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Re: finding the cause of a lock-up

techlists <techlists@techgod.net> writes:
> I have a slight problem with xmms, and freeamp.  Both, on the start-up
> of playing the first song lock-up for approxametly 5 minutes...then
> start playing fine.  after the initial lock-up the programs run with no
> problems what so ever.  
> I've run the programs from the command line, but neither program seems
> to have a verbose mode.
> What can I do to find out what is causing these programs to freeze like
> they are?

Use strace (Debian package strace). Just run them like:

    strace xmms

take a peek at the man page if you need more info (man strace).


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