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Old 12-21-2009, 05:44 PM   #1
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Amarok not working


After I start amarok it just sits there , when I open a file it doesn't play and a circle going around lyrics.
 
Old 12-21-2009, 07:33 PM   #2
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Is your machine connected to the internet? Amarok maybe doing a query to collect the lyrics.

try opening amarok and then in a command terminal enter this command to see what the CPU and Memory Usage is for that process.
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ps ux | grep amarok
you are looking for a line like this
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USER       PID %CPU %MEM    VSZ   RSS TTY      STAT START   TIME COMMAND
jared    26087 26.8  2.6 804432 107292 ?       Sl   19:28   0:06 /usr/bin/amarok
 
Old 12-21-2009, 09:13 PM   #3
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mine looks like this

alex 3320 0.8 3.1 574136 97428 ? Sl Dec21 1:49 amarok
alex 3338 0.0 0.2 42708 6844 ? S Dec21 0:00 kdeinit4: kio_file [kdeinit] file local:/tmp/ksocket-alex/klauncherMT3135.slave-socket local:/tmp/ksocket-alex/amarokVE3320.
alex 4077 0.0 0.0 4204 696 pts/0 S+ 00:11 0:00 grep amarok
 
Old 12-21-2009, 10:44 PM   #4
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alex 3320 0.8 3.1 574136 97428 ? Sl Dec21 1:49 amarok
Amarok is using 0.8 %CPU and 3.1%MEM. That is well within reason.

Another thing you can do is run amarok and then in a command terminal run the command top. This is a live update command so to get out of it just hit ctrl+C. This is like looking at task manager in windows. It should give you a better idea of what is going on in real time.

You can also start amarok in debug mode by launching it from command line with this command
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amarok --debug
Another thing I would suggest is when amarok locks up take a look at the log files to see what is going on. They are located in your home directory. Based on your last post I see your username is alex so you should be able to find the logs at /home/alex/.kde/share/apps/amarok/. I saw something on the ubuntu forums about this locking up because amarok gets stuck scanning a file in your collection. you can look at the collection_scan.log to see what file it is stuck on.
 
Old 12-21-2009, 10:58 PM   #5
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it seems to run just fine ... is there any other media player I can use ?

Last edited by Xzibit; 12-21-2009 at 11:03 PM.
 
Old 12-21-2009, 11:00 PM   #6
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could it be a settings problem?
I'll check the log file.
 
Old 12-21-2009, 11:06 PM   #7
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There are a lot of media players out there. amarok offers a lot of fluff. It looks pretty, does vocal look ups, album art, etc.

Personally I don't care about fluff and just want a working audio player. I use xmms2 for listening, and I use Rhythmbox to manage my iPods.
 
  


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