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Postby TaintedTux on Sat Jun 30, 2007 4:20 pm

I just installed Linux Mint today. And Ive just finished installing mpd and Sonata but my music library isnt loading in Sonata. I have the directory entered correctly so I dont know what the issue might be. Any ideas?
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Postby TaintedTux on Sat Jun 30, 2007 5:36 pm

Got the library problem fixed...but now Sonata keeps crashing. here is my output from the terminal if anyone can help.


/usr/lib/python2.5/site-packages/sonata.py:57: DeprecationWarning: the module egg.trayicon is deprecated; equivalent functionality can now be found in pygtk 2.10
import egg.trayicon
Taglib and tagpy not found, tag editing support disabled.
SOAPpy not found, fetching lyrics support disabled.
/usr/lib/python2.5/site-packages/sonata.py:5406: DeprecationWarning: The dbus_bindings module is deprecated and will go away soon.

dbus-python 0.80 provides only a partial emulation of the old
dbus_bindings, which was never meant to be public API.

Most uses of dbus_bindings are applications catching the exception
dbus.dbus_bindings.DBusException. You should use dbus.DBusException
instead (this is compatible with all dbus-python versions since 0.40.2).

If you need additional public API, please contact the maintainers via
<dbus@lists.freedesktop.org>.

retval = dbus.dbus_bindings.bus_request_name(session_bus.get_connection(), "org.MPD.Sonata", dbus.dbus_bindings.NAME_FLAG_DO_NOT_QUEUE)
/var/lib/python-support/python2.5/dbus/_dbus.py:851: DeprecationWarning: The dbus_bindings module is deprecated and will go away soon.

dbus-python 0.80 provides only a partial emulation of the old
dbus_bindings, which was never meant to be public API.

Most uses of dbus_bindings are applications catching the exception
dbus.dbus_bindings.DBusException. You should use dbus.DBusException
instead (this is compatible with all dbus-python versions since 0.40.2).

If you need additional public API, please contact the maintainers via
<dbus@lists.freedesktop.org>.

import dbus.dbus_bindings as m
Sonata failed to connect to the D-BUS session bus: Unable to determine the address of the message bus (try 'man dbus-launch' and 'man dbus-daemon' for help)
Error grabbing key 144, 0x8457c08
Error grabbing key 153, 0x8457c08
Error grabbing key 162, 0x8457c08
Error grabbing key 164, 0x8457c08
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Postby scorp123 on Sun Jul 08, 2007 10:57 am

Just installed this myself too .... mpd is awesome :D

I installed Ubuntu 7.04 on an old and slow Sony VAIO C1 VFK laptop (via the alternate installer CD; Cassandra wasn't able to boot on it) that has no working batteries anymore; and the miserable 192 MB RAM are just too little these days and are a good guarantee the machine can't really be used anymore as "desktop" ...

But other than that it's working ... would be a shame to throw it away. So now I found the perfect purpose for it: Act as mpd server and feed my stereo boxes with music ... :D

Do you still have problems with sonata? Here it works. I had to fix some minor permission problems on some directories, but that's it. This stuff is awesome cool 8)

Now if I could get this thing to work with Last.FM, e.g. so I could get my Last.FM radio to play via this little thing ... that would be awesome :D
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Postby TaintedTux on Mon Jul 09, 2007 5:56 pm

No...I found in an Ubuntu bug report to remove .config/sonata/sonatarc and after that no problems. A solution to make your old laptop run a bit smoother might be to use a more lightweight distro such as Arch Linux...which happens to be my distro of choice, but Im having install problems with it at the moment. Only thing about is it requires a lot of maintaining that is all done manually in command line. But its a super lightweight distro and its super quick. With only 192mb of RAM it may be a little sluggish still but I think it would run ok. Depends what you want to do with it, Also in Arch User Repository you can find a PKGBUILD for a window manager called JWM (Joe's Window Manager) Ive never used it personally but I know one of the guys that works on the development of it and a few others that use it. Its much smaller and more lightweight than GNOME or KDE. Just a suggestion. But using it for an mpd server sounds quite nice too. :-D
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Postby scorp123 on Mon Jul 09, 2007 8:55 pm

TaintedTux wrote: A solution to make your old laptop run a bit smoother might be to use a more lightweight distro
Ubuntu with all the bloat thrown over board is actually quite smooth :wink:

You see, the problem with that stupid laptop is that it does not have a built-in CD-ROM or floppy drive to boot from; and it only has one USB 1.1 connector which I have to use for the USB-to-Ethernet network adapter. Instead I have to use an external CD-ROM drive which connects via a proprietary PCMCIA-card. And there are only very very few distros that can handle this thing and see it as "disk controller" and don't get confused the moment the PCMCIA services get loaded during boot time. Some distros can be forced to use this PCMCIA CD-ROM drive by adding a few parameters to the kernel boot line (ide2=0x180,0x386) and by forcing PCMCIA services to remain off (pcmcia=off ... or 'nopcmcia' on some distros); but even then: Most distros get very confused by this setup and will hang during boot time; usually with an error message that they can't find the CD-ROM drive any longer.

So far the only distros that can successfully be installed on this Laptop are SUSE (from version 9.0 onwards; OpenSUSE 10.2 installs without problems but is just such a mega-bloat on this slow laptop!) and most Debian-based distros that have a text installer (e.g. Ubuntu alternate, Debian 4.0 "Etch", some others). The only distro that will install in GUI mode on this thing is "Xandros" ... But "Xandros" is such a weird distro and reminds me too much of Windows ... so no thanks, I can't use that.

So as you see I'm quite limited with my choice of Linux distros on that particular laptop. Ubuntu's alternate disk works great ... it's just that after the installation finishes I have to throw lots of things over board.

As for GUI ... I use "Blackbox" here on this laptop. "Blackbox" small and very very fast, but still somewhat "friendly" enough to be usable.
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Postby TaintedTux on Tue Jul 10, 2007 1:13 am

You've obviously done your research on this. Nice :-D
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