler, to get core dumps
  --waitforwm               Waits for a WM_NET compatible windowmanager
  --style <style>           sets the application GUI style
  --geometry <geometry>     sets the client geometry of the main widget

  URL(s)                    Files/URLs to Open

  -r, --previous            Skip backwards in playlist
  -p, --play                Start playing current playlist
  -t, --play-pause          Play if stopped, pause if playing
  --pause                   Pause playback
  -s, --stop                Stop playback
  -f, --next                Skip forwards in playlist

Additional options:
  -a, --append              Append files/URLs to playlist
  -e, --enqueue             See append, available for backwards compatability
  --queue                   Queue URLs after the currently playing track
  -m, --toggle-playlist-window Toggle the Playlist-window
  --wizard                  Run First-run Wizard
  --engine <name>           Use the <name> engine
Old 01-30-2005, 04:49 PM   #4
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ok, this is one of those stupid ones...
amarok was already running in the system tray, and thus it would not start twice...
so i killed the amarok process in the sys tray, and started amarok and now everything is back to normal



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