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Old 05-25-2009, 12:28 PM   #1
Strahan
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xmms2 question


Hello all. I just started learning Linux. Installed Debian, I like it. I installed software to be able to load my iPod and the play function isn't working. Apparently it requires a separate app to play so I installed xmms2. It works, but I can't figure out how to get it to just play a song directly rather than queue. Is there a way to do that?

Also.. I noticed I have to be running xmms2d to be able to use the prog. I open a terminal window and run it, then it sits there doing its thing and I have to leave the term window open. What command do I need to use to start xmms2d in the background instead? Thanks!
 
Old 05-25-2009, 01:38 PM   #2
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Hello all. I just started learning Linux. Installed Debian, I like it. I installed software to be able to load my iPod and the play function isn't working. Apparently it requires a separate app to play so I installed xmms2. It works, but I can't figure out how to get it to just play a song directly rather than queue. Is there a way to do that?

Also.. I noticed I have to be running xmms2d to be able to use the prog. I open a terminal window and run it, then it sits there doing its thing and I have to leave the term window open. What command do I need to use to start xmms2d in the background instead? Thanks!
Code:
xmms2d &
That should do it.
Cheers,
jdk
 
Old 05-25-2009, 06:30 PM   #3
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xmms2d &
That should do it.
Cheers,
jdk
Yep, that did it. Thanks alot! Do you know a way to make it load and automatically play a song? Thanks again.
 
Old 05-26-2009, 12:22 AM   #4
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Yep, that did it. Thanks alot! Do you know a way to make it load and automatically play a song? Thanks again.
I would guess using the song as an argument. Something like this:
Code:
xmms2d {name of song file} &
cheers,
jdk
 
  


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