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  1. #1
    bloggins NNTP User

    Default Amarok and 64 bit

    I'm running SuSE 11.0 on a 64-bit dual core AMD processor. Amarok has always been very flakey on this architecture and now with this upgrade to SuSE 11.0 its unplayable. When I select either a music file or a URL for internet radio it never comes back. It becomes a dead process and I have to terminate it. I'm wondering if anyone else has seen this behaviour. While running it under 10.3 it would run but it would eventually crash (while idle as a docked process) and I would see the email dump to be sent. I always sent it.

    Cheers!!

  2. #2
    Niclas Ekstedt NNTP User

    Default Re: Amarok and 64 bit

    bloggins,

    Not sure if it's any different as I'm not running 64bit myself.
    But have you given the builds from the Packman repository a try?

    http://packman.links2linux.org/package/amarok


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  3. #3
    bloggins NNTP User

    Default Re: Amarok and 64 bit

    Thanks for the idea but no cigar. I installed from the link that you gave me and the problem remains.

    Cheers!!

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    Default Re: Amarok and 64 bit

    bloggins wrote:

    >
    > I'm running SuSE 11.0 on a 64-bit dual core AMD processor. Amarok has
    > always been very flakey on this architecture and now with this upgrade
    > to SuSE 11.0 its unplayable. When I select either a music file or a URL
    > for internet radio it never comes back. It becomes a dead process and I
    > have to terminate it. I'm wondering if anyone else has seen this
    > behaviour. While running it under 10.3 it would run but it would
    > eventually crash (while idle as a docked process) and I would see the
    > email dump to be sent. I always sent it.
    >
    > Cheers!!
    >
    >

    I'm have a problem with Amarok also but I run openSUSE 11.0, KDE 3.5.9 and
    latest packman versions of sound systems. I get the player but NO sound. If
    I use Mplayer, Kaffine etc I get sound fine, also the KDE sounds all appear
    to work. You can see the player is playing the radio stream or CD but no
    sound.
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    Default Re: Amarok and 64 bit

    a) What
    rpm -qa "*amarok*"
    returns?
    b) Settings->Configure Amarok->Engine. The use of "xine Engine" with Output plugin set to "alsa" probably will give you the best results.
    But use libxine from Packman:
    $ rpm -q libxine1
    libxine1-1.1.13-0.pm.3

  6. #6
    google01103 NNTP User

    Default Re: Amarok and 64 bit

    bloggins wrote:

    >
    > Thanks for the idea but no cigar. I installed from the link that you
    > gave me and the problem remains.
    >
    > Cheers!!
    >
    >

    did you run it from a konsole window? what errors if any are given?
    fyi - I run under 64bit 10.3 and 11.0 no problem
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    Default Re: Amarok and 64 bit

    I'm using Amarok 1.4.9.1 on openSUSE 11.0 (x86_64) and KDE 4.0.4 (KDE 4.0.4 >= 20080505) "release 15.1"

    Although the about of Amarok is talking about KDE 3.5.9 release 49.1 for some reason.

    I'm listening to a large collection on a regular basis and have no issues with the sound.

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    Default Re: Amarok and 64 bit

    RedDwarf wrote:

    >
    > a) What > rpm -qa "*amarok*" returns?

    amarok-1.4.9.1-103.pm.1

    > b) Settings->Configure Amarok->Engine. The use of "xine Engine" with
    > Output plugin set to "alsa" probably will give you the best results.
    > But use libxine from Packman:

    1.1.13-0.pm.3-i686 from packman_-_mirror

    Have xine and alsa selected for the Engine. speakers are set as default
    ALSA
    Not sure which speaker setting to use. Sound under YaST hardware says
    SBLive!
    >> $ rpm -q libxine1
    >> libxine1-1.1.13-0.pm.3

    libxine1-1.1.13-0.pm.3

    Not sure what else is configured wrong.

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  9. #9
    bloggins NNTP User

    Default Re: Amarok and 64 bit

    Well I took the advice of started amarok in a console. No errors or anything meaningful to me BUT, (a big but) I was finally able to run the setup menu selection and successfully choose the xine engine. Before I would select it and then amarok would go visit La-La Land forever and I would have to "kill -9" it. Right now this does seem to be working. Thanks to everyone with their advice and helpful ideas.

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