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Old 04-10-2003, 03:53 PM   #1
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XMMS doesn't want a new skin

XMMS is really pissing me off

I spent all afternoon today setting up ALSA
(which was quite a bitch), then I installed
xmms-1.2.7-8, which (with some additional
input and output plugins) worked eventually.
One thing eludes me still though...

I put some skins in /usr/X11R6/share/xmms/Skins/

When I hit 'Skin selection' a window pops up in
which I can see the skins, I double-click on one
of them and nothing happens... ?! #$^^%$**&

The only thing that changes is that a line


appears in the file ~/.xmms/config. Other than
that, no error msgs, nothing. A simple, blatant
refusal without further explanation.

Usually this means that unzip is not available to
xmms to unzip the zip-archive for the skin, right?
unzip is installed in /usr/bin, PATH includes
/usr/bin. Moreover, if I unzip the archive by hand
xmms sees it, but again, if I double-click the
skin, NADA!

Why-o-why is this happening?

BTW: I'm using RedHat8.0 Workstation installation
with KDE 3.0. Could it be that some Gnome-thingy
is missing?

Last edited by Blek; 04-10-2003 at 05:15 PM.
Old 04-10-2003, 07:53 PM   #2
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One of the culprits I would check would be file permissions to that directory... maybe. Sounds definately weird to me.


Old 04-11-2003, 04:52 AM   #3
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Ahhhhh.... no. The culprit was me actually, for being utterly stupid. I solved the problem (and got a little smarter in the process).
Thanks for the answer though

I'll post the solution this evening when I get home.
Old 04-11-2003, 02:08 PM   #4
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did u try to place it to your home folder under .xmms directory


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