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Xmms won't launch. I get this error in terminal :Gtk-ERROR **: Unable to load default font.
How can I fix that? I've had alot of system problems and I'm trying to get them as I find them. Thanks.
What distro are you currently using?

You might want to install (reinstall?) GTK.

What other problems are you having? Maybe they're related.
Somewhere in your GTK set up you are missing componets that are supposed to be there, like fonts. Programs wont load because they can't find the fonts.

You can either re-load GTK or you could try to isolate the elements that are you missing and load those individually. If you tell us more about your system and the problems you are having we can help you out better.
Thanks for the replies. I reinstalled xmms and it still won't load. I have several gtk files installed. Kaffeine and gxine load ok. My OS is Mandrake 9.2. I have been having considerable trouble with it. I've been using it for a year and a couple of days ago I was trying to upgrade kaffeine and it wanted another file, and it's been downhill since then. That file removed several others of which I didn't pay attention. My sound is all messed up, scatchy. And I get sound server message errors. So I've been going through everything to see what works and what doesn't. I do have sound now but poor quality. I've used the upgrade install process to try and fix it but it still has a way to go.
A simple trick that I found to fix sound quality with xmms and alsa is to not put the volume up all the way. I found that when I put the wave or output volume all the way up, it gets really crappy. Just put them down around 75% and turn your speakers up.

Thats more of a work around, than a solutions, lets try to see what the real problem is. Run lsmod and most the output here, I want to see what modules you are running, some times there are conflicts, or maybe something isn't running that should be.
"Thats more of a work around, than a solutions, lets try to see what the real problem is. Run lsmod and most the output here, I want to see what modules you are running, some times there are conflicts, or maybe something isn't running that should be. "

What he said... once i've had this happen to me but, I could launch xmms as root and any other user. It was something wrong in my /home/~username/.xmms directory. I trashed it and xmms fired right up.
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I got xmms fixed by reinstalling. My sound problem isn't too bad, scatches when coming on or going off. Xmms has never worked well for me, it skips. I have another box with Damnsmall on it and it skips too. I'm going to install 10.1 Official in a few days.
Today I've been fighting xine. I can get it to connect to windoze asf but no audio. So I deleted xine and got gxine. I've read that it will play windoze asf. It's in the plugin and I have the codecs but no go. I had been trying to get that to work when everything went to sh..t on me. Thanks for the replies. It took me longer to get back here because when I reinstalled I lost everything and I couldn't remember the name of this forum.
try mplayer, thats a very good media player.
I've tried more times than I will mention to get mplayer to work. When I was successful at getting it installed, I still couldn't get anything out of it. I always had to resort to an rpm.
Maybe I'll have better luck with MDK 10.
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