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Unable to re-open Audacious 4.05 in Winamp-mode

Added by Henk Audacious 10 days ago

TL;DR I am unable to re-open the Fedora-packaged Audacious in Winamp mode, since I tried building Audacious from source.

I recently updated to Fedora 33. Along came the update from Audacious 3.x to 4.05.
The 4.x series looks really good. Since a favourite feature of mine was missing, I thought I would try giving the development version I try.
I followed the instructions (https://redmine.audacious-media-player.org/boards/1/topics/788), till sudo make -j4 (without install)

The built Audacious gave the following error:

QFontDatabase: Must construct a QGuiApplication before accessing QFontDatabase
Aborted (core dumped)

Since the built was not working I removed the built, and tried to start the Fedora installed Audacious. It wouldn't start. After deleting the .config/audacious it started again in non-Winamp-mode.

Changing to Winamp-mode works, and the application works, but whenever I restart Audacious, it crashes with the same error as above.
Removing plugin-registry from the config folder makes Audacious start again, albeit in non-Winamp-mode.

I tried removing and reinstalling all Audacious packages and plugins using the package manager, however this does not change the situation.

What can I do to get Audacious (re)start again in Winamp-mode?
I'm running Fedora 33 KDE-spin, with plasma 5.19.5

Kind regards,


Replies (3)

RE: Unable to re-open Audacious 4.05 in Winamp-mode - Added by Michael Schwendt 8 days ago

I'm running Fedora 33 KDE-spin, with plasma 5.19.5

If using the Fedora supplied packages, they build Audacious with Qt and GTK+2 but the default is the Qt based UI. So, as a temporary workaround, create a launcher script for Audacious that executes "audacious -G" or "audacious --gtk", and use that always to start Audacious. Then open the preferences and enable the Winamp UI.

It could be that Audacious based on Qt is in need of a few fixes, since previously the default UI was the GTK+ v2 based one, and fewer people have tried the Qt based UI. Another desktop env that seems to cause problems is Cinnamon. GNOME Shell sort of works, but if turning on the Winamp mode while using the Qt based UI, here one cannot move the windows.

RE: Unable to re-open Audacious 4.05 in Winamp-mode - Added by Andrew Spooner 4 days ago

I've noticed the issue with the Gnome Shell on Fedora 33 (stock not a spin) whereby you can't move any of the windows when you enable the Winamp mode. Don't suppose there is a bug ticket for that or a more permanent fix rather than the launcher options tweak?

RE: Unable to re-open Audacious 4.05 in Winamp-mode - Added by Andrew Spooner 4 days ago

As a note for other people whom may have this issue on Fedora 33. If you follow the guidelines from here: -

https://superuser.com/questions/304271/commandline-options-in-gnome-3-launchers

But rather than the firefox copy the audacious.desktop and add the `--gtk` to the exec= line you can then go back to launching using the gui rather than terminal.

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