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Old 06-08-2013, 12:51 AM   #1
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Unhappy Having problems launching xmms2 in the KDE Desktop on Slackware 14.0

Hi I have installed xmms2 from the SlackBuild site. I am running an i3 Desktop with Slackware 14.0 huge smp patched with the latest patches as recommended by the security advisories. I am also running KDE 4.8.5 as my desktop.

The installation of xmms2 appears to have succeeded, but when I try to launch it I get an indication of activity from the mouse icon, but then it stops and xmms2 is not available. I have tried all of the various xmms2 executables in /usr/bin but nothing seems to work.

I want to try xmms2 to see how well it handles mp4 files. Audacious hangs every-time I try it with mp4 and xmms shuts down after playing about 7-8 mp4s no matter how many I have in the play list.

If anyone has any experience with getting xmms2 running I would appreciate the suggestions.

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hi mariner53.

xmms2 is pretty outdated and depends an older glib (2.16) and python (2.4).
if you could supply the errors you get, we can pinpoint the problem.
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OK I have the following glib and python packages running on my system



When I type xmms2 in the command line it gives me the XMMS CLI Shell and I can type in commands, but that is not the interface I really want use.

When I try launching from the KDE menu I get icon activity for a while and then nothing and xmms2 does not start.

When I tried xmms2-launcher in the command line I got the following:

bash-4.2$ xmms2-launcher
xmms2-launcher: startup of xmms2d failed!
bash-4.2$ xmms2d
INFO: ../src/xmms/log.c:49: Initialized logging system
15:11:25 ERROR: ../src/xmms/ipc.c:805: Couldn't setup IPC listening on 'unix:///tmp/xmms-ipc-mariner53'.
15:11:25 FATAL: ../src/xmms/main.c:538: IPC failed to init!

The xmms2 web site makes it seem that it should be enabled to run on KDE, but I could not find a KDE client in the listing.

Thanks for your help.


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