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Old 10-12-2004, 03:47 AM   #1
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Kde and xmms problems in mdk 10.0

I was using gnome and everything was fine about sound. But then, I decided to change to KDE and now I am not being able to listen my mp3's on xmms. I can hear the sound of flash animations in websites. When I click in play to listen a song, nothing happens and the xmms closes itself. Is anyone know what hell is going on?
Old 10-12-2004, 06:12 AM   #2
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First check the perms on /dev/dsp

Make sure that they are WORLD writeable or else one process can steal ownership of your sound card.

Then merely try the different output drivers (alsa for one) and restart XMMS.

One of them will work for you.

Old 10-12-2004, 05:21 PM   #3
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I had the same issue, and I found that xmms would either work or wouldn't work depending on which way I opened it. Try opening it by creating a shortcut and then opening that. that worked for me.
Old 10-12-2004, 05:32 PM   #4
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That's a very common bug in mdk 10.0, and as trainunderwater said, create a new shortcut, wich is the easiest way to get around it

Old 10-13-2004, 10:47 AM   #5
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If you are launching xmms from the k menu (the start menu)
it is possible that the problem is in the k menu xmms shorcut.

first try lanching xmms from a konsole, or the "Run Command" item in the k menu. IF it works fine when launched this way, then, to fix the k menu shorcut, open the k menu editor (by right-clicking in the k menu button, a context menu should appear with some options, including launching the k menu)

In the menu editor open Multimedia/Sound and you should see the xmms shortcut. click it, edit its command, which should say

soundwrapper xmms
modify it to

plain and simple.

This should solve the problem.

If launching xmms from konsole is still buggy, then this is not the solution for you, but I hope this will be helpful
Old 10-16-2004, 05:19 AM   #6
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Thank you erveyone, it's working now!!


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