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XMMS 1.2.10 on Mandrake 10.0, using KDE. If I start XMMS from a command line (either as a user or root) it works perfectly. If I set it as my ...
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    XMMS works from command line only, otherwise freezes.


    XMMS 1.2.10 on Mandrake 10.0, using KDE. If I start XMMS from a command line (either as a user or root) it works perfectly. If I set it as my default mp3 player and click on an mp3 or right click on an mp3 and select "Open with XMMS", XMMS starts, then just freezes; no sound, the slider doesn't move, nothing. It will hang like that unless I kill the process.

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    ... If you open XMMS from terminal and choose a MP3 after its up it doesnt crash...
    but if you simply dclick on the mp3 itself it does...
    Thats what you meen?

    are you sure the both open the same version of XMMS? (i've done that before :P)
    are you trying to play the same mp3?
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    Does your system meet the requirements:
    # ALSA output: ALSA 0.9.0 or better.
    # Esound output: esound 0.2.8 or better.
    # Mikmod input: libmikmod 3.1.10
    # Ogg Vorbis input: libvorbis
    # OpenGL Visual plugin: Mesa 3.0 or better.
    ?

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    ... If you open XMMS from terminal and choose a MP3 after its up it doesnt crash...
    but if you simply dclick on the mp3 itself it does...
    Thats what you meen?
    Yes, although it doesn't exactly "crash", it freezes and hangs there until I kill the process. If I start it from a terminal and then open an mp3, it works like a charm.

    Debian, I'm afraid I'll have to answer your questions with "I think so". Words of a former Windows user, still trying to learn.

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    Edit the menu using MCC and remove the --soundwrapper option.

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    It's obvious the GUI is giving you problems, that's why I asked. Uninstall XMMS and then re-install it. Sometimes that's all you can do.

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    Edit the menu using MCC and remove the --soundwrapper option.
    That did it! Excellent--thank you! :P

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