Xine and GStreamer

after installing KDE 4.2 on openSUSE 11.1, I noticed that I got 6 error messages at login and 6 at logoff:

Unable to use the GStreamer Backend:
The shared library was not found.

So I spent several days working through the ten step document.

Now I get 12 error messages at logon and logoff. The 6 new ones are about Xine Multimedia Backend.

This is apparently caused when trying to play the logon/logoff sound.

If I click on the Multimedia applet, I get an apparently infinite stream of these errors.

Following is my setup:

rpm --query --all ‘libav*’ ‘libpostproc*’ ‘libswscale*’ ‘xine’ ‘gst’ MPlayer ‘vlc’ | grep -v avahi | sort

Any ideas

… exactly what I see here!

My reason to fiddle around with sound was SeaMonkey starting to die with

/usr/bin/seamonkey: line 277: 13714 Segmentation fault   (core dumped) $AOSS $MOZ_PROGRAM $MOZ_LANG

First, it died only when clicking on a mail, now it dies immediately.

Reinstalled all “xine” or “gstreamer” packages, made the most recent updates - all to no avail.
The “strace -f seamnonkey” does not give any clue where the heck that SegFault comes from.

Apparently, the many different sound layers, servers and APIs are still too fragile to be considered ready for every day use…

Any ideas…?
As it is untraceable for the tools a mere user has, I think we need a knowledgeable developer to have a look into this - thanks for any help!

… I forgot to mention that it is completely independant of the user logged in - even on root’s never used KDE3 desktop, Seamonkey fails that way and neither GStreamer’s nor Xine’s shared library can be found.

I’m utterly bemused about what library could be meant here at all, as all relevant xine/gstreamer libs are shown as installed by zypper…

Has anybody any idea…?

I’m having the exact same problem and I have no idea whats causing it.

Also I think may be related because it happened at the same time is my folder view no longer works.

I just fixed the problem by reinstalling KDE. Hope that helps.