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Old 10-20-2003, 10:31 PM   #1
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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
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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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