"I don't know why and I'm not yet motivated to fix it since my views on esd are mostly unprintable."
- Alan Cox
- Does XMMS work with GTK+ 2.x?
- Why do I keep getting "Gdk-WARNING **: shmat failed!" in Solaris?
- Why does XMMS windows behave differently than my other windows?
- Why does XMMS have 5-6 running instances which each takes x% of my memory, isn't 5-6*x% memory A REAL WASTE?
- My XMMS don't output any sound and it seems to go about 3 -> N times as fast.
- XMMS works OK as root, but not as a user.
- No matter how much I try, I just can't change the ID3 information of a mp3, it always revert to the old values.
- How do I play CD's with XMMS?
- How can I play shoutcast/icecast/http streams when I'm behind a proxy?
- Where do I install skins?
- Does XMMS support .WSZ files?
- Does XMMS support WinAmp3/.WAL skins?
- Where can I find more skins/tutorials?
- Is there an API manual available for the different plugin types?
- Can I use Winamp plugins with XMMS?
- I found a bug.
- Where can I find equalizer presets?
Does XMMS work with GTK+ 2.x?
No, XMMS 1.2.x does not work with GTK+ 2, it requires GTK+/GLIB 1.2.x.
There is a project called BEEP
which is a GTK+2 fork of XMMS. But your existing plugin will have to be
ported to GTK+2 for this to work. We will eventually release a GTK+2
version of XMMS 1, but it still hasn't been decided when that will be.
Hopefully we'll merge back the good stuff from BEEP to make the
transition faster and help to convince plugin authors to port their
GTK+1 versions to GTK+2.
Why do I keep getting "Gdk-WARNING **: shmat failed!" in Solaris?
Solaris (2.5, 2.6, 2.7) has insufficient IPC settings by default for
some products that use shared memory.
You need to place this in /etc/system:
set shmsys:shminfo_shmmax = 8388608
set shmsys:shminfo_shmmni = 0x1000
set shmsys:shminfo_shmseg = 0x100
Thanks to Yuri Kulaghin and Jeff Johnson
Why does XMMS windows behave differently than my other windows?
Since XMMS disables the window managers window decorations, the window manager
might be unable to raise/lower/move XMMS as it's configured to do. Although,
since XMMS 1.2.5 you can now enable window decorations if you like your
window manager to handle XMMS windows instead.
Why does XMMS have 5-6 running instances which each takes x% of my memory, isn't 5-6*x% memory A REAL WASTE?
XMMS is not using that memory for each instance, it shares the memory
between the instances, so if you have 6 entries in your "ps aux" output
which takes 5mb, XMMS is using 5 mb, and not 6x5mb.
My XMMS don't output any sound and it seems to go about 3 -> N times as fast.
Whoops, you have been using the diskwriter plugin, press
ctrl + p and change the output
plugin to either OSS or ESD. You might want to check the configuration for the diskwriter
plugin, the path will contain a couple of well sized wavs.
XMMS works OK as root, but not as a user.
You probably have the wrong permissions on the sound device. As root do this:
chmod 622 /dev/dsp
chmod 666 /dev/mixer
No matter how much I try, I just can't change the ID3 information of a mp3, it always revert to the old values.
The mp3 file probably includes the tag information in ID3V2 format, which is supported by XMMS, at least reading.
Editing or writing of the ID3V2 data is not yet possible. To be able to change what XMMS outputs in the playlist
etc, change the MPG123 settings to disable the support of ID3v2 tags.
How do I play CD's with XMMS?
I suggest you read the documentation
, or the included README in section 188.8.131.52
How can I play shoutcast/icecast/http streams when I'm behind a proxy?
You'll have to set your proxy information in Preferences/Input Plugins/MPG123/Streaming.
Where do I install skins?
If you want your skins to be available to all users put them in
and for user specific skins use
Skins can be installed without unzipping them. To be able to use zipped
skins you need
Does XMMS support .WSZ files?
Yes, WSZ are just renamed zip files, XMMS 1.0.1 handles WSZ's just fine,
in earlier versions, just rename the .wsz to .zip and it's good to go.
Does XMMS support WinAmp3/.WAL skins?
No, and we have currently no plans on implementing them.
Where can I find more skins/tutorials?
Is there an API manual available for the different plugin types?
No, currently there is no API manuals available, the best way now
would be to look at some of the more simple plugins source code.
Can I use Winamp plugins with XMMS?
Yes, Visualization plugins are supported by a third party plugin
) which acts as
glue between XMMS and WinAMP plugins. However, WinAMP
input/output/general plugins are not supported.
I found a bug.
- Try and make sure this problem is not caused by third party
plugins by removing them from the plugin folders in
PREFIX/lib/xmms and HOME/.xmms/Plugins
- If the problem still persists try running XMMS through a version
of GDB that supports threads and get some information
about the crash.
- Go to bugs.xmms.org and see if
anyone else has reported the same bug as you are experiencing. If
not, try and write an as detailed report as possible.
Where can I find equalizer presets?
. These were converted
from WinAMP's presets by Urpo Lankinen.
gunzip -c winamp_presets.gz > ~/.xmms/eq.preset
This will overwrite any existing presets you may have.