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Old 07-27-2014, 07:57 PM   #1
lightkuragari
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Opening Amarok 2.8 crashes entire X server (Slackware 64 14.1)


Hello, I'm trying to use Amarok on a freshly installed Slackware 64 14.1 PC with basically the following specs:

AMD FX6300 Processor,
Nvidia GeForce GTX 770
Gigabyte motherboard

The install is on a GPT drive and UEFI boot mode.

On my laptop Amarok runs fine, however in this desktop PC it doesn't. Shorty after i execute it, the KDE session terminates and i'm sent back to console.

I'm attaching the output after executing Amarok with --debug --no-fork flags.

Following other threads of people with a similar problem, i tried deactivating the analyzer plugin from amarok_homerc and also changing my oxygen theme because someone said Amarok had issues with oxygen transparent theme, but it seems this is a different problem because none of those two workarounds fixed it.

Do you have any idea why this could be happening?
Thanks a lot!
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File Type: log amaroklog.log (65.1 KB, 3 views)
 
Old 07-27-2014, 10:25 PM   #2
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Do you have an old Amarok config file lying around that might be confusing things? look in ~/.kde or ~/.kde4 and see if there are amarok files, like amarokrc and so on. There may be a few of them.

Move those files out of the way, maybe.

I'm taking a wild guess that there is some kind of corruption or miscommunication with existing configs due to this message:
Code:
Could not parse stylesheet of widget 0x2561370
X Error: BadWindow (invalid Window parameter) 3
  Extension:    153 (Uknown extension)
  Minor opcode: 4 (Unknown request)
  Resource id:  0x4200055
amarok: Fatal IO error: client killed
And try to launch it and see how it goes.
 
Old 07-27-2014, 11:34 PM   #3
lightkuragari
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Thank you, notKlaatu

Yes, that's something i also tried... in fact, i created a new user with a new home directory to see if this user would suffer from the same issue, and it did, so i don't think it is related to config files.

I'm thinking about trying to debug it to see what the real issue is, but i will need time for this. Looking at the slackbuild scripts it seems i would have to run the kde build script with only amarok in the modules folder listed, in order to recompile it with debugging symbols.

Do you know of a better way to do this?

Thanks again.
 
Old 07-28-2014, 01:20 AM   #4
lightkuragari
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All right, here's what happened...

I recompiled amarok by
editing the amarok cmake script with debugfull in CMAKE_BUILD_TYPE from the slackware 14.1 source tree, and then
executing ./KDE.SlackBuild extragear:amarok

Debug package was built, installed it, fired it up on gdb... no issues.

What?

Well, maybe what was necessary after all was just to reinstall it, somehow some file might have got deleted or something...

Anyway, happy to have Amarok working again, sorry for inconveniences.
 
Old 07-28-2014, 09:29 PM   #5
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Cool, glad you got it back. Thanks for the detailed description of the troubleshooting process, it's always good te hear how other people go about figuring this stuff out!
 
  


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