"no song playing"

Asked by Pamela Boyer on 2011-01-13

Hi all
I have recently stumbled across Covergloobus and installed the latest version from the AUR (Arch Linux). The problem I am having is that no matter what player I try ( have tried MPD <Sonata>, vlc, and now Banshee) Covergloobus does not appear to see my player as playing a song. Cover art stays blank, and when I ask it to show lyrics, it says "no song playing".  I have searched the net unsuccessfully for what I am doing wrong and have found nothing. It doesn't seem all that complicated, but ya well, for me it is I have run covergloobus --debug and gotten no errors, I have installed gloobus-preview, and well, I am at a loss. I would really love to get this to work with Banshee. Any suggestions ?
Thanks in advance

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2011-01-14
Alexandr Grigorcea (cahr-gr) said : #1

is it covergloobus or covergloobus-bzr PKGBUILD?

covergloobus-bzr

Alexandr Grigorcea (cahr-gr) said : #3

ok, this may be a stupid question, but have you tried setting those players
in convergloobus configuration? (default player is Rhythmbox)
I've tried both banshee and banshee-git from AUR and everything works fine

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heh, not a stupid question at all, but yes, I did set them in the config. I dunno, it just refuses to detect that a song is playing. Is there an order I am supposed to start them in ? It's obviously just something odd on my end and not the app. I refuse to give up though :P This is a beautiful little app and it will be a part of my desktop one of these days :)

Thanks for trying though..

~P

Alexandr Grigorcea (cahr-gr) said : #5

Is dbus daemon running? You can check if it is loaded at startup by opening
/etc/rc.conf file, at the end there should be DAEMONS=(...) variable, check
if "dbus" is in the list and it is not preceded by "!".

On Fri, Jan 14, 2011 at 2:20 PM, Pamela Boyer <
<email address hidden>> wrote:

> Question #141313 on CoverGloobus changed:
> https://answers.launchpad.net/covergloobus/+question/141313
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> Pamela Boyer posted a new comment:
> heh, not a stupid question at all, but yes, I did set them in the
> config. I dunno, it just refuses to detect that a song is playing. Is
> there an order I am supposed to start them in ? It's obviously just
> something odd on my end and not the app. I refuse to give up though :P
> This is a beautiful little app and it will be a part of my desktop one
> of these days :)
>
> Thanks for trying though..
>
> ~P
>
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> You received this question notification because you are a direct
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V. A. (nyappy) said : #6

I'm experiencing the same problem, covergloobus-bzr dont work with MPD since early december, was working before perfectly.

Yes, dbus was running but I did solve my problem. I ran Banshee in a terminal and found that it was loading dbus as I am not running a desktop environment ( using openbox) . Added this to my .xinitrc file :

# D-Bus
 if which dbus-launch >/dev/null && test -z "$DBUS_SESSION_BUS_ADDRESS"; then
        eval "$(dbus-launch --sh-syntax --exit-with-session)"
 fi

and Voila ! A beautiful, working covergloobus. :) I am still really new at using linux so it takes me a while to figure this stuff out :P
Thanks for all the help and thank you for the lovely little app. Looking forward to using the entire package :)

V. A. (nyappy) said : #8

Also, the problem with MPD+Covergloobus is related with the 'caracters' of the folders.

For example: My Music folder is "Música", covergloobus dont read the "ú" in folder, and that applies for the cover search engine, covergloobus fails in search covers in Japanese named Folders.

Please, fix this.

Sorry for my bad english.

naf (naftali71) said : #9

I support the report as using covergloobus-bzr, every player controls do not work with banshee, rhythmbox and exaile... but if I install the stable version of covergloobus, it works.

Alexandr Grigorcea (cahr-gr) said : #10

what distro are you using?

naf (naftali71) said : #11

Archlinux (x86-64)

Alexandr Grigorcea (cahr-gr) said : #12

yeah, you are right, now I've fixed that, try to rebuild

with Rhythmbox you probably need to activate its MPRIS plugin, cause there
is something wrong with RBs old d-bus interface, not sure if it is a bug or
an intentional change
does stable CG works well for you with current RB from arch repo?

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naf (naftali71) said : #13

Fantastic... now works very well.
The stable version in the repo of Archlinux works fine with Rhythmbox fine but I like that development. Thanks again. If you need some test, you just ask and I do.