Since I've switched to Banshee, the only thing missing was the visualizer, which left me a bit disappointed. After some searching though, I found a way to get a visualizer, and that's by installing the community plugins. I used the terminal for this, and at some point added a repository.
Anyway, after I upgraded my OS to Nadia, I repeated the steps, but this time I noticed that Banshee would go silent and inactive for short periods of time for no reason, and my update manager was failing to collect any updates.
I uninstalled and reinstalled Banshee, but that didn't fix it. Eventually I reinstalled the whole OS and that seemed to fix it.
I looked up 'banshee' in the software manager, and found out I can install the community extension from there. I can also install the community extension individually, if I wanted to, though for an odd reason the visualizer extension cannot be installed individually.
What I would like to know if there is a way to install just the visualizer, I really didn't use any of the other community extensions, so I needn't install them. If not individually, would installing all the community extensions bring up the same problem? Has anyone else experienced that bug?
Edit: I found the individual package for the visualizer. It had the title 'open-vp', which is why I missed it the first time. Installed it and it worked fine. Turns out the bug only was in Linux Mint Nadia MATE Edition, not Xfce.
Last edited by DeRaza360
on Mon Feb 11, 2013 6:27 am, edited 1 time in total.