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    running X applications from command line


    Whats the command to run X appliactions in the command line specifically for Mandrake 9.2 ?

    Ive tried xmms but had no chances of success

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    In what sense?

    If you're in your GUI and you bring up a terminal and type "xmms", it should work.

    If, on the other hand, you're on a Ctrl-Alt terminal, you can't run X apps. Some apps have both commandline and GUI versions (gFTP comes to mind). Or you may need to find a replacement app (such as Pork for commandline AIM).

    I'm sure there are commandline music players out there.

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    I am running in GUI, but typing

    xmms &

    does not do anything. I tried xconsole and it brought up some monitoring software that keeps track of what I type in the terminal

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    Okay, open up one of the following:

    Konsole (if in KDE) or
    Gnome Terminal (if in Gnome)

    Then type "xmms &". What error message do you get?

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    [root@localhost root]# xmms &
    [1] 2086
    bash: xmms: command not found
    [root@localhost root]#
    [/b]

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    Just curious - why are you trying to run xmms as root?

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    Is xmms installed, and if yes, is it installed in the default directory? /usr/bin?
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    Quote Originally Posted by anomie
    Just curious - why are you trying to run xmms as root?
    Is this not a good practice ?

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    hey everyone, its now working. thanks a lot !

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jimsta
    hey everyone, its now working. thanks a lot !
    So what was the problem and your solution? In case someone with a similar problem finds this thread in a search.
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