xmms fails occasionally

Kent Stewart kstewart at owt.com
Sat May 24 11:03:49 PDT 2003

On Saturday 24 May 2003 10:45 am, Martin Krzysiak wrote:
> On Saturday 24 May 2003 19:10, Aaron Peterson wrote:
> > dunno why.  it will finish playing a song occasionally, then beep and
> > pop up an error message that says it couldn't find the appropriate
> > plugin or the device is busy (audio device i assume).  I'm not running
> > any other a/v applications to take over the device besides KDE.  what
> > might possibly cause this phenomena?
> I want to confirm this. I have this problem, too. It occurs after playing
> several songs in a row. Then You have to kill -9 xmms because it hangs in
> background (even after closing it). The device will be released then, too.
> There seems to be an ugly bug somewhere.
> My configuration: FreeBSD-4.8, KDE-3.1 (running without arts),
> xmms-1.2.7_3, xmms-kde-3.0.0 (I tried both: packages and ports, same
> effect).

It isn't just xmms. I have to frequently kill kscd. I kind of wonder if 
something else isn't wrong with something like arts which is in the middle. 
On kde-3.1.1, kscd wouldn't even launch. So, things are a little bit better.


Kent Stewart
Richland, WA


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