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Re: xmms not openinng its windows

On Wed, Nov 27, 2002 at 10:43:50PM +0000, Karl E. Jorgensen wrote:
> On Wed, Nov 27, 2002 at 10:32:15AM -0800, Ben Hartshorne wrote:
> > 
> > Hi there,
> > 
> > I've got a strange problem that I'm having trouble tracking down. 
> > 
> > The symptom:
> > I run xmms (either from the command line or my gnome taskbar) and
> > nothing happens.
> > I run ps -auwx and i can see 4 or so instances of xmms running.
> > I notice that the xmms gnome-applet has changed it's face (as it does
> > when xmms is running) from a logo to the play, pause, etc. buttons.
> > I click on play, and music starts coming out of my headphones.
> > I can also run xmms-shell and connect to xmms, manipulate the playlist,
> > play, pause, etc.  
> > 
> > Basically, xmms is running, and all other programs that interact with
> > xmms work, but I don't see the windows.
> Have you changed screen resolution lately (= played with
> /etc/X11/XF86Config-4 :-) ?
> I can think of 2 reasons - one, both or none may apply to your case:
> -  xmms simply doesn't open the window. yep. The window is actually
>    optional... Try firing up xmms-shell (you listed it as installed in
>    the bit I snipped below):
>     xmms-shell> window main show
>    to force it open
> -  the main window may be positioned outside the visible screen area -
>    extremely annoying. (I suspect that since xmms does it's own window
>    management, the window manage cannot help much here)
>    The window position should be in ~/.xmms/config - search for player_x
>    and player_y - setting both to zero should put xmms in the top-left
>    corner.  (Be sure to shut down xmms before writing the file). xmms
>    should read it upon startup

It has finally happened again.  You're right, xmms was positioning the
windows outside of the visible screen area.  I run a 1024x768 screen.
The following were in .xmms/config

The effect was that the playlist came up on the screen, but the player
and equilizers did not.  Resetting player_x and equilizer_x to 0 caused
them to appear in the upper left hand corner of the screen.  

I suppose the next question is how to stop this from happening at all.

I think it's triggered by me being in a different virtual screen than
the one on which xmms is sitting when I log out and then shut down, but
I can't recreate it reliably yet.  

Ben Hartshorne     benAThartshorneDOTnet     http://ben.hartshorne.net
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