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Old 05-13-2003, 01:20 PM   #1
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Exclamation XMMS freezing

For some reason XMMS just simply freezes when I attempt to play an MP3, but loads up fine.

Due to this, I have to end the process to shut down the program.
If anyone has any ideas why i can't play MP3s, please let me know:
the plugin IS installed

If it helps, it's XMMS v.1.2.7, and I'm running OSS under Debian 3.0r0 "Woody" with KDE2.2.

Thankyou for your help,
Old 05-13-2003, 01:46 PM   #2
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If you run it in a terminal (like Eterm or Xterm) by typing xmms, does it give you any error message?

If you haven't done this, go ahead and try, ie: open up a terminal, start xmms from the command line and try playing an will probably help finding the problem.
Old 05-13-2003, 02:01 PM   #3
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I had the same problem with my vt8233 ac97 sound. I was using eSound with Gnome and found out that it was a conflict with the sound driver and eSound so I switched to OSS and it works just fine. Try using one of the other plugins like arts for KDE and see if that works.
Old 05-14-2003, 11:50 AM   #4
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Ive now tried typing xmms in Xterm and it's giving this message, then loading XMMS: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory

Loading xmms from the Konsole and it brings up the same before loading.

Hope this helps
Old 05-14-2003, 01:09 PM   #5
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I guess you are missing the 'mikmod' file
Go to

Its strange that u r missing this since this is a core file that comes with nearly all Linux Sound Drivers (I think so )

Hope that helps....


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