I submitted a big report to bugs.gnome.org (big id: #30136
on that website) about xmms
freezing up my window manager on an Athlon processor
running RH 6.2. After some experimenting,
the following is clear;
1. xaudio/mxaudio does the same thing. Within
one desktop, I can create new windows but cannot
access iconified windows, cannot switch desktops
as the panels are all frozen
2. mpg123 works fine on console and does not interfere with
gnome. So maybe this is a bug with gnome ?
Information about my system is below:
Distribution: Red Hat Linux release 6.2 (Zoot)
System: Linux 2.2.16-3 i686 unknown
C library: glibc-2.1.3-21
C compiler: egcs-2.91.66
ORBit: ORBit 0.5.0
gnome-libs: gnome-libs 1.0.55
Are you using the stock xmms and enlightenment, or your own builds?
(Disabling sound in enlightenment will probably solve the problem, FWIW.)
I tried your suggestion - I disabled sound in enlightenment, also tried
a new window manager (sawmill), no change in the problem.
Any X-windows based mpeg3 player freezes gnome up.
While it clearly is not a problem with xmms or sound per se,
I should tell you that I am running ALSA with OSS emulation
on a VIA 686 chip.
I forgot to mention that I am indeed using a stock xmms rpm downloaded
I have downloaded the source and compiled it as well - no difference.
Freeamp also causes the same error.
Are you using the ALSA, OSS, or Esound plugins for xmms?
Sorry - it took me so long to respond to your
question.I have solved the problem without
really knowing what the problem really is,
so you might want to close this bug.
I installed helix gnome with the latest
gnome-core and that seems to work fine
with the current xmms.
But just in case, you see someone else with
the same problem, I am using ALSA with OSS emulation.
OK. We've never seen this problem here, even with ALSA.
It's possibly some difference in the binaries you were using.