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Old 10-20-2003, 10:31 PM   #1
garamatt
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Problem with XMMS


XMMS has been working perfectly until now. I have no idea what I doulc have done to make it not work but whenever I try to play a song it spits out the error "Unable to connect to UNIX socket /tmp/.esd/socket" in the terminal.

I'm not sure how to fix this. Has anybody had a similar problem?
 
Old 10-20-2003, 10:39 PM   #2
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maybe check to see if the permissions to tmp got changed? for me my /tmp folder is 777, with user's individual directories 700.
 
Old 10-20-2003, 10:40 PM   #3
garamatt
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FIXED IT.


The problem was that after an unwanted reboot of the computer, some files were left running that weren't supposed to be running.

The steps to fixing this problem are simply:

1. In terminal type:
su -
rm -fr /temp/.esd

This deletes the socket so that XMMS can create its own socket, properly.
 
  


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