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Lately, every time I start up XMMS it freezes up and won't close, won't do anything at all. Is there any way I can get it to close down and ...
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    XMMS freezes in KNOPPIX


    Lately, every time I start up XMMS it freezes up and won't close, won't do anything at all. Is there any way I can get it to close down and then I could restart it and maybe it would work? For some reason it really bugs me when things are open and not working.

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    Sometimes a package will just stop working well for no obvious reason. Here are some things to try ...

    Open a terminal up and type top ... You'll get a list of processes, one of which should be xmms. Each process has a PID or Process IDentification number. Make a note of the PID for xmms.

    su
    root password
    kill <insert PID for xmms>

    If you run top as root you can also k=kill the process from there. This isn't really good practice (but I would do it!)

    In the terminal type xmms. This allows you to see xmms starting up from the backend ... There may be some error messages: a clue to your problems.

    Assuming you use KDE you can also get process information by hitting Ctrl+Esc. I often confuse this with hitting Ctrl+Esc+Alt which gives you a skull and crossbones crosshair for killing desktop processes. From then on newbies treat me with fear and loathing.

    Xmms relies on Glib ver. 1 (I think) and sometimes it ends up installed on systems running Glib ver. 2 ... that breaks the xmms packages.

    This may help, it may not. It should at least get you further down the road.
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    I used the ctrl+alt thing, it worked fine. I'll see if I can figure exactly whats wrong later. Thanks alot! :P

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    A good old
    Code:
    killall -9 <program name>
    always seems to work well for me when I need to kill something that isn't responding.

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