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Thread: 11.3 KDE 4.4 xmms2?

  1. #1
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    Taft, Republic of California. UTC -8

    Default 11.3 KDE 4.4 xmms2?

    I installed xmms2 from the packman repo. I doesn't show up in the launch menu. If I try and start it from the CLI I get the following

    flamebait@fuuyuu:~> xmms2
    This program is deprecated and will be replaced by nyxmms2.
     Consider setting runnycli to 'true' in config file to get future behaviour
     (or set iknowoldcliisdeprecatedandwillgoaway to 'true' to hide this warning)
    The config file is located at:
    Available commands:
      add - adds a URL to the playlist
      addarg - adds one URL with arguments to the playlist
      addid - adds a Medialib id to the playlist
      insert - inserts one URL at a specific position
      insertid - inserts one Medialib id at a specific position
      radd - adds a directory recursively to the playlist
      rinsert - inserts a directory recursively at a specific position
      clear - clears the playlist
      shuffle - shuffles the playlist
      sort - sort the playlist; use a space delimiter for multiple properties
      remove - removes something from the playlist
      list - lists the playlist
      addpls - Adds the contents of a playlist file to the playlist
      play - starts playback
      stop - stops playback
      toggleplay - toggles playback status between play/pause
      pause - pause playback
      next - play next song
      prev - play previous song
      seek - seek to a specific place in current song
      jump - take a leap in the playlist
      move - move a entry in the playlist
      volume - set volume for a channel
      volume_list - list volume levels for each channel
      mlib - medialib manipulation - type 'xmms2 mlib' for more extensive help
      playlist - playlist manipulation - type 'xmms2 playlist' for more extensive help
      coll - collection manipulation - type 'xmms2 coll' for more extensive help
      browse - browse server file lists
      status - go into status mode
      info - information about current entry
      current - formatted information about the current entry
      config - set a config value
      config_list - list all config values
      plugin_list - list all plugins loaded in the server
      stats - get statistics from server
      quit - make the server quit
      help - print help about a command
    I do not understand this output.
    Is it possible to run xmms2 with the GUI in KDE .4.4? If so how?

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    Smile Re: 11.3 KDE 4.4 xmms2?

    I am not sure what you are trying to do, but the file descriptions say you have only a CLI interface using xmms2. The error message was suggesting you run nyxmms2, instead of xmms2.

    The file list of executable is as follows:

    xmms2 - A modular audio framework and plugin architecture
    There is mention of two files that use xmms2 and they were gxmms2 or esperanza, per the description, but these programs only seem to be available for Fedora as best as I could find.

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    Default Re: 11.3 KDE 4.4 xmms2?

    I did try to execute nyxmms2 but it's not installed and a simple search in YAST didn't find it.

    Audacious is eating 25% of my CPU while running. It's really got some bloat problems. I was trying to find a MP3/FLAC player that doesn't try to take over my media like that POS Amarok.
    xmms integrates with xchat and can report what I am listening to. Audacious will too but it is a poor replacement for xmms.

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    Default Re: 11.3 KDE 4.4 xmms2?

    Unlike xmms, xmms2 is just a backend with no graphical interface. There are some xmms2 frontends, but as far as I know none of them are stable or could be used as a replacement for xmms (haven't checked that for a while, though).

    It's one of the reasons I am still using SuSE 11.2. I suppose I will switch to mpd with my next SuSE (which is also just a backend w/o GUI).

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    Taft, Republic of California. UTC -8

    Default Re: 11.3 KDE 4.4 xmms2?

    Well xmms is pretty long in the tooth. I could use it with the CLI but I won't

    I'll stick with Audacious for now.

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