xmms "can't create mcop directory"

Stanton Finley stanfinley at comcast.net
Sun Dec 18 21:13:17 UTC 2005

On Sun, 2005-12-18 at 12:45 -0800, Peter Gordon wrote:
> On Sun, 2005-12-18 at 19:47 +0000, Stanton Finley wrote:
> > After a recent yum update (i386) and installation of xmms via yum xmms
> > won't start. When I try to start it in a terminal I get:
> > 
> > 	Creating link /home/stan/.kde/socket-localhost.localdomain.
> > 	can't create mcop directory
> > 
> > This happens both as root and as my regular user. Any ideas?
> Did you recently update arts to 1.5.0? I had similar issues with gltron,
> bzflag, and a few other SDL apps from Extras that didn't like it.
> As root, run `rpm -e --nodeps arts` to remove arts. 
> It's a very dirty kludge though, as Livna's xine and mplayer builds
> depend on arts, so they will not function when arts is removed (can't
> load some arts libraries). 
> [off-topic]
> Let it be known that I really...*really* despise arts....
> [/off-topic]
It's odd. I installed Beep, a fork of xmms from Extras. I also installed
the Beep MP3 plugin bmp-mp3 from Dries, rebooted, and then xmms itself
began working. Not quite sure what fixed it though.

Stanton Finley

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