[SOLVED] Guayadeque Music Player - Default Applications??

Questions about applications and software
Forum rules
Before you post please read this

[SOLVED] Guayadeque Music Player - Default Applications??

Postby phoenixcomm on Fri Mar 15, 2013 5:19 pm

Hi Gang
Im not a new user to UNIX but have only messed with Linux for a few years. I come from the Solaris world.
System Software : Mint12/32 + Cinnamon Desktop
So I cant get the default application applet to work right. (my mind)
I just found Guayadeque Music Player and love it... but when I click on:
MENU -> PREFERENCES (there is not default applications list
also when I click on my finder and click on some file (music) -> PROPERTIES -> OPEN WITH
Guayadeque is not in the list nor is it in the "other applications" list.
It also does not seem to have a way to add an application thats in the system list (would be nice). after all, all apps are not nice. :lol:

So whats going on? and how do I fix it? :?:

Enjoy
Cris H.

Thank you for all your help and advice...
BTW I really wish new versions didnt come out so fast :lol:
Last edited by phoenixcomm on Mon Jun 30, 2014 4:37 pm, edited 2 times in total.
phoenixcomm
Level 1
Level 1
 
Posts: 20
Joined: Fri Mar 23, 2012 7:04 pm

Linux Mint is funded by ads and donations.
 

Re: Guayadeque Music Player - Default Applications??

Postby xenopeek on Sat Mar 16, 2013 7:27 am

Guayadeque's .desktop file has a bug, so it isn't possible to use it to open files for playing from your file manager (there is no way for the file manager to pass along to Guayadeque which file it is to play). Guayadeque does support this though, so you can fix that. Somebody should probably also report this as a bug to either the Ubuntu or Debian maintainers of the package, so it can be fixed permanently.

The file /usr/share/applications/guayadeque.desktop describes how the program can be started, which on the 0.3.5 version I installed from the Ubuntu repository has the following line for that:
Code: Select all
Exec=guayadeque

You need to edit the /usr/share/applications/guayadeque.desktop file, which you can do with:
Code: Select all
gksudo gedit /usr/share/applications/guayadeque.desktop

And then change the above line to the following, so that the program can also be used to open files:
Code: Select all
Exec=guayadeque %U

On recent version of Cinnamon, one where you have Nemo as the file manager, you will then also be able to right-click a music file in your file manager, go to Properties from the context menu and on the Open With tab there set Guayadeque as the default. You need Linux Mint 13 with backports (http://blog.linuxmint.com/?p=2225) or Linux Mint 14 for this to work ; I'm not sure you can do this on Linux Mint 12 as that still has Nautilus as a file manager and that has reduced functionality. You will want a newer version of Cinnamon anyway, to get the awesome sound applet integration :D (See for examples of what newer Cinnamon version brings: http://cinnamon.linuxmint.com/?p=207.)

BTW, I hope you are aware that Linux Mint 12 reaches end of life next month. Recommend you start considering what version of Linux Mint you want to install. Linux Mint 15 is approaching on the horizon, so you might just wait for that. A newer version of Linux Mint will give you a much better Cinnamon experience as well.
User avatar
xenopeek
Level 21
Level 21
 
Posts: 14692
Joined: Wed Jul 06, 2011 3:58 am
Location: The Netherlands

Re: Guayadeque Music Player - Default Applications??

Postby dagon on Sat Mar 16, 2013 7:53 am

Somebody should probably also report this as a bug to either the Ubuntu or Debian maintainers of the package, so it can be fixed permanently.

Here is the offending file upstream:
https://sourceforge.net/p/guayadeque/code/1830/tree/Trunk/guayadeque.desktop

Bugs here:
https://sourceforge.net/p/guayadeque/bugs-reports/
Image
User avatar
dagon
Level 7
Level 7
 
Posts: 1690
Joined: Mon Dec 06, 2010 4:33 am
Location: Kungälv, Sweden

Re: Guayadeque Music Player - Default Applications??

Postby dagon on Sat Mar 16, 2013 8:10 am

Ok. I got a bit less lazy and reported it here:
https://sourceforge.net/p/guayadeque/bugs-reports/118/
Image
User avatar
dagon
Level 7
Level 7
 
Posts: 1690
Joined: Mon Dec 06, 2010 4:33 am
Location: Kungälv, Sweden

Re: Guayadeque Music Player - Default Applications??

Postby anonbeat on Sat Mar 16, 2013 8:45 am

This have been already fixed in svn. Please try with latest svn version.
User avatar
anonbeat
Level 1
Level 1
 
Posts: 5
Joined: Wed Oct 13, 2010 4:37 pm

Re: Guayadeque Music Player - Default Applications??

Postby dagon on Sat Mar 16, 2013 9:18 am

Hi!
anonbeat wrote:This have been already fixed in svn. Please try with latest svn version.

I thought the sourceforge file I linked to was the latest version.

I see it's fixed here though:
http://bazaar.launchpad.net/~anonbeat/guayadeque.player/trunk/revision/1850
Is the launchpad branch the latest?
Image
User avatar
dagon
Level 7
Level 7
 
Posts: 1690
Joined: Mon Dec 06, 2010 4:33 am
Location: Kungälv, Sweden


Return to Software & Applications

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Architrave and 22 guests