As many other people, I don’t like amarok 2 so I want to downgrade to 1.4. In ubuntu, by adding some repositories one could easily install it again, but is there something similar in opensuse? How can I install amarok 1.4 in the easiest way?
You could give a package called clementine a try. It’s now in the packman repo for 11.3. It’s heavily based on Amarok 1.4 with some newly developed enhacements. You can check out the dependencies using YaST>Software Management (Install/Remove Software from kickoff menu).
I use it from KDE but it works well
On Sun, 14 Nov 2010 23:06:01 +0530, sonicboy
> As many other people, I don’t like amarok 2 so I want to downgrade to
> 1.4. In ubuntu, by adding some repositories one could easily install it
> again, but is there something similar in opensuse? How can I install
> amarok 1.4 in the easiest way?
I don’t recommend kde3
But that’s just My opinion, take it or leave it.
I’m just ducking down for now.
first of all thanx for so many replies! I tried Clementine and it’s really working very well.
I also tried the link given by phanisvara, but when trying to install kde3-amarok-1.4.10 … X64.rpm, i receive a message stating that ‘nothing delivers libgpod.so.3’, so I check in the same link for this file, but when trying to install it it says again something like ‘nothing delivers libgpod.so lang’ or something like that, so it just keeps on stating that it’s missing dependencies. And like my momma always used to say:“never install anything without checking the dependencies”. Is she right? Should I avoid to install it or give it a try (libgpod is just something for compatibility with ipods, so don’t really need this).
On Mon, 15 Nov 2010 00:06:04 +0530, caf4926
> I don’t recommend kde3
> But that’s just My opinion, take it or leave it.
>I’m just ducking down for now.
i don’t know if or how reliable KDE 3 repos are at this time; haven’t
installed anything from there yet. but i haven’t heard or read that bad
things happen to those who do, even though they aren’t officially
supported anymore. (in case the OP doesn’t know that already.) people are
working on them to keep them functional though.
Nice that Clementine is working. Neither Amarok or Clementine starts on my machine. Starting Clementine in a console: ‘Floating point exception’. I guess that will be a new thread.
OK. I’m working with KDE 4.4.4. Won’t change because sound in KDE 4.5 crackles and stutters even more than in mentioned one. But that’s another story. I like more kde 4.4.4. Amarok anyhow don’t work. Again another story.
Thanks for the hint.
On Mon, 15 Nov 2010 00:36:01 +0530, sonicboy
> Should I avoid to install it or give it a
> try (libgpod is just something for compatibility with ipods, so don’t
> really need this).
since another similar option seems to be available, why ask for trouble?
I’m using openSUSE 11.3/KDE 4.5.3/Amarok 1.4.10-111.pm.114.24.x86_64 from this repo: Index of /suse/kde3/11.2. Everything works excellent.
I do not like Amarok 2, and Amarok 1.4 clones/ports like Clementine just don’t have the features I want. I will see if I cant get a picture up in a few.
Neither Amarok 1.4 nor Clementine works for me.
Amarok can’t scan my collection; the “Building Collection Database…” message stays and nothing more happens. It’s installed from http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/KDE:/KDE3/openSUSE_11.3/
Clementine crashes when trying to play a track, I’ve tried both mp3, flac, ogg and m4a. Backtrace: http://pastebin.com/fkXGx8ZE
It’s installed from Packman (http://packman.inode.at/suse/11.3/), I’ve tried both the stable and unstable versions, as well as the one linked from Clementine’s website (http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/home:/lachs0r/openSUSE_11.3/) All crashes in the same way with similar backtrace.
The Clementine crash feels like a dependency issue; I’ve followed the multimedia troubleshooting guide (Check your multimedia problem in ten steps) and everything seems fine from that perspective.
# | Alias | Name | Enabled | Refresh | Priority | Type | URI | Service
1 | KDE3 | KDE3 | Yes | Yes | 99 | rpm-md | http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/KDE:/KDE3/openSUSE_11.3/ |
2 | Libdvdcss repository | Libdvdcss repository | No | Yes | 99 | rpm-md | http://opensuse-guide.org/repo/11.3/ |
3 | Updates for openSUSE 11.3 11.3-1.82 | Updates for openSUSE 11.3 11.3-1.82 | Yes | Yes | 99 | rpm-md | http://download.opensuse.org/update/11.3/ |
4 | Wine | Wine | Yes | Yes | 99 | rpm-md | http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/Emulators:/Wine/openSUSE_11.3/ |
5 | download.opensuse.org-standard_1 | Main Repository (Contrib) | Yes | Yes | 99 | rpm-md | http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/openSUSE:/11.3:/Contrib/standard/ |
6 | multimedia | multimedia | Yes | Yes | 99 | rpm-md | http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/multimedia:/apps/openSUSE_11.3/ |
7 | nvidia | nvidia | Yes | Yes | 99 | rpm-md | ftp://download.nvidia.com/opensuse/11.3/ |
8 | openSUSE-11.3 11.3-1.82 | openSUSE-11.3 11.3-1.82 | No | No | 99 | yast2 | cd:///?devices=/dev/sr0 |
9 | packman.inode.at-suse | Packman Repository | Yes | Yes | 99 | rpm-md | http://packman.inode.at/suse/11.3/ |
10 | repo-debug | openSUSE-11.3-Debug | No | Yes | 99 | NONE | http://download.opensuse.org/debug/distribution/11.3/repo/oss/ |
11 | repo-non-oss | openSUSE-11.3-Non-Oss | Yes | Yes | 99 | yast2 | http://download.opensuse.org/distribution/11.3/repo/non-oss/ |
12 | repo-oss | openSUSE-11.3-Oss | Yes | Yes | 99 | yast2 | http://download.opensuse.org/distribution/11.3/repo/oss/ |
13 | repo-source | openSUSE-11.3-Source | No | Yes | 99 | yast2 | http://download.opensuse.org/source/distribution/11.3/repo/oss/ |
I think kde3 is not the way to go, a backwards step IMO
caf4926: Yeah, I’d rather run Clementine if I get it to work, than Amarok 1.
Other than that, the KDE3-repo is just for pwmanager and Basket, which I haven’t found any good alternatives to yet.
kde has kwallet and knotes and more
What is the problem with kde4’s amaork?
Did you ever try a new user account? And then try Clem?
I’ll be darned! It worked on a new account. Now I just have to decide if it’s easier to clean out my account totally and reconfigure it from the beginning, or try to troubleshoot from this new knowledge.
About kwallet: I haven’t thought about it as a password “manager” before, just as a password “storage”, but maybe I should look a bit deeper into it’s functionality.
IMHO Amarok 2, to be frank, sucks. Clementine while a worthy effort just isn’t quite finished (yet).
From a console login
Login as your normal username and the following:
mv .kde .kde-old
mv .kde4 .kde4-old
If it still doesn’t work for you like that, then you might want to consider the account switch or a complete new install and format of /home too
That’ll get rid of the kde3 crud too