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    It starts out great then two weeks later it only runs if you are root. Then all the album titles get mixed up.
    forcing you to manually browse for songs. then the lyrics stop showing up correctly.
    Does anyone know how to correct this?

    I will be shocked if there is ever a version you can use without fixing it first.

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    Default Re: Amarok 2 is a hole in the head

    Which version?
    Everything fine here with amarok from KDE4:Stable-Repo

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    bperrotta wrote:
    > It starts out great then two weeks later it only runs if you are root.


    i'd say running as root might well be the main problem..

    do not log into KDE as root! that is never a step to happiness, and is
    often a step to unhappiness...read more on that here:

    http://en.opensuse.org/SDB:Login_as_root
    http://docs.kde.org/stable/en/kdebas...uide/root.html
    http://tinyurl.com/6ry6yd
    http://tinyurl.com/ydbwssh

    ymmv

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    Default Re: Amarok 2 is a hole in the head

    Quote Originally Posted by palladium View Post
    i'd say running as root might well be the main problem..
    I don't even want to consider other causes....


    To solve:

    Reconfigure Amarok !!! Done like this:

    Exit Amarok (also from systemtray)
    Open a terminal window and type:
    Code:
    rm -rf ~/.kde4/share/apps/amarok && rm ~/.kde4/share/config/amarok*
    Start Amarok, configure it and enjoy.
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    palladium NNTP User

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    Knurpht wrote:
    > Open a terminal window and type:


    and, i add:
    -type VERY carefully
    -look at what you typed VERY carefully
    -look at it again, look at each and every letter and symbol then and
    only then (because we are running without training wheels here)
    -press enter..

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    Default Re: Amarok 2 is a hole in the head

    Quote Originally Posted by palladium View Post
    and, i add:
    -type VERY carefully
    -look at what you typed VERY carefully
    -look at it again, look at each and every letter and symbol then and
    only then (because we are running without training wheels here)
    -press enter..

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    Some good advice there, presumably from someone else who has accidentally put a space between the wildcard and the thing to be wildcarded. Not a great deal of fun when you see what happens...
    Happily using Linux since 1998
    Share & Enjoy

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    palladium NNTP User

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    weighty foe wrote:
    > Some good advice there, presumably from someone else who has
    > accidentally put a space between the wildcard and the thing to be
    > wildcarded. Not a great deal of fun when you see what happens...


    nah, hadn't happened to me....yet.

    i just cringe every time i see that rmrf phrase--especially when
    written to what might be called a "new guy", like me (with about 10
    years on Linux following five on Warp, and three on Win3.1)

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    Default Re: Amarok 2 is a hole in the head

    Just to add to the "caution" note, you can try running ls or find with the path in question and see if the results are what you expect, then replace the command with rm once you're done.

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    It's why I put it in code. But you're right.
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    Um... I so totally recommend renaming configuration files instead of removing them. Then you won't have to worry about hitting space too often too, and the option to replace the backed up files (or parts of them) is a bonus.

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